Medieval Market at Burg Satzvey (May 2018)

Last weekend I spent at Burg Satzvey with the Lady. It’s a fairly intact castle and they have multiple medieval markets per year and it was a blast!

There were birds of prey, a super cool tournament with stunt riders (and horses) and it was overall just brilliant.

Medieval role (or cos-play) is super amazing and you should put this on your bucket list right now if you haven’t. It’s another world and a great time to tune out and into something else. It’s a perfect retreat from the technocracy.

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You don’t get paid for the fun part

No matter what you do and how much you love it, if it’s a job, it is work. You don’t get paid for the fun part, you get paid for doing the stuff that requires all your effort. It’s important to keep that in mind.

From Being Average is being ok by Masha

I’ve been following this fashion blog for some time, mainly because I like the style and the posts that are not directly related to fashion, but more the journey. To be honest, fashion still doesn’t really interest me and I doubt it ever will.

I can recommend the read, because it’s actually a really healthy post, that speaks for personal happiness, rather than the pursuit of happiness through extreme achievements.

On the post itself: I completely agree, you don’t get paid for the fun parts (for the most), but some of the work can feel like play, when you’re working in the field that you love. I would still encourage people to try to work in their dream profession, but at all cost.

Losing Control of the Link

Read this post if you’re into social media or the web:

The Web We Have to Save

Some networks, like Twitter, treat hyperlinks a little better. Others, insecure social services, are far more paranoid. Instagram — owned by Facebook — doesn’t allow its audiences to leave whatsoever. You can put up a web address alongside your photos, but it won’t go anywhere. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul de sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. Many don’t even realize that they’re using the Internet’s infrastructure when they like an Instagram photograph or leave a comment on a friend’s Facebook video. It’s just an app.

The point this post makes, is exactly why I advocate your own content to people all the time, that suggest just writing it on facebook instead.

Best Facebook Messenger / WhatsApp Alternative: Telegram

Right now I’m liking Telegram a lot, especially because it works in the browser and on my phone. They have apps for Android, iOS and a bunch of unofficial ones. It’s not as great as Jabber with offline support would be, but hey, it’s a start! Message me anywhere to grab my phone number and add me if you don’t have it.


Best/most visual git cheat sheet

Git can have quite a learning curve. That is, as soon as you want to do something more than clone, pull or push. For these situations you either have a fantastic GUI client, but that will not cover everything either. At some point you will probably have to remember more than three commands, where this git cheat sheet comes in! Continue reading “Best/most visual git cheat sheet”

WordPress 3.6 with new short codes for post formats

As recently announced on the WordPress blog, WordPress 3.6 is going to have new short codes to theme the post formats.

For theme developers that means that the_content() will be supplied with functions like the_image() and the_video().

This is going to be great, because in the nightly build of WordPress the post format specific fields are prepended into the post content.

I see this as a great way of making the new features and the more approachable editor UI accessible to theme developers.

GitLab 5.0 released with gitlab-shell

GitLab in version 5.0 has been released and I’m looking forward to have the time to upgrade my own installation and play with my fellow node and code-heads at my academy!

The most exciting thing for me to see is how well the gitolite replacement gitlab-shell simplifies installation and boosts the whole project.

Update 19. 05. 2013:
I'm writing a book on git and GitLab, read more here: Writing a book on GitLab

Update: It’s been published, take a lookt at: GitLab Repository Management!

Testing the Twenty Thirteen Theme

I found this really neat and two-line solution how you can try out the new default theme for the next major release of WordPress now already:
Quick Tip: How to Install Twenty Thirteen on Your WordPress Site on

You can either use Sourcetree, as they recommend or install svn via homebrew or get a binary package from the svn website.

I’ve activated the theme at the WordPress Network Installation I enabled for my university and have not found any crazy bugs yet, so it seems pretty safe to use. Continue reading “Testing the Twenty Thirteen Theme”