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“I’m worried about humanity’s future.”

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Via Nicholas Danes I came across the video of Arun Maini (Mrwhosetheboss): “I’m worried about humanity’s future”. In this he addresses some good aspects. It’s about the impact of technology on our lives, society and behaviour. For example, he talks about the fact that algorithms are increasingly trying to keep us in front of the screen for as long as possible, that echo chambers are creating more and more negativity, and that we may soon no longer be able to distinguish between fiction and reality because of AI.

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“An IndieWeb Recipe”

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Like of: An IndieWeb Recipe

Mrs D wrote a fantastic poem about the IndieWeb:

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I configured Litestream for all my GoBlog-instances. This means that the changes to the SQLite databases, are replicated directly into an object storage at Scaleway. Why? An additional backup never hurts.

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The Verge’s executive editor left Twitter

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Yey, I’m not the only person who is happy to quit using Twitter. The Verge executive editor T.C. Sottek left Twitter as well.

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“Improving large monorepo performance on GitHub”

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I always find it interesting to learn how well-known services work under the hood and what efforts are being done behind the scenes to solve performance or other productive issues.

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Medium and custom domains

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After Medium had already announced last year that custom domains were to return, this is now finally the case. However, a membership is a prerequisite.

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Maddy Mail Server

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It’s already been a while, but I once (successfully) ran my own mail server for some time. I did this using the open source Mailcow project, which does all the configuration work for you and wraps everything nicely in Docker containers. There are also a few posts about it here on the blog.

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LeechBlock

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I am currently in the process of writing my bachelor thesis and my goal is to finish it as soon as possible. What I sometimes have problems with is distraction. If I don’t immediately enjoy a task, but have to overcome myself, then I get easily distracted. “Just check out something else for a minute…”

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Walking through the dark park is scary but fascinating at the same time. This is a night shot I tried capturing with my phone. In reality I can see even less.

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Interview with D. Richard Hipp

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Yesterday, I watched this interview from Federico Razzoli with the creator of SQLite Richard Hipp. I learned some more background facts about SQLite or understood things I wasn’t so sure about before.

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