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Syndicate some Blogposts from WordPress to Kirby with the REST API

New year, old problems, new Website -- this was my reasoning during the christmas holidays, and so I decided to completly wipe my "About me" website, making it a simple hub of my diverse activities and interests instead of the old "hey, look how cool experienced I am, come work with me and give me all your money" thing.
I decided to build the site with Kirby, a lovely file based CMS which I have used in the past (for example to drive our Frankfurt Open Device Lab website). Kirby is very flexible, has a stellar documentation, a nice API, and makes zero assumptions on how you want to build your site, and besides being file based, it offers a very customizable backend, if need be.

Now, one of the things I wanted on the new site was a way to display the latest posts from here, my blog, but only those relating to the topics of Design, Webdevelopment and the like.

With a little bit of diving into the WordPress REST API, this turned out to be a fairly simple task for my Kirby-site. Basically this REST API allows me to "get" the infos needed on various objects of my WordPress site, by calling the API's entry points and telling it what I want.

WordPress 4.9 - Tipton

This release features Customizer improvements, including the ability to save customization changes as drafts, schedule them to go live at a certain time, and letting other people preview the changes easier. To improve code editing in the admin we've introduced syntax highlighting and error checking to make things more robust and harder to break.
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Nonfunctional

Ein lustiges Detail aus der google Streetview der ISS International Space Station.

Fuck it, ship it. :-)

WordPress 4.8 "Evans"

Eine neue Version des populären CMS ist erschienen, und kann über den Adminbereich oder manuell per Download installiert werden.

Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand.
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Ascii Map. Zoomable World Map in your console

Wie geil ist das denn bitte?!

MapSCII - The Whole World In Your Console.
A node.js based Vector Tile to Braille and ASCII renderer for xterm-compatible terminals.
Try it yourself! Open your Terminal and enter => telnet mapscii.me < = (on OSX and Linux, use putty on Windows) github.com/rastapasta/mapscii

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Sliding underline

In a current project, the designer asked if we could add a little gimmick to the horizontal navigation, which consists of just a few one-level items. Of course the idea is visual-, desktop-, and mouse-input-device-centric, and a discussion about other devices and the resulting state of the navigation ensued, and we agreed to treat this as a nice to have if everything else is cared for.
Nevertheless I was intrigued; would it be possible to animate a border to 'slide' from one menu item to the next on (mouse)over? So if you 'leave' the currently hovered item, the line should ...

CSS Grid Support - Hello Opera

Well, to be honest, I hadn't Opera on my watch list, so it slipped my attention for a while. But, Opera, too, already has CSS-grid support. :-)

CSS Grid Support - Safari now haz it, as well

Ja tschakka! Anfang des Monats Firefox, sehr kurz darauf Chrome, dann Opera, jetzt Safari -- es tut sich mächtig was in Sachen CSS-Grid.

Nachtrag: Das Update auf iOS 10.3 hat dem dem dortigen Safari ebenfalls CSS-Grid beigebracht:

Fix missing/changed paths to font files in Linotype FontExplorerX

Disclaimer:
(Don't you love it when a blog post starts with a disclaimer? yeah, me too…)
The things I'm about to describe worked in my setting, and since I
- Use an outdated version of FontExplorerX (1.2.3) and
- Use an outdated version of MacOS X (10.9.5)
this may very well not work for your setting. Plus, since I'll mess with the SQLite database, this could ruin your day if you don't backup the file first.

/Disclaimer

So what's this about?

I recently swapped an external storage disk for a new one. On this disk resides my (tiny) font collection. I use (an old version of) ...