Things I come across from day to day.

The Effects of Nuclear Weapons

From the preface: For more than four decades, the 1977 edition of The Effects of Nuclear Weapons has been a mainstay for anyone doing unclassified …

smard.de

smard.de ist die von der Bundesnetzagentur betriebene Plattform zur Veranschaulichung der Stromerzeugung und des Strommarktes in Deutschland.

Cooklang

This is brilliant. Cooklang, a language for personal cooking recipe management. Here’s how the Cooklang ecosystem makes that happen: All recipes are human-readable text files. Everything is a …

Soylent Green is 2022

Do you remember that movie? This is a film poster of Soylent Green with Charlton Heston. It´s from 1973 and the story play is in …

How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

David Phillips, How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint My takes from the presentation: One message per slide (not more). With more than one message per slide the …

Zusätzlich abgehängt

Die Schere zwischen arm und reich geht immer weiter auf. Aber kaum einer sagt, was das für Kinder bedeutet. Carolin und Christoph Butterwegge wissen es.

Checkbox webcam filter

Bryan Braun created a webcam filter out of HTML checkboxes. Try by yourself at webcam-test. It´s part of his checkboxland."Checkboxland is a JavaScript library for …

Bundestagswahl 2021

Die SPD ist nach dieser Wahl die stärkste Kraft. Nach einem Wahlkampf, der in bezug auf die Klimakrise meiner Meinung nach oberflächlich und durch Positionen wie …

A walk before dinner

How beautiful the place is where we are living now. I step out of the door and it takes only a short walk to be …

Waldbegeisterung

Gerald Klamer is hiking 6000 km through the forests of Germany, mostly also spending his nights in the woods. He writes about his journey …

Archiv Deutsches Atomerbe

Archiv Deutsches Atomerbe. "Mehr als 60 Jahre Atomforschung und Atomenergienutzung in Deutschland und fast ebenso lange dauert die gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzung darum. Die Anti-Atom-Bewegung hat Geschichte geschrieben. …

Bilder, die bleiben

Comics als Medium von Journalismus und Reportage: Bilder, die bleiben. der Freitag Nr. 28, 15. Juli 2021. Am Ende des Artikels ist eine kleine Bibliothek der …

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, …

Die Pflanzen und ihre Rechte

Die Pflanzen und ihre Rechte – Eine Charta zur Erhaltung unserer Natur von Stefano Mancuso. Ohne Pflanzen überlebt nichts auf unserem Planeten, der über nur einen …

Found Color

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

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 excited.

The Pixi books

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

Traces

Thrush-traces in the snow. This might be a result of Emil and me feeding the birds.

Feeding the birds

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

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Katy DeCorah´s Github read-action „…tracks the books that you’ve read by updating the _data/read.yml file in your repository.“ David Seidman on how to add commas between …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Unconventional and free stock images

A list of unconventional and free stock images by Mel Choyce in her CSS-Tricks article: British Library (unsplash) New York Public Library The State Library of New South …

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 …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

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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 Details

The details are not the details; they make the product. Charles and Ray Eames Never to forget about it! I found the quote in The Details by …

Frauen, seid dankbar

Frauen, seid dankbar. Die Wirtschaftsführer haben über die Jahre einen ganz eigenen Tonfall entwickelt, mit dem sie sich an die Öffentlichkeit wenden: etwas zwischen Drohen und …

The first ever website

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

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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 …

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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 …

Social distancing while protesting

A photo taken by Tomer Appelbaum, showing thousands of Israelis maintain social distancing while protesting Natanyahu in Tel Aviv´s Rabin sq. I took the photo …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …