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Order from Amazon

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I’m noticing how I’ve been ordering more and more just from Amazon over the past few months. I should feel bad about supporting such a profit-hungry corporation, but the fast deliveries, easy returns, and wide selection of products are just too tempting.

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SQLite without Cgo

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On Saturday morning I experimented a bit. Whenever I used SQLite in a Go application, I used the popular package mattn/go-sqlite3. Not a bad choice, after all it implements the database/sql interface. One drawback, however, is the need for a C compiler, since Cgo is used to run the original SQLite code in the background.

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Published on in 💬 Micro
📍 Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany

Since recently I can publish posts with location. Now there is also a map with all posts on my English and German blog. 😉

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I refactored GoBlog to avoid global variables wherever possible (with the goal to make it easier to create unit tests) and I hope I didn’t introduce any new bugs. 🤞

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Firefly III

Published on in 🔗 Links

Some time ago, I tried keeping track of my subscriptions using a simple spreadsheet. But I still had no idea, how much I spent each month for various things not considered a subscription.

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My new Chromecast with Google TV

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I ordered the Chromecast with Google TV last weekend and got it delivered yesterday (early birthday present for myself 😅 – I have birthday tomorrow). I really like it! Even though I’m usually critical about Google and its services – at least I disabled all possible privacy settings.

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Signal now also wants to offer payments

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Sorry for so many Signal related posts, but I wanted to provide an update regarding my last post. Signal’s server code got updated.

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Signal’s server code isn’t Open Source anymore

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On the subject of Signal, they seem to have changed their mission regarding open source. The server code hasn’t been updated for almost a year and they don’t respond to requests regarding this. See this issue on GitHub.

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Retrospective of my home office tech investments

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Last year, when suddenly it was said that home office is the new normal, I started to update or improve my home tech equipment. In January, I shared a picture of my home office.

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Buy nothing

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The author of Set of Principles takes part in the “Buy Nothing Project”.

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