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Being an inspiration

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Somehow that’s a nice feeling to hear that you yourself inspire others to do something.

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My February ‘21 in Review

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And now the next month is already over, February. So here’s my monthly review and what happened in February.

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FUD about Telegram

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It seems (not only) to me that Facebook is buying online articles to spread FUD about Telegram. Because Telegram does not use end-to-end encryption by default.

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Published on in 💬 Micro
Like of: A note by Jan Boddez

Jan Boddez: Look, I love (personal) blogs, but I couldn’t care less about your “strategy for making money writing on the Internet.” But, I’ve already said that. Is a blog really that personal when it’s purpose is just to make money? 🤔 I would call that a business blog. Probably a personal business blog.

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“Stupid light software”

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Martin Tournoij wrote about “stupid light software”. When you try to be a bit too minimalistic with your software, it’s probably “stupid light software”.

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Writing my own CMS in Golang?

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After trying to write my own static site generator as an experiment, I now started to write my own CMS. Written in Go, SQLite as database (SQLite is awesome!) and focused on performance and simplicity. Currently I’m using Hugo with a number of dynamic additional services (for Micropub, Webmentions, ActivityPub, …), so it’s almost questionable why I use a static page generator at all. If I use my own lightweight and high-performance CMS, I could save myself all this extra stuff or at least reduce it in complexity.

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“7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps”

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Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram, published a blog post with “7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps”. He explains quite well why Apple’s practices are not fair and disproves many arguments that you can regularly read from Apple fans on Hacker News or in comments on tech news sites.

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Pieces of Thinking

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Like of: Pieces of Thinking

Desmond Rivet wrote in a new blog article (in which he picked up my article) why he writes on a blog. Writing helps him to think:

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Watching movies

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Today I watched a movie. Not a very good one, but one that entertained me. It was funny and I didn’t feel bored, as I do with some other films. And although the niveau of the film was not very high - my mother probably wouldn’t like it - I still don’t see it as a waste of time. There are good boring movies, just as there are also not so good, but entertaining movies (which kind of makes them good, doesn’t it?). What counts is not so much the niveau of the movie (or how low the jokes are), but more whether it was worth the time to watch the movie. Only when I think that I wasted my time with a bad, boring movie, then it was the wrong decision to watch it.

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How I automatically create my blogroll

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I just updated my blogroll and thought that it might be a great idea to share my workflow to do exactly that. I use Miniflux a lot. Using Miniflux, I read all the blogs and get all the news, get updates from all the YouTubers and even subscribe to some Mastodon accounts (fediverse microblogs). I use multiple categories to sort the feeds. One of those categories is “Blogs” with all the blogs, which I also list on my blogroll.

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