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  1. May 2021
  2. Apr 2021
    1. Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode.
  3. Mar 2021
    1. They also lacked a lot of the features users wanted, e.g. more options for searching games and wishlist notifications.
    2. In recent years, Steam also added the features and options that its users were asking for.
    3. Of course, this decision was not made easy. But it was made easier when I looked at the steadily declining visitor count, probably caused by better offerings from other websites that also compare prices to other stores than only Steam. At some point one starts to ask themselves if this is still all worth the trouble. And sometimes you just have to let go.
    4. SteamPrices.com has always just been a hobby of mine. It was a nice playground to test and improve my programming skills and I wanted to apply all best practices that I learned. We had a complete website relaunch in 2015 where I added a mobile friendly responsive design and accessibility. But as all hobbies go, you have to find the time and motivation to stick with it. Both were lacking in the last three years and the website went into some sort of slumber. Most tasks always were fully automated and worked without me doing something. When Steam changed their website design and code, I came back to the project to fix the apparent issues. Some issues from the early days were never fully solved and probably never would have, i.e. wrong price information during a sale for games that are part of a cheaper bundle or package. Additionally, defending against people that tried to gather price information from SteamPrices.com instead of Steam was always feeling like an uphill battle.
    5. There was a need for websites like SteamPrices.com but this has changed in my opinion. More and more features became obsolete and I countered it with meta-analysis like Price Tracker and Publisher comparison, but the website statistics show that these features were not being used a lot - in the end, they were not in spirit of the initial website idea and goal: compare prices from different Steam regions.

      no longer needed

  4. Feb 2021
    1. Please be aware travis-ci.org will be shutting down in several weeks, with all accounts migrating to travis-ci.com.
    1. Around 2 years ago I decided to end the experiment of “TRB PRO” as I felt I didn’t provide enough value to paying users. In the end, we had around 150 companies and individuals signed up, which was epic and a great funding source for more development.
  5. Nov 2020
  6. Sep 2020
  7. www.graphitedocs.com www.graphitedocs.com
    1. Goodbye from GraphiteGraphite was a decentralized, privacy-centric alternative to Google Docs. It saw quite a bit of press and had a loyal user-base. However, as with many great products, it could not find product-market fit in time.So, while Graphite is no longer a company or a hosted app, it's source code will live on and forever be available to anyone who wants to use it or build off it.Thank you to everyone who supported Graphite over the years. You mean the world to me!
    1. The End of Graphite I'm sad to say that Graphite is shutting its doors. I've given three years of myself to this project, but the time has come to move on.
  8. May 2020
    1. We're closing the Support Forum issue tracker in favor of the Community Forum and support channels. We recognize that the Support Forum issue tracker has not received much attention in the last few months, and want to redirect our community members to locations that are regularly monitored by GitLab staff. As a result, this issue will be moved to the GitLab product issue tracker and triaged there.
    1. Thank you for letting me know about this move by Google. Definitely something to watch. While I agree with Google's position from an end user experience perspective, it unfortunately puts Firefox at a further disadvantage since Mozilla does not have its own language translation initiatives.
    2. Also trying to load the URL https://translate.google.com/manager/website/, apparently Google has shut it down for new users, I suspect it will stop working eventually.
  9. Feb 2020
    1. Excellent air filter. I buy these 20x20x1 sizes and tape them to a regular box fan for a quick, easy, and affordable air filtration unit that I can move around the house wherever/whenever I want. No need for any special high end unit that requires a unique filter that some company stops supporting.
  10. Dec 2019
    1. And it gets worse: Microsoft bought Wunderlist in 2015, and plans on eventually shutting it down in favor of Microsoft To-Do, a new-ish app that as of this writing isn’t even available for Mac. That’s a lot of nonsense to deal with, and we haven’t even gotten into the subscription upselling most to-do apps on the market try to pull for what is basically a text document. Which is why I advocate ditching them all and using a text document. Not only is using a text document simple and flexible, but you future proof yourself against that inevitable day when your favorite to-do app gets shut down.

      Reminds me of when [Yahoo?] shut down server for Astrid task manager, telling everyone they needed to migrate their data elsewhere.

      One of the most pivotal service discontinuences I've experienced, making me very hesitant to trust any non-libre/non-open-source software ever again.