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Jack Baty: Deleting tweets is this year’s “I don’t even HAVE a T.V.!”

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Does Indiepaper store the list of articles I want to read later or is it “just” a way to get the text out of articles and then sending them to my own site?

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A local caching server, meant to speed up commonly-requested sites and reduce bandwidth usage, is a “man in the middle”. HTTPS, which by design prevents man-in-the-middle attacks, utterly breaks local caching servers. So I kept waiting and waiting for remote resources, eating into that month’s data cap with every request.

Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible

Really important post by Eric Meyer.

When it comes to HTTPS, I’m skeptical of the idea of it having to be everywhere. As long as there are any kind of extra work implementing it, as opposed to having an “insecure” web site and the site in question is a simple blog and personal site like this one, I will not go through the hassle and/or pay the money required.

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In theory I really like the idea of cleaning my office. In practice, the only way to do it properly would be to take everything out and only allow the things that I really use back in but unfortunately that’s not possible right now.

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Jag tänker inte kasta några stenar, av förklarliga skäl. Vad jag istället skulle vilja belysa är att dylikt inte skulle hända om vi ägnade lite mer tid åt att prata om kommunismens illdåd. Om vi slutade låtsas att det är ”en fin idé även om det inte alltid fungerar i praktiken”

Glorifieringen av kommunism

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Nice to see so many people1 also having fond memories of Gowalla. To me it had something that so many other social networks don’t. It had personality and it was fun to use, as opposed to simply addicting to use.

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Why I cross-post/syndicate, and why I think it’s a good idea

For the past few days there’s been a lot of discussion about whether to to cross-post your content to different places or not. I assume much is this discussion bubbles up now because Facebook is heavily restricting its API.

Ben Werdmüller makes a good case for why open source publishing tools such as Known should not spend time developing connections to proprietary APIs that can be shut down on a whim. A lot of people agrees with him and it also seems like many are rethinking whether to syndicate posts to different social networks or not, with most participants arriving at the conclusion that they shouldn’t.

I’m not going to argue against this, but I am going to tell you why I think cross-posting is valuable and something that I plan to keep on doing. Basically, it all boils down to what can be summarized as my mother doesn’t use a feed reader.

In a more broad sense it means that different people that I want to be able to see the things I write, and whos posts I want to read (my family and different groups of friends), use different social networks. My mother doesn’t read my blog. Nor does my fiancé. That means that if I post a cute picture of one of the kids my closest family won’t see it, unless I cross-post it to Instagram.

Same goes for a lot of my friends who have stopped using RSS and instead use Twitter.1

Other people use micro.blog, or Medium or any other site and/or network.

And yes I mentioned micro.blog because to some of us, micro.blog is also a cross-post. I don’t post on micro.blog, I post on my own blog and syndicate to micro.blog. Sure, an important distinction between micro.blog och say Twitter or Facebook is that the former does all the heavy lifting for me. All it needs is an RSS feed. It even sends webmentions for replies, which I love.

So I definitely think that the case can be made that it’s not worth the hassle to support all kinds of different proprietary APIs to cross-post to the latest snapstagram, but that’s about time spent, not about cross-posting being something bad.

Someone brought up the idea that cross-posting is anoying for a person who follows someone on multiple places and while I can see that, the solution is really simple. Don’t follow someone in more that one place, if that someone is someone who cross-posts most or all things.


  1. Note that I currently don’t syndicate to Twitter. That’s simply because I want to keep myself away from Twitter because reading things there only makes me angry. 

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IRIS

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Jeremy Cherfas has launched a wonderful series on his Eat This Podcast called Our Daily Bread about how weat became a staple of food all around the world. It’s very interesting and just the right length to consume every single day. You should listen to it!

It’s magic, I know. First a pretty ordinary grass becomes the main source of sustenance for most of the people alive on Earth. Then they learn how to turn the seeds of that grass into the food of the gods. Join me, every day in August, as I dig into Our Daily Bread for the Dog Days of Podcasting with short episodes on the history of wheat and bread.

