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Visit in the office

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Today I worked for the first time in a very long time (about a year) for a few hours (alone) in the office at my company. My internet provider suddenly had a major outage, and since I work mainly on a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), it didn’t work without an internet connection. But everything worked at the office and when the internet worked again at home, this exceptional experience was already over and I went back again.

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My writing workflow (Dec 2020)

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It’s probably time to tell you about my blogging workflow one year later (here’s how it was in 2019). And I saw other people writing about their writing workflow. What a meta topic…

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On my way to cross the country… (with mask and distance of course! 😷)

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Finally I have an external wireless mouse and keyboard (Logitech MK235) for my work computer, so I can connect it to my monitor at home. Hopefully this will have a positive effect on my eyes and my posture, always working on a laptop is quite exhausting.

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Reply to: A toot by Jan Boddez

@jan It’s a user agent with JavaScript enabled, because that’s what sends the page view to my statistics tool. And it’s just my homepage (jlelse.dev) and not the home page from my blog. I won’t rate limit though, my site is cached using BunnyCDN and as long as it doesn’t cause gigabytes of traffic, I’ll just let things as they are.

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I don’t know what’s the reason for that, but for the last few days someone with Windows 8.1 and what seems like the latest version of Chrome (at least that’s what the User-Agent string is telling) is messing up my homepage stats with hundreds of visits per day. Maybe it’s because jlelse.eu redirects there, which has a quite high Alexa rank and someone is scraping the site every few minutes? 🤔

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Nextcloud Notes

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Nextcloud Notes is my favorite note-taking app that allows me to sync notes across devices using my Nextcloud instance. I don’t like to limit my notes to just one computer, I need to be able to access them from anywhere, whether that’s my desktop computer, my laptop or my phone. And I choose a self-hosted Nextcloud, because then I can also choose any other file editor to edit the notes.

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Thoughts on owning my run data

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I use Strava as my tracking app on runs. I used to use Runtastic (now Adidas Running), but unfortunately there is no native app for my Samsung Galaxy Watch. But since Strava has now implemented some more restrictions for free users and I’ve been toying with the idea that I need a different system to own my run data (self-hosted) for a while anyway, I’ve now started to program something myself (as always when my desired solution doesn’t exist…).

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Fortunately I have a pretty high traffic limit, which I would never reach with my VPS at Hetzner Cloud, but BunnyCDN now offers a new feature called “Origin Shield”, which can help to significantly reduce traffic to your own server by adding a second cache layer between edge server and the origin. Nice! 👍

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How I use the Speech Synthesis API on my blog

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I just added the feature to my blog that allows you to have any article read to you. For some articles I already add an MP3 file with a natural sounding pronunciation, but now it is also possible to get articles read aloud that don’t have an MP3 file (if the browser and operating system support this).

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