Articles

This is a list of all the articles I've written. You may filter it by category, author or tag.

  1. 100 Days Of Open Source (2017)
    Article · · 23 min read · 23 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. "Indie" as in "individuality"
    Article · · 5 min read · 7 reactions

    "Indie" as in "individuality"

    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.

  6. Hello glasses, hello Tom Davies
    Article · · 6 min read · 9 reactions

    Hello glasses, hello Tom Davies

    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.

  7. Dating Fluid Powered TYPO3
    Article · · 12 min read · 14 reactions

    Dating Fluid Powered TYPO3

    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.

  8. Of excellence and reputation
    Article · · 19 min read · 7 reactions

    Of excellence and reputation

    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).