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.


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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Windows 11 announced

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Microsoft announced Windows 11 today! The Verge gives an overview about it.

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Gemini

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Manuel Moreale puts my thoughts about Gemini into words:

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“Building A Self-Hosted Journal”

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In addition to Colin Walker and myself, Kev Quirk now seems to be using blogging software for journaling as well. Wordpress, self-hosted on his NAS.

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Organic Maps

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There is a new option for mobile offline maps: Organic Maps. This app is based on the source code of maps.me, before the acquisition last year.

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