Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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A decentralized social network based on WordPress

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I got a webmention from Alexander Kirk, mentioning one of my recent posts.

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After reading books about Docker and Kubernetes for most of the day today, I wanted to do a bit of programming after all: My blog now has shortened URLs for posts. https://jlelse.blog/s/1 for example redirects to my last post about my current writing workflow.

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Since moving my blog to my new CMS, I don’t count visits to this website anymore. Previously I used my own view counter named KISSS or kis3. It served me quite well. But to be honest, I don’t even miss the numbers, now that I can’t see them anymore.

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Example domains

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Did you know that there are official example domains that can be used in documentation? example.com, example.net and example.org are all example domains of the IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which are explicitly intended for use in documentation.1 In documentations or even in sample code I often stumbled over examples where no official sample domain was used, but one that can actually be registered. It is not recommended to use such a domain, because you can’t make sure that it will be registered once and maybe unintentionally data will end up with strangers.

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Because ActivityPub instances can go offline from time to time and it’s general best practice to retry failed requests, I just added a new queueing system for ActivityPub requests to GoBlog using this nice library named “dque”. There’s always a bug or sub-optimal solution I need to fix before I want to release GoBlog (or whatever I will name it in the end) to the wide world. But the frequency of the discovery of improvable things is decreasing, so I hope I will be able to write documentation soon.

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After I recently invested some money to upgrade my home office with a new keyboard and mouse, I have now made the next purchase. I replaced my 24-inch 1080p display with a 28-inch 4k IPS monitor. 4k is really sharp, no single pixel can be seen. And even with my Linux desktop computer 60 Hz refresh rate is possible. The Samsung UR55 seems to be quite good.

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InstaGrabber

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Although I no longer use Instagram, I still have an account there, and from time to time I like to see what people I know post there. To do that I always used the website in the browser. However, their website is not fast and has some bugs. Recently, I came across the alternative Instagram client “InstaGrabber”. While it sounds like a simple Instagram image downloader, it has a lot more functionality. It allows viewing your feed and stories of people you follow. To enable this, you can also login.

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While I develop my new custom CMS, it seems like I neglect the blogging. So here’s a photo from my evening walk. Going for a walk after work helps me to breathe fresh air and get a clear mind. It’s also great to enjoy the last few days of summer.

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Reply to: ONLINE: Homebrew Website Club Europe/London

I’ll join my first IndieWeb event today! Quite excited and slightly confused by the British time zone (it’s -1 hour to my time), but I’m sure it will be fun talking to other IndieWeb people. 😌

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Habits

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I use one of my domains mainly for services that I use personally. My Miniflux instance for example. For a long time I ran Miniflux on a device from home, before I moved it to my virtual private server in the “cloud” a few weeks ago. To also adapt the subdomain I use for it to the scheme of the other subdomains, Miniflux now runs on a different subdomain than before. However, I have set up a redirection so that even if I enter the old subdomain, I will be redirected to the new one.

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