jlelse's Blog

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Hi, welcome to my blog! πŸ‘‹ If you understand German, check out my German blog as well! πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

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I’ve only been using the MX Master 3 and the MX Keys from Logitech for a few days now, but I must say that my favorite feature of the MX Master 3 is definitely the “hyper-fast scrolling”. I don’t know how I got along with a mouse without this feature before. And also the MX Keys is a really awesome keyboard. The typing experience is so good! I definitely have to write a review in a week or two.

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My new coding workflow: VS Code + Remote-SSH extension

I recently rediscovered the ability of Visual Studio Code to develop on remote machines. Just connect to a server via SSH and develop there.

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Photo from my after-work-e-bike-ride today. πŸŒ…

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New peripherals

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I ordered some stuff online the last days and somehow all packages arrived today. In the middle of an important conference call. Well, when you order online, that can happen.

But I not only ordered a new bicycle helmet (in XL, because my head is too big for most other helmets), I also ordered a new keyboard and mouse.

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InstaGrabber

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Although I no longer use Instagram, I still have an account there, and from time to time I like to see what people I know post there. To do that I always used the website in the browser. However, their website is not fast and has some bugs. Recently, I came across the alternative Instagram client β€œInstaGrabber”. While it sounds like a simple Instagram image downloader, it has a lot more functionality.

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While I develop my new custom CMS, it seems like I neglect the blogging. So here’s a photo from my evening walk. Going for a walk after work helps me to breathe fresh air and get a clear mind. It’s also great to enjoy the last few days of summer.

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Web Design and Carbon Impact

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Carl MH Barenbrug writes about the carbon impact of web designs. He reminds to consider that fast loading and less energy use is more important than fancy designs.

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I watched “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix today. I like the movie! A good movie with a lot of things people from within my bubble probably already know. And a lot of reasons to stay away from (classic) social media.

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Just another case of unfair competition

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With Apple launching Fitness+, they launched just another service with an anti-competitive advantage. While they take almost 100% of what’s left after taxes etc., other services are forced to use In-App-Purchases of which Apple takes 30%. I don’t understand how some people defend Apple for this and think this behavior benefits them. Actually, it only leads to a decrease in the quality of non-Apple services, because they somehow have to try to compete with Apple, but get 30% less of the revenues.

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Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years

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Underwater data centers powered by 100% renewable energy are a very interesting idea. It is also noteworthy that they seem to be much more reliable than conventional DCs and that an “unreliable grid” isn’t such a big problem. When the container was hauled off the seabed around half a mile offshore after being placed there in May 2018, just eight out of the 855 servers on board had failed.

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Jan-Lukas Else