Jan-Lukas Else

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Why blog at all? (and indieblog.page)

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What a coincidence: I was just thinking about why I blog at all, when I saw a post from Andreas Gohr in my feed reader with the announcement of indieblog.page. Cool site to discover blogs!

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“How Telegram Became the Anti-Facebook”

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I read this very long article about Telegram today and somehow it left me with mixed feelings. The article is also from WIRED, but it offers more balanced coverage than an article from a year ago.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Now consumer “security” software is mining cryptocurrency!

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Showing GPX tracks on my blog

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On my blog, I’ve had the ability to link posts to a location for some time now. There is also a map that shows all posts with a location.

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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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Published on in 💬 Micro

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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