Hey! Glad you’ve made it here! ツ
I’m Joschi, a web architect from Nuremberg, Germany.
You’ve reached that remote corner of the web where I'm collecting the things that touch me and keep me moving — beyond my regular work as head of the web design agency Tollwerk and the Open Device Lab Nürnberg. I write notes and articles about all kinds of stuff here — my side projects, my events, random findings and one or the other pivate matter. Simply put, things like this:
It's that time of the year again. I'm spending my annual family holiday in Japan — and getting inspired by so many things. For example the fact, that the Japanese culture is mostly based on caring for others. I really enjoy that special sense for all the tiny little details here. Sadly, this does not fully apply to the IndieWeb community as well at present.
I've always considered myself pretty robust, both mentally and physically. Over the years, however, my eyes turned out to be the most susceptible part of my body. Last spring I finally had to get myself a pair of glasses — the first ones in my life. Time to get to know Tom Davies.
While developing this website, I had the chance to explore a lot of new techniques. This is going to be the first of a series of posts which I’ll use to record what I’ve learnt. Let’s begin with the probably most fundamental technical decision regarding this website: Retiring TemplaVoila! and going for Fluid Powered TYPO3 as templating system. This is not an expert article — read on for a noob’s first steps with FluidTYPO3.
2013 started just normal. Almost. I spent New Year — お正月 — in Japan, together with my wife, my daughter and my parents-in-law. As a New Year’s resolution, I promised myself to do something about my physical condition, especially my weight, which had gotten out of control somehow. At that time, my life had reached a major turning point, without me being aware of it yet. A lot of unexpected occurences were just around the corner, leading me to eventually start a personal website with this very post. It is a story of opening up, of breaking cover — let’s dare looking back (this is going to be lengthy — you have been warned).