Jan-Lukas Else

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What was TON and why it is over

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Telegram wanted to launch a cryptocurrency, but now they stopped that experiment because a US court stopped them and the US has too much power they rather didn’t want to feel.

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Towards a Commenting System

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Matt Baer from Write.as wrote about his ideas for a comment system for Write.as called Remark.as. I think he thought things out pretty well and instead of just building a comment system as known from other blog systems, he found a good solution that allows human conversations.

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Using the Google Text-to-Speech API to create audio versions for blog posts

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Ashwíṅ Víshnú asked how I created the audio version for my latest post. Here’s a way how you can use the Google Text-to-Speech API to create MP3s from text. A simple way to try this API without a Google Cloud account is to follow these steps:

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Attention

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When was the last time you watched a 90 minute movie without drifting off with the thoughts, pulling out the smartphone or doing something else in between than watching the movie? I often cannot even manage to watch a 30 minute video without being distracted.

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Pure CSS paintings

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Ben Evans created amazing pieces of art. He “draw” a sunset, a still life and a portrait. But instead of images, he created CSS style sheets. All those images are made with just CSS. It is very impressive!

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Friends must be free to choose whatever software and service they want

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Like of: bridge all the things by Beko Pharm

This rant is great!

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Things I use

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Because I like reading what things other people are using (sometimes I find interesting stuff that way) and inspired by uses.tech, I started creating a /uses page on my website. There are so many things I could write down there, but I started with hardware, domain registrars and selfhosted services. Next, I will start adding all the softwares I use (browsers, editors, IDEs, …).

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Why I quit using Google

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Kyle Piira explains, why he stopped using Google. He used Google products for nearly everything: Emails, calendars, contacts, entertainment, news, web browser, online storage, domains, analytics, ads, … But one day he got an email that changed everything:

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Go and Java

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While I need to use Java for university projects (currently that are one Spring and one Java EE project) and work, I use Go on some personal projects (Hugo backend and KISSS). While I’m getting more familiar with Go (I do Java for many years), I also experience cases where I actually miss language features from Java. Oh and it’s not generics, I’m currently (still) fine without generics.

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Webmention update

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I’m now receiving webmentions myself and also show them as “interactions” on this blog.

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