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💭 Thoughts

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


Plain text writing

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Always when I see news about writing tools like the iOS app Ulysses (which apparently just released an update), I ask myself if people really need apps like this to develop a writing habit?

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GitHub still doesn’t support IPv6

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I am currently experimenting with whether a Scaleway Stardust instance will also suffice for me as a code server. Scaleway offers this at an incredibly low price and if you then also select that no IPv4 address should be used, then the instance costs less than 0,50 € per month.

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More thoughts about VPN services

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While watching YouTube videos, I’ve been noticing more paid mentions of NordVPN or other similar services lately.

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Performance obsession

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I’m a bit obsessed when it comes to the performance of my blog (and GoBlog). But I think I have already achieved a very good result.

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About the Amazon and the climate crisis

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Reading something like this makes me really sad: The Amazon now emits more CO2 than it absorbs – due to deforestation.

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I am now car-less

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I have posted a little less than usual the last few days - at least on this blog. But a few articles on my German blog. I finally sold my car today, or rather my grandmother’s car that she gave me, after I had been planning to do so for a very long time.

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Back to Windows 10 on my desktop

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I spent most of the weekend trying and finally managed to install Windows 10 today in a fairly short time.

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Windows 11

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In 9 days Microsoft wants to present the “next generation” of Windows, it is assumed to be “Windows 11”.

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Tests for GoBlog

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Recently I’ve been investing more time in refactoring and creating unit and integration tests for GoBlog. After all, I don’t want to just make sure my blog is working properly through trial and error, I want to be able to prove that with automated tests.

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My 💭 on 💉 posts

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One upside to my social media non-use: I have to look at a lot fewer pictures with 🩹 on arms or posts with 💉 emojis.

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