Google✝ is dead

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Feb 032019

OK, most of you already knew that. I am writing this only because I will now stop posting there. Not just the automatic posts generated by this blog, but also my personal posts.


(Picture taken from Jürgen Christoffel’s G+ post.)

I considered migrating my content from G ✝ to somewhere else (e.g. yet another WordPress blog under, I tried it, it worked), but I decided that it isn’t worth the effort. So, bye bye Google+, it was great as long as it lasted.

If you want to continue following me, consider one of the options listed here.

And one last word to You, Google: I will remember what you did. I will never again trust you.

Btw: Did you know that they will also kill Hangouts?

 Posted by on 2019-02-03 at 12:47

You can now follow me on Diaspora

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Dec 312018

I created an account on Pluspora (I’m *1).

If the WordPress plugin I just installed works as expected, all blog posts will be available there. And if I understand correctly how Diaspora works, it should be possible to follow me on other Diaspora Pods too.

(*1 was blocked for whatever reason, It’s quite possible that I registered it before and deleted that account later. I don’t remember doing that though.)

 Posted by on 2018-12-31 at 19:25

New blog for more personal posts

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Nov 172018

I have posted only a very few personal articles here, but it always felt wrong to do that and I preferred to use Google+. Unfortunately Google decided to close down Google+, so I am forced to look for an alternative. Today I have set up a new blog for that purpose: I’ll try that for a while and and see how it works.

This blog here will stay and will be used for my “professional” posts only, so it will be mostly about programming, Delphi, Windows, Linux and, of course, GExperts.

 Posted by on 2018-11-17 at 13:05 now also supports https

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Oct 272018

From now on, all * subdomains are available via https. In particular that means (which contains all GExperts downloads) and my old home page

I have changed the download links for the two latests GExperts releases. I will probably not bother with the older ones.

 Posted by on 2018-10-27 at 15:51

List of my open source projects

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Oct 062018

Since I keep forgetting which project is hosted where, here is a list of all(?) my open source projects as of 2018-10-06 with links to the pages where they are being hosted.

Most of them are written in Delphi with some Lazarus (for Windows) sprinkled in.

My old homepage still lists other stuff, some of it written in Perl or even ReXX.

 Posted by on 2018-10-06 at 14:57

Impressum und Datenschutzerklärung

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May 192018

Und damit der Amtschimmel was zum Wiehern hat, gibt es jetzt rechts oben Links zum Impressum und zur Datenschutzerklärung.

Bleibt zu hoffen, dass die jeweiligen Generatoren etwas erzeugt haben, was nicht abmahnfähig ist. Mir persönlich gefällt insbesondere die Datenschutzerklärung nicht, denn laut DSGVO soll sie leicht verständlich sein, das was da drin steht, ist es aber nicht wirklich. Aber ich werde den Teufel tun, und jetzt an einem Schriftstück herumfummeln, das von dem Generator auf der Webseite eines Rechtsanwalts erzeugt wurde.

 Posted by on 2018-05-19 at 18:06

Comments and lots of other features disabled

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May 192018

I have already spent too much time to make my site compliant with GDPR rules. I have disabled

  • comments on all pages (also deleted existing comments)
  • track backs
  • options to like pages
  • direct links to “social” media
  • JetPack features, including site stats

I have also tried to find and remove any requests my site sends to anywhere else but

I’m still not done and I already hate it. Many useful features are now gone, existing comments have been deleted, I will no longer get stats on which pages have been requested.

And I might still decide to shut down the whole thing. I like publishing and interacting with my users, but I don’t want to spend the time for bullshit. So, if on 2018-05-25 you come back here and find that all the content is gone, you can thank the EU and the German government.

Welcome to #neuland.

 Posted by on 2018-05-19 at 11:30

Hello world!

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Mar 122017

I managed to mess up my blog. The content is still there, but all the screenshots are missing since apparently they are not part of the export. Fortunately my hoster 1&1 makes a daily backup of my webspace which is stored for 6 days, so I could restore the pictures. (After praising them, let me add that I lost the data because their automatic conversion from managed to normal blog did not work, so I tried to revert, which deleted everything.)

 Posted by on 2017-03-12 at 13:52

WordPress update broke ssl

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Feb 032017

My hoster has updated my WordPress installation to the latest version (and broke it for several days). What they also did was disable my option to set the site address and wordpress address to https rather than http. So, now even though the site is still available through it now longer automatically forces https connections. Thanks a lot. 🙁

What’s even worse: It reverses to plain http sometimes for no reason I can determine. e.g. I have been writing this post through http because I didn’t notice that until now. Thanks even more. :-((

 Posted by on 2017-02-03 at 21:29

Added Flattr for donations

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Jan 222017

Just in case you want to show your appreciation for my blog posts, my open source tools and libraries and my contributions to other tools and libraries, now you can: I have created a profile at Flattr and embedded a button in my blog.

For now, this is mostly a test to see whether it actually works as described, but feel free to “flattr” me anyway.

Note: I deleted that account today, 2017-10-21 due to flattr changing their terms and condtions.

 Posted by on 2017-01-22 at 14:36