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In the end of April 2009 I started using Twitter—and today, after almost 14 years, in the end of January 2023 I deleted my account. I had great times with Twitter and with the people on there, made friends and I still have a lot of good memories. But over the last years the platform changed and I only used it sporadicly and mostly passively. After the takeover by Elon Musk the platform went into a direction I am no longer comfortable with. So I’m leaving, saying:

This post # 006 of 100 Days To Offload.

I’m a data hoarder of sorts. In the last decade I’ve collected a lot of stuff and that must be sorted and cleaned up. Over the years I tried different sorting structures but it never worked out for me. But currently, I have a pretty solid system and over the last year I’m sorting everything in. And I’ll give you a glimpse into my archives by writing about some of it.

This post is # 004 of 100 Days To Offload.

ClassicPress 1.5.0 was released a few days ago with support for PHP 8. And this solves a lot of problems I had on this blog in the last few month: On the homepage was the title “Archive” visible, which should not be visible; and on my archive page nothing was shown at all—except for the title; and all I’ve got was mysterious error messages in the logs … Guess I should have better looked at the requirements (which are now, btw, a bit outdated), than I would have seen that I was using the wrong PHP version. Lesson learned.

So now I can start tinkering on this blog again and not try to hunt this weird behavior of ClassicPress.

This post is # 003 of 100 Days To Offload.

Just some days ago I saw a video of Linus Tech Tips about battery-draining standby modes of Windows laptops (and sometimes MacBooks).

Now I came across Sleep Aid (via Michael Tsai), a macOS tool to diagnose and solve standby aka. sleeping issues on Macs. From the blog post Hot Bag MacBook about it:

Have you ever travelled somewhere to find that your MacBook is nice and warm, with next to no battery left? If so, these are the common causes of a “Hot Bag MacBook” that we’ve found so far.

This could be handy.

This post is # 002 of 100 Days To Offload.

100 Days To Offload:

The whole point of #100DaysToOffload is to challenge you to publish 100 posts on your personal blog in a year.

Posts don’t need to be long-form, deep, meaningful, or even that well written. If there are spelling and grammar mistakes, or even if there’s no real point to the post, so what? What’s important is that you’re writing about the things you want to write about.

Your posts could be how-to guides, or links to another post you have found interesting. They could include your own thoughts about that post, or a response to it. It could be a simple update about what you have done that day. Tell us about your dog, your cat, your fish tank, or whatever hobbies you have. Someone will find it interesting.

Just. Write.

A few days ago I stumbled upon this: Writing 100 blog posts on my blog in 365 days—can’t be that hard, right?! Challenge accepted.

This post is # 001 of 100 Days To Offload.