Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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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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wsl-vpnkit: Internet for WSL2 distros behind a VPN

Published on in 🔗 Links

I’m still alive. 👋 Today, at work, I discovered a nice little tool for WSL2. On my work laptop I need to use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to the corporate network. Unfortunately this blocks Internet access in Windows Subsystem for Linux VMs (at least in the Ubuntu VM, I tried to use for some Docker stuff). I tried a lot of different hacks and workarounds, but none worked. Until I found wsl-vpnkit. It just works. 😄

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Tailscale SSH

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

I finally got around to using Tailscale SSH. I’ve been using Tailscale for over a year to access my servers via SSH (my VPS is even available via Tailscale only), but I haven’t used the new Tailscale SSH feature yet.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

To post something again, here are three songs I’m currently really enjoying:

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“Friendlier SQL with DuckDB”

Published on in 🔗 Links

I come into contact with SQL almost every day, be it at work (Oracle Database) or while developing my blog software (SQLite). I don’t find SQL as bad as some others might, but sometimes SQL could be better.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

To kick off my few days of Easter vacation, I took my freshly inspected and repaired pedelec (e-bike) with beautiful weather (20 degrees and sun) and drove a round on the “Ringgleis”, a bike path around my city. The total mileage has now also finally reached the 3000 km. That’s still not much over several years, but I still have my second, non-electric bike, with which I probably ride a lot more.

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How I checked the battery health of my Android phone 🔋

Published on in 📱 appydroid

My smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, which has been my daily driver for a year and a few months, has a 4500mAh Li-Po battery ("lithium-ion polymer" – like lithium-ion, but with solid or gel-like electrolytes that allow a thinner design). My smartphone can be charged with a maximum of 45 watts. The included charger, which I always use for charging, delivers a maximum of 25 watts.

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Configure Google’s caching Docker Hub mirror

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

Today I learned that it is possible to use a caching proxy for the Docker Daemon.

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On the app store debate

Published on in ✍️ Posts

In the current debate (which has been going on for a while) about allowing alternative app stores on mobile devices, I honestly don’t understand at all the position that being able to use an alternative store would compromise security.

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“The totalitarians of the attention economy”

Published on in 🔗 Links

I mean. Fuck. Is that really what we’ve been reduced to? A set of eyeballs (or earballs??) to be squeezed until every last tear of attention is drained. The image of human batteries powering the simulation is barely a metaphor at this point.

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