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All your face are belong to us

Illustration of a smiley left and a skull right, by wondertom.de

Imagine you'd like to build a database with not only every data you usually can get through user interaction with your service and the device where your app has been installed on, but with pictures of your user's faces, too. What a treasure trove in times of face recognition software. But surely after all those...

Thom Yorke - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, 3.7.2019

If you want to know how it actually feels when your left brain is struggling with the right brain, treat yourself to a @thomyorke ANIMA show: While your inner animal wants to move to the groove and the deceptively deep beats that are coming from Thom and Nigel Godrich, there's this little problem - there...

Red Brauns

What is Braun and makes for an honest good filtered coffee? Right.

TYPO3 8.7 translation handling of page media

Yesterday I once again got stuck with a seemingly simple task that quickly turned out to be a veritable rabbit hole: In a client website the header images are managed using the 'resources' tab of a page. File references are stored in the 'media' column of the pages table in the database. The site is...

Business plan for dummies

My (business) plan for the last years now. Problem is, the yellow circle is constantly shifting and sometimes in the undefined realm. The ultimate would be having all three circles the same size and position, but this'll never happen. So firstly, grey needs to be in yellow, and growing.

wget it on

Today the german hosting company "domainFactory" (dF) announced that they will stop supporting the old PHP Versions 4 and 5. dF is one of the last providers to do so. So this comes as no surprise and I've been waiting for this moment for quite a while now: We have a couple of $clients that...

Status as a Service - Eugene Wei

A very interesting article by @eugenewei about social capital and how social networks tap into our need to compete and feel somewhat better than the rest. [wbr-quote cite="https://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2019/2/19/status-as-a-service"]We are now in late-stage performative Twitter, where nearly every tweet is hungry as hell for favorites and retweets, and everyone is a trained pundit or comedian. It's...

Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us? – Cal Newport, The New Yorker

A nice article about the IndieWeb, published on a paywalled site ("you have three articles left this month") 🤷🏼‍♂️. I find it a bit too focussed on servers and social media platforms, but with the right angle about 'engineered adictiveness'. [wbr-quote cite="https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/can-indie-social-media-save-us"] (…) a loose collective of developers and techno-utopians that calls itself the IndieWeb...

Take back your web - Tantek Çelik @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2019

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

Watch this. Understand this. For quite a while now I really think we are at a crucial point in the history of the web.