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btconfboogie, spotified

Empty row of red seats, in the background the Beyond Tellerrand Logo on a mirror above the bar

Wow. Already seven years ago I had the honor and the privilege to provide the musical backdrop to the Warm-up party of my favorite web design conference. Recently I listened again to the 5 hours and I have to say, this is still *my* kind of music. So today I created a Spotify playlist, and…


Mutable Gallery

Jagged, seemingly hand-drawn scrawls become more complex and tightly knotted moving down the canvas until they begin to form distinct, enumerable ball shapes

This is a generated image, courtesy of Heydon's project, "Mutable Gallery" - a collection of generative art, rendered in SVG, in your browser. I love it.


Why The IndieWeb? - Heydon Pickering

An illustrated squirrel looks at a trail of acorns

Heydon's "Webbed Briefs" are thouroughly enjoyable, so please sit back, hop over to his site and learn something about something that's very dear to me. The web and the mess it has become in parts.


I made a thing: Cistercian Numerals Calendar

Recently I discovered the Cistercian Numerals. There were a couple of tweets over the last days that showed the ciphers. I never had heard about this numbering system, but immediatly it grabbed my attention, because it was so simple, but the result looks very interesting. Since there are only a few rules that distinguish the…


In Critical Defense of Frontend Development - Jens Oliver Meiert

Hear hear! This great article about the craft of Frontend Development by Jens starts with a bang: Frontend development is a field that’s not unfamiliar with being misunderstood, and its value being underestimated or missed Oh yes. At first, FE was seen as some variation of Desktop Publishing. "Real" designers would ponder about the (visual)…


Flash Changed How We Communicate - Tom Green

A nice trip down the history road of Flash, now that Adobe ends the Flash support:


Thelma & Louise - Nova Twins

Danke Danke Danke @der1000Sascha for this tip. I can't express how much my jaw dropped after I watched the Live-Footage of the Nova Twins opening for the Prophets Of Rage. These girls kick (b)ass!! \m/ still need convincin'? eat this


The OBGMs - "Not Again"

Oh yes Baby, gimme more, definitely ! \m/ Yet another great band that Danko Jones' podcast made me aware of. So good.


Saint Agnes - Brother - Live From Lockdown

for several weeks now I'm listening to the Danko Jones podcast, while I take a walk to catch some daylight and escape the self imposed social distancing hell that is home office. Not only is Danko one of my favorite musicians and his band an all time favorite of mine since I saw them opening…


I made a thing: CoronaDeathToll

(updated: 20.12.20, see below) As if doomscrolling the grim news of a world in a pandemic wasn't depressing enough, today I had the idea to add (yet another) visualisation around the numbers of deaths that Covid-19 has caused. This was sparked by the boiling the frog effect that the rising daily numbers of deaths seem…


Why The Web Is Such A Mess - Tom Scott

Screencapture of the video, a bunch of out of focus LEDs from a server rack

This is a very very good video about the web and the tracking mess that we're in. (via @faulancer)


From Gatsby to Eleventy - Amber Wilson

Amber writes about her switching the "motor" of her blog/website. What I really like is the in-depth comparison and reasoning which kind of shows that the "rule of least power" should also be more often applied not only to the technology in general, but for our choice of tools as well. And I admire her…