My blogging workflow as of late 2023

In 2019 I wrote an article about the technical background of this blog, and in 2020 there was a post about how I blogged using iPad. Neither of these articles mentioned the complete workflow, starting by how I capture ideas and how they slowly form into larger articles. The idea of this post is to give this comprehensive overview. Not for you to replicate it, because it is so cool & smooth, but for me to see how things change over time.

🎄 Holiday Travels Booked

Only a few more weeks until the Christmas Holidays. As our family lives in various parts of the country, it takes some effort to organize that we can all see each other. The holidays are travel times. This week, I booked the train tickets for our travels. It will be the first time, we‘re doing this with a baby and I am not sure if we can carry all the luggage, but - I like train rides, especially in winter.

The story how I bought my first automatic watch

It is the Sommer of 2023 and I am sitting over dinner with colleagues. We enjoy a beer or two and I come to recon the watch a colleague is wearing. It is a pretty eye-catching model - on the dial is a small globe showing a part of the world. I ask the colleague about the watch and learn that it shows the country he is coming from. Like Kev and Jarrod mention it in their pen pal letters, I enjoy listening to people when they talk about something they are passionate about.

Spring cleaning

Although quite late in the year, I did some spring cleaning on this blog today. Using the „default apps 2023“ as an opportunity, I finally took the time to implement some changes that were on the todo list for quite some time. Comments are finally gone. I used as self hosted version of „isso“ but found myself not updating the software in several years. Additionally, forcing users to leave personal data (name and email) on this site just to get in touch didn’t feel much GDPR‘ly.

My default apps at the end of 2023

I stumbled upon this by reading Kev’s great blog but it seems there are a bunch of people currently sharing their default apps. For me, always looking for a new app to improve my workflow, this is great. However, I had to notice that many people - like myself - stick with the default apps of their operating system. But, I will scroll through all other contributions to check if there is something to try out for me.

Corona Warn App: Check-In Functionality

It’s been quiet here again for a while, maybe the 100 days to offload will be a bit harder than I thought at the beginning of the year. Today, however, I have the muse and so I want to show you briefly how you can use the new check-in function of the Corona Warn App. Better late than never, the Corona Warn App (CWA) has received a new function this week: Check-Ins.

LTW21: Wahlverfahren

Jetzt ist heute doch schon Wahlsonntag. Leider bedeutet das, dass ich in den letzten vier Wochen leider keine Zeit gefunden habe die angedachten Themen zur Landtagswahl hier niederzuschreiben. Vielleicht kann ich heute noch ein bisschen was nachholen 🙈 Das ist vor allem deshalb schade, weil der Wahlkampf in den letzten Wochen - vor allem durch die Maskenaffäre in der Union - deutlich spannender geworden ist. Während ich vor vier Wochen noch dachte, dass wir grundsätzlich die gleiche Regierungskoalition haben werden und sich lediglich des/der Ministerpräsident/in ändern könnte, sind mittlerweile auch eine Ampelkoalition und - sofern die SPD noch ein bisschen zugelegt hat - vielleicht sogar Grün-Rot wieder möglich.

Matrix Messenger Element

During the Chemnitz Linux Days this weekend, I once again became aware of the messenger Matrix during Benedict’s presentation. I had tested it two years ago - but unfortunately, as is so often the case, I soon lost sight of it again due to a lack of contacts. The app is now no longer called Riot but Element, and on paper it actually offers exactly what I had always wanted:

Landtagswahlen 2021 in Baden-Württemberg

In Baden-Württemberg wird in ziemlich genau vier Wochen, also am 14. März 2021, ein neuer Landtag gewählt. Die Umfragen legen nahe, dass es eigentlich nur um die Frage geht, ob es auch weiterhin einen grünen Ministerpräsidenten in Deutschland geben wird. Sehr wahrscheinlich wird es entweder eine Neuauflage der grün-schwarzen Koalition - oder eben eine schwarz-grüne Koalition geben. Für mich ist das besonders spannend, weil ich mich zum einen sehr für Politik interessiere und es zum anderen meine erste Landtagswahl in Baden-Württemberg sein wird.

This is democracy day!

20th January 2020 - 17:47 CET: Habemus president After a turbulent few years, many people are probably relieved that the inauguration of the new US President went off without any major mishaps and Joe Biden was sworn in on schedule at 11:47 local time.

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