jlelse’s Blog

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2020-04


Published on in 💬 Micro

I probably shouldn’t be posting articles at 11:30 at night. Somehow it happens to me too often that I make a mistake while publishing, like missing the title, posting in the wrong category on my blog or something similar. Go to sleep and don’t blog so late, Jan-Lukas!

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Streaming or MP3s?

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As I write these lines, I listen to music on Spotify. To a playlist named “Lowkey Tech” with “chill techno and chill house” music. Recently I have been enjoying this music a lot. Electronic music, but relaxed and mostly without vocals.

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Pieces of Thinking

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Desmond Rivet wrote in a new blog article (in which he picked up my article) why he writes on a blog. Writing helps him to think:

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Nothing to hide

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Tonight I spoke with my girlfriend on the phone and we talked for two hours about all kinds of topics. One topic was that I don’t think corona tracking apps, where the data is stored centrally, are a good idea because of privacy and stuff. My girlfriend, on the other hand, said why is privacy important at all? The argument that nobody needs to know what I do with whom, when, where and for how long was not convincing to her. She said that I track my runs via GPS anyway. And she asked who would be interested in your data if you are not famous or something?

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100 Days To Offload

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100 Days To Offload, an initiative started by Kev Quirk, is a nice idea to get people blogging.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

While in the beginning I integrated almost everything directly into my hugo-micropub tool, I now build separate tools for new features that can be used independently (like this one or this). Most of them simply use the JSON Feed as a kind of API to get information about published articles. Not real microservices, but it goes in that direction.

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Minimalism

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Thanks to Steven Ovadia’s post, I discovered the newsletter of Scott Nesbitt and the “musing” “On Minimalism”. This text, as well as some others that I have read, really speaks from my heart.

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Backup a dockerized Postgres database with Resticker

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I got the question how to solve the problem that when backing up the storage of a dockerized Postgres database (using Resticker) it could be that the backup is corrupt because the database is still running.

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Ubuntu 20.04 - Focal Fossa

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Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) got released today. I’m already using it for a week on my desktop and have to say it’s an awesome version. Gnome 3.36 is really smooth and the new features (like dark mode) are really pleasant. Ubuntu is in my eyes the Linux distribution that “just works”.

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Use Telegram as a notification service with Go

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Telegram is my favorite messenger for chatting. There are many reasons for this. But Telegram is also very suitable to use it as a notification service for your own projects. For example I get a daily overview of the number of page views of my blogs, but also notifications about new Webmentions, or likes and announcements via ActivityPub are sent to me via Telegram.

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