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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.


I installed Windows 10 😱

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I did something very unusual for me, considering that I have been recommending the use of Linux for years (and still do): I installed Windows 10.

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Signal now also wants to offer payments

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Sorry for so many Signal related posts, but I wanted to provide an update regarding my last post. Signal’s server code got updated.

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Signal's server code isn't Open Source anymore

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On the subject of Signal, they seem to have changed their mission regarding open source. The server code hasn’t been updated for almost a year and they don’t respond to requests regarding this. See this issue on GitHub.

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Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

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There’s a new Facebook leak. And this time there’s an interesting news.

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Refactoring your personal software projects

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Colin Walker is trying to refactor his blogging software to make it available to others. Regarding whether anyone else will end up using it, he writes:

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Two years jlelse.blog

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Two years ago today, I registered jlelse.blog and merged my different blogs into one. Since then, I definitely blog more and now use the blog instead of posting on siloed platforms as well. It has definitely paid off. And the domain is already renewed for another two years.

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Ghost 4.0

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This thread and comment in the forum of the blogging platform Ghost show me, that it was the right decision to not use Ghost anymore since 2018.

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What matters when Blogging

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If you’re running a personal blog, then it doesn’t matter how often or how much you blog. I think these points are much more important:

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Private diary blogging!

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After I had the spontaneous idea to just use my own blog software for diary writing, I added the functionality for a “private mode” this morning. In private mode a login is required on all pages.

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Private diary blogging?

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I have tried this journal writing already more than once, but after quite a short time always stopped again, mostly just because it was too much effort and I did not persevere.

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