Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

๐Ÿ”— Links: 2021-03

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


โ€œSQLite is not a toy databaseโ€

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I am a fan of SQLite. SQLite is brilliant, offers a lot of features, but is often underestimated. Also my blog uses SQLite, as well as my URL shortener.

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ClearURLs add-on

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A small recommendation on the side: Today I came across a quite useful add-on for Firefox (Google seems to have kicked it out of the Chrome Store recently), ClearURLs.

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extinction.fyi

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Doug Belshaw has a new side project: extinction.fyi. A site dedicated to climate change. For example, you learn that if you buy a Tesla with bitcoin, you cancel out the lifetime CO2 savings four times. Or that a battery-electric car needs only one-eightieth of the energy of a biofuel-powered combustion car.

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โ€œHow do onion services work?โ€

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I found this description that explains quite well how Onion Services (also called Hidden Services) work. I have to admit that Tor is an exciting thing.

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Telegram goes Clubhouse

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If I understand Cloubhouse and this Telegram announcement correctly, Telegram now has features like Cloubhouse, except Telegram is not an iPhone-exclusive app.

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โ€œImproving large monorepo performance on GitHubโ€

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I always find it interesting to learn how well-known services work under the hood and what efforts are being done behind the scenes to solve performance or other productive issues.

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โ€œThe totalitarians of the attention economyโ€

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I mean. Fuck. Is that really what weโ€™ve been reduced to? A set of eyeballs (or earballs??) to be squeezed until every last tear of attention is drained. The image of human batteries powering the simulation is barely a metaphor at this point.

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Mailoji

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I am all for using a custom domain for email addresses. I mostly use @jlelse.de, but I can also be reached via email addresses with @janlukas.de, @jlelse.blog and a number of other domains. Recently I bought yet another domain, but now Iโ€™m questioning if that was really a good idea. Well, maybe I will still find a practical use for this domain.

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โ€œThe enclosure of internet commonsโ€

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DHH makes a few valid points as to why smartphones are general computing devices and why Apple and Google want them to be just phones.

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Internet Archive Infrastructure

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I just watched a presentation by Jonah Edwards from the Internet Archive where he talks about the infrastructure behind it and answers questions.

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