Sustainable Internet: Eco-Friendly websites with Renewable Energy
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Building sustainable websites with renewable energy

Running the internet and the global World Wide Web comes at the cost of producing roughly 2% of the world’s total emissions, and it accounts for 10% of global electricity demand. What can be done as a webmaster and a site owner to reduce this carbon footprint?

May 3, 2022 · 8 min · Miika von Bell
Lately, I've been paying a lot of attention to the way people communicate with one another across different communication channels such as Teams, Slack, Yammer, Mattermost, Jira and so on.
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Grammar in the workplace: Importance of good communication

Now that the IT sector is almost entirely working remotely, communication with written text across all the communication mediums is part of everyday life for most IT workers. I find it quite fascinating how people use grammar and written text differently depending on the communication medium and who those messages are sent to. I’ve tried to develop a pretty grammatically correct writing style no matter who I am writing to or where I am writing....

May 3, 2022 · 5 min · Miika von Bell
Work-life balance is a two way street.
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Seeking good work-life balance and avoiding burnout

I keep struggling to find the keys to a good and healthy work-life balance. I want to think that I’ve made many changes and adjustments in my life to maintain a proper work-life balance, but I still keep finding myself close to what I would call a burnout state. I’ve entirely quit alcohol for almost four years already. I do zero drugs or have any medication. I work out regularly, and I have a clean diet....

May 3, 2022 · 6 min · Miika von Bell
Getting our oven fixed by a repair man.
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The broken oven

Sometimes it takes a long time to get even the most trivial of tasks done. I fianlly got done fixing our oven which has been on a todo-list for at least a few months.

December 21, 2021 · 1 min · Miika von Bell
Sun is setting during hte shortest day of the year in Finland behind the frozen lake.
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Shortest day of the year

Today is the shortest day of the year in Finland. It’s only half past two in the afternoon and the sun has already set.

December 21, 2021 · 1 min · Miika von Bell