Daniel Aleksandersen

Who is Daniel?

Hi. I’m a specialist in obscure details. Which is just a nicer way of saying “obsessive perfectionist, and an observer of and enthusiast for obscure subjects.”

I write regularly about the things that interest me at any given time over at Slight Future.

I strongly dislike the concept of locking everyone into “ecosystems” delivered by huge multinational companies and advocate for the open web and privacy online.

Recent activities

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Re: Why you should care about your HTTP implementation

I did actually type that into the comment field as a second paragraph, but I see that second paragraph got lost somewhere along the way.My third paragraph about fake Google FeedFetchers was also lost.…

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Review: Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300

Lenovo offers a neat HDMI-dongle/mini-computer with Windows 10 Home edition at half the price of a standalone Windows 10 license. The only problem being that it isn’t really suited for running Windo…

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Re: Diabetes and lifestyle with the FreeStyle Libre

Do you really think of it as “suffering” from diabetes? That can’t be a good feeling. I think of it as a property of my body. It’s not a positive property, but I wouldn’t use the word “suf…

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Re: Accelerated Mobile Pages

I’ve added AMP pages to my WordPress blog and have seen that the Google cached version of my pages is getting a larger and larger percent of my site’s mobile traffic. AMP is just a subset of HTML …

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Re: New blog, powered by Hugo

I know most of your content is in Textile format. Have you tried Textpattern? The CMS that Textile was originally written for. I recently dropped the Nikola static site generator in favor of WordPress…

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Re: Abbot FreeStyle Libre, the mobile app

This was about a whole lot more than the title suggested.I cant believe you would trust it without a backup. I don’t even trust my pump enough to travel without a backup. Though, I have replaced it …

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Restoring from a Linode Backup

It was caused by a silly mistake but it totally destroyed my database. I wasn’t entirely unprepared for the situation and I did have backups. However, I hadn’t bothered to get familiar with the re…

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Re: Time for a refresh!

Hint: “Hosting by $companyName” affiliate links in the site footer, no need to make them very prominent, can do surprisingly well for niche tech blogs like this one.

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10.06.2016 22:47

Nine years ago I was part of an idealistic group of web advocates looking to free the web from the tyranny of the big silos. We saw web identity as a core part of the web’…