• Be my eyes, my brain, my second pair of eyes…

    January 19th, 2015

    (cross published on Medium, in case you want to comment on paragraphs). In the last few days, the “Be My Eyes” App made quite a splash. And with good reason, as it is a wonderful idea. The app plans to connect non-sighted people with sighted ones when they are stuck with a certain task. You […]

    You’re a spokesperson, why do you talk about things breaking?

    January 16th, 2015

    Every once in a while you will find someone saying something “bad” about a product of the company they work for. This could be employees or – god forbid – even official spokespeople. It happens to me, too, for example when my browser crashes on me. The inevitable direct response to this is most of […]

    A time of change…

    January 12th, 2015

    “The suspense is killing me,” said Arthur testily. Stress and nervous tension are now serious social problems in all parts of the Galaxy, and it is in order that this situation should not in any way be exacerbated that the following facts will now be revealed in advance. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I am […]

    At the end of my tether…

    January 12th, 2015

    The last five days I was without fixed internet. The reason was that someone ripped out the cables of the main exchange on my street which left a whole block without phone and data connection: Of course, eight different internet providers tried to shift the responsibility to each other which is why it took five […]

    Quick tip: conditional form fields with CSS

    January 8th, 2015

    As part of a tool I just wrote, I had the issue that one form field was dependent on another and I didn’t want to go the full way and create the field on demand with JavaScript but keep it to CSS. You can see the result here: A simple way to achieve this visually […]