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Been trying for quite a while to find a reasonable way of managing a “reading list”, with requirements pretty simple: I want to remember a bunch of web resources I stumble across during the day to check them out as soon as I find some time. Tried various approaches, didn’t really enjoy any of them.

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Microsoft, TypeScript, Code & me

If you’re among the two or three readers who have been following this blog through most of its more than ten years of more or less continued activity, you possibly noticed that, as a GNU/Linux user (with not a fanatic but yet a certain emphasis on the GNU part), in some way I possibly have

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Windows 10, GNU and actual “open-ness”?

Business as usual, one could say… All along with the announcement of Microsoft Windows 10 being released, I found an FSF statement on Windows 10 in my inbox, boiling down to what I by now consider the usual statements, like outlining that privacy and personal freedom is important, that it is important to choose software

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Google Now und das Private?

“’20 Minuten mehr bis nach Hause, Stau.’ – Wat?!” Mein Erstkontakt mit Google Now liegt jetzt schon eine ganze Weile zur√ľck. Nach wie vor nutze ich die App bestenfalls sporadisch und aus Neugier, aber gedanklich treibt mich das Thema immer noch um. Ich nutze seit vielen Jahren Technologie mit einer Mischung aus Begeisterung und Selbstverst√§ndlichkeit.

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antergos: simple, straightforward Linux desktop

Installed antergos Linux on my everyday working laptop yesterday after quite a while running ubuntuGNOME. After upgrading 14.10 to 15.04, some things on my installation became somewhat messy (in example system losing connectivity when switching between WiFi and LAN); I was pondering a clean re-installation after all but so far hesitated as these problems weren’t

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Making sense of JavaScript (1)

Well I am unsure if I’ll ever really enjoy using JavaScript. But, good thing is that I do not really need it so far, am in the comfortable situation of just trying to do so out of curiosity and for my own entertainment. And after all, given my earlier rant on this, I have to

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JavaScript Library Hell

After being into software development now for almost 20 years, counting in student days, these days I have to admit I spent most of this time, and especially most of my “productive” work on the server side using Perl and Java, with Python and shell scripting always being around as tooling things but never as

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HTTP caching and unirest-java

In one of our modules we make use of unirest client library for Java in order to access remote REST endpoints. As, right now, this involves quite some communication, we were looking into response caching which seems both an obvious idea and yet something that is defined pretty well in HTTP and, too, implemented pretty

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