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Windows 11 announced

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Microsoft announced Windows 11 today! The Verge gives an overview about it.

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GoBlog now has its own blog where I will tell about updates.

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Pro tip: Double check your commits for copy and paste mistakes. I learned my lessons today.

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TIL: gob

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Today I learned about gob. gob is a package from the standard library of Go and allows to store structs efficiently as a byte array. Faster than encoding data in JSON for example. Useful for communication between Go programs or for temporarily storing data. In GoBlog, I’ve recently been using gob for a SQLite-based queue for verifying webmentions and sending ActivityPub requests. gob has the same interface as the JSON package.

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This happened to me several times today. I listen to music on my smartphone while sitting at the PC. I want to skip a track. But what do I do? I press the “Next” key on my PC keyboard instead of taking my phone and pressing “Next” there. 🤦‍♂️

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ClearURLs add-on

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A small recommendation on the side: Today I came across a quite useful add-on for Firefox (Google seems to have kicked it out of the Chrome Store recently), ClearURLs.

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GameSnacks

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I just learned about GameSnacks. GameSnacks is an experiment by Google’s Area 120, its “in-house incubator”.1

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HEY World

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People keep saying that blogging is dead. But there is still innovation in this area. For example, the email service HEY has launched a new blogging platform called “HEY World”.

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I used the good weather and remaining sun today to do an after-work pedelec ride and explore the nature around me. Here are some visual impressions. 🌆🦌

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Netlify has problems and suddenly many of the feeds in my Miniflux instance can’t be refreshed anymore and fail with timeout errors. I guess all those people use Netlify. Didn’t Netlify advertise using a multi-cloud solution?

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