Jan-Lukas Else

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GoBlog syncs the editor state between browsers in real-time now. ✨ Thanks to WebSockets!

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Some IndieWeb protocols are complicated and there are sometimes no programming libraries to simplify the use of them, but ActivityPub is another beast. Although the standard is documented, the way the specific implementations (Mastodon etc.) work often isn’t and it’s hard to debug. So huge respect for the big rework. 👍

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Another change in my infrastructure setup: I replaced rathole with Chisel. There wasn’t any particular reason, I use it in the same way: It’s making a few services and websites hosted on my home server available on my VPS to publish using Caddy and a static IP. Chisel is just a bit more simple to configure using command line flags. And it’s written in Go.

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One year ago, I started using AdGuard Home instead of Pi-Hole to filter DNS requests and block ads and tracking. Yesterday, I switched to NextDNS instead. NextDNS has mostly the same features, but is hosted in the “cloud” and I have one less self-hosted service to care about. AdGuard Home is awesome, but NextDNS seems to be working great as well and also integrates with Tailscale easily.

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I don’t know a lot about HTTP/3. But today I updated Caddy to version 2.6 and my sites should support HTTP/3 by default now. More speed? 🤔

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GoToSocial seems like a promising alternative to Mastodon. It’s written in Go (👍 in my opinion), lightweight and pretty good documented so far. It’s still “alpha software” but seems to make great progress. In the past, I self hosted a microblog.pub instance and then after some time without any Fediverse profile other than my blog, which has ActivityPub support as well, signed up at Fosstodon to be able to reply to blog comments from the Fediverse. I already set up an instace of GTS, but will probably wait to use it as my primary Fediverse profile until GTS enters the beta stage sometime in 2023 according to the roadmap.

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Now that I have access to Udemy Business and can watch many, many courses for free, I subscribed to two courses. One to improve my English and one to improve my quick-wittedness. Let’s see if I complete them and if they really help.

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Why can’t I sleep when I’m excited? And why am I not excited during the day, but then my thoughts are circling at night? Well at least I slept well yesterday. Maybe that helps to get through the day somehow after only 3 or 4 hours of sleep.

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📍 Skradinski Buk, Croatia

Some impressions from the Krka National Park in Croatia. 🇭🇷

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Like of: Creating maps to share the coffee shops I have visited

I should have attended the Homebrew Website Club London / Europe in June, after all they talked about maps, a topic I have some experience with. James uses Leaflet to create maps with his visited coffee shops. 👍

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