Jacob Neplokh

Day 19 of #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

Before, I had links to many key/identity pages on my website which made things look clunky. I made a site just for that, my keys.

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Day 18 of #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

I recently started a personal wiki, but I noticed an unfortunate side effect, it took away from #100DaysToOffload.

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Day 17 of #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

I love Matrix, and use it quite often. I both participate in matrix rooms and talk to some people individually. I also self-host my Matrix instance (as evidenced by username on my contact page), so when a problem not related to the client occurs, my server could be to blame. A few days ago, my client (just plain old Element), had the “Connectivity to the server has been lost” error, but my wifi worked and I had no issues connecting to the server. Spoiler: the title gives it away.

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Day 16 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

As I wrote before, I am on the iOS 14 beta. I forgot to download the iPadOS beta, though! While I have an iPad (the regular model), I infrequently used it, but wanted to change that, so I wiped it, upgraded, and started from scratch. I mainly made it a note taking and reading device, and one feature made the experience so much better: Scribble.

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Day 15 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

No, I am not writing an analysis on humans and trust (although that would be interesting). Rather, I am talking about the software we trust. I am not a security professional by any means, but I am able to learn more! These are some thoughts I have on the subject.

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Day 14 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

I do not know why, but I have recently stumbled across many personal wikis/digital gardens. I have known about the concept (first learned it from Nikita Voloboev's), and always wanted to have one, but never went through with it. I fairly recently started this blog, too, and I felt the need for a “notes” section. The wiki is the perfect solution.

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Day 13 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

I am a heavy user of MacOS and iOS (I have no shame in admitting my love for the Apple ecosystem). Although I frequently fanboy about Apple's hardware and software, for a long time I always used another browser. No matter how many times I “browser-hopped,” I never seriously considered Safari. Oh boy was that a huge mistake.

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Day 12 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

A few days ago the power went completely out for a while. Plus, it was not just a small area. It was unexpected (duh), and lasted for a little while. Plus, the outage was not confined to a few blocks, a large area got knocked out

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Day 11 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

Recently, I have been posting less frequently than usual and thought I was behind on my #100DaysToOffload participation. Before this post, I was actually keeping an average of 1 post every 3 days, which was under the approximate 3.5 days. Surprisingly (at least to me), I had maintained a steady pace. This post is coming out a day later than I had hoped, but that delay gave me more to write about, so maybe it was for the best. Now, I am at 1 post every 3.4 days, so still under but definitely cutting it close.

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Day 10 in #100DaysToOffload

Introduction

I somewhat-recently setup a Matrix, Element, and Jitsi server to use with a friend of mine. It's awesome having this self-hosted, federated, and E2E-encrypted chat. Matrix is not just about direct messaging one or two people, though. Matrix also has rooms, their version of Discord servers. Furthermore, you can use it as an IRC client/bouncer. So far, I have had excellent experiences.

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