The last 3 days I was in Poland with a few other students from my company. We visited the beautiful Wrocław and also met with coworkers based there. On our way to Poland we listened to the radio and there was a show talking about the electronic features of the German identity card. The moderator also said “there are countries who are even better” when it comes to digitalization. But I think “even better” is a huge understatement.
I never thought being featured in a website that hits the Hacker News frontpage, results in so many pageviews. Thanks for sharing my blog, Kev! Kev Quirk mentioned my blog and especially my blogroll in his article “Please Add RSS Support To Your Site” (on Hacker News), where he asks blog owners to please provide an RSS feed. I already blogged, that RSS is still alive and it’s actually an integral part of the open web.
Two days ago, Owen Williams shared a story on Medium’s OneZero with the title “Google Is Tightening Its Grip on Your Website”. He tells that it seems like Google is trying to get more power over the web in a somewhat evil way by forcing sites to implement an AMP (“accelerated mobile pages”) version. When sites don’t implement it, they won’t appear in Chrome’s discover page or in the top search results.
I’m currently on vacation and spend less time than usual on things like news and blog articles. A result of this is my news reader is collecting more and more news articles, but too many to read them all. I am currently subscribed to around 75 news feeds (blogs, but news sites too), and every now and then I go through the list of all new articles and save those that seem to be interesting.
I’m currently with my family on vacations and we have rented a holiday flat. The description of the flat includes “Free WiFi”, so I would assume there is a functioning WiFi. It may not be fast, but it should be working. But my experience with WiFis in hotels and holiday apartments (at least here in Germany) told me, to better take some precautions and bring my own WiFi repeater with me, which I could also use as an access point when there is access to LAN.