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"An IndieWeb Recipe"

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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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Open Twitter links with Nitter (solution for Android)

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I don’t like Twitter and I’m a fan of Nitter as an alternative frontend. Whenever there’s a link to Twitter, I use Nitter to read it. Especially the mobile web version of Twitter is terrible, even more with a slow network connection. Not to mention the bad user experience when reading threads. Nitter gives a much better experience because it’s lightweight and fast.

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