Welcome to the Thoughts section of my blog. Thoughts that are not enough for an own article, but are better kept on my blog than on Twitter or my micro blog.
While I need to use Java for university projects (currently that are one Spring and one Java EE project) and work, I use Go on some personal projects (Hugo backend and KISSS). While I'm getting more familiar with Go (I do Java for many years), I also experience cases where I actually miss language features from Java. Oh and it's not generics, I'm currently (still) fine without generics.
I miss streams.
To fight my laziness and procrastination, I just unsubscribed from all YouTube channels and deactivated the app on my phone.
I had the feeling that instead of focusing on the tasks I have to do (various tasks I don't really like), I watched YouTube videos instead. But not only that, I also often watched YouTube until late at night instead of sleeping, which resulted in waking up very tired in the mornings.
There are some online services that use email login. This means that instead of a combination of user name and password, only the email address is entered and a login link is sent to it. Basically, this is a good option to increase security a bit. The service only needs to store a list of email addresses instead of the corresponding password (hopefully encrypted and hashed) for each user.
But somehow this is also quite annoying sometimes.
Today I got up at 7 am (although I could have slept a little longer) and instead of eating breakfast, I started directly turning on my PC and finishing an open programming assignment. It took me about an hour, but after finishing it, I felt so good.
It reminds me that about 2 years ago I got up very early every day to run. It feels so good to have already achieved something productive in the morning right after getting up and before breakfast.
I just found this article on how to create a basic ActivityPub server. It let's me think about adding ActivityPub support to my hugo-micropub project (which then becomes more than just a Micropub endpoint for my Hugo setup). It's definitely a project I finally want start once I'm done with this semester.
I still need to think about whether or not to ignore inbox queries and if yes, how to handle them?
I usually prefer using LibreOffice over Microsoft Office because it's free / libre software and I can use it on Linux. However, while writing a seminar paper, I noticed one feature that LibreOffice Writer is missing and that made me use Microsoft Word for the paper: literature index.
I need to make references following the IEEE style. While it's pretty easy to create a literature index and select whether it should be IEEE style, APA or one of the many other styles, literature indexes in LibreOffice are a pain.
To all fellow bloggers,
I often encounter it, when I see an interesting article and want to see how up-to-date it is, that the date is hidden somewhere at the bottom of the page. Is it more difficult to put the date ABOVE the article than BELOW it? Writing the date above the text would often make looking for it easier.
Yesterday, I wrote it's time to stop using Facebook, and I wrote about how I'm still using Instagram and WhatsApp.
StartPage recently sold a majority stake in it's company to the “Privacy One Group”, “a separate operating unit of System1”. You can read more about it here.
Because of that, I'm now going to try Searx, an open-source meta search engine, you can easily host yourself (or use a hosted version). There are a lot of available instances. I'm going to use the instance by privacytools.io, a website with recommendations for privacy-friendly softwares and services.
Do you know how difficult it is to tell someone your email address with your custom domain name?
It seems people only know the big players: @gmail.com, @outlook.com or @gmx.de and @web.de in Germany. But telling someone to mail to @jlelse.de, @jlelse.dev (or any of my other domain names) is a bit more difficult, I always need to spell letter for letter and that is really annoying.
But this has now come to an end.