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Walking through the dark park is scary but fascinating at the same time. This is a night shot I tried capturing with my phone. In reality I can see even less.

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“The Shame: A Personal Essay About Autism”

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Jeffrey Zeldman’s daughter Ava wrote this really powerful essay called “The Shame”.

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“Make it Personal”

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Matthias Ott wrote this article called “Make it Personal” on CSS-Tricks.

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Advent of Code 2020 in Go: Week 1 and Week 2

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Instead of making a post every other day with all the solutions, here are my approaches for the rest of week 1 and week 2 of Advent of Code 2020.

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Although Micropublish is an awesome Micropub editor, I just integrated a custom really basic editor into GoBlog to create, update and delete posts. I will also add image upload soon and then I don’t depend on any external software (except a web browser) for my blogging workflow any more.

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Google will delete your data when inactive

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Google is introducing new policies to cause data in unused products to be deleted after extended periods of inactivity. For example, anyone who has uploaded photos to Google Photos but does not use Google Photos for two years will have their photos automatically deleted.

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Cryptocurrencies are just bullshit, right?

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One keeps hearing about some cryptocurrency projects and how people got rich with Bitcoin. But somehow I don’t understand the whole purpose behind it and I’m beginning to suspect that it’s just a pyramid scheme.

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GitHub finally has a dark mode. You can enable it in the settings. There are three options: system (automatic light or dark based on the system preferences), light and dark. Now I can better scroll through code at night or early in the morning. ☺️ Gitea (my preferred code hosting system) has a dark-mode too, but it’s more like a grey-green mode.

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I deleted my Instagram account

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Today I finally deleted my Instagram account, or rather initiated a deletion for 30 days. Yesterday evening I started a data export, today I was able to download a ZIP file with all my data from Instagram, including all photos, likes, comments and stuff like that. So if I think of something important, I can still pull the data from the archive.

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“Why The Web Is Such A Mess”

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Tom Scott made a great video about “Why The Web Is Such A Mess”, explaining cookies and GDPR in a simple way.

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