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My June '20 in Review

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Welcome to my monthly review of June 2020 and thus already the sixth monthly review on this blog. As always, I want to take the chance to review the last month and see what has happened to me.

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Costs to run this blog

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Kev Quirk and Horst Gutmann recently wrote about how much it cost them to run their blogs. So I thought, I could write about it too.

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My current Wiki approach

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I see a lot of people blogging about really clever knowledge base systems like Zettelkasten or a tool called Roam. But that isn’t something for me for a couple of reasons.

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My May '20 in Review

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Now May is over too. So here’s my little monthly review of the events, my experiences and happenings of the past month: First of all my birthday was on May 7th and I am now 21 years old, which I celebrated nicely. Birthdays were never really important to me, but this year I really enjoyed it. As you may notice while reading this article, I have reworked my blog and website design and have made it much more minimalistic.

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How I curate links for my blog

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On my blog there is a section called “Links” (recently not only in English but also in German). But how do I find links that I find interesting and worth sharing? In this post I will describe my process. What I like to read most are blogs of other people. I don’t know many of them at all, at least not personally, but met them by chance sometime in the internet.

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Retiring AndroidPub

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Many may not know it, but I am the founder of AndroidPub, a Medium publication about Android development. (The site is still running on a subdomain of my first domain, although I registered it’s own domain a long time ago.) I used to be an Android enthusiast, I celebrated every new release, I used to sit at my laptop at night during my school days and program apps. I have released many apps.

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My April '20 in Review

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April was somehow anything but exciting. Thanks to a contact ban it was now the first full month in home office. Anyway, home studying worked out quite well for me. Getting up at a convenient time, on average one telephone conference or lecture a day, and using the rest of the time quite flexibly. The online lectures also work better than expected, especially when I compare mine with the experiences of other students.

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Streaming or MP3s?

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As I write these lines, I listen to music on Spotify. To a playlist named “Lowkey Tech” with “chill techno and chill house” music. Recently I have been enjoying this music a lot. Electronic music, but relaxed and mostly without vocals. Before I started using Spotify over 5 years ago, I often bought CDs on iTunes or Google Play Music. Often I got gift cards for my birthday, which I redeemed for either apps or music.

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Why HN readers don't have a blog

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Yesterday, I asked the Hacker News community why they don’t have blogs, even though they have the necessary technical skills. Many Hacker News readers and contributors have the technical skills to run their own blog and post their opinions. But instead they prefer to use Twitter or other social networks. Why is this so? Is it the effort? I want to respond to some of the answers in this post:

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Why I use tools like Docker and Flatpak

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I admit it, I am a big fan of pre-packaged software. Software that I simply set up by typing a single command or just adding a few lines to my existing configuration. I like simplicity and this kind of software makes things a lot easier and lets one focus on getting work done. I still remember the time when I first came into contact with Linux and spent a lot of time with it.

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Jan-Lukas Else