jlelse's Blog

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Hi, welcome to my blog! πŸ‘‹ If you understand German, check out my German blog as well! πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

in πŸ’¬ Micro

I just switched from my Hugo-based webmention storing method (that triggered a site rebuild for every webmention) to Horst Gutmanns’s webmentiond. There are still a few things to improve, but I will try to submit more pull requests, like support for Telegram as a notification service and a few other issues.

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Hacker News feed

in πŸ’­ Thoughts

I use hnrss.org to follow Hacker News and stay up-to-date with the tech and developer community. I followed the /frontpage feed, so that my feed reader would collect all submissions that reach the front page of HN. However that’s a lot of stuff and it got too much for me. I then noticed that one is able to filter the feed to just include submissions with more than 50 points (https://hnrss.

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How my blogroll gets generated (now completely automatic!)

Yesterday I teased a new post about how I automated my blogroll generation by writing a Go script and using the Miniflux API. Here it is.

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in πŸ’¬ Micro

Automation is awesome! I just automated my blogroll generation by using the Miniflux API and building a small Go script to download and parse the OPML, filter it and convert it to JSON. Longer explanation following soon…

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The best of both worlds

in πŸ’­ Thoughts

This might sound like a post by a Microsoft fanboy, but honestly, WSL 2 on Windows 10 2004 is really great. It allows me to use Windows on my Surface Go, but at the same time use Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) on it, in a small optimized VM. For example I can run Hugo inside WSL 2 at Linux speed (fast) instead of Windows speed (slow). I just need to take care to save the Git repository with my site files inside the filesystem of the VM and not on Windows (passthrough is really slow).

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in πŸ’¬ Micro

I have too many clothes that I don’t wear anymore and there’s too much stuff in my wardrobe. So I use my holidays to move into another room and get rid of the old stuff. That’s fun (not really…)! πŸ˜…

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in πŸ’¬ Micro

There’s a huge park near my flat and on days with great weather 🌀️ it’s a real pleasure walking through the park. Green trees 🌳, fresh air 🌬️ and the feeling of being outside the city πŸ™οΈ. It’s really nice. 😌

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Music programming

in πŸ’­ Thoughts

It sometimes happens that I fall down a rabbit hole. Suddenly a subject catches my attention and excites me very much. The latest topic where this is the case is the software Sonic Pi and making music by code, basically “music programming”. I played the recorder for many years, but I do not have a real feeling for beat and rhythm. I like to listen to music, especially electronic music, but I couldn’t make music myself, I would miss the musical feeling.

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The Whimsical Web

in πŸ”— Links

Max BΓΆck created a nice site featuring “whimsical websites”. Websites that have special features and “spark joy”. A nice idea. πŸ‘

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My June '20 in Review

in ✍️ Posts
Translations: Deutsch

Welcome to my monthly review of June 2020 and thus already the sixth monthly review on this blog. As always, I want to take the chance to review the last month and see what has happened to me.

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Jan-Lukas Else