Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

💭 Thoughts

Welcome to the Thoughts section of my blog. Thoughts are better kept on my blog than on Twitter or other online platforms.


Trying Spaceship.com

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Some time ago, I somewhere read about Spaceship.com, a new player in the domain registration business, and registered an account to try it out. Some things kept me from transferring any domains to it (don’t really remember anymore, though), but it was also still in the beta phase back then.

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Muscles are made in the kitchen

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This Christmas, I got a cool gift – a door pull-up bar. I wanted it because I do (Freeletics) workouts two or three times per week without any equipment (except some resistance bands I got a while ago), and I thought pull-ups would add some variety. Plus, I heard they’re good for working out different muscles like the back, arms, and grip.

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Long term career thoughts

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When I read this article by Herman Martinus, creator of Bear Blog and some other projects, about how he stays motivated as a solo creator, it triggered some thoughts about my own career.

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5G chaos in my head

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One of the reasons I like blogging is that it sometimes helps me organize my thoughts. There’s a lot of chaos in my head before I write them down, and after, my head is sometimes calm.

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Catching COVID-19

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So far, I had been spared from COVID-19. “Had,” focusing on the past, because now it has affected me, or us, after all. We had to cut short our vacation, which I used to share little glimpses of here on the blog. We quickly went back home, wearing masks the whole time and hoping not to infect more people.

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Here are three things I’ve noticed in the UK that I really appreciate:

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Tailscale and Mullvad

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This is some really cool news! You can now use Tailscale and Mullvad simultaneously without any additional setup required.

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ChatGPT Plus?

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It’s been a while since ChatGPT was introduced to the world, and after the initial excitement, things seem to have settled down. While there’s still daily news about various services and companies integrating the GPT API into their products, the buzz around it has quieted. At least, that’s how it appears to me.

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Finding peace in ignorance

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During and after my studies, I used to refresh my Miniflux start page (the feed reader, which I use to keep up with things on websites I want to follow) every few minutes. As soon as there was a new article, I would read it. I also used to use this tool to read the news by following a local national newspaper website.

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Social media trap

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reddit going dark (a protest action by many subreddit moderators over some planned API changes) reminds me that I should probably stop scrolling through Reddit so much. Reddit is a social network, and as such it attracts you with new content almost every time you visit. Which can be addictive. I once had a profile that I deleted because I wanted to leave all social media. But I fell into the same trap again.

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