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germany,covid and school...

February 23, 2021 — lukas

i live in bavaria. schools march-june 2020: closed, i personally didnt have online meetings back then. just teachers sending us stuff.
june-july 2020: two groups, 3 days school a week. group A -> one week, then group B -> one week. etc i hope you knowwhat i mean.
september 2020: schools open again, just have to wear masks for the next two weeks.
two weeks later and we didnt have to wear them anymore. you think that's nice right? well, cases were slowly increasing? wonder why? i don't.
october 2020: need to wear masks again, cases getting more and more. more and more cases, probably more than we have now. but guess what: school aren't closed down.
december 2020: ~1 week more christmas holidays. 2 weeks before holidays again two groups, but not weekly anymore. daily e.g. A -> Monday, B -> Tuesday. etc.
last week before christmas holidays on wednesday: full lockdown. teachers sending us stuff to do and we send them back.
january 2021 - now: online classes, tho still sending teachers homework.

imo, school atm is hell. but hey, over the pandemic, i have learned a lot about computers.

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setting up a mailserver

January 29, 2021 — lukas

so a few days ago i decided to setup my own mail server, i was always too lazy and found them complicated to setup until i found this. so i tried it out, tho i had a lot of problems at first because the hostname on this VPS is not my domain. so i looked around, found all the files i had to edit and changed "luk-vps" to my domain "", then when i was atleast able to recieve/send mail i found another problem: DKIM wasn't working. so looking at the errors opendkim spit out, i found the problem: wrong hostname yet again :/, so got that fixed up and restarted it. success! DKIM was working and i was able to send mails securely. i tested sending emails to gmail and outlook. gmail worked perfectly, but the email i sent to outlook landed in spam :(, oh well. atleast i have a good working setup now.

why setup your own mail server when you can buy email hosting from xxxxxxxx?

because i didnt want to spend more money for hosting when i already have a underused vps. but hey this setup is perfect now so i dont see a need to buy email hosting anymore.

why not keep using services like outlook or gmail?

the services i used often had ads which i didnt like, and i get much more storage with this setup.

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January 29, 2021 — lukas

sooooo, this is my first blog post. i may post stuff sometimes or just forget about this. welp lets see.

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