Jan-Lukas Else

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The Pocket Casts mobile apps are now open source

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Good news! The Pocket Casts mobile apps are now open source.

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Maybe it wasn’t the best decision to name my blog software “GoBlog”, because it has a negative meaning in Indonesian. But whatever, I won’t rename it now… I even bought a domain with the name.

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

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After all, debugging is still fun!

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One reason I use an Android smartphone is that there are apps like Indigenous (a MicroPub-compatible app for posting from your phone to a MicroPub-compatible blog). And even if the app ever disappears from the store, there’s still the option to manually install the app. And if you need to, you can also develop your own apps without having to invest nearly $100 a year.

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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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“WebVM: Linux Virtualization in WebAssembly with Full Networking via Tailscale”

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When I tell people about programming or my work, they often say software development is too abstract for them. But there are moments when I think that about some software as well.

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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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My September ‘22 in Review

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Now September is over, a month in which I have again extraordinarily blogged so little, even as little as not since the beginning of 2019. But that’s no wonder, after all, this was my first month in the new job and I also spent a lot of time with my girlfriend, who was with me for the month.

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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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