Designing calculator apps
Looking at different calculator apps, we reflect on the imitative nature of all software and the dreaded concept of skeuomorphism.
RAW Power 3: an affordable digital photo development app for macOS
My personal review of RAW Power, a photo editing app for macOS and iOS that is shaping up to be an alternative to Lightroom or Aperture.
A quick look at privacy-focused analytics for small sites
Looking for tools that are privacy-conscious, tell me which pages are the most visited, and are cheap enough.
PHP code typing with Kirby CMS
Kirby 3 is built with PHP 7 and uses type annotations extensively, but this often won’t be reflected in an IDE. This post explores why, and what workarounds you can use.
Where should you put logic code in Kirby CMS?
Kirby CMS has a few options for where to put your PHP logic: in templates, controllers, page models or page methods. My favorite is page models, and we can work around their main limitation easily.
Static site generators
I’ve been looking for a decent static site generator to build a simple, 10-page-or-so documentation site, and I’m failing. Here are some notes on my journey, to serve as a warning sign to future travellers, and thoughts on what static site generators could do better.
Command line tips
Semi-random tips I’ve learned that help working with the command line.
A few wishes for privacy settings in Firefox
Firefox could do more to limit online tracking. Recently with the Quantum effort, Mozilla rebranded Firefox along three attributes: speed, customization and privacy. Yet the browser’s defaults allow most tracking techniques by default, for the sake of compatibility with existing websites.
I removed last.fm scrobbling from all the music players I was using on my computers and on my phone. I closed my last.fm account, whose pages now show a “User not found” message along with a cute sad mixtape icon. Here’s why.
Music tagging done right
Call me a computer freak or a music nerd if you will, but I like to tag my music with more than the dead simple artist/title combo. Only problem is, music players just don’t care.