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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.


Winter walk

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It’s freezing cold outside after it snowed on Friday. But perfect weather for a winter walk.

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Why a paid Twitter won't work

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Twitter has bought a newsletter platform called Revue. Revue’s business model was provisions of paid newsletters and premium features. After the acquisition, the provision has now been lowered and the premium features made free.

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My thoughts on the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

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Recently, Anker had introduced new wireless in-ear earbuds with their Soundcore brand, the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro.

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Comments

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A long time ago I had used Disqus on this blog for comments, which is not a good idea. Then I switched to utterances and at some point I removed comments altogether.

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Newsletters didn't kill Blogs

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In my IndieWeb bubble, this essay by Robin Rendle about newsletters has been circulating for a few days. It says newsletters have killed blogs, blogs are too complex and newsletters are the future, because they are easier (or at least that’s how I understood it).

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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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