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Weeknotes 2022-08-29

, Jochen

Back to normal work, which is fun, too.

Started a mouse delivery side business. The catching part works great and now I'm looking for new customers. Do you need some mice? I already talked to a bird of prey at a nearby park. Maybe there's an arbitrage opportunity.

Created a new repository holding a template for new Django projects / apps.

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Weeknotes 2022-08-22

, Jochen

On the road holding a Python training course. Didn't do much else.

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Weeknotes 2022-08-15

, Jochen

Recorded and produced a new Podcast Episode about Ansible. Had to learn that streaming 48Khz 24bit FLAC audio to AirPods is too much for the Bluetooth bandwidth. At first, I thought the recording was broken, but then realized it was just a Bluetooth glitch, phew.

Did some preparation for a Python training course next week (setting up a JupyterHub instance, preparing a HedgeDoc installation).  Also, normal work as usual until we got evacuated because of a bomb disposal (a 500kg bomb from the second world war was found a few hundred meters down the street).

Progress on having a landing page where people can create podcasts/blogs:

  • Did some infrastructure work to be able to use a Python installation via pyenv on production
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  • HedgeDoc | write and share markdown
  • Excalidraw | Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams. Collaborative and end-to-end encrypted.
  • Donut on Hugging Face / Donut on GitHub | I've done things like this with tesseract getting much better results. But I'm really happy to see people starting to use transformers for problems like this. Very promising.

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Weeknotes 2022-08-08

, Jochen

Back to work. Picked up my jogging habit after having to stop during covid / vacation and it worked out fine. Made plans to get more into music again (atm just got more hardware).

Progress on having a landing page where people can create podcasts/blogs:

  • #32 fixed by only having one place to turn on the test client
  • #33 moved registry app urls into urls.py of registry app
  • #34 tests for account and social account adapters only open for registration with appropriate setting present
  • #35 test coverage is now at 100%
  • #36 fixed some mypy issues
  • #37 replace poetry with pip-tools
  • #38 fixed showing multiple running deployments at the same time for tests
  • #39 tried to speed up ansbile (mostly without success)
  • #40 handling of exceptions raised during starting a deployment

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Weeknotes 2022-08-01

, Jochen

For the last two weeks, I was on vacation, so no work. Seems my job is to listen to podcasts because there were significantly fewer episodes I listened to. Need to check with my boss 😄.

Had to learn the hard way that shared albums in apple photos are completely broken and will cripple your images (max width or height set to 2048px + conversion from heic to low quality jpeg). And even if you stop following a shared album, those broken images still sit in your library and you have to remove them manually one by one. Great fun if you just imported a few hundred photos from a shared album. I don't understand tech companies'  obsession with destroying their user's photos. Signal is bad, Whatsapp is worse, and now even you Apple? A working method for Apple devices is to generate an iCloud share link (which takes lots of time) from which others then can import the original photos.

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