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I’m Joschi, a web architect and designer 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:

  1. Moving svg-sprite forward
    Article · · 3 min read · 6 reactions

    Moving svg-sprite forward

    When I started developing svg-sprite more than 3 years ago, it was my first ever Node module and everything was totally new to me. I basically just wanted to create a JavaScript port of my iconizr project to get better integration into our build chain. Splitting out the SVG sprite creation part was just a logical step.

  2. 100 Days Of Open Source (2017)
    Article · · 27 min read · 34 reactions

    100 Days Of Open Source (2017)

    Inspired by the 100DayProject — and insufficiently-well prepared for 100DaysOfIndieWeb —, I commit myself to a 100 Days of Open Source challenge, starting January 1st, 2017. For more than 3 months I will contribute at least one meaningful commit a day to a public Open Source project or a similar community effort.

  3. A Clear Architecture
    Article · · 9 min read · 5 reactions

    A Clear Architecture

    While working on my apparat libraries during the last one and a half years, I made serveral attempts to find the best architecture for my specific purposes. When I finally came across The Clean Architecture, something clicked and a lot of loose pieces fell into place. Let me share the current state of my personal recipe for layouting independent projects.

  4. Certbot and HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)
    Article · · 4 min read · 2 reactions

    Certbot and HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)

    When I wanted to enable HTTP Public Key Pinning for this site, I couldn't find a complete and still easy to understand guide for doing so in combination with Certbot (formerly known as Let's Encrypt). While it's perfectly possibly to do HPKP which Certbot, it does require some manual preparation and maintenance. Here's what I did.

  5. 2016 in keywords
    Article · · 6 min read · 2 reactions

    2016 in keywords

    While I feel the need to write down some of the things that happened in 2016, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't find the time en bloc for doing that in the necessary verbosity, so I decided to quickly jot down some keywords first and flesh it out with details and photos later on. Please bear with me — this is work in progress.