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Finally online again

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After being cut off from DSL for about 30 hours, I finally have landline Internet again. On the one hand, it makes me angry that the provider didn’t solve this faster (the whole street with hundreds of residents was offline), but on the other hand, it also showed me my dependence on the Internet. I could not really do anything, not even watch TV, because that is also only possible via the Internet. After my vacation, I will take care of creating redundancy via LTE to be safe from such failures…

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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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I have renewed my domain until 2031

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Domain registrar Gandi announced price increases for .com domains starting in September. This is due to Verisign raising the prices registrars have to pay them for each domain.

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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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Published on in 💬 Micro

Just a small comparison to show that many websites are completely obese: My bachelor thesis in PDF format (which I handed in yesterday) has a size of 1.4 MB. It contains several images and 85 pages of text. With a high information density, this is a much smaller size than most websites have. And it would have been probably also possible to compress or optimize the PDF further.

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“The enclosure of internet commons”

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DHH makes a few valid points as to why smartphones are general computing devices and why Apple and Google want them to be just phones.

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Internet Archive Infrastructure

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I just watched a presentation by Jonah Edwards from the Internet Archive where he talks about the infrastructure behind it and answers questions.

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Kilobytes clubs

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It’s kind of funny how all those “.clubs” pop up, featuring lightweight sites: 1mb.club, 250kb.club, 520kb.club.

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Jan-Lukas Else