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I’ve only been using the MX Master 3 and the MX Keys from Logitech for a few days now, but I must say that my favorite feature of the MX Master 3 is definitely the “hyper-fast scrolling”. I don’t know how I got along with a mouse without this feature before. And also the MX Keys is a really awesome keyboard. The typing experience is so good! I definitely have to write a review in a week or two. And maybe try to get back into touch typing…

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“Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website”

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This is probably one of the coolest articles I have read in a long time. “Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website” is absolutely worth a read!

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On using Linux…

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Next to my Microsoft Surface Go with Windows on it, I often take my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 with me, when I visit my family over the weekend. The ThinkPad let’s me do some development things on a Linux machine (with Ubuntu 20.04) during the long train trips (6 hours each direction). So I always try to get everything up-to-date before. It’s always amazing how fast it is to do this.

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Less news

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I just dropped a lot of feeds (mainly news) from my feed reader. I can’t scroll through about 900 new entries every day and then have 60 bookmarks that I spend all my time working through. Even though there are no algorithms that want to get me addicted to never ending timelines, I have to set limits.

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TinyPilot

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Michael Lynch is someone who, when he has an idea or a problem, spares no effort to get to the bottom of it and develop a solution, usually with a combination of hardware and software. Recently he developed a project that allows him to remote control a server just by connecting a Raspberry Pi via USB and HDMI. The Pi runs a program with a web interface that forwards the keyboard input to the server via USB and sends the HDMI output back to the browser. This allows it to control the BIOS and even install a new operating system.

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restic is my tool of choice to do backups. I’m just eagerly waiting for this a(a)wsome PR to get merged and a new version released! I’m backing up my Nextcloud (currently ~50 GB), but I never pruned the backup and now the backup is taking up more than 160 GB. That’s still just peanuts with Backblaze B2 as online storage, but I like to have things clean and tidy and a prune is overdue.

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Nothing to hide

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Tonight I spoke with my girlfriend on the phone and we talked for two hours about all kinds of topics. One topic was that I don’t think corona tracking apps, where the data is stored centrally, are a good idea because of privacy and stuff. My girlfriend, on the other hand, said why is privacy important at all? The argument that nobody needs to know what I do with whom, when, where and for how long was not convincing to her. She said that I track my runs via GPS anyway. And she asked who would be interested in your data if you are not famous or something?

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What a coincidence: I wanted to look in my mails when I registered the domain jlelse.blog and it was exactly one year ago today. So congratulations to myself for one year jlelse.blog! 🎉

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Annoying Technology

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Annoying Technology is a site by Manuel Grabowski and Philipp Defner, where they share typical annoyances with technology. Situations that probably everyone knows: annoying software download pages, dark UI patterns while shopping at Amazon or design flaws.

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My storage setup

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Reply to: A question by Henrique Dias

Since I use many different devices and want to access the same files from all of them, I run my “own cloud” at home with an Odroid-HC2 (a Raspberry 4 or similar device should work just as well). A 2 TB NAS hard disk (Seagate Ironwolf) is connected to the HC2, where all files are stored. Using Docker I have installed Nextcloud for files (documents, photos, etc.) as well as Gitea (code repositories). Encrypted incremental backups are done daily at night using restic and uploaded to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage (they are quite cheap and now also have a European data center).

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