Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

2020-08


My August ‘20 in Review

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And August is over too. This month went by pretty fast due to my summer vacation and I didn’t blog much because of that, but here is my short monthly review…

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Subscription fatigue

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Rahul writes about the “app subscription fatigue”. I don’t currently subscribe to apps through the Play Store, but I do pay monthly or yearly for some digital services. Therefore I decided to make an overview of all my subscriptions to get an overview of my monthly costs for subscriptions.

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“Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website”

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This is probably one of the coolest articles I have read in a long time. “Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website” is absolutely worth a read!

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On using Linux…

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Next to my Microsoft Surface Go with Windows on it, I often take my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 with me, when I visit my family over the weekend. The ThinkPad let’s me do some development things on a Linux machine (with Ubuntu 20.04) during the long train trips (6 hours each direction). So I always try to get everything up-to-date before. It’s always amazing how fast it is to do this.

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You probably heard about HEY, the email service that claims to fix email. But let me share this service with you: Heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com. It’s way cooler than HEY. 😉

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Summer vacation ‘20

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This year I once spent my summer vacation not with my family but with my girlfriend (going on vacation alone feels so grown up somehow… 😅). I spent two weeks with her at the bay of Lübeck. To switch off from everyday life and relax. 😌

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Clean start for the web

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Tom MacWright shares some thoughts around how the web loses on performance and accessibility because web pages continue to grow in size and complexity.

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📍 Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

If anyone is wondering, why there’s no new content on this blog: I’m on vacation in northern Germany at the Baltic Sea!

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“Why I started microblogging”

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Bryan Sebesta shares his reasons for microblogging: I often run across things that I’d like to share but don’t deserve their own post. Outside of Twitter, how do I share it? A microblog creates a space for that.. It becomes […] “a way for me to put everything I do online that is visually small — anything small enough not to require scrolling: quotes, links, images, audio files — in one place, and a place on my own site.”

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“OnePlus is preloading its phones with Facebook bloatware”

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It was probably a good decision to cancel my OnePlus Nord pre-order. Next to the display issues there are delivery delays and now there’s another problem too.

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