Things I come across from day to day.

Pre-work morning ride 

7:30 in the morning, riding Paderborn plateau with my mountain bike.

Using TextEdit as default git editor on a Mac 

As a default editor for git you want something that opens up fast and is fairly simple to use. On my Mac I believe this …

The green rooftop 

Yesterday our two flat roofs received their sedum sprouts. The quality work has been carried out by Gartenbau Beil. Now I´m curious to see it …

Syncthing ★

Syncthing is a tool to synchronize multiple folders between different computers with same or different operating systems. It is open source, the synchronized data is sent peer-to-peer, …

Found Color 

Found Color is an exploration of accidental color schemes, curated by Eighth Day.

One of our circles through nature ★

Now that spring is coming our daily excursions are even more joyful.

The daily ride to the Kindergarten 

Emil sitting in his Bullit. We have the bike for nearly five years now and we had–and still have–many beautiful hours with it :-).

Kai 

Today I received the sad message about the passing of a colleague, my former manager, Kai Knebel. He has left behind his wife Barbara and …

Snow-world 

Early morning on our way to the Kindergarten. Wonderful snow. Emil is exited.

The Pixi books 

While Emil and I were doing the food shopping, he found a book stand with Pixi books.

Feeding the birds 

A thrush with an apple. During this winter, Emil and I started feeding the birds on our terrace.

Weeknotes 01 

The Vignelli Canon. As Massimo Vignelli states in the introduction of the book: “…a useful instrument for a better understanding of typography in Graphic Design. …

Went with the bike into the snow 

Beautiful high beech forest around Neuenbeken Typical Paderborn plateau Me, enjoying nature

Early morning on our way to the Kindergarten and it´s snowing. ★

Emil writing his name in the snow. It´s on the engine hood of my car and Emil asked "Are we allowed to do that?" Not …

Weeknotes 53 

Learned from the Accessible Footnotes article, there is a :target pseudo-class in CSS that allows to select and to style a targeted element on a …

Weeknotes 52 

Sarah Fossheim publishes her new project website ethicaldesign.guide. “… Ethical Design Guide is made to share resources on how to create ethical products that don’t …

Weeknotes 51 

A CSS utility class for covering elements from CSS in real life. Ellograph monospaced typeface. “Ellograph is a friendly monospaced typeface with a soft, rounded construction …

Anekdote 

Anekdote is a directory celebrating great, independent businesses. These companies are not run by stockholders, layers of bureaucracy or an algorithm. They are full of …

Our last day of open air bathing in 2020? ★

It´s always sad when you feel the summer is slowly coming to an end. Emil and I are trying to stretch the time.

Weeknotes 29 

Utopia is an algorithm to calculate fluid type size for responsive websites. It´s made by James Gilyead and Trys Mudford. There’s no program or dependency …

We are building a house 

Our weed-covered land is starting to transform. This house project might take a time of seven years in the end. We bought the property in …

Weeknotes 26 

“The mystery font that took over Ney York” is an article about Choc, a typeface designed by Roger Excoffon. Choc specimen cover, …

Weeknotes 25 

I published markdown-it-fitmedia, a markdown-it plugin to set aspect-ratio of responsive images, make images lazy loading, and to make videos responsive. Use it in the …

Open air bathing ★

Open air bathing is possible again (with some corona-constraints)

Man conquers the cosmos 

Today I saw this picture in “der Freitag”, Nr. 24, June 4th 2020. "Man conquers the cosmos." Mosaic made by Fritz Eisel in 1972. Located at …

Weeknotes 22 

Reading “The Details” by Matthias Ott. convertacolor.com is a minimalistic yet quick way of converting hex, rgb, hsl, and cmyk colors in any direction. I migrated my …

The first ever website 

The first ever website, Tim Berners-Lee´s original home page for the Word Wide Web. Responsive and fast.

Weeknotes 18 

This week I pushed my little website a step further by enhancing the service worker to pre-cache selected pages and by runtime-caching images as well …

Weeknotes 17 

I´ve created my first service worker and turned my website into a Progressive Web App 💪. After doing precaching for static resources (JavaScript, CSS, Google …

Weeknotes 16 

Emil draws “Ladybirds, fairy dust, and witches on witches broomsticks.” As of this week, Germany has 138,221 infected people and 4,098 people died on COVID-19. Four …

Weeknotes 15 

Emil discovers the luxury of whitespace. Kristian Lumme describes the collaborative approach of Fournova, who are the makers of Tower for Git. Article “How We Work.” Stretchy …

Weeknotes 14 

Emil draws “Snakes with Poison Dots.” Max Böck published a boilerplate Emergency Website Kit, which, especially these days, aims to provide a quick way to publish …

Weeknotes 13 

Write personal: “Into the Personal-Website-Verse” is a plea for personal websites from Matthias Ott. “Advice from Ten Years of Leading Remote Teams” from Greg Storey. “How to …

How to flatten the curve 

“How outbreaks like Coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to ´flatten the curve´.”

Weeknotes 12 

Emil pictured the virus. I get the case counts from The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. At the end of this week we are counting 22.000 …

Weeknotes 11 

This guy Jack McDade knows how to design a web page. Jack made Justin Jackson´s page, which I think is an exceptional piece of work. …

Weeknotes 10 

Watched “Thereabouts 3: Discovering Colombia” again. It´s the best of the series. I can recommend this film for anyone who is into cycling. Restarted my sports …

Weeknotes 9 

Signed assange-helfen. A state has been caught in a war crime and for that reason the state takes revenge on the person who helped to …