jlelse’s Blog

Thoughts, stories and ideas

2019-09


Developing 10x faster with my Surface Go and Visual Studio Code

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This thought was written using Visual Studio Code from my Surface Go, but via a SSH remote connection to my ASRock Deskmini.

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You never know how things turn out

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If I had considered a year ago what my life might look like today, I would certainly have guessed something completely different from what is reality today.

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Nextcloud is my favorite cloud

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I have just updated my Nextcloud install from Nextcloud 16 to Nextcloud 17. It’s a Docker-based installation on my Odroid HC2, which I use for a lot of self-hosted softwares. (Thanks to Docker I can forget about all things PHP!)

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How ad companies can track you without cookies

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Today I read an article by Kev Quirk about how browser fingerprinting works. In his article (I recommend to read it) he not only explains how websites can use the various information your browser sends to give you an almost unique fingerprint, but he also linked to a tool called “Panopticlick” by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation).

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Using Windows

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The new semester in university started again and I’m using Windows for university things now. Yes, excuse me, I said Windows. I’m using it on my new Microsoft Surface Go.

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Global Climate Strike

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Today was Global Climate Strike. I wasn’t able to attend the strike in my city personally, because I wasn’t able to not go to work today and had a long train travel this afternoon and evening.

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Consume less, create more

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There was a time I thought about how to change my life. A lot of things changed in my life but I needed to adapt somehow. I also wasn’t very happy with how I used my time and needed a purpose in my life. I started writing blog posts daily (on Medium back then - see my archive of many old Medium articles here).

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Twitter will go away one day

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It’s impressive how Zach Leatherman built an archive of all his tweets on his personal website to take ownership of them. That way all his tweets will be preserved even if Twitter goes away one day.

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Companies and their responsibility when using free software

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I know, it’s a medium.com link again, but I’m still a Medium member until my membership expires next March. OneZero has some great articles though. If you don’t have a Medium membership, open the link in a private browser tab.

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My new Surface Go

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It’s probably not that easy to understand, why I (as a strong Linux advocate) bought a Microsoft Surface Go and use Windows on it, but let me try to explain…

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