Jan-Lukas Else

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Like of: Colin Devroe - Blogging is alive and well

Whether or not blogging is alive or dead is not a new topic of discussion. It is a topic that reoccurs every few years. I've written about it dozens of times. But the current push seems slightly different. I believe we will see many more people blogging again or, at the very least, publishing on a platform that compliments the web rather than chafe at it.

Probably preaching to the choir…

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I had an AWS training in November and have the opportunity to get the “Certified Developer Associate” certificate. Even though I have two attempts, I want to do well on the first shot. Since the trainer didn’t show us everything that is required for the exam, I’m kind of re-doing the training with this Udemy course (luckily I have access to Udemy Business and don’t have to pay for it). It’s really helpful because it helps me demystify the AWS cloud and reduce the 🤯 whenever I do something in the AWS console.

I have a bit of an urge to try out everything I’ve just learned for myself, but most of the features are somehow too expensive for private use and I don’t like lock-in effects.

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Some IndieWeb protocols are complicated and there are sometimes no programming libraries to simplify the use of them, but ActivityPub is another beast. Although the standard is documented, the way the specific implementations (Mastodon etc.) work often isn’t and it’s hard to debug. So huge respect for the big rework. 👍

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Reminder to myself: Don’t delete the Telegram bot you’re using to auto-post new blog posts to Telegram. 🤦‍♂️

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My current state regarding meal replacements

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In my 2019 Year in Review, I wrote the following:

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Hello! 👋 I haven’t lost the desire to blog, nor have I decided on Digital Detox, it’s just that I’m currently busy moving. Instead of continuing to program my own stuff after work and pouring my thoughts into blog articles, I had to pack boxes. Today was my last workday in the home office in the old apartment, Monday is the first workday in the home office in my new apartment. Then my blogging frequency will probably remain rather low, because I still have to clear out the old apartment, but I may have a little more time again. 😊 Out of curiosity, how many times have you moved already?

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I probably spend more CPU cycles optimizing the program than the program optimization will save in CPU cycles. 🤔

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A few email thoughts…

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I recently switched to Purelymail, after mentioning a long time ago that I keep an eye on the service every now and then.

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Every good blogging system should have an option to schedule posts for later! GoBlog now has such a feature as well. And this is the first scheduled post. 😀

And I finally started writing the documentation on how to use GoBlog

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James replied to my programming post.

If I had to describe coding in one word, the word I would choose is “empowering.”

Yes, that’s the right word!

Being able to write a simple Python script can save time, sure. But it can also be incredibly fun. One can make a game with code. Or build a website. Or do a repetitive task that may be tedious.

Sure, after all, programming is a lot of fun, I think. 😁

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