Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

XXXX-12


My December ‘23 and my 2023 in Review

Published on in ✍️ Posts

About Last Month

View

Published on in 💬 Micro

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or just a great day! 🎄🎅

View

Published on in 💬 Micro

I appreciate living in a city with a university and multiple libraries nearby. Whenever there is too much noise from construction works at home, I can simply go to the library and enjoy a quiet place. 😌 A 5G cell tower is also within reach, enabling fast internet access without the necessity of logging into the eduroam Wi-Fi network. 🤓

View

Published on in 💬 Micro

Today, I finally finished the reworked MicroPub endpoint in GoBlog using the indielib library by Henrique. It killed about 400 lines of my spaghetti code. 😅

And I also improved the system prompt of the AI summary plugin a bit. First, I tried to write the system prompt myself, but GPT-3.5-Turbo just didn’t want to do what I tasked it to do. So I asked Bing Chat (GPT-4) to help me with the task of writing a good system prompt. In my tests it looked more promising then. Let’s hope for better AI summaries on my blog posts in the future. 😄

Now that I have vacation, it seems like my motivation to work on GoBlog (and blog) is back a bit…

View

Published on in 💬 Micro
Updated on

Today, while remotely accessing my home server, I noticed that the network was a bit slower than usual. It turns out, there’s no 5G connection and only an LTE connection with another cell tower more far away. I checked the service provider’s website and there’s actually a problem with a base station nearby.

But this also shows, that, maybe, a cellular connection might improve the uptime given that there’s the fallback to other cell towers. The VDSL connection has no such fallback. But, of course, a cellular connection is more vulnerable due to weather conditions etc.

View

Published on in 💬 Micro

Finally vacation! No work until (including) 2024-01-07. 😎🎅🎄🎆

View

Migrating to a Fedora CoreOS VPS

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev
Updated on

It seems like I was successfully able to migrate from my Alpine Linux VPS to a new VPS having Fedora CoreOS installed. 🎉

View

Beyond the deadline: What I learned from a recent taskforce experience

Published on in ✍️ Posts

The taskforce I was part of the last weeks is finally done! The deadline for the production deployment was met and today also a knowledge transfer took place. I’m happy to not have to fear weekend work or do overtime in the evening anymore, and hopefully return to a more regular workload again.

View

“HTML compression on popular websites”

Published on in 🔗 Links

Danny van Kooten did an interesting experiment and checked the top 10 thousand websites whether they are compressing their HTML. About 8% of them do not apply any kind of compression, resulting in many terabytes of unnecessary transmitted data, not helping to save energy.

View

My December ‘22 in Review

Published on in ✍️ Posts
Updated on

Now the last month of the year is coming to an end and before I put together a short review of the year soon, here’s another monthly review.

View

Next

Jan-Lukas Else