Jan-Lukas Else

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Tor support in GoBlog

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

I don’t know of any other blogging software that supports this: Serve a blog directly as a Tor hidden service.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Good weather today meant that there was a lot going on in the park. After almost -20°C last week, almost +20°C are expected this weekend.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I have this one Swedish domain that I use for my link shortener and my Gitea instance. Since I have set up catch-all email aliases for all my domains, I also get all mails sent to these domains. But only with the Swedish domain it happens to me that I regularly receive business emails or Microsoft Teams invitations, which obviously are not addressed to me, but only end up in my inbox because someone seems to have made a typo.

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Windows Package Manager

Published on in 🔗 Links

I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw this: Windows has an official package manager now. The lack of a package manager was the thing that annoyed me most about Windows. That’s why I always used Chocolatey on Windows, but even that has room for improvement.

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Microsoft is bringing Linux GUI apps to Windows 10

Published on in 🔗 Links

Last year I wrote a tutorial about how it’s possible to run Linux GUI apps on Windows using the Windows Subsystem for Linux. WSL 2 (with an integrated Linux Kernel) is coming soon, but Microsoft announced they are bringing support for Linux GUI apps to Windows 10 too. While I still prefer to use Linux directly, I think it’s still a great announcement and new feature. It’s definitely the year of Linux on the desktop.

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Corona-Warn-App

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

The German government tasked SAP and Deutsche Telekom with the development of an open-source contact tracing app (named “Corona-Warn-App”) using the APIs from Google and Apple. Now they’ve published the code for the backend server. I took a quick look at the code and I’m quite a bit surprised about the quality and best practices used. They are using the Java-based Spring framework and use Postgres and minio to store data. Everything running in Docker. Even the Docker images are build using multi-stage Dockerfiles.

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Why HN readers don’t have a blog

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Yesterday, I asked the Hacker News community why they don’t have blogs, even though they have the necessary technical skills.

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The Coronavirus Explained

Published on in 🔗 Links

“Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell” is a YouTube channel that explains different topics in short videos in a clear and easy to understand way. The videos are also visually works of art:

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Human communication

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Is it good or bad that human communication is so ambiguous? Human communication is complicated. How about if human communication works via a well-defined interface (like a programming interface) and the communication recipient always understands messages exactly as the communication sender intended? From my naive point of view and as someone who prefers unambiguity, I would say that this could solve a lot of problems, or prevent them from happening at all.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

The ActivityStreams module for Hugo should work with image attachments too. This is a test post to see how they are displayed on Mastodon.

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