Jan-Lukas Else

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My October ‘23 in Review

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Another month has come and gone, time to take a look back.

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📍 Schwaneninsel, Germany

The last week was really rainy, so I didn’t leave the flat much. And now walking at sunset time, everything looks so pretty.

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📍 Nordbau, Kassel, Hesse, Germany

Almost a full yearly cycle since my first post. The leaves are starting to get colorful again. 🍂

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SourceHut is banning cryptocurrency projects

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SourceHut, a source code hosting service, is banning cryptocurrency- and blockchain-projects:

These domains are strongly associated with fraudulent activities and high-risk investments which take advantage of people who are suffering from economic hardship and growing global wealth inequality. Few to no legitimate use-cases for this technology have been found; instead it is mostly used for fraudulent “get rich quick” schemes and to facilitate criminal activity, such as ransomware, illicit trade, and sanctions evasion. These projects often encourage large-scale energy waste and electronics waste, which contributes to the declining health of Earth’s environment. The presence of these projects on SourceHut exposes new victims to these scams and is harmful to the reputation of SourceHut and its community.

We recognize that the basic idea of a blockchain, as it were, may be generally useful. However, most projects which market themselves with blockchain technology are subject to the same social ills as cryptocurrency. Consequently, we have chosen to include “blockchain” related projects in this ban for the time being.

That’s a really good summary, in my opinion. I’m not deep into the cryptocurrency and blockchain topic, but I don’t want to be, because everything I’ve seen so far has always been unnecessarily complicated and could be solved more easily without blockchain, or were just made-up problems.

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My October ‘22 in Review

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Another month is over and Happy Halloween! 🎃

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My October ‘21 in Review

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The end of the year is approaching and another month is over. With the end of October and today’s time change - which I had briefly forgotten this morning for inexplicable reasons - but already comes a bit of the winter feeling. The last weeks it was sometimes unusually warm, but now the cold season is just around the corner.

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My October ‘20 in Review

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Welcome to Monthly Review number 10. Yes, October is also over now and I almost forgot to write this review, even though I knew that today is Reformation Day and Halloween and tomorrow we will be in the month of November. Whether it is a good or bad thing that 2020 is slowly coming to an end remains to be seen.

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“Not a success story”

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Wise words by Manuel Moreale: Maybe this is just me getting tired or maybe it’s just a sign I need to spend more time outside. Whatever the case may be, let me just say that it’s OK if your life is not a “success story”. It’s ok if you simply wake up in the morning and try your best to be a great husband, wife, dad, mother, brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, colleague, neighbor, or simply a good human being. In my opinion, that’s far more important and valuable than everything else.

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