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Will Windows become Open Source?

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Microsoft’s open source strategy is interesting. Microsoft currently publishes 3836 repositories on GitHub. By chance I came across the following new repository: Extensible Storage Engine. It is published under the MIT License.

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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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My January ‘21 in Review

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And now the first month of the new year is already over. On the one hand, time passes quickly, but somehow it doesn’t. Due to lockdown and the limited possibilities to do something outside, one day is like the other, one week like the other.

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FUD about Telegram

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It seems (not only) to me that Facebook is buying online articles to spread FUD about Telegram. Because Telegram does not use end-to-end encryption by default.

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“The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML”

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Terence Eden has written memorably why it is important to write simple HTML. Especially for pages that might be important to some people.

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Why a paid Twitter won’t work

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

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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hckr news

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Half a year ago I introduced an alternative site that provides RSS feeds for Hacker News. However, I banned this feed from my feed reader some time ago and another alternative feed shows me the top links of the previous day the following day. Sometimes, though, I check the site manually.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Netlify has problems and suddenly many of the feeds in my Miniflux instance can’t be refreshed anymore and fail with timeout errors. I guess all those people use Netlify. Didn’t Netlify advertise using a multi-cloud solution?

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Telegram Instant View templates

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A blog follower contacted me yesterday and reported that he had created a template for my blog for Telegram’s Instant View.

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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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