Jan-Lukas Else

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💬 Micro: 2022-03

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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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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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At work I may soon be able to program in Java 17 instead of Java 8. But still with Eclipse. 😅

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I didn’t get around to blogging about the fact that Miniflux recently got a new version. With it, if an entry doesn’t have a title, it finally shows a snippet of the content instead of just the URL as the title. A great new feature if you follow a lot of micro blogs. Regarding micro-blogs, I’m also in the process of reading Manton Reece’s book draft.

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Hello! 👋 I haven’t lost the desire to blog, nor have I decided on Digital Detox, it’s just that I’m currently busy moving. Instead of continuing to program my own stuff after work and pouring my thoughts into blog articles, I had to pack boxes. Today was my last workday in the home office in the old apartment, Monday is the first workday in the home office in my new apartment. Then my blogging frequency will probably remain rather low, because I still have to clear out the old apartment, but I may have a little more time again. 😊 Out of curiosity, how many times have you moved already?

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