Jan Boddez 04 Dec 2021 11:57

I have come across quite a few quirks, which I try to address in my “fork.” (I’d happily create a test account for you over at 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?

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.

agilelisa 19 Nov 2021 13:48

@hacdias looks yummy. I'm guessing steel cut oats and chia, with blueberries?

It’s actually fine cut oats, but the rest is correct indeed. It has blueberry, banana, powdered sugar, honey and speculaas.

jlelse’s Blog 19 Nov 2021 13:20

Oh no, that must be really disappointing! I hope you can still make the best out of it.

At this point, I don’t believe it will change anything. But I’m hoping they hear it and have a meeting with me. I see some professors complaining about online education, while others are giving classes on campus because they chose to. I honestly feel like most professors complain about doing it online but it’s also their decision to do it online, which is… weird.

Sebastiaan Andeweg 18 Nov 2021 20:18

In February 2017, I added the ability for other people to log in to my site, both via IndieAuth and Twitter. Since June 2019 this feature is more useful, as I moved all my checkins to being ‘private’, meaning there is actually something to see (albeit sparsely posted). For this, I used the now outda…

I am really enjoying your posts about Yak and the progress! I am also working on my own system and will write an article very soon.

PS: I just logged in and it works!

jlelse’s Blog 17 Nov 2021 21:00

After I put my new SIM card in my phone today (yes, the one with the unlimited mobidata volume - thanks for all the replies to my recent post!), I noticed that there suddenly appeared a new app that wanted to offer me additional services via SMS, of course for a fee. An app with no benefit for me, e…

I did not even know that SIM cards could trigger an app to get installed. I’m shocked. Happy you managed to remove it though!

jlelse’s Blog 15 Nov 2021 20:08

Do any of my readers have unlimited mobile data? If so, what do you do to with it? How has unlimited mobile data changed your usage behavior? I picked up a good deal a few days ago (by German standards – such contracts are usually very expensive here) and the SIM card is on its way to me now. With t…

I’ve had unlimited data since I moved to the Netherlands. I had very few GBs when I was back in Portugal and it was a bit stressful towards the end of the month to always make sure to not go over the limit. It’s quite nice now. And I can just create a hotspot for my laptop in case I don’t have Wi-Fi somewhere.

jlelse’s Blog 10 Nov 2021 17:21

On my blog, I’ve had the ability to link posts to a location for some time now. There is also a map that shows all posts with a location. I have now extended this functionality. Now I can also store a GPX file in the metadata of a post, which is then rendered below the post on a map. Also the moveme…

That’s really cool! It reminds me that I would like to implement something similar in the future… So I shoved it in the gigantic list of things I would like to do after I move away from Hugo - almost there!

Aaron Parecki 25 Feb 2017 12:18

With Quill's new image uploading UI, I was able to easily add a form field for specifying image alt text. This is a relatively new feature of Micropub, added thanks to a review by the W3C accessibility group. When specifying alt text for an uploaded photo, the request is then sent as JSON format whi…

Is this not a feature anymore?