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You Are Here -- Wednesday

Illustration of a stick figure, mid mountain, still some way to go.

Your Are Here -- Monday

Illustration of a tiny stick figure facing a huge steep mountain.

Breaking Out Of The Tetris Mindset - Christian Heilmann @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2017

Tetronimos by Christian Heilmann

The Beyond Tellerrand Conference keynote by Christian Heilmann resonates with me, much.

I'd never thought being seen as a 'conservative blocker on the right', but obviously, when it comes to the foundational layers of building stuff for the web, I find myself more on the right side of Chris' block chain (although the 'square' would describe my attitude best)....

The new oil

Anselm just published a response* to NYT's "The Big Five tech companies increasingly dominate our lives. Could you ditch them?" quiz.

His personal results seem to be quite similar to what I'd find out. Ditching Apple for example would be way harder for me as, say, ditching Facebook - which I already try to avoid as much as possible, but as Anselm wrote, with friends using Instagram and Whatsapp constantly, there's no way around touching FB from time ...

RIP Chris Cornell

I'm sitting in the office, teary-eyed and listening to this voice, that meant so much to me.

The Secret Life of Comedy - Espen Brunborg @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2017

This is my favorite talk from this year’s Dusseldorf edition of my favorite conference. Which was brimming with great talks, and to be fair, this “this is my favorite yaddayadda” is highly personal, and a short survey among attending friends showed that one person’s highlight didn’t impress another one and vice versa. Which is the secret sauce of the ...

WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress Logo an die VW-Fabrik gephotoshopped

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your update engines:

WordPress versions 4.7.4 and earlier are affected by six security issues:
Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing.
Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC API. Reported by Sam Thomas.
Lack of capability checks for post meta data in the XML-RPC API. Reported by Ben Bidner of the WordPress

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Everything is better with double bass drums

– sogar das offenbar unbeliebteste Musikvideo auf youtube (in Deutschland) gewinnt mit etwas Fußmaschinensport

youtube direktgeboller

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

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