jlelse's Blog

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2020-09


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Reply to: ONLINE: Homebrew Website Club Europe/London

This week’s HWC was nice as always with interesting topics! Especially the topic about sustainable websites was interesting. My VPS provider uses renewable energy and I also try to make my site use as less resources as possible, by using no custom fonts and writing minimal CSS and HTML. Images also get optimized and resized automatically on upload.

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My September '20 in Review

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September is now also coming to an end. So again a new monthly review. Meanwhile this is already the ninth one, which shows that writing these summaries has really become a habit. What has kept me busy this month?

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My thoughts on Cloudflare Web Analytics

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Cloudflare currently celebrate their 10th birthday and launch a new product or feature everyday for a week. Today they launched Cloudflare Web Analytics. Until now you had to proxy your site through Cloudflare to use their analytics, because they collected those stats – “at the edge” – on their servers. But now they are adding an JavaScript-based option, similar to Google Analytics and all the new privacy-focused analytics services like GoatCounter and Plausible. But like GoatCounter and Plausible and unlike Google, they promise privacy, because they don’t make their money tracking users, but selling products (that aren’t users) – at least that’s what they say in the announcement post on their blog:

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I’ve only been using the MX Master 3 and the MX Keys from Logitech for a few days now, but I must say that my favorite feature of the MX Master 3 is definitely the “hyper-fast scrolling”. I don’t know how I got along with a mouse without this feature before. And also the MX Keys is a really awesome keyboard. The typing experience is so good! I definitely have to write a review in a week or two. And maybe try to get back into touch typing…

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My new coding workflow: VS Code + Remote-SSH extension

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I recently rediscovered the ability of Visual Studio Code to develop on remote machines. Just connect to a server via SSH and develop there.

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Photo from my after-work-e-bike-ride today. 🌅

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New peripherals

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I ordered some stuff online the last days and somehow all packages arrived today. In the middle of an important conference call. Well, when you order online, that can happen. But I not only ordered a new bicycle helmet (in XL, because my head is too big for most other helmets), I also ordered a new keyboard and mouse.

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InstaGrabber

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Although I no longer use Instagram, I still have an account there, and from time to time I like to see what people I know post there. To do that I always used the website in the browser. However, their website is not fast and has some bugs. Recently, I came across the alternative Instagram client “InstaGrabber”. While it sounds like a simple Instagram image downloader, it has a lot more functionality. It allows viewing your feed and stories of people you follow. To enable this, you can also login.

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While I develop my new custom CMS, it seems like I neglect the blogging. So here’s a photo from my evening walk. Going for a walk after work helps me to breathe fresh air and get a clear mind. It’s also great to enjoy the last few days of summer.

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Web Design and Carbon Impact

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Carl MH Barenbrug writes about the carbon impact of web designs. He reminds to consider that fast loading and less energy use is more important than fancy designs.

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