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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.


What do you do with unlimited mobile data?

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Do any of my readers have unlimited mobile data? If so, what do you do to with it? How has unlimited mobile data changed your usage behavior?

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Showing GPX tracks on my blog

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On my blog, I’ve had the ability to link posts to a location for some time now. There is also a map that shows all posts with a location.

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Telegram Ads

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So Telegram now has ads. But unlike the ads from Google, Facebook or Apple, the ads are not personalized and much more privacy friendly. The ads simply consist of a maximum 160-character message with no external links and are displayed only in large public channels.

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Windows 11’s package manager

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Windows 11 is even better than I expected and my first impression was. Next to running Linux GUI apps, there’s also winget included, the Windows Package Manager. winget allows installing and updating apps directly from the terminal. (I first blogged about it last year in May.)

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What the Facebook outage shows

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It’s remarkable that when Facebook is offline for a few hours, panic seems to break out everywhere.

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An SSD for the Pi

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So far I have been running my Raspberry Pi with an SD card. But since I don’t quite trust SD cards (I’ve heard that they wear out quickly when a lot is written to them), I’ve now equipped the Pi with an SSD.

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AdGuard Home

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Recently I wrote about finding new uses for my Raspberry Pi 4. Besides Tailscale I also installed Pi-Hole to filter advertising DNS requests.

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Probably my next laptop

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At the moment, I don’t need a new laptop. But should I ever need one (which will probably be someday), it will be the Framework Laptop.

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Order from Amazon

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I’m noticing how I’ve been ordering more and more just from Amazon over the past few months. I should feel bad about supporting such a profit-hungry corporation, but the fast deliveries, easy returns, and wide selection of products are just too tempting.

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SQLite without Cgo

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On Saturday morning I experimented a bit. Whenever I used SQLite in a Go application, I used the popular package mattn/go-sqlite3. Not a bad choice, after all it implements the database/sql interface. One drawback, however, is the need for a C compiler, since Cgo is used to run the original SQLite code in the background.

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