Jan-Lukas Else

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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.


ooh.directory

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Recently, I came across ooh.directory. A blog directory that lists blogs from all sorts of categories. (My blog is listed there, too).

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No hello

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Thanks to Tim Hårek Andreassen, I finally have a link I can send my coworkers whenever they send me a “Hi”, “Do you have some time?”, “Can I call you?” instead of asking their question right away or even just mentioning the topic. And there’s also a German version, great!

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wsl-vpnkit: Internet for WSL2 distros behind a VPN

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I’m still alive. 👋 Today, at work, I discovered a nice little tool for WSL2. On my work laptop I need to use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to the corporate network. Unfortunately this blocks Internet access in Windows Subsystem for Linux VMs (at least in the Ubuntu VM, I tried to use for some Docker stuff). I tried a lot of different hacks and workarounds, but none worked. Until I found wsl-vpnkit. It just works. 😄

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“Friendlier SQL with DuckDB”

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I come into contact with SQL almost every day, be it at work (Oracle Database) or while developing my blog software (SQLite). I don’t find SQL as bad as some others might, but sometimes SQL could be better.

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“The totalitarians of the attention economy”

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I mean. Fuck. Is that really what we’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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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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Origins of the youtube-dl project

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Ricardo García describes the origins of the youtube-dl project, which was recently banned from GitHub.

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Minimal Office Suite

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Thanks to @hacdias, I found this nice project: Awfice - the world smallest office suite.

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98.css

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The first Windows I used was Windows 2000 on the computer my parents gave me sometime in primary school. But with 98.css it is now even possible to make websites in the style of Windows 98. Wouldn’t that be an idea for the next homepage redesign?

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What was TON and why it is over

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Telegram wanted to launch a cryptocurrency, but now they stopped that experiment because a US court stopped them and the US has too much power they rather didn’t want to feel.

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