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Programming is a really useful skill

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I started programming in elementary school when my parents gave me a programming book aimed at children. Since then, I can’t imagine my life without programming. The days during the year when I don’t program something are very rare.

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“Darker Corners of Go”

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Another entry from my reading list: “Darker Corners of Go”. Rytis Bieliunas has taken the effort to write down all the points to consider when programming with Go. A lengthy list, even if I personally find Go simpler than, say, Java.

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The Web’s Timeline

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I had this link on my Reading List for a long time, today I finally took a look at it and I am thrilled: The Web’s Timeline.

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“The evolution of a Go programmer”

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I stumbled upon this GitHub repository and I think it’s pretty funny. Of course, once you get to know all of Go’s features, you’ll want to try them out. But with enough experience you end up with simple code again.

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Sometimes the problem with programming is that you can’t turn off your mind as easily as you can turn off your PC. Practically, you don’t program anymore. But the brain still continues to program.

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First impression: Deezer as an alternative to Spotify

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After many years as a Spotify user, I’m currently trying out Deezer (Premium) as an alternative to Spotify (Premium).

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Updated Miniflux blogroll generation script

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Regarding the Go-based script I shared in a previous post:

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Happy Birthday, Go!

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Go is now eleven years old! I’ve only been programming in Go for about 1.5 years, so I’ve only actively followed a small part of those eleven years. Nevertheless I am impressed how simple this programming language is, although new features are added all the time. And instead of getting slower with more features, Go gets faster with every new release.

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How my data survived a corrupted hard drive

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… and what I’ve learned about backups and self-hosting my files.

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My blog is now faster

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Yesterday and today I worked very hard on making my blog faster. In the Google Search Console I saw that my blog suddenly gets half as many clicks since a few days and that my pages are only “moderately” fast. I don’t really care about the number of clicks, but I do want the site to be fast. PageSpeed Insights also showed me that the time until the “First Contentful Paint” seems to be longer than a second for many users (and it has to be under a second for it to be considered fast).

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