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.


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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Advent of Code ‘21

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New year, new code advent calendar. This year I’m trying my hand at Advent of Code once again in Go. This time with a little help from the copilot. Let’s see if I make it to the end, or have to give up early again…

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“What are robot dogs actually being used for?”

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Many people have seen the videos of Boston Dynamics with their robots. While watching the videos, I always wondered what the possible use cases for such robots (dogs) are? Just millitary? But now Tom Scott clarifies it with a new video: Hydroelectric power plant inspection for example! With the robots it is cheaper and easier to monitor the power plants centrally.

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“I’m worried about humanity’s future.”

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Via Nicholas Danes I came across the video of Arun Maini (Mrwhosetheboss): “I’m worried about humanity’s future”. In this he addresses some good aspects. It’s about the impact of technology on our lives, society and behaviour. For example, he talks about the fact that algorithms are increasingly trying to keep us in front of the screen for as long as possible, that echo chambers are creating more and more negativity, and that we may soon no longer be able to distinguish between fiction and reality because of AI.

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“Can YOU Fix Climate Change?”

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I just stumbled upon this video by “Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell”. It’s about the climate crisis and that the only solution might be a systemic change and I absolutely agree.

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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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