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XXXX-06-05


Platforms

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I built myself a TikTokToJsonFeed tool a month ago to follow some profiles, because I don’t want to install the app or create myself an account there. That tool uses a JavaScript library called tiktok-scraper. Unfortunately TikTok changed some things in the UI or unofficial API and now the scraper is broken. This and the fact that platforms like TikTok or Instagram (and many more) block IPs when they detect scrapers is actually a big warning sign. ⚠️ Such platforms don’t want to do anything but keep users on them, show them ads and make the big bucks.

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Be nice to Free Software maintainers!

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In march Georges Stavracas wrote a blog on being a Free Software maintainer. Although he is very passionate about being one, he also experiences people who don’t understand that most Free Software maintainers spent their free time for those projects:

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Never touch a running system

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Some weeks ago I stumbled across Fedora Silverblue again. I already heard about that project before but never thought about trying it and also didn’t really understand it’s concept.

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Distractions And How I Try To Avoid Them

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Today I had no university. But that didn’t mean I had nothing to do. I had a lot to do. I had to learn so much for my exams next week!

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Jan-Lukas Else