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Escaping The Social Media Trap - Kiki Thaerigen

Social Media wants your constant attention. Social Media wants your time. Social Media is stealing your time, time you could better be using for your creative work and/or well-being. But Social Media also today is the way to advertise and display said work, and possibly get feedback, recognition even. And once you have kind of…


(Digital) Climate Strike - September 20th, 2019

Global Climate Strike 20-27 Sept

My site here will join the digital climate strike on this friday. For this I made a small WordPress plugin that will display a placeholder page with infos on the ClimateStrike actions for all requests but for a list of urls that can be configured (for privacy policy and legal info pages) and the admin…


2050: The Fight For Earth - Bill McKibben | time.com

How the earth would look in 2050 if we solved climate change - What if the US came around and acted swiftly on climate change?


Simplicity (II) - Bastian Allgeier

Bastian reflects on a topic that's very close to (my) home -- the supposedly unavoidable Tooliganismn that is involved with working on the "modern" web.


React - Charlie Owen

Please read this post on why there's not only a problem with this popular JS framework, but how it actually hurts 'the web' (that was, as Charlie put it). It echoes my stance and resentiment against all client-side only JS 'app'ification, and that is even without the meta aspects about society and representation that Charly…


You Pay (Or Maybe You Don’t) - Heydon Pickering

Aside from the fact that Heydon and Andy have published a very interesting work regarding the art of (writing less) CSS "Every Layout" - and want to get paid for the value this will bring to your arsenal - this blog post is a very good read.


Using Framework Powers For Good - Marcus Herrmann

Marcus has compiled a great collection of ways how (js) frameworks, which are often blamed for being responsible for unaccessible sites, can actually help in getting things right, a11y-wise.


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…