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2020-06


On Productivity

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As always, a real nice essay (musing) by Scott Nesbit. This time it’s about productivity:

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Blogging in German

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For those who haven’t noticed, I’m blogging more regularly in German again 🇩🇪, the last days even more often in German than in English. And this although there will be much less people reading these articles. Somehow it is much easier for me to write texts in my mother tongue. The words flow much better and it is much easier for me to express my thoughts. I will probably write more about my life and stuff like that on my German blog, while my English blog will be more about technical topics. Some things, like my monthly reviews (the next one will be this week) I will also publish in both languages.

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Email is Not Broken

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A few days ago, I started writing a rant about the new email service HEY (but I discarded the draft because I could not put my criticism into words properly.) While I appreciate that there is a new privacy-focused email service, I do not understand the hype. I don’t understand how it should revolutionize email. There are already a few email services that you pay for. And also the problem of vendor lock-in (by using provider domains instead of custom domains) is not solved by not (yet) supporting custom domains. And also the UI doesn’t look very appealing to me.

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You can finally directly register domains with Cloudflare

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I know, Cloudflare is often criticized in privacy groups and also I do not find everything good. I myself use Cloudflare actually only for two things, which do not concern the privacy of the visitors of my websites. DNS hosting and domain registration.

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I am finally done with the exams and presentations for this semester! Next semester is bachelor. 🙈

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restic is my tool of choice to do backups. I’m just eagerly waiting for this a(a)wsome PR to get merged and a new version released! I’m backing up my Nextcloud (currently ~50 GB), but I never pruned the backup and now the backup is taking up more than 160 GB. That’s still just peanuts with Backblaze B2 as online storage, but I like to have things clean and tidy and a prune is overdue.

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Reply to: A note by Jamie Tanna

My site is back now (Hetzner experienced problems with the CEPH storage - I might switch servers to their new CPX line soon).

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There are times when you want to look at something on GitHub on the go. The previous mobile web experience was terrible, but with the latest redesign, the new mobile web experience is finally usable. 🎉 By usable I mean usable, but not necessarily good. I think GitHub still has some room for improvement.

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Like of: 20th Anniversary

Congratulations! It is exciting to see that some people run websites that are (almost) as old as I am. In 2000 I was just one year old. What will the Internet look like in another 20 years?

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Stay hydrated!

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I bought myself a cheap glass jug to always have enough water in reach. Stay hydrated! 🚰

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