Jan-Lukas Else

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💬 Micro: XXXX-XX-04

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I just noticed that I can cancel my annual Amazon Prime subscription and get the remaining time refunded. It was a very hidden option, but I just chose it. Delivery to package stations is still free. Let’s see if I can survive without Prime. In the last 12 months, the only Prime feature I have used is delivery. And I ordered about 40 times, but often just for convenience.

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After some cold and rainy weeks, it’s a quite warm and sunny again, but probably for the last time this year.

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📍 Kassel, Hesse, Germany

Near my new home. 🍂

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After three days of AWS Developer training, I am fascinated about all the AWS products and features. But I also think that AWS has a huge lock-in power. Once you moved everything to the Amazon cloud, it will probably be very hard to get out of it again. And then prices will increase and you have a problem. 🙃

This training definitely helped me getting more experience with the cloud. Now I have to learn for the DVA-C01 certification exam. Feels like studying again…

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I just discovered that my phone app (on my personal smartphone) shows me the total call duration of all calls made with the phone so far. A total of about 137.5 hours, which is over five and a half days (!). And that’s just the calls I’ve made using the phone app in the last 22 months. With Telegram and WhatsApp (and my landline phone), I’m sure a few more hours could be added. I’ve often heard the statement that smartphones are hardly used for making calls anymore these days. But apparently I can disprove that. On average, I make calls for just under six and a half hours (375 minutes) every month (with the phone app on my smartphone).

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I’ve never really done test-driven development (TDD). But Advent of Code offers the perfect opportunity for that, because there is already an example input and an example result. So it is possible to create a test first and program until the test passes.

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I’m a bit skeptical about GitHub Copilot, but now that I’ve really tried it out for the first time, I’m amazed by its capabilities. Copilot doesn’t replace programming, but it does take a lot of the work out of it. What works well, for example, is the completion of comments in the code.

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On the Interrail trip in 2015, we got a city tour in Rome from someone I knew through Google+. Google+ was definitely my favorite of the social networks. And it was so hot in Rome, almost 40°C and we had to wear long pants because we also wanted to visit the Vatican.

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The swans have a meeting? 🦢🏞️

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Woke up early and after breakfast decided to go for a walk… Do you hear the birds? 🐦

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