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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.


Today’s web experience

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Guangyi Li has created a page that demonstrates quite well the current state of the web. You search for something on Google, land on a website and then the click torture starts, until you finally land on the content, but then you have to click again…

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“My love-hate affair with technology”

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Nolan Lawson writes about his love-hate affair with technology.

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BootBoi

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I found this little open source app to wake up or even shut down my new code server using my smartphone: BootBoi. The whole thing even works via Tailscale, if I use a device from my home network as exit node. To wake up a Wake-on-LAN packet is sent and to shut down a SSH command is executed.

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“Darker Corners of Go”

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Another entry from my reading list: “Darker Corners of Go”. Rytis Bieliunas has taken the effort to write down all the points to consider when programming with Go. A lengthy list, even if I personally find Go simpler than, say, Java.

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The Web’s Timeline

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I had this link on my Reading List for a long time, today I finally took a look at it and I am thrilled: The Web’s Timeline.

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Privacy-friendly YouTube frontends

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When I watch YouTube videos on my Android phone, I almost always use the NewPipe app. It offers a privacy-friendly experience, protects me from ads, and offers a few more options that you would only get with YouTube Premium (downloading video or audio, for example).

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“Casio fx-9750GII Webserver”

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I don’t know much about the technical background, but it’s kind of cool to see that a website can be hosted on a calculator (archive link).

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“The Untold Story of SQLite”

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I like listening to interviews with SQLite developer Richard Hipp (as you may know). He’s a great storyteller and you can always learn something new from him. This podcast episode is no exception.

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“The internet is not broken. People are.”

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Totally agree with Manu’s latest post:

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youtube-dl

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Shoutout to youtube-dl for supporting such a large number of services. Pretty handy when you want to download entire Soundcloud playlists that are embedded as widgets on some websites.

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