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K-9 Mail's new design (not Holo anymore)

Published on in 📱 appydroid

Over three years after I mused about what it is like to still use a Holo Design app in 2018, the final version of K-9 Mail has now been released with a revamped user interface.

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Performance obsession

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

I’m a bit obsessed when it comes to the performance of my blog (and GoBlog). But I think I have already achieved a very good result.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

My blog has the function to open a random article (just go to jlelse.blog/random). But I also like to use it myself and it always amazes me what I find there. For example, what I thought and wrote four or five years ago. That was a time of many changes in my life, which probably shaped me a lot. I was searching a bit for meaning in life and my role in the world. Some things I see differently today, but some things I still see that way.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

One of the tech news sites I read has switched from Disqus to native WordPress comments. Where uBlock Origin used to block more than 15 items (unfortunately I don’t remember the exact number), now only 2 items are blocked. 👍 (also for not switching to “Comment on Twitter” instead)

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Todtnauer Wasserfälle

Published on in 💬 Micro

Some audio and visual impressions from today’s trip. 🏞️

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Privacy-friendly YouTube frontends

Published on in 🔗 Links

When I watch YouTube videos on my Android phone, I almost always use the NewPipe app. It offers a privacy-friendly experience, protects me from ads, and offers a few more options that you would only get with YouTube Premium (downloading video or audio, for example).

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Unpopular opinion: SQL is awesome and I really like writing performant SELECT statements.

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About the Amazon and the climate crisis

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Reading something like this makes me really sad: The Amazon now emits more CO2 than it absorbs – due to deforestation.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Now that I have the option to publish posts without them showing up in the feed for everyone, I can finally use my blog to comment on other IndieWeb sites and send webmentions without annoying my followers. Now my blog is really a complete Twitter replacement for me.

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"Casio fx-9750GII Webserver"

Published on in 🔗 Links

I don’t know much about the technical background, but it’s kind of cool to see that a website can be hosted on a calculator (archive link).

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