jlelse's Blog

Thoughts, stories and ideas

Tags: Technology


Retrospective of my home office tech investments

Published on in ✍️ Posts

Last year, when suddenly it was said that home office is the new normal, I started to update or improve my home tech equipment. In January, I shared a picture of my home office.

🖼️ View

Published on in 💬 Micro

This is the first photo (and note) posted from my new phone: A Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite.

🖼️ View

Annoying Technology

Published on in 🔗 Links

Annoying Technology is a site by Manuel Grabowski and Philipp Defner, where they share typical annoyances with technology. Situations that probably everyone knows: annoying software download pages, dark UI patterns while shopping at Amazon or design flaws.

View

Why I Like Playing With Technology

Published on in ✍️ Posts

Technology is awesome. Technology can simplify life, but it can also be fun. Playing with technology (doesn’t matter if it’s software or hardware) always fascinated people. And I’m one of them.

View

What Does My Software Setup Look Like?

Published on in ✍️ Posts

I recently got a new (refurbished) notebook and already wrote a post about that, but this time, I would like to focus on my software setup. What programs do I use for developing? What do I use for writing? And what is my favorite web browser?

View

Why I Can't Accept Bad Workarounds

Published on in ✍️ Posts

If I really want something, I try to search for a solution until I found it. Even if it takes me hours, days or weeks. Whether it’s a software problem or another issue. Often I just can’t accept not to find a solution.

View

Did You Ever Consider To Buy A Refurbished Laptop?

Published on in ✍️ Posts

I’m a student and only have a small budget, so I usually think twice (or three or four times) before buying expensive things like electronic devices. Often I’m choosing cheap devices, because they don’t cost much. But often they have some problems, because they are cheap.

View

Excited Like A Little Child

Published on in ✍️ Posts

Lectures at the university start next week. So, since the beginning of the week, I have been thinking intensively about the problem of how to get a cheap but not too cheap convertible so that I can do my studies almost without paper.

View

Why I Try to Use Less Google Products - Escaping the data octopus

Published on in ✍️ Posts

Google search, Gmail, Android, Chrome — it is almost impossible to imagine life today without Google’s products. Every day we use products by the Mountain View company for hours without even being aware of it. Why I try to reduce my Google usage, here:

View

Jan-Lukas Else