Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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I posted about GoToSocial, but another Mastodon-alternative and Fediverse software, Takahē, seems to make fast progress and has some unique features like support for multiple domains or multiple identities per user. I haven’t tried running it yet, but it looks promising!

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I have a question: Is there something similar to Telegram channels in Matrix? What should I do when I want to enable people to be notified about new blog posts using Matrix?

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“AirTags Expose Dodgy Postal Industry”

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Last year, YouTuber MegaLag tried to send several AirTag-ged packages from Germany to North Korea with DHL. But instead of arriving there, they were either misrouted to South Korea or ended up in China. In a new video, he further researches the reasons and also takes a look at DHL’s sorting center in Frankfurt at their invitation. Very interesting!

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Text-to-speech is becoming more popular

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I am a slow reader. I read a lot on websites, but not quickly and I often get distracted while reading. What I like therefore is a pre-reading option.

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FitoTrack

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When I used to run back in the days, I used Runtastic to record my runs. When I tried running again last year, my app of choice was Strava. For recording hikes, I mostly use Komoot. But today for recording a bike ride, I tried FitoTrack.

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Todtnauer Wasserfälle

Some audio and visual impressions from today’s trip. 🏞️

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Privacy-friendly YouTube frontends

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When I watch YouTube videos on my Android phone, I almost always use the NewPipe app. It offers a privacy-friendly experience, protects me from ads, and offers a few more options that you would only get with YouTube Premium (downloading video or audio, for example).

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My strategy to darken the window, as I do at night, so that almost no light and thus no heat come into the room, works ok, but is somehow still not so great. The feeling of time gets completely lost with only artificial light.

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My thoughts about Google’s Wear announcement

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A few years ago I used to watch the Google I/O live and report about it on my Android-blog. Time has passed, I no longer blog about Android and I’m not a Google fan anymore.

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Windows 10 21H1 is available and I just installed it on my ThinkPad. Wow, that was a fast (major Windows) update! Not many new features though…

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