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Setting up a new computer.

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RIP Facebook for Bridgy | snarfed.org

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🔖 Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You | sonniesedge.co.uk

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A quick reply and shout out to Chris Aldrich

A quick shout out to Chris Aldrich and his microcast on indieweb principles in the academic sector.

Download and listen to A quick reply and shout out to Chris Aldrich

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I often find myself really missing Gowalla. The great icons/badges really made it fun to use.

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Kids are really slow at doing everything, except making a mess. They are true masters of speed at that.

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Ganska många frilansgigg som liveljudtekniker den här sommaren. Idag/ikväll är jag i Mora.

Alla gigg har varit roliga hittills men det har alltid varit väldigt långa dagar med alldeles för mycket dötid. Idag är jag glad om jag är hemma innan fem på morgonen. 🙁

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In other news, the blood moon has just passed so I guess every monster that I’ve slain is now alive again.

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I think I’ve gone swimming in the lake more times these past few weeks than I’ve done in total for the first thirteen years of living in Falun.

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A ten day streak is the best I’ve done in at least a year so I’m quite happy with myself.

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Par i Pixlar frågade på Instagram vilket Super Nintendo-spel som var lyssnarnas favorit och jag tänkte att mitt svar även kan arkiveras här på bloggen.

Väldigt svårt val eftersom det finns så många fantastiska spel till SNES. Super Mario World var och är ett jättekul spel och A Link to the Past står sig fortfarande som ett av de bästa Zelda-spelen. Det är nog inget spel som jag har lagt ner så många timmar i som Super Empire Strikes Back. Vansinnigt svårt, en bra adaption av filmen och snygg användning av pseudo-3d-läget ”Mode 7” i SNESen.

Men jag tror att min favorit måste vara Donkey Kong Country, eftersom det var och är så fruktansvärt kul att spela, alldeles lagom svårt och för att det verkligen visade upp vad SNESen kunde i form av grafik och ljud. Varje gång jag genom åren kopplat in SNESen igen och spelat Donkey Kong Country så har jag blivit förvånad och imponerad över hur snyggt det är. Jag tycker inte att något annat spel (möjligen undantaget uppföljarna) lyckades vara så snyggt på SNES.

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Note to self: The FB360 Encoder really wants its video files to be H.264 encoded and in mp4 containers.

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De tre följeslagarna by Stephen King
Henrik Carlsson
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Which books should I include in my The Dark Tower reading?

I just finished the first book – The Gunslinger – in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series and I immediately started reading the second one – The Drawing of the Three. As those of you who have read the series knows, this is quite a long series but it can be even longer depending on which books I would chose to include.

So that is my question to all of you, which books should I read as part of my The Dark Tower reading?

Of course I will read the seven main books, but then there’s the eight ”The Wind Through the Keyhole” that takes place between number four and five. Should I read this one after ”Wizard and Glass” and before ”Wolves of the Calla” or should I consider it more like bonus material after I’ve finished the main books?

How about other King novels that tie into The Dark Tower, like ”The Stand”, should I intersperse it in the reading of the main series or should it also be considered something extra to read afterward?

Two things to note if you have suggestions for me:

  1. The Gunslinger is the first King novel (or short-story) that I’ve ever read.
  2. I’m currently reading the series in Swedish and I will try to keep it that way. While King is a successful writer in Sweden as well, he is less successful here than he is in the English speaking world. That means not all his books are available in Swedish, so it’s possible that I really like your suggestion but still chose not to read it because it’s not available in Swedish.

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Wow! The photo doesn’t quite make it justice, but the sunset is truly golden tonight.

Due to the heatwave Ebbe is having trouble falling asleep in his room, so instead I take him for a walk in the evening.

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English grammar is hard.

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I really need to update my profile picture.

