Ever asked yourself what will be in 10 years? I have it myself right now, but I have absolutely no idea what it will be like? Married? Children? Profession? Still blogging? What will the world be like in 10 years? Will we survive Corona or will everything be in ruins in a few years? Will I still be alive at all? I think especially this time right now shows that you can’t foresee how it will be.
I was at the cemetery today and this view of a gravestone from behind in front of flowering trees impressed me.

I think I have finally figured out how to filter out spam almost completely with my contact form. Since I use BunnyCDN for MailyGo instead of Cloudflare, as I do for my websites, the number of spam submissions increased first (since BunnyCDN doesn’t block bots), despite using a honeypot. But now I have implemented a blacklist function with “forbidden” words (which contains the words “casino” and “gambling” by default) and haven’t received any spam since. Sometimes the solution to a complex problem can be so simple.

I just added the feature to my blog that allows you to have any article read to you. For some articles I already add an MP3 file with a natural sounding pronunciation, but now it is also possible to get articles read aloud that don’t have an MP3 file (if the browser and operating system support this). There is an experimental SpeechSynthesis API in some browsers (Firefox and Chrome support the function).
Although I would have enough things to do for my studying, I took some time today to do some programming on my Micropub endpoint. I can now use other git hosting than Gitea and can add alternative text to images. Here is a little test:

Today I took the chance, as long as it is still possible to leave the house, and used the good weather to run a little. Only 4.5 km and not very fast, because my fitness is on a pretty low level at the moment. But I realized how important this exercise is, especially at a time when you only leave the house to go grocery shopping. Running in particular is an uncritical way to do sports. You can do it alone and you can keep enough distance from other people. And one advantage: it can be really challenging.

After Microsoft (GitHub) acquired npm, I think it’s only a matter of time before Docker (the rest that’s left after selling Docker Enterprise) is also taken over by Microsoft or GitHub. What makes me think so? Docker needs to find a new way to make money after Docker Enterprise is sold, Docker and GitHub already seem to be working together, and they’re also working with Microsoft on better Docker support in Windows with WSL2.

I admit it is the first time I am writing code that is almost 100% covered by unit tests. But it’s such a good feeling to have small, concise methods whose functionality you can rely on. Even before I have a running application, I know that what is already written will work. And unit testing with Go is really fun.

Jan-Lukas Else
20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.