Today I made some visual updates to my website. I replaced the spatial background by a plain colour background and merged the header and navigation bar into one. However, I still kept some pages with a custom background because it looks great for some specific occasions.

In addition, I also cleaned up the display of some micro posts, such that they take less space while conveying the same information and looking equally as good. There are still some things I want to change, such as Webmentions and forms and buttons. I will, however, defer that for a later time.

Today I made some visual updates to my website. I replaced the spatial background by a plain colour background and merged the header and navigation bar into one. However, I still kept some pages with a custom background because it looks great for some specific occasions. In addition, I also cleaned…

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I recently transitioned from ImprovMX to Migadu to lower my costs. However, I’m planning to move everything over from Google (Calendar, Contacts and E-mail). Unfortunately, Migadu doesn’t have official support for Calendar and Contacts yet. They say that will be available within two months. However, they’ve given other similar deadlines over the last year that did not happen.

I have considered Fastmail. It would still be cheaper than ImprovMX, but more expensive than Migadu. But at least I would have access to all the features. However, it is also based in Australia with servers in the USA and there is some controversy about that. I don’t know yet. I also considered using my own domain with iCloud but the three aliases is pretty limiting.

Does anyone else have any recommendations? I’m thinking about just waiting to see if Migadu releases actual support within two months, or just move to Fastmail.

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Jan-Lukas Else 11 Mar 2022 19:44

Hello! 👋 I haven’t lost the desire to blog, nor have I decided on Digital Detox, it’s just that I’m currently busy moving. Instead of continuing to program my own stuff after work and pouring my thoughts into blog articles, I had to pack boxes. Today was my last workday in the home office in the old…

Three times 😊 Good luck moving!

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I have to stop not doing this because I’m afraid of covid. It’s becoming limiting. However, I’ve been doing much more things then I have before rules were relaxed so that’s great. Still not enough.

I have to stop not doing this because I’m afraid of covid. It’s becoming limiting. However, I’ve been doing much more things then I have before rules were relaxed so that’s great. Still not enough.…

For the past one or two years I have been using ImprovMX’s premium plan for e-mail forwarding and sending. In the beginning, I had multiple domains configured and I thought it was a great solution, as they also provide an SMTP server. However, with time, I only had one domain configured and it costs me around 9 $ + VAT per month. That is a lot for a single domain.

Today I migrated to Migadu, which is a Swiss service that for 19 $ per year provides me with all the functionality I did. They provide a very transparent list of pros and cons of the service they provide and I’m happy with them.

I still rely, mostly, on my Gmail e-mail. I’m hoping to change that.

For the past one or two years I have been using ImprovMX's premium plan for e-mail forwarding and sending. In the beginning, I had multiple domains configured and I thought it was a great solution, as they also provide an SMTP server. However, with time, I only had one domain configured and it costs…

I just re-discovered Homebrew casks. I’m now trying to move part of my software to a casks script so it can be easily re-installed in other machines. Wish me luck!

I just re-discovered Homebrew casks. I’m now trying to move part of my software to a casks script so it can be easily re-installed in other machines. Wish me luck!…

Just received my last grade. Now, there’s only the thesis to focus on. I’m a bit worried with that: I feel like even though I have a broad topic, it’s being a bit hard to narrow down to a specific research question.

Just received my last grade. Now, there’s only the thesis to focus on. I’m a bit worried with that: I feel like even though I have a broad topic, it’s being a bit hard to narrow down to a specific research question.…

Jan Boddez 17 Feb 2022 08:59

(Off-topic/meta.) Interestingly, my (h-)feed reader displays a (p-)name for this “note.” Normally, it drops the p-name (and thus considers the post a “note”) if it’s the same as (or a shortened version of) the content. In this case it doesn’t, because this post’s p-name contains a straight quote whe…

To avoid future issues, I removed the p-name property when there’s no title. This should also fix a similar issue when I appended ellipsis to the title if it was a truncation of the content. Thanks for pointing it out!

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finished

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book was quite interesting. Similarly to the books I’ve been reading recently, there’s a magical element that makes this book be completely different from what I expected. In a nutshell, there’s a man called Wallace that is definitely not a good person. One day, he dies. However, the story tells us what happens after he dies. Of course, I don’t want to write spoilers.

I really enjoyed this book and the character development. I listened to most of the book via an audiobook and I think that improved the experience in the sense that I now associate different characters with different voices.

Finished reading: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune, ISBN: 9781529087987

What’s up with the scientific community and not publishing the source code from their papers? Are we just supposed to believe what they say is correct? How can we investigate further? 😩

What's up with the scientific community and not publishing the source code from their papers? Are we just supposed to believe what they say is correct? How can we investigate further? 😩…

finished

Rating: ★★★☆☆

“The Midnight Library” portrays a character, Nora, that after dying at exactly midnight, got transported to a library where time doesn’t change. In this library, Nora has the opportunity to try all the different lives she would have had if she had made different decisions. To keep the level of spoilers to a minimum, I will not go over a lot more.

This book has been recommended by many people and it has a pretty good rating on GoodReads with 4 out of 5 stars. On the other hand, I’ve also read and heard negative comments about it. When it comes to me, however, I have mixed feelings, on both sides of the spectrum.

On one hand, I really enjoyed the concept and the writing style. On the other hand, I feel like flicking through so many lives and the way the mental health situation was addressed might’ve not been the best in the sense that it could be a trigger, instead of a helper. Nevertheless, this is just my opinion. I’m sure and I hope this book has helped countless others.

Overall it was a nice book with a very interesting concept. Yet, not my favorite.

Tot ziens!

Finished reading: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, ISBN: 9781786892737