Hi, I’m Henrique! πŸ‘‹


Born in Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή. I am a Master’s student πŸŽ“ in Computer Science and Engineering at TU/e, in Eindhoven πŸ‡³πŸ‡±. At the same time, I’ve been working with Protocol Labs on the decentralization of the web 🌐. I believe in the transparency and openness of the world, in a united Europe πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί and that we should all have equal rights πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ.

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Jan Boddez 04 Dec 2021 11:57

I have come across quite a few quirks, which I try to address in my β€œfork.” (I’d happily create a test account for you over at https://fstop.cloud. That said, Micropub support is still in its infancy. Microsub should [mostly] work, though, so you could [hopefully] still use it with your client of ch…

Ouh, is that a Micropub server or a client? Or both?

I’ve been thinking about replacing Miniflux with Aperture + Monocle. I like the idea of using a Microsub client so that I can quickly reply, like or react to any post. The problem is that, unfortunately, aperture insists on not fetching posts for two of the websites I follow… I either write my own Microsub server, or go back to just Miniflux.

Has anyone else encountered this issue with Aperture?

Christmas πŸŽ„ season has started and I already started watching Christmas movies! Last night, I watched Single All The Way which made me cry een beetje!

Recently in November '21

November was so busy that I did not even manage to write this in time! The month started with GLOW, the Eindhoven Light Festival. Unfortunately, due to the announced measures during the last day of the festival, the lights were shut down a day before. Due to that, I was not able to see more than half of it.


The grade of my penultimate exam at TU/e was just released and I passed! I was a bit worried about that one. Now, I’m just waiting for the grades of a report delivered this Sunday and another project delivered over a month ago… After this quartile, I won’t have classes anymore 🀭

This is going to be an intense week! Assuming the week started Sunday, there are 4 deadlines. 2 of them are already delivered. 1 of them is ready to present Wednesday. The other one still needs to be finished and recorded until Thursday. After both of those, I have 4 papers to read. In the meanwhile, there are other work and personal-related deadlines that are worrying me.

A friend of mine is staying with me since last Wednesday. He’s also Portuguese and today he had the most Dutch experience: get completely soaked by rain while biking. Is he ever coming back to this country? πŸ˜‚

On the past few days, I worked a bit on my IndieAuth implementation. Now, I am both a server and a client and you can log in on my website. There may be some posts that only logged in people can see. Besides, if I shared something with you, it will be visible under the private page.

With this, I also wrote a Go module (hacdias/indieauth) to help anyone that is using to to integrate IndieAuth on their system. πŸ˜„

jlelse’s Blog 22 Nov 2021 20:34

Today GoBlog got the option to configure your own map tile server. So not only standard OpenStreetMap is possible, but also Stamen Toner for example. Fits much better to my blog aesthetics, right? (See the map page.)

Yes, it does!

jlelse’s Blog 20 Nov 2021 19:04

In Portugal it’s just a switch in the tax office website. Really?!? 😲 I can’t believe that!

Yup. I’ve been a “eenmanszaak” here for a year and: (1) had to fill a gigantic form on the KvK (Chamber of Commerce) website, (2) go there and sign a form and pay 50 euros for them to pay a paper; (3) pay for a specialised software every month for bookkeeping. Legally, there’s no requirement for my bank account to be separate because as a sole proprietorship, my assets and the company’s are the same.

Now, my Dutch bank made me an ultimatum out of nowhere saying I cannot use my bank account to receive money from businesses and that I need to open a business account and I have 2 weeks to switch. Guess what? Opening a business bank account with them takes up to 2 weeks! Besides that, the taxes website is a different one so I have to fill my own income taxes as a person and then my income taxes as an “eenmanszaak” separately even though there’s no distinction of assets.

In Portugal: go to the tax office website, probably fill something and say submit. Now you can even issue invoices through the tax office website. No need to pay for some random software. And I can keep using my bank account. And the taxes? They’re the same form! I’ve never got asked by the bank why I was receiving payments from the US. Here I already had to explain everything: relations with the other parties, show the bank proof that the entity is legitimate, etc…


Edit: the Dutch KvK also publishes your address, phone number and e-mail address online even though you tell them explicitly not to. Thanks to that, I’m always receiving SPAM phone calls from g/w/e companies and even letters! You can find all my details in a few clicks away! For free. LEGALLY.

jlelse’s Blog 20 Nov 2021 18:10

For me, the best option to travel long distances within Germany is to take the train. I don’t have a car since July, but I have a BahnCard 50 for years, with which I get up to 50% discount on (unfortunately very expensive!) train tickets. I also recently implemented the option to visualize GPX files…

Uuuh, that’s very cool. I’m also trying to figure out if I can do a similar thing for the Dutch trains. In an idea world, I wouldn’t have to take any action. However, their API does not let you check where I checked-in with my OV-chipkaart I think.