I’ve used Planet X XLS bike for about 5 years and can say that is an amazing bike – I treat it not only as cyclocross, but also as road bike and gravel, depending on used tires. I started a few MTB races on this bike, I made my longest ride on this bike, I started using tubeless, tested a lot of different configurations… and changed a lot of things regularly. In the original specification, it was a 2x10s bike, but I changed it to 2x11s and now it is a 1x11s bike. I would like to write why I decided to move from 2×11 to 1x and why it is the best choice in my opinion.
This time it will be really small announcement: I decided to remove Google Analytics from my blog. It allowed me to show visitors info, but in reality, I’ve never need such data. The price was high: Google was able to collect information about my visitors… Now think, it’s too big price and will not use such tool anymore, your privacy is more important than any charts in Google apps.
If you visit my blog regularly, you probably know, that I really like Vuex in Vue. It’s amazing tool, that allows us to solve a lot of issues with data flow, it also allows us to organize and clean code. But sometimes, Vuex is too big tool to use. For small apps, small pages, we probably do not need such “engine”. I think even in such cases, we should use it, because our app can get much bigger in the future, but for many people, it’s not necessary and maybe redundant. This post is about Provide & Inject pattern in Vue – it’s similar to Vuex in many times, but do not require any additional tools, it’s build-in into Vue core.
At the end of last year, I wrote that I decided to close my Strava account and described why. In that post I mentioned that I have future plans, to also leave Facebook. After more than month I can say, it has become, and I do not use this social media anymore. I will still use it in very limited way, because it has several advantages, but nothing more. This post is about why I decided to do that and what’s wrong with social media like Facebook. You don’t need to be aware of it, but they have very negative impacts on our lives and in last months, it’s very clear visible.
It was strange year for all of us. Of course, the most because of a pandemic, but it was strange also in other areas. This year changes my perception of many things: I lost focus on sport competition, I focus on personal development and my own plans, it was great. One of the most important things – for me – was to say “goodbye” to Strava. Yes, I decided to remove my Strava account, all activities data, all my KOMs, comments, pictures etc. and do not back anymore. Why? This post is about the reasons for this decision. Some of them may be strange to you, but I strongly encourage you to read – it may give some food for thought.