Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

2022-03


My March ‘22 in Review

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Now March is also over, the first lockdown turns two, my bachelor’s degree one. Time to look back a bit on the past weeks.

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Mastodon 3.5 finally supports the Update ActivityPub activity. GoBlog supports sending updates for quite a while already, but only Pleroma showed the updated posts and not Mastodon. That would have been useful recently, when I posted “Spaces!” but wanted to post “Tabs!” and updated my post. 😅

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When you submit a GDPR request to American Express (Germany), you get an “Encrypted Mail” (for which you have to log in again somewhere and set a password), which then contains two PDFs, one of which is full of screenshots of mainframe terminals.

At work, we call such terminals “black holes”. And mainframe is certainly even more widespread than many believe. Not everything runs in fancy Kubernetes clusters developed in Go, NodeJS or Rust.

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Yesterday I ordered a blanket for an incredible amount of money, more precisely a weighted blanket. Now I hope that it will be delivered quickly and that it really has the positive effects that are being advertised. Although I can usually fall asleep quickly in the evening with a sleeping mask and earplugs, I never manage to sleep through the night, I am never woken up by the alarm clock because I wake up earlier. In the morning I feel tired almost every day, sometimes even the whole day, which then also limits my concentration and mental fitness. So I hope this magic blanket helps and is worth the money. 🙏

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Tabs versus Spaces? Tabs!

But I prefer neither Vim nor Emacs, but VSCode, nano and Notepad++. 🙈

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About listening to music

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Sometimes I like to listen to music, I listen to a song, which gives me a good feeling, then another and another. I feel really good, sometimes I could even dance, although I don’t really like dancing.

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“The Dissident”

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I just watched the movie “The Dissident” (currently available at 3sat in DE/AT/CH).

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Back to GitHub

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Not too long ago I reported how I build the Docker images for GoBlog using Drone and Docker-in-Docker.

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Six years ago, I was with my family on a cruise on the North Sea. During this trip we also visited Amsterdam. Today, however, I would no longer go on cruises because of the enormous environmental impact.

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Text-to-speech is becoming more popular

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I am a slow reader. I read a lot on websites, but not quickly and I often get distracted while reading. What I like therefore is a pre-reading option.

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