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Finally fixed a bug in my website theme that made the thumbnails of the books I’m reading appear way too large.

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De tre följeslagarna by Stephen King
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De tre följeslagarna by Stephen King
Henrik started reading De tre följeslagarna
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Revolvermannen by Stephen King
Henrik gave 3 stars to Revolvermannen (Det mörka tornet, #1)
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Revolvermannen by Stephen King
Henrik Carlsson
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Turns out I did start reading the second book – The Drawing of the Three – in The Dark Tower series tonight as well. I haven’t read far and now it’s time for bed, but I’m definitely hooked on the series now!

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The Gunslinger

Almost a year ago I listened to Episode 374 of The Incomparable podcast where they discussed Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. I got really intrigued by the discussion, stopped listening before they went into spoilers and instead I purchased the first novel in the series – The Gunslinger.

These days I’m a fairly slow reader and I have very little time for reading so it has taken many weeks but tonight, on a very hot summer night of what I believe is one of the warmest summers in Sweden in recorded history, I finished the book. I can’t say that I loved it but I am definitely intrigued by it, so I will keep on reading the series. I believe that a lot of the things that are still confusing will be less so as I keep on reading. I also think that this will be an interesting way into the works of Stephen King, which I haven’t really explored at all before reading this book.

Because I’ve gotten into purchasing physical copies of books again, and because I buy books much faster than I read then, I already have four books in the series in my bookshelf.

I don’t think I’ll read more tonight and I’m not sure whether I’ll reading something else before starting book two in the series. Time will tell.

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Det är möjligt att jag inte är helt objektiv i frågan, men jag är helt övertygad om att jag har världens sötaste son.

Det är möjligt att jag inte är helt objektiv i frågan, men jag är helt övertygad om att jag har världens sötaste son.

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Revolvermannen by Stephen King
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Revolvermannen by Stephen King
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Grattis på födelsedagen älskade lille Ebbe! Dagarna har ibland gått väldigt långsamt men året har gått jättefort. Det är så häftigt att se dig lära dig nya saker och växa så snabbt.Du är så underbart charmig och gosig, samtidigt som du kan driva oss till vansinne när du inte får den uppmärksamhet som du vill ha. Nu har vi en lång härlig semester framför oss och då ska jag leka massor med dig och Iris!

Grattis på födelsedagen älskade lille Ebbe! Dagarna har ibland gått väldigt långsamt men året har gått jättefort. Det är så häftigt att se dig lära dig nya saker och växa så snabbt.Du är så underbart charmig och gosig, samtidigt som du kan driva oss till vansinne när du inte får den uppmärksamhet som du vill ha. Nu har vi en lång härlig semester framför oss och då ska jag leka massor med dig och Iris!

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Nej nu jävlar, förbannade fågel. Nu är det krig!

Nej nu jävlar, förbannade fågel. Nu är det krig!

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Eftersom det tittats på fotboll och skanderats "heja Sverige" flera gånger nu medan jag har varit borta på jobb så har Iris, fullt rimligt, dragit slutsatsen att jag jobbar med att spela fotboll och göra mål. 😀 En rejäl uppgradering från när hon var ganska säker på att jag jobbade med att dricka kaffe. Det här är vad jag egentligen jobbar med idag. Ljud år "Evil Donkeys" på Liljans utescen och sen hustekniker på inomhusscenen när Markoolio spelar.

Eftersom det tittats på fotboll och skanderats "heja Sverige" flera gånger nu medan jag har varit borta på jobb så har Iris, fullt rimligt, dragit slutsatsen att jag jobbar med att spela fotboll och göra mål. 😀 En rejäl uppgradering från när hon var ganska säker på att jag jobbade med att dricka kaffe. Det här är vad jag egentligen jobbar med idag. Ljud år "Evil Donkeys" på Liljans utescen och sen hustekniker på inomhusscenen när Markoolio spelar.

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