jlelse's Blog

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in 🔗 Links

Although I no longer use Instagram, I still have an account there, and from time to time I like to see what people I know post there. To do that I always used the website in the browser. However, their website is not fast and has some bugs. Recently, I came across the alternative Instagram client “InstaGrabber”. While it sounds like a simple Instagram image downloader, it has a lot more functionality.

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in 💬 Micro

I just added a page that lists all the photos from this blog. It’s my alternative to using Instagram. Everyone can view my photos without the need to create an account, seeing advertisements and getting tracked. It was also a little challenge getting Hugo to filter and list all posts.

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Creating an Instagram archive on my website

in 💭 Thoughts

Yesterday, I wrote it’s time to stop using Facebook, and I wrote about how I’m still using Instagram and WhatsApp. To be able to delete my Instagram account soon, I’m now building an Instagram archive on my website with photos I originally published on Instagram. For the gallery I took inspiration from hugo-easy-gallery and the gallery on justabloginthepark.com (source) and used PhotoSwipe. It’s a really nice JavaScript library without dependencies.

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Jan-Lukas Else