Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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


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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What’s going on?

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This post is meant for a little reflection because I’ve noticed a few things that I can’t quite place.

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I miss running

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I’ve talked about this a few times and posted some of the pictures OneDrive shows me every day. Photos taken on the same day, week or month in previous years. It always gives me a “throwback” and I think about the situation at the time I took the photo.

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💭 While some people like to jump between blogging software all the time, or go back to Hugo from a custom one, I don’t really miss Hugo after switching to GoBlog in 2020, but enjoy having my own system quite a bit. Not that Hugo, WordPress, etc. are bad blogging systems, but I really enjoy being able to quickly code a fix without having to research docs, StackOverflow, or the source on GitHub. And when I have an idea for a new feature, it would often not be easy to implement in the existing systems.

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Too lazy or too ambitious?

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Today was the second day of my “Hell Week”. Not because my week is so bad, it is after all holidays and time off, no, because I have arrived in the last week of the “Training Journey” at Freeletics. At the end of the Journey, the “coach” requires training every day, usually a so-called “god workout” in addition to warm-up and cool-down.

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WordPress with SQLite

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Philipp’s recent post on WordPress with SQLite reminded me to give the migration of a site I maintain for someone else a second try.

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GoBlog’s new ChatGPT integration

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There’s been a lot of AI hype lately. Everyone is integrating AI into their applications.

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Microsoft Office and OneDrive for free?

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I’m a bit of an indecisive (and frugal) person sometimes.

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🎬🚄💶

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Since I have YouTube Premium and log in to YouTube, YouTube is suggesting videos that seem to fit my interests a lot more (and it’s a little addictive again, but not as bad as when I was still studying).

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My code is still a mess, but I’m learning

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I taught myself Go (and programming in general) by learning by doing. I learned by making a lot of mistakes and after noticing them, doing the necessary research. My Go code is probably a big mess, but it’s so satisfying, after not touching some code for a while, to do a major rewrite and improve the code with everything I’ve learned since the last time.

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