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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. I want to focus on the content and personally I also prefer rather plain and simple sites that don’t distract too much. I’m a minimalist, now my blog and my website reflect that.

For a long time I have been running a publication on the platform Medium, with articles on Android development. Authors could create articles on Medium, submit them for publication on AndroidPub and finally I (or another editor) published them. But since I myself had less and less interest in Android development, I also neglected AndroidPub more and more. So I made the step to retire AndroidPub.

I have already written one paper, another one I still have to write. That’s why I tried to learn how to write with 10 fingers with TIPP10 again. In itself this works quite well, but with my own technique I am still faster and make fewer mistakes.

It was the third month now that Corona is the predominant topic. SAP and Deutsche Telekom are currently developing an open source “Corona-Warn-App” on behalf of the German government. The backend code (for the server side) has been available for quite some time, now the app code is published as well (for Android and iOS). I wasn’t able to take a look at it yet, but the backend code surprised me positively.

But even an app can’t protect if people get careless again and don’t respect distance and hygiene restrictions. Sure, lockdown can’t last forever, but some people seem to think that Corona is already over. We’ll see when the second wave comes, although I hope that never happens.

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Jan-Lukas Else
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