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Writing as self-therapy

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My blog has this feature to open a random post. One of over 900 on my English blog alone. I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to use this feature to browse a bit through my thoughts from a few years ago.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

When it comes to updates, I’ve always thought that it would be handy to be able to update all the software installed on the computer at once with a single command, so that I’m always up to date. But doing updates manually only once in a while for the programs I use also has something decelerating about it. 🤔 Am I getting old?

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I am now car-less

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

I have posted a little less than usual the last few days - at least on this blog. But a few articles on my German blog. I finally sold my car today, or rather my grandmother’s car that she gave me, after I had been planning to do so for a very long time.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Today’s Homebrew Website Club inspired me to implement two new GoBlog features:

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Promoting the use of Tor

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You might have discovered two new links in the footer of my blog or homepage. “🔓 Connect via Tor.” and “What is Tor?”. I now try to promote the use of Tor with GoBlog.

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How a clever organization of Go structs can save memory

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

Sometimes I like to take a look at the commit history of various open source projects, applications I use myself or dependencies I use in my applications. Today I was scrolling through the commit history of chi, the HTTP router I use for my blog software.

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“The enclosure of internet commons”

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DHH makes a few valid points as to why smartphones are general computing devices and why Apple and Google want them to be just phones.

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ShortPixel API

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Until today, I used the Tinify API to compress images on my blog. About 250 images per month are free, after that it’s pretty cheap. (I never exceeded the free limit).

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“Start a blog”

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James Van Dyne reminds to start a blog:

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Published on in 💬 Micro

For the first time in a long time it is snowing and the snow is lying there! 😍☃️

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