Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

💭 Thoughts: XXXX-XX-06

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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Migrating away from Cloudflare

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Recently I stumbled across two threads regarding Cloudflare that somehow left a bitter taste. I think it’s a big red flag when users have to seek support via public forums because their accounts have been banned from a service, but no help comes via support.

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Micro.blog’s new newsletter feature

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I think the new micro.blog feature for newsletters is the right approach. Blog first, newsletter second. But newsletters are not difficult to set up, they only need to be activated by a checkbox.

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Order from Amazon

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I’m noticing how I’ve been ordering more and more just from Amazon over the past few months. I should feel bad about supporting such a profit-hungry corporation, but the fast deliveries, easy returns, and wide selection of products are just too tempting.

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SQLite without Cgo

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On Saturday morning I experimented a bit. Whenever I used SQLite in a Go application, I used the popular package mattn/go-sqlite3. Not a bad choice, after all it implements the database/sql interface. One drawback, however, is the need for a C compiler, since Cgo is used to run the original SQLite code in the background.

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My new Chromecast with Google TV

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I ordered the Chromecast with Google TV last weekend and got it delivered yesterday (early birthday present for myself 😅 – I have birthday tomorrow). I really like it! Even though I’m usually critical about Google and its services – at least I disabled all possible privacy settings.

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Signal now also wants to offer payments

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Sorry for so many Signal related posts, but I wanted to provide an update regarding my last post. Signal’s server code got updated.

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Signal’s server code isn’t Open Source anymore

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On the subject of Signal, they seem to have changed their mission regarding open source. The server code hasn’t been updated for almost a year and they don’t respond to requests regarding this. See this issue on GitHub.

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About my comments implementation

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I just got a question in an anonymous comment about how I implemented the comment system I was telling about.

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 and why I will NOT upgrade

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Microsoft today released Surface Go 2, the successor to the Microsoft Surface Go from 2018. All in all with few innovations, rather small improvements. The display edges have shrunk a bit, there is a model with a faster processor and the battery is a bit bigger. The Verge has published a video where they describe their first impressions of the new generation.

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