Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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After three days of AWS Developer training, I am fascinated about all the AWS products and features. But I also think that AWS has a huge lock-in power. Once you moved everything to the Amazon cloud, it will probably be very hard to get out of it again. And then prices will increase and you have a problem. 🙃

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I just discovered that my phone app (on my personal smartphone) shows me the total call duration of all calls made with the phone so far. A total of about 137.5 hours, which is over five and a half days (!). And that’s just the calls I’ve made using the phone app in the last 22 months. With Telegram and WhatsApp (and my landline phone), I’m sure a few more hours could be added. I’ve often heard the statement that smartphones are hardly used for making calls anymore these days. But apparently I can disprove that. On average, I make calls for just under six and a half hours (375 minutes) every month (with the phone app on my smartphone).

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No standstill?

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When I reflect on myself like this, I have long had the impression that I am a person who cannot live at a standstill. I always need a topic that keeps me busy, a thing in my life that I can optimize or at least a frequently changing topic that I can dive into.

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ntfy – open source push notifications

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In December, I wrote about ntfy.sh:

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New year, new habits?!

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Colin’s post yesterday inspired me to install the Loop Habit Tracker app. How did I not know about this app yet? Free, no ads, and even open source!

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I’ve never really done test-driven development (TDD). But Advent of Code offers the perfect opportunity for that, because there is already an example input and an example result. So it is possible to create a test first and program until the test passes.

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I’m a bit skeptical about GitHub Copilot, but now that I’ve really tried it out for the first time, I’m amazed by its capabilities. Copilot doesn’t replace programming, but it does take a lot of the work out of it. What works well, for example, is the completion of comments in the code.

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An SSD for the Pi

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So far I have been running my Raspberry Pi with an SD card. But since I don’t quite trust SD cards (I’ve heard that they wear out quickly when a lot is written to them), I’ve now equipped the Pi with an SSD.

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On the Interrail trip in 2015, we got a city tour in Rome from someone I knew through Google+. Google+ was definitely my favorite of the social networks. And it was so hot in Rome, almost 40°C and we had to wear long pants because we also wanted to visit the Vatican.

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The swans have a meeting? 🦢🏞️

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