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(English) The 4 Hour Workweek – Revisited

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Some time ago I read Tim Ferris' seminal book 'The 4-Hour Workweek'. It's a bold take at lifestyle design that challenges common misconceptions about what work actually means and how we should live our lives. In this book Ferriss outlines four main steps for an independent, self-determined life: Definition: Self-awareness. What do you truly want in life? What are your real goals? Do you really want to work till you drop in order to become ... Read more

(English) Merry Christmas!

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar. Read more

(English) Collaborating with GitHub and Dropbox

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Git and GitHub are awesome tools for developers. Version control systems have been used for quite some time and for good reasons. Git, its distributed approach and GitHub's social coding features like pull requests for instance have introduced a whole new dimension to collaborative software development. However, when working with non-coders (e.g. graphic designers) on projects using Git for managing source files like CSS and JavaScript assets that have to be touched by both ... Read more

(English) Automatic Updates for WordPress

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.I'd like to introduce you (or rather the WordPress users amongst you) to one of the lesser known gems for WordPress - the Automatic Updater plugin. This plugin automatically updates your WordPress core installation as well as installed plugins and themes, which is a boon, especially if you have to maintain several WordPress installations. Read more

(English) Numbers: A Mathematics Toolkit For node.js / JavaScript

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Numbers is an advanced mathematics toolkit for JavaScript and Node.js developed by Steve Kaliski, @sjkaliski: Numbers provides a comprehensive set of mathematical tools that currently are not offered in JavaScript. These tools include: Basic calculations Calculus Matrix Operations Prime Numbers Statistics Very interesting stuff. Read more

(English) Bauhaus and Web Design

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.The other day I've read this somewhat older yet still relevant article by Simon Collision: Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design. In a stream of thought kind of way it deals with the main tenets of the Bauhaus school of thought and how those relate to modern and future web design. It draws upon Bauhaus ideas such as "form follows function", simplicity and the unification of art, craft, and technology - most ... Read more

(English) I Solve Problems

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar."My Name Is Wolf. I Solve Problems." Both being an entrepreneur and being a developer boil down to this simple statement: "I solve problems." Read more

(English) Sauce Labs – Cross Browser Testing

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Cross browser testing is a notoriously cumbersome problem. When developing web applications or websites any decent web developer or designer will try to test her work not only on her local machine, browser and operating system combination but will strive to cover as many reasonable environments that hold a certain market share as possible. Provisioning all those configurations with every possible combination of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer and OSX, Windows, Linux, Android ... Read more

(English) Virtues of a Programmer

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar."We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris." - Larry Wall, Programming Perl (1st edition), O'Reilly Media Recently, I've come across those remarkable words by Larry Wall, creator of Perl, again. When I first read them many years ago they made quite some impression on me. I think those virtues subsume pretty well what it means to be a good programmer. Besides, I just like ... Read more

(English) Piano Stairs – A Brilliant Design

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.How to improve a millenia-old design: Read more
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