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The Web Has Turned …

The web has turned and left me here Just where I was before it appeared And in its place an empty space Has filled the void behind my face I just made love with its sweet memory One thousand times in my head it said it loved it more than ever it said it remains…


They don't build them like they used to

Hey, manufacturers of things that have plastic parts, what's going on? I have an old, but well-kept AKG K518LE headphone and suddenly all the matte plastic parts on the headphone are turning into a sticky gooey mess. I have a Wacom tablet and the Intuos pen had the same issue - the grip area turned…


WordPress filter for lazy loading src

Chris Coyier (@css) has shared a code snippet that will add loading="lazy" to every scr=" instance in WordPress's content. But this will replace every instance, not only in img or iframe tags, which can lead to some unwanted replacements. Here's my version for that filter: // in theme’s functions.php or a plugin function wbr_add_lazy_loading($content){ $content…


A quick note to my past-self

If there’s one thing that now-me would urgently tell past-me, when starting this whole self-employed business, it is this: Beware of „cost“ focussed clients, seek the „investment“ minded ones. Adapt your communication accordingly. If your services are seen only as „cost“, no fruitful and growing relation will come out of it - and with those…


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.


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'.