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Hi, welcome to my blog! 👋 If you understand German, check out my German blog as well! 🇩🇪

in 💬 Micro

I’m switching from Backblaze B2 to Scaleway’s Object Storage. I used to use B2 as a backup destination for my restic backups from various servers. The service is fine, but what drives me away is missing €-billing (and credit cards as the only payment method) and a somewhat slow performance (at least it feels like that). Scaleway asks for twice the price (0,01€ per GB per month) but the first 75GB are free.

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This is the first photo (and note) posted from my new phone: A Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite.

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"Portuguese children sue 33 countries over climate change at European court"

in 🔗 Links

“I am afraid for the future,” she said. “Lately, it is already impossible to exercise outdoors. If that was only for a few days it would be fine but the heatwaves are extreme and recurring. I live with the feeling my home is becoming more hostile each year. It scares me a lot.” – The Guardian COVID-19 lets the topic of climate change take a back seat, but COVID-19 also shows that something must change.

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in 💬 Micro

I took inspiration from Ru and finally added a “favorite blogs” section to my blogroll. I also sorted the blogs into English and German, so that someone without knowledge of German can ignore the German blogs.

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Medium is bringing back custom domains

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Medium is bringing back support for custom domains. And in general they seem to listen better. In addition to custom domains, Medium is reducing the amount of annoying pop-ups and banners and will also offer more customization options.

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TIL about vendoring Hugo modules

in 💭 Thoughts

Today, I learned that it’s possible to “vendor” Hugo modules. By vendoring Hugo modules, Hugo will add all required module files to your site directory and use them when building your site instead of trying to download them first. No need for me to use a module cache on Drone anymore and two seconds less build time. (But 3000 additional files in my blog repo.)

hugo mod vendor

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in 💬 Micro
Reply to: A note by Ru Singh

Ru Singh automated her blogroll too. In July 2020, Jan au­to­mated his blogroll — and this val­i­dated the idea in my head. Now, my own blogroll is au­to­mated as well! I think I’m not the first one. If I remember correctly, Jan did this already before. A key dif­fer­ence is that I have my script mark some feeds as recommended based on their feed IDs from my Miniflux reader.

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My August '20 in Review

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Translations: Deutsch

And August is over too. This month went by pretty fast due to my summer vacation and I didn’t blog much because of that, but here is my short monthly review…

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Subscription fatigue

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Rahul writes about the “app subscription fatigue”. I don’t currently subscribe to apps through the Play Store, but I do pay monthly or yearly for some digital services.

Therefore I decided to make an overview of all my subscriptions to get an overview of my monthly costs for subscriptions.

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"Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website"

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This is probably one of the coolest articles I have read in a long time. “Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website” is absolutely worth a read! I found this article using the “forum animal” “Hacker News” and it’s funny to see my blogroll linked in the article. The personal website is a somewhat mysterious animal that lives mostly unobserved in the jungle of the Internet. A few inexperienced Internet users who live completely within the golden-walled gardens of Facebook and Google may not even be aware of the species' existence.

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Jan-Lukas Else