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Articles in the #100daystooffload series (29)

📝 Six months of Invisalign 12 April 2021

Back in November I started an Invisalign course to help straighten my teeth. Invisalign works like traditional braces, but is instead formed…

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📝 Is Facebook scraping the Fediverse? 7 April 2021

I don't use Facebook often. In fact, I only have an account currently because our company uses the "Login with Facebook" functionality in…

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📝 From Apple Mail to Spark to Thunderbird 4 April 2021

Like many people, I own and manage multiple email accounts - for example, some are for work, for home, or for specific projects. I used to…

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📝 The simplicity and flexibility of HTTP for APIs 31 March 2021

Simple and RESTful HTTP APIs The HTTP standard is an expressive system for network-based computer-computer interaction. It's a relatively…

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📝 PinePhone and PineTime 27 March 2021

Pre-ordering the PinePhone Beta Earlier this week I ordered a PinePhone, which recently became available as a Beta Edition. I've been…

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📝 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 23 March 2021

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a book set out in the Alaskan wild. It tells the story of a young family that move in order to live off…

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📝 Running your own Matrix homeserver 22 March 2021

Why use decentralised communication services Centralised communication services, such as Telegram, Signal, and Whatsapp, offer convenient…

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📝 Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier 17 March 2021

This post contains some of my thoughts on the book Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels book cover This book…

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📝 The Tildeverse 15 March 2021

The last twenty years of internet evolution Although I was still somewhere between being of single-digit age and a young teen back in the…

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📝 The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy 10 March 2021

I recently finished reading The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. Book cover for The Hunt for Red October This genre of novel (sort of…

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📝 Thoughts on minimalism, and what happens when I get mail 8 March 2021

Minimising possessions Like many people I these days try and live a minimal life when it comes to possessions. Having more stuff means there…

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📝 Easily set up discoverable RSS feeds on a Gatsby website 4 March 2021

RSS has had a bit of a resurgence for personal websites and blogs in recent years, especially with the growing adoption of Small Web and…

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📝 Making your Python Flask app serverless 28 February 2021

Python's Flask framework is an easy and excellent tool for writing web applications. Its in-built features and ecosystem of supporting…

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📝 Migrating from Google Photos: Nextcloud, Piwigo, Mega, and pCloud 25 February 2021

By now I'm sure everyone has heard the horror stories about people (seemingly-) randomly losing access to their Google accounts. Often the…

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📝 The Glamour of Cyberpunk and the Road to Solarpunk 20 February 2021

A few months ago I stumbled across this article: Beyond Cyberpunk: Towards a Solarpunk Future. It was posted on the excellent blog Tales…

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📝 A Year Without Answering my Phone 18 February 2021

This month marks a year from when I decided to (mostly - see below) stop answering my phone. This was not because I wanted to be antisocial…

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📝 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 13 February 2021

Last week I read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. The book won the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction. The Midnight Library cover…

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📝 SSH Jumping and Bastion Hosts 10 February 2021

For many small or personal services running on a VPS in the cloud, administration is often done by connecting directly to the server via SSH…

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📝 Using Monica to Help Manage your Personal Relationships 7 February 2021

Many people no longer feel comfortable using Facebook. Whether you were never a member to begin with or you've had an account but chosen to…

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📝 Add icing to your websites using pattern.css 6 February 2021

Shapes and patterns can be leveraged in user interfaces to guide your users, draw attention to content, lend weight or emphasis, or just for…

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📝 React State Management with Zustand 5 February 2021

React state React state management is what gives the library its reactiveness. It's what makes it so easy to build performant data-driven…

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📝 RSS: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again 3 February 2021

Many people would consider RSS - Really Simple Syndication - to be a relic of the past. However I think it has been making a comeback. RSS…

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📝 Blogging for Devs 2 February 2021

A few months ago I discovered Blogging for Devs - I think through Product Hunt when it made it to #1 Product of the Day back in August last…

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📝 Why not SQLite? 1 February 2021

If you need a database for your next project, why not first consider if SQLite might be a good option? And I don't mean just for getting an…

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📝 Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain 31 January 2021

Recently I finished reading Dirty Little Secrets. This is the first book I have read by Jo Spain and the first time I have known of the…

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📝 Out with the Old: Moving to Gitea 30 January 2021

If you've visited my geminispace (gemini://g.wilw.dev) you'll have noticed that I've recently been on a mission to decentralise the every…

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📝 100 Days to Offload Challenge 29 January 2021

I know that I've been a bit crap at updating my blog properly and consistently over the past few years. One of my new year's resolutions…

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📝 Project Gemini 20 January 2021

Over the past few months I have been trying to use centralised "big tech" social media platforms less and instead immerse myself into the…

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📝 Scaling serverless apps: some lessons learned 3 January 2021

Building apps on serverless architecture has been a game-changer for me and for developers everywhere, enabling small dev teams to cheaply…

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