Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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DeepL Write

Published on in 🔗 Links

I’m a big fan of DeepL for translations. Before trying to write more blog posts directly in English to improve my skills, I wrote many blog posts in German and then translated them. The texts were probably better than my non-native English.

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“Bloggers, Dump Your Twitter Card Tags”

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It’s crazy to think how much bandwidth is being used by metadata tags. Every company wants to invent it’s own new system. Wouter Groeneveld gives a brief overview and recommends getting rid of them (for the most part). I agree with him completely. The only one of these systems that my blog supports is Microformats, which is quite popular among the IndieWeb community.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

My websites have finally favicons again. And I can update them using a simple web interface. 😄

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Sideloading Android apps on Windows 11

Published on in 📱 appydroid

It’s really impressive how easy it is to sideload apps on the WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android).

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I reworked the current ActivityPub implementation of GoBlog, fixed ActivityPub replies to posts and also added support for reply updates and deletions. Under the hood it’s using the comment system. 🥳 Using the go-ap/activitypub library, working with ActivityPub is much easier (but still more complicated than I wish it would be).

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Today was already the 4th day that I worked using a mobile hotspot with a speed limit of 10 mbps down and upload. This is definitely doable. I’m glad I didn’t have to transfer any larger files. Faster internet is coming in two days. But I chose wisely when I signed my mobile contract last year without a data cap.

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Moving to another city

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

As I’ve probably written many times before (have I?), I’m currently moving with my girlfriend to her university town. I will keep my old apartment as a second home. But it’s still my first move to another city and I’m just realizing it.

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Why I bought a new laptop 💻

Published on in ✍️ Posts

I just updated my Hardware Uses page. Recently, I bought a new notebook and today I reset my Surface Go and sent it to a trade-in portal.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Although there are definitely reasons to hate Windows, there are also reasons to like Windows 11: Linux GUI apps, Android apps, winget package manager and improved window tiling. It would be even better, when one wouldn’t need to toogle all the privacy and telemety settings first…

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Published on in 💬 Micro

One simple thing to noticeably reduce the router’s power consumption: turn off 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, almost every device supports 5 GHz.

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