Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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This is a collection of links I stumbled across and found worth sharing. Also see the blogroll for links to blogs I regularly read.


“Friendlier SQL with DuckDB”

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I come into contact with SQL almost every day, be it at work (Oracle Database) or while developing my blog software (SQLite). I don’t find SQL as bad as some others might, but sometimes SQL could be better.

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“Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs”

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I do from time to time forays through the Internet and like to visit cool blogs. Wouter has created a list with a few examples and even mentioned my blog in it. 🤓

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“How Telegram Became the Anti-Facebook”

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I read this very long article about Telegram today and somehow it left me with mixed feelings. The article is also from WIRED, but it offers more balanced coverage than an article from a year ago.

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How many things do I own?

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Even though starting my job has put me in a situation where I can sometimes afford stuff just like that, and maybe buy the occasional thing without thinking much when I should have before, I still make sure to keep the number of things I own low.

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“Consider SQLite”

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I am convinced of SQLite. For many use cases where other databases like MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL are often used, SQLite would suffice, given the right design and architecture.

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Ntfy.sh

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I subscribe to the Hacker News front page via RSS. There is a lot of stuff there that I just mark as read without taking a closer look. But sometimes something catches my eye and I take a closer look. Today “Show HN: A tool to send push notifications to your phone, written in Go” is one of them.

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web0?

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With all the hype (or bullshit) about “web3”, it’s good to see a counter movement as well. Whether this site is really “web0” or just pre-“Web 2++” (my term for websites overloaded with frameworks, JavaScript and CSS) remains to be debated…

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“The Web Is Fucked”

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Kev Quirk has written a manifesto showing what bothers him about today’s web:

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“What would a real Web3 look like?”

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Matt Baer, found of write.as, compares the web3 with his vision of how a real Web 3.0 could look like.

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“100 years of whatever this will be”

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Avery Pennarun (apenwarr) on decentralization:

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