Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

2022-01


A few email thoughts…

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I recently switched to Purelymail, after mentioning a long time ago that I keep an eye on the service every now and then.

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Now consumer “security” software is mining cryptocurrency!

If the earth is already in a deep climate crisis, let’s destroy it even faster by using hundreds of millions of computers to print “money”…

Why again do I actually pay attention to efficiency when programming?

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As I read “No Social Media Club”, I wonder what it would be like if I don’t share so much on my blog, what it would be like if I had never started sharing anything on the internet in the first place? 🤔 I somehow don’t have an answer to this…

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Switching to Purelymail

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After long consideration, I have now moved email for all but my main domain (but that’s coming too) to Purelymail. Email without bullshit. And with the “Advanced billing mode” they really only charge by usage or $10 per year with the “Simple billing”, but even with Advanced that shouldn’t be much more than $1 per month for me.

What I like most is that there is no unnecessary limit on the number of users, aliases or custom domains. 👍

And to keep my emails even if Purelymail suddenly disappears, I set up a cronjob (based on this Dockerfile) that backs up my IMAP mailbox once an hour.

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New year, new habits?!

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Colin’s post yesterday inspired me to install the Loop Habit Tracker app. How did I not know about this app yet? Free, no ads, and even open source!

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Finally I have implemented a kind of trash in GoBlog. When I delete a post, it is first marked as deleted and can be restored within 7 days. Unfortunately the integration with ActivityPub is not that easy. ActivityPub allows to Undo a Delete activity, but Mastodon doesn’t support that, just like Mastodon doesn’t support Updates. 🙄

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