download.dummzeuch.de now also supports https

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Oct 272018
 

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

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

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.

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.

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 dummzeuch.de.

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.

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.)

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 https://blog.dummzeuch.de 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. :-((

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.

Delphi Pipe

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Mar 282015
 

Since Delphi Feeds doesn’t list my blog any more and generally isn’t very fast in responding to requests for adding or removing feeds, I have created my own aggregated feed: RSS-02Delphi Pipe. It’s done with Yahoo Pipes and currently contains the following feeds in no particular order (*1):

[wp-rss-aggregator limit=”100″]

Many of these are also on Delphi Feeds and there are probably many interesting feeds that are still missing. If you want to add a feed, please contact me via my Gooogle+ profile or post a comment to the announcement on Google+. I promise to do my best to maintain the pipe, but that doesn’t mean that I will respond immediately.

You can see the current content of the pipe to the right.

I have also created a static page and subdomain for it: delphipipe.dummzeuch.de

(*1: Meaning that I have yet to be able to create a meaningful sort order for the rss feed listing the sources.)

All registered users deleted and blocked

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Nov 032013
 

I just deleted over 700 “users” who registered to my blog. Most, I am sure, were just spam bots, I am sorry if some of you were real people.

Registering is now blocked as is commenting. I got tired of all the notification e-mails from WordPress. In over a year there was only ever two comments that were not spam. It’s just not worth the effort. If you want to communicate with me more directly, use my Google+ profile