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“My love-hate affair with technology”

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Nolan Lawson writes about his love-hate affair with technology.

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I really look forward to the final release of Gitea 1.15.0, which includes this pull-request. It adds the option to mirror to remote repositories, without the need to manually setup Git hooks, like I’ve done before.

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youtube-dl

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Shoutout to youtube-dl for supporting such a large number of services. Pretty handy when you want to download entire Soundcloud playlists that are embedded as widgets on some websites.

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I have now completely disabled logging on my sites. Why? Because I don’t need the logs. Sometimes I used GoAccess to analyze the 30 days of logs, but I did that less and less and it doesn’t bring me any benefit. If any page is broken, I hope someone will send me a message.

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rakyll/hey

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If you need a simple tool, that sends some load to your web application or site, you can use hey. You can also use it to measure the performance. It provides a nice overview of the distribution of response times and shows how many requests per second your app served.

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PlantUML

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I’ve seen several mentions of PlantUML recently and I’d like to share a few thoughts on it as well.

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Really nice weather today, you don’t even need to wear a jacket. 🌞 In less than 24 hours, I will probably already have my bachelor’s degree. 😱

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My thoughts on Cloudflare Web Analytics

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Cloudflare currently celebrate their 10th birthday and launch a new product or feature everyday for a week. Today they launched Cloudflare Web Analytics. Until now you had to proxy your site through Cloudflare to use their analytics, because they collected those stats – “at the edge” – on their servers. But now they are adding an JavaScript-based option, similar to Google Analytics and all the new privacy-focused analytics services like GoatCounter and Plausible. But like GoatCounter and Plausible and unlike Google, they promise privacy, because they don’t make their money tracking users, but selling products (that aren’t users) – at least that’s what they say in the announcement post on their blog:

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Subscription fatigue

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Rahul writes about the “app subscription fatigue”. I don’t currently subscribe to apps through the Play Store, but I do pay monthly or yearly for some digital services. Therefore I decided to make an overview of all my subscriptions to get an overview of my monthly costs for subscriptions.

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Reply to: ONLINE: Homebrew Website Club Europe/London

Today I will participate again at the HWC Europe/London (remotely, but this time with a webcam). I am looking forward to some nice discussions. Until then I’m going to program a little bit on my own CMS.

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