Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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My answers (to your AMA questions)

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Recently I made an invitation to ask me anything. Only two mails arrived, but I would like to answer them anyway:

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A fun little game: Pocket City

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I’m generally not a gamer, playing computer games has never really fascinated me, I find programming more exciting. But sometimes I don’t feel like programming or I don’t have the possibility to do it. Of course it’s important to be bored sometimes, because then you can think about things for a while. But a little entertainment in a free minute is sometimes not bad as well.

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When you submit a GDPR request to American Express (Germany), you get an “Encrypted Mail” (for which you have to log in again somewhere and set a password), which then contains two PDFs, one of which is full of screenshots of mainframe terminals.

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Finally sleeping better 😴

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I have a very light sleep. The first brightness in the morning makes me wake up, noise from the neighbors in the evening does not let me fall asleep. No matter how late or early I go to bed, no matter how little I slept in total.

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I just watched “Don’t Look Up” and somehow I think it’s not unlikely that the earth will really end up like in the movie… Not by a comet, but, well, by the climate crisis. Look up!

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My December ‘21 in Review

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Today is not yet the last day of December, but since I still plan to write a yearly review, the monthly review comes rather two days earlier. So December…

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Ntfy.sh

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I subscribe to the Hacker News front page via RSS. There is a lot of stuff there that I just mark as read without taking a closer look. But sometimes something catches my eye and I take a closer look. Today “Show HN: A tool to send push notifications to your phone, written in Go” is one of them.

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“My love-hate affair with technology”

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Nolan Lawson writes about his love-hate affair with technology.

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I really look forward to the final release of Gitea 1.15.0, which includes this pull-request. It adds the option to mirror to remote repositories, without the need to manually setup Git hooks, like I’ve done before.

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youtube-dl

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Shoutout to youtube-dl for supporting such a large number of services. Pretty handy when you want to download entire Soundcloud playlists that are embedded as widgets on some websites.

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