Roel Willems

Assumption ≠ Insight

2018-12-17: Moved some domains to Cloudflare Domain Registar (currently in early access). Migration went smooth …

2018-11-25: How to batch export from Ulysses to plain Markdown This is a small guide to help moving files from Ulysses native file format (.ulysses files) to plain …

2018-11-24: Got my photoblog maintainingfocus running on @blot, so far so good (after straightening out some DNS …

2018-11-23: After seeing quite a few people posting about Blot, I took the plunge and will be trying it for my …

2018-11-23: Leadership A good leader show which road to travel, a great leader helps others to see the road they want to …

2018-11-22: The beauty within I like words. I like plain and simple thoughts and stories written down. For as long as the internet …

2018-11-21: ∞ Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force” In a Tuesday interview with CNN, Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook’s handling of recent …

2018-11-20: Dark mode support for the Marfa theme done! You can take a look using Safari Technology Preview 68 …

2018-11-20: Working on enabling Safari dark mode support on the Micro.blog Marfa theme, almost done: P.s. I will …

2018-11-19: ∞ Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops The other day I had to log in to a service I hadn’t used before. Since I was a new user, the website …

2018-11-18: ∞ To www or not to www For 20 years or so, there has been the debate over whether you should use www or not in your web …

2018-11-18: Micro guide: Getting your hosted Microblog IPv6 ready This is a small guide (hence the category “micro guide”) to enable IPv61 for your hosted …

2018-11-17: Had some problems with my two year old iPhone SE, bought it in for a battery replacement today …

2018-11-17: Creative commons licence Redid the footer of my website and am quite happy with the result. Also moved to a creative commons …

2018-11-11: Finally had some time to dust off my micro.blog hosted sites ( @manton thanks for solving a HTTPS …

2018-06-04: Quite the announcements at WWDC from Apple regarding data and privacy. Social media companies and …

2018-05-25: Instapaper has temporary shut down for EU residents. I’m not sure if they struggled to …

2018-05-14: Row Log Update 🚣‍♂️ Calendar Week: 19 Workout: 7,034 meters /500m: 2:07 Total Meters This Week: …

2018-05-12: Row Log Update 🚣‍♂️ Calendar Week: 18 Workout: 6.855 meters /500m: 2:11 Total Meters This Week: …

2018-05-10: Row Log Update 🚣‍♂️ Calendar Week: 18 6,434 m (+ 2,219 m cooling down) Total Meters This Week: …

2018-05-09: Facebook accused of extremists to one another through ‘suggested friends’ feature (The Telegraph) Using sophisticated algorithms, Facebook is designed to connect people who share common interests. …

2018-05-08: Row Log Update 🚣‍♂️ Calendar Week: 18 Total Meters This Week: 12.082 Season 2018: 12.082 Current …

2018-05-07: For the new indoor rowing season1 I decided to start posting my training progress. To keep …

2018-05-07: Row Log Update 🚣‍♂️ Calendar Week: 18 - start of new Concept 2 season 1 May Workout: 7.076 meters …

2018-05-04: How very social Samsung Smart TV. During the first minute after power-on, the TV talks to Google Play, Double Click, …

2018-05-03: Who’s next? Step 1: get dating apps to build themselves on your platform’s data Step 2: cut them off from your …

2018-05-03: Looking in to switching (back) to Linux. It would be fine (or better) for 90% of my current laptop …

2018-05-02: Disruptive vs Sustaining innovation and the Tesla case I always enjoy Ben en James talking business strategy in their Exponent podcast (Ben Thompson from …

2018-05-01: Just finished moving some old photos from instagram to my dedicated photo-micro-blog …

2018-04-30: By the way, here is an important lesson about delegation: remember that everyone else is also most …

2018-04-30: Challenge accepted

2018-04-26: The joys of technology: That moment when your TV asks you for GDPR consent.

2018-04-25: On turning off unnecessary notifications turn off all lock screen notifications (this is better for privacy anyway) turn off vibrate and …

2018-04-25: This will be interesting.. WhatsApp will require users in Europe to be at least 16 years old I can imagine many reasons why …

2018-04-24: 1Blocker will be releasing a new version called 1Blocker X on 26 April, pre-order now available. I …

2018-04-23: Unread will no longer show “Untitled” or placeholder text from syncing services when displaying …

2018-04-23: ∞ Collected Goodness Good material. Good art. Good living. Collected Goodness.com by Drew Coffman Very interesting and inspiring stuff, will need to look in to …

2018-04-19: Unlock the Night Owl pin, time to sign off

2018-04-19: Scaling is hard Most of the design tolerances of the Model 3 are already better than any other car in the world. …

2018-04-18: Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica …

2018-04-18: Today I’ve switched RSS service. After Greader, quite some time long self-hosted (Fever 1) …

2018-04-17: ∞ It’s all about perspective Mobile apps are still often lacking in efficiency, Apple’s Smart Keyboard is mediocre and …

2018-04-16: Micro guide: Additional steps and recommendations when using Cloudflare for your DNS Cloudflare users wanting to use a custom domain name for their hosted Micro.blog will be greeted by …

2018-04-16: Micro Guides: small articles which can be of great help Yesterday I had the opportunity to help someone from the Micro.blog community by writing a tiny …

2018-04-15: Micro Guide: Changing the default colors of the Micro.blog Marfa theme I switched my theme for this microblog to Marfa. Marfa is a new theme for Micro.blog hosted …

2018-04-12: Microcasting (short form podcasting) comes to Micro.blog. Welcome Wavelength. What a great addition …

2018-04-12: The Irony Mark Zuckerberg left some of his notes on the table during a break in his testimony before Congress …

2018-04-11: Do I really need to switch Text Editors? Questioning if I really need to look in to switching Text editors I almost discarding the pick for …

2018-04-10: Benedict Evans in his article “The death of the newsfeed” very clearly provides insight …

2018-04-10: The battery of my Apple Watch(v1) really starts showing it’s age. After being on my wrist …

2018-04-09: ∞ Obscure E-Mail Vulnerability This vulnerability is a result of an interaction between two different ways of handling e-mail …

2018-04-09: After writing another post on Facebook and the recent privacy scandals I deleted it all; because …

2018-04-04: ∞ Facebook Sharply Increases Estimate of How Many Users’ Information Was Harvested By Cambridge Analytica Facebook on Wednesday said the personal information of up to 87 million people, most of them …

2018-04-03: ∞ Lasting appeal of RSS Still, the lasting appeal of RSS remains the parts that haven’t changed: the unfiltered view …

2018-04-03: “Measure your success by the success of others.” Dave Winer Seems only natural to stumble upon a …

2018-04-02: ∞ Cloudflare launches Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. We’re excited today to take …

2017-11-20: ∞ A List Apart's 20th anniversary view on the centralising of the internet in to only a handful of all-powerful networks “In recent years, we’ve seen our rich universe of diverse, creative blogs and sites …