Jan-Lukas Else

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🔗 Links: 2019

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


Newsletter to RSS

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Last month I wrote about my problem with newsletters. Today I discovered the service Kill the Newsletter!. It let’s you subscribe to newsletters by RSS. Therefor it creates a private email address and converts all emails received by this address into an Atom feed to which you can subscribe with any Atom-feed compatible news reader. That’s especially useful for newsletters that don’t provide an archive or RSS feed.

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Why you should remove Disqus from your site

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Marko Saric wrote down a few reasons, why you should remove Disqus from your website:

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Building a new Win 3.1 app in 2019

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Yeo Kheng Meng published an article about building a Slack client for the very ancient 16-bit Windows 3.1 (released in 1993) in 2019. It is very interesting to read about the challenges of developing for such an old system. To solve problems, one has to dig in books instead of doing a Google search or asking on Stack Overflow.

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A blog is not a commitment

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Yes! A blog is not a commitment! If you want to tell something, just do it. Even if that’s just one thing. Another thing may come to your mind, but it’s no problem when that’s years later. Just start a blog.

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Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

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DHH, CTO of BaseCamp, tweets the following:

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Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

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BleepingComputer reports, that Google is blocking some Linux browsers (Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser) from logging into it’s services, “because they may not be secure.”

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In the Beginning was the Website

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I think Desmond Rivet wrote a very, very good explanation about the IndieWeb. Here are my favorite pieces from this article:

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A Medium Dilemma

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I wrote something similar about Medium back in July to what Ben Werdmüller writes now. Medium isn’t doing something bad, it’s just that they changed directions over the last years. From being a platform, where anyone can write anything and anyone can read anything for free, it’s now something like a paid magazine anyone can contribute too (and earn some money from it).

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Spotify: Wrapped 2019

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The end of the year is coming and so came a mail from Spotify telling me about my musical year in review. I didn’t use the same Spotify account the whole year, but needed to create a new account somewhere around summer because the student discount (5€ instead of 10€ per month for Premium) expired after some years, although I’m still a student.

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Google AMP Can Go To Hell

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This article is from 2018, but it’s so true! It contains a lot of good reasons why Google AMP is bad for the health of the web. To do my part, I don’t implement AMP for my sites.

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