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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.


First impression: AfterShokz OpenComm

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It’s been about 24 hours since my new AfterShokz OpenComm arrived. And I have to say, this is really the best headset I ever had!

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Modularizing GoBlog?

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I just separated the function I told you about the other day (the one for marking text with “==") as a Go module. This way the main code remains more organized and if I don’t need the feature any more, the module is still usable. Also for other people who might need the same functionality. I think I should modularize GoBlog even more. 🤔

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How data protection should happen

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Today I got an email that read something like this:

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My new Chromecast with Google TV

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I ordered the Chromecast with Google TV last weekend and got it delivered yesterday (early birthday present for myself 😅 – I have birthday tomorrow). I really like it! Even though I’m usually critical about Google and its services – at least I disabled all possible privacy settings.

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Two months of private diary blogging

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More than two months ago, I decided I should try using my blogging software for journaling. Every day, I create a new private post with a few bullet points about the day: what I did during the day, how I felt, what I thought about. On some days there are more points, on some days just a few short ones.

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Thoughts about VPN services

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I have never been a big fan of VPN services. I think that many users have a wrong expectation about it, they think the VPN service would provide them anonymity and protect their data.

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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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