Jan-Lukas Else

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My April ‘22 in Review

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April is also over now, time to take a short look back.

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My thoughts on and motivation behind GoBlog reactions

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Yesterday I announced a spontaneously developed GoBlog feature, reactions. The post also got a lot of reactions, over 900 times the buttons were pressed. But I also got some comments.

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On the app store debate

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In the current debate (which has been going on for a while) about allowing alternative app stores on mobile devices, I honestly don’t understand at all the position that being able to use an alternative store would compromise security.

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My March ‘21 in Review

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Now March is over as well, so it’s time to take a look at what was going on in March for me.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How and Why do I write monthly reviews?

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Yesterday I wrote my third monthly review and since I think it has become a habit by now, I will summarize here how and why I am doing this:

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Remote work, why not remote conferences too?

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Climate change is reaching the media more and more, every day we hear more stories about the bad things caused by climate change and also the youth protests “Fridays for Future” are very popular (at least here in Germany and Europe). That is one side to it.

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What You Love To Do, Do With Pride

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I love programming. I never hide this. I love running. I don’t hide this either. And I love writing creepy articles, this article is the prove that I even don’t hide this.

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