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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.


"Why I still use RSS"

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Marc reminds why RSS is still a great solution, especially during this difficult times.

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"A Day in the Life of Your Data"

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Honestly, I don’t quite believe Apple is that altruistic and actually cares about the privacy of their customers and users, rather I think it’s driven by a desire for even more profits. Apple has jumped on the privacy bandwagon because it’s financially rewarding.

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"On the security of WhatsApp and Telegram"

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I wrote a lot about Telegram and messaging services already, but here’s another (long) article worth reading. This time taking a closer on the security aspects of both messengers.

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"The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML"

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Terence Eden has written memorably why it is important to write simple HTML. Especially for pages that might be important to some people.

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hckr news

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Half a year ago I introduced an alternative site that provides RSS feeds for Hacker News. However, I banned this feed from my feed reader some time ago and another alternative feed shows me the top links of the previous day the following day. Sometimes, though, I check the site manually.

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A decentralized social network based on WordPress

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I got a webmention from Alexander Kirk, mentioning one of my recent posts.

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"The Complete List of Trump's Twitter Insults (2015-2021)"

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The New York Times has published a (very) long list of Trump’s Twitter insults. I’m curious to see if the internet becomes a little less toxic in the future, but I have little hope.

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Maddy Mail Server

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It’s already been a while, but I once (successfully) ran my own mail server for some time. I did this using the open source Mailcow project, which does all the configuration work for you and wraps everything nicely in Docker containers. There are also a few posts about it here on the blog.

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Generics in Go

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As someone who properly learned to program using Java and still works with Java almost every day, I am used to generics. Flexible parameters whose constraints do not yet have to be set during definition. The fact that there are no generics in Go took some getting used to.

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Simple.css and classless CSS frameworks

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Kev Quirk recently released his new project Simple.css, a CSS stylesheet that focuses on vanilla HTML without classes.

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