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2020-06-30


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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Jan-Lukas Else