Hello all! I've been quiet for a while, because I was busy implementing a more shitty version of an open source tool that was already working ok. And then I wrote a lot of text explaining why:


An unexpected benefit of turning of javascript in your webbbrowser is that all those annoying cookie consent dialogs don't work anymore and they don't block you from seeing the page.

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

I love to use as a Todo manager. Configuring Taskwarrior Server to synchronize multiple clients is not a straightforward process though. I always struggle with it.

This time, I made some notes while setting it up on Buster: erikwinter.nl/notes/2020/confi

One day I get it right in one try.

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I wrote an article about unit testing outbound http requests in

It is called: Unit Test Outbound HTTP Requests in Golang.

(You didn't see that one coming, did you?)

Read it here: erikwinter.nl/notes/2020/unit_

As for the specifics:
I am Dutch developer, into free software, writing. And a bunch of other things. (I am a human, after all 😀 )

My sites:
* erikwinter.nl
* write.as/ewintr

All a perpetual work in progress...

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Hi everyone! time.

As many of you, I was disappointed by what the web has become. I even became so unhappy with it that I went in voluntary social media isolation for a long time.

Earlier this year, I was feeling nostalgic and started a personal site. A simple way to store my technical notes. Showed some writing and music I made. I really liked working on it. And then I started a (Dutch) blog on @write_as. And then I wanted more. And more. And now I am here.

@cooper Hi, I'm a new user and I will do a proper introduction soon, but for now I have a question:
I also have an activitypub account on Write.as (@ewintr@write.as) and I try to find and follow it, but I get no results. How does that work?


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