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My March ‘21 in Review

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Now March is over as well, so it’s time to take a look at what was going on in March for me.

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When the use of JavaScript is justified

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JavaScript is a controversial topic, especially in privacy and open source circles. That’s because JavaScript is often used to execute code on website visitors' devices that does things that aren’t so cool. For example, tracking users across the entire Internet. That’s why the use of ad blockers is actually indispensable nowadays, and some go so far as to block JavaScript altogether.

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Retrospective of my home office tech investments

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Last year, when suddenly it was said that home office is the new normal, I started to update or improve my home tech equipment. In January, I shared a picture of my home office.

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My February ‘21 in Review

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And now the next month is already over, February. So here’s my monthly review and what happened in February.

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(IMHO) Apple sucks

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The fact that I am not an Apple fan may have already been read in one or the other post. But everyone should make their own decisions and use Apple if it makes them happy.

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My January ‘21 in Review

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And now the first month of the new year is already over. On the one hand, time passes quickly, but somehow it doesn’t. Due to lockdown and the limited possibilities to do something outside, one day is like the other, one week like the other.

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FUD about Telegram

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It seems (not only) to me that Facebook is buying online articles to spread FUD about Telegram. Because Telegram does not use end-to-end encryption by default.

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A solution for social media?

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Sometimes I find it quite interesting to read through articles that I wrote three or four years ago, back then still on the platform Medium. Some time ago I deleted them on Medium and published them on my blog in a “Medium Archive”.

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Email is the messenger you should migrate to

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Today I have heard again a discussion about WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and Threema and there was the question to which messenger one would switch from WhatsApp.

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My current Home Office (January ‘21)

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It’s been a while since I shared a picture of my desk. But since that was at the beginning of the pandemic and I’ve only worked from home since then, things have changed too. So here is the current state.

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