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Warrior not worrier

I'd so like to have this as a stand for my Wacom Intuos pen, even better if the toy soldier figure was actually a civilian, nerd-type run-of-the-mill illustrator-kind-of-person.
Hey 3D printers of the world, can we make that happen?

Title inspired by a James Victore sticker; image/montage by me

Add post format X to posts with category Y

Recently I decided to use the WordPress post formats in my blog. If you're not familiar with post formats, hop over to the wordpress codex and read about them there.

Back? Good. :-)

I now have the ability to use different layouts for different kinds of posts, like "video", "image" or "status" - there are some additional tweaks I need to add to my theme; currently not all of my blog's views are respecting the new post formats. Work in progress, as always.

The problem I was facing after enabling the post formats: How can I add the post format to the posts that have been published in the past?

The easy but time-consuming way would be to edit every post via the administration, but that'll take quite a while if you have more than handful of posts, so I looked for a way to set the post format directly in the database for the old posts.

Fiddling with the Indie Web, pt4

Wow, Steward Langridge, inventor of the pingback mechanism, has enabled webmentions on his blog, as he tweeted just a couple of hours ago.

I think this is great signal for the webmention idea, and reminds me to keep on tweaking the webmention/indie web thing here in my blog, where I have the comfort of using a set of WordPress plugins that take care of the more complicated stuff that's going on in the background.
Steward in contrast uses a static site generator and seems to have found a way ...

3D Cube in CSS

CSS - Cascading Style Sheets - has come a long way from being the "paint" on HTMLs structure. In the relativly short span of one afternoon I was able to create a threedimensional cube, that, with a little help of some JavaScript glued onto some input fields, can be rotated along its X-, Y-, and Z-axis. Wowsy.

See the Pen CSS 3D cube by Tom (@webrocker) on CodePen.

Enhance progressively

progressive enhancement is not about offering all functionality; progressive enhancement is about making sure that your core functionality is available to everyone. Everything after that is, well, an enhancement (the clue is in the name).
Jeremy Keith

It is more often than not that I find myself in discussions about this exact point: I want our websites, their core tasks, to function, and if this is cared for, then we can talk about the fun stuff.
To many people this, in our new and modern browser times, seems to be a waste of time, why care for systems or users ...

Babysteps in IndieWeb, pt3

Next up is the test if I can pull in comments from silos like Facebook or Twitter back to the blog post that got shared there. Let's raise the voodoo bar a bit now…

this on twitter

Babysteps in IndieWeb, pt2

This is just a test, if my webmention endpoint actually is working. If not, I'll better apply for an account at webmention.io :-)

Babysteps in IndieWeb

The second day of the 2014 Border:None conference sees me sitting in a brewery cellar, and putting some h-entry and other microformats in the good ol' webrocker theme. Somewhat embarrising is having Mr Jeremy Keith looking at the source code which actually is kind of, hm, messy, having grown more or less organically for more than years since the last refactoring :-). But since this here right now is primarily to test if and how this notification voodoo works, I have to live with it for the moment. :-) So here's a link to Aarons post ...

The Color Purple

Today, my blog's color scheme changed to a certain color:

It will not be enough. Nothing will ever be enough. But it will be something

As I tweeted earlier:

(wondering about the small star in the purple image above? Hint: use a color picker)