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Welcome to the Thoughts section of my blog. Thoughts are better kept on my blog than on Twitter or other online platforms.


Blog reactions

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My girlfriend gave me the idea the other day, when I complained that sometimes I don’t know what to blog about, that I could “react” to my old posts. Kind of like how web video producers react to videos.

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WhatsApp drama

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Right now, there’s drama because WhatsApp is changing its terms of service and wants to share even more data with Facebook (at least from users outside the EU).

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It’s interesting how everyone (including me) starts developing their own blogging system: Colin Walker, but also James Van Dyne are some recent examples.

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I have deleted a domain for the first time

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Today I deleted a domain for the first time.

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More archives on this blog

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One advantage when developing your own CMS software is that you can add new features very easily. Although you should not push this too far that unnecessarily many features collect and afterwards the quality suffers, but some things are still good to have.

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No more Advent of Code for me this year

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Like Horst Gutmann I exit the Advent of Code challenge.

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Google will delete your data when inactive

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Google is introducing new policies to cause data in unused products to be deleted after extended periods of inactivity. For example, anyone who has uploaded photos to Google Photos but does not use Google Photos for two years will have their photos automatically deleted.

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Cryptocurrencies are just bullshit, right?

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One keeps hearing about some cryptocurrency projects and how people got rich with Bitcoin. But somehow I don’t understand the whole purpose behind it and I’m beginning to suspect that it’s just a pyramid scheme.

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TWS and the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

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For the last few days I have been using my new TWS earbuds, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro, whenever possible. Such wireless in-ear headphones are sometimes actually a very pleasant change from the over-ear headphones that I have connected to my computer by cable so that I don’t always have to charge them.

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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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