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XXXX-01-20


Newsletters didn’t kill Blogs

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

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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Published on in 💬 Micro

I got the sudden idea to add a feature to GoBlog that lets you read a random post. Said, done. After a few minutes and only a few lines of code, there is this functionality: For both my English and my German blog.

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“The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021)”

Published on in 🔗 Links

The New York Times has published a (very) long list of Trump’s Twitter insults. I’m curious to see if the internet becomes a little less toxic in the future, but I have little hope.

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curl wttr.in - Weather in your terminal

Published on in 🔗 Links

Thanks to @hacdias, I just discovered this:

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Use system fonts to make your site load faster

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev
Reply to: How To Self-Host Your Web Fonts

Although it’s great to self-host your web fonts instead of using a service like Google Fonts (that may decrease the privacy of your site’s visitors, because Google can log IP addresses and other stuff), it’s probably not necessary to use web fonts at all. Every PC or tablet or phone has a lot of fonts already pre-installed, which are more than perfect for displaying your website (unless you take a lot of care about corporate design or your personal brand and require a specific font).

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Jan-Lukas Else