Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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My February ‘22 in Review

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February, especially if it’s not a leap year, is a short month, but it’s already over now too. So time for a quick review….

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Is it possible to replace your fingertips? Disassembling some Lego Technic has scraped mine… And tomorrow is the handover of keys for my first own apartment!

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One year of private diary blogging

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This morning I wrote my 365th diary entry. With that, I now have my first full year of daily private diary blogging complete. A milestone! The statistics tell me that’s 32245 words with 186900 characters and an average word count of 88 words per post.

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Why didn’t I think of the very helpful Go module “net/http/pprof” earlier? This way I can profile my blog live. 🤓 (And hopefully find parts that I should or can optimize.)

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What a good feeling when the hours you have invested in optimizing and testing actually bear fruit. In other words, my blog now uses less than 100 MB of memory, even though I have quite a few features enabled. My diary for example needs less than 20 MB. And if you compare that with WordPress, where the database alone needs more than 300 MB… 😄

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Firefox on Chrome OS (Flex) using Flatpak

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More for fun than being really useful, here’s a little tutorial on how to use Firefox on Chrome OS (Flex) (for me, it’s currently version 100 in the Dev Channel). But beware, the user experience really leaves a lot to be desired…

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Why I renamed my blogs

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After a bit of consideration and a poll on Fosstodon, which shows a clear result even before it ends, I decided to rename this blog from “jlelse’s Blog – Thoughts, stories and ideas” to “Jan-Lukas Else – Thoughts of an IT expert”. Likewise, my German blog from “einGeek – Mehr als nur Internet und Programmieren” to “Jan-Lukas Else – Gedanken eines IT-Experten”.

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How I got Crostini to work in Chrome OS Flex

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I blogged that I could not run Linux support (Crostini) on CloudReady and Chrome OS Flex. Every time I tried to enable Linux support in the settings, the activation failed with an error.

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How I can access Linux with Chrome OS Flex

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I recently installed CloudReady on my ThinkPad. Unfortunately, the Linux feature is not available there because microcode updates are missing, there is no BIOS update and Crostini is quite strict about security.

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Ok, so I have now installed CloudReady, switched to the beta channel as well, but I can’t use Linux because my CPU is not secured against Spectre/Meltdown and CloudReady doesn’t come with microcode updates. Until that comes, my ThinkPad will probably only be for browsing, watching videos, and blogging…

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