Florian Eckerstorfer

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2020-10-19: 🚀 I have updated @fec/remark-images to avoid layout jumps and show a blurred version while an image …

2020-10-12: 📝 New blog: Eleventy and Responsive Images

2020-10-09: Frederick O’Brien for Smashing Magazine: Developing For The Semantic Web

2020-10-08: 📝 New blog: Testing a React file upload component with Jest

2020-10-08: Great news: At mySugr we are currently looking for a Frontend Developer. If you want to work with me …

2020-10-04: 🚀 I have released @fec/eleventy-plugin-remark v2.0.0 last night. You can now set options for Remark …

2020-10-02: Zeynep Tufekci for The Atlantic: This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic

2020-10-01: Cate Huston of DuckDuckGo on building a high-aspiring career without burnout

2020-10-01: Yanis Varoufakis for The Correspondent: How progressives could still win the 21st century

2020-09-29: This is so cool: Pixelmator Pro gets AppleScript support

2020-09-27: 🚀 I have released @fec/remark-a11y-emoji v2.0.0. It adds support for skintones.

2020-09-25: Alona Ferber interviews Judith Butler for New Statesman: Judith Butler on the culture wars, JK …

2020-09-25: I just found out you can change the color of your Memojis shirt by changing the color of the …

2020-09-19: Emily Willingham: The Condoms of the Face: Why Some Men Refuse to Wear Masks The irony is that …

2020-09-16: Alex Hope: When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s …

2020-09-16: Emily Ratajkowski for The Cut: Buying Myself Back - When does a model own her own image?

2020-09-15: I know that Yubikey is about authentication, not encryption, but it would be so awesome if Yubikey …

2020-09-15: I bought one of the new Yubikey USB-C + NFC auth keys and it works great. Unlocking Mac OS with key …

2020-09-10: The Winamp Skin Museum brings me back so many good memories of my early computer days. I wish we …

2020-09-04: Mark Serrela for CNET: The secret Avengers video game the world never got to play

2020-08-29: We went to Kirchberg am Wagram today and had some excellent Grüner Veltliner from Michael Bauer.

2020-08-28: Ana Rodrigues for Smashing Magazine: Autonomy Online: A Case For The IndieWeb

2020-08-27: Zeynep Tufekci for The Atlantic: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation?

2020-08-21: Jesse Frederik for The Correspondent: Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing

2020-08-07: I love the SoundSource update. With video calls all day it’s super handy to have the new …

2020-08-04: 🎸 Thumbs up for the music video for I Know the End by Phoebe Bridgers.

2020-08-04: The UX of LEGO Interface Panels – George Cave

2020-07-19: 🚀 I finally released cocur/chain v0.9.0 It adds strong typing, three new methods and some bugfixes.

2020-07-18: Yesterday we had dinner at Hotel am Brillantengrund. Amazing Filipino food and a very cozy patio.

2020-07-17: Super Expressive: Super Expressive is a zero-dependency JavaScript library for building regular …

2020-06-28: Caroline Randall Williams for The New York Times: You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a …

2020-05-25: 🎸 I’m enjoying the new album from Diet Cig: Do You Wonder About Me?

2020-05-25: Thirty-six Thousand Feet Under the Sea by Ben Taub for The New Yorker

2020-05-18: If someone could pay Doordash $16 a pizza, and Doordash would pay his restaurant $24 a pizza, then …

2020-05-18: As I look out of my window in lockdown, my attention is fixed on these birds, rather than trees or …

2020-05-14: The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet - WIRED Fascinating story.

2020-05-10: This is incredible cool. The Pudding investigated The Infinite Monkey Theorem Experiment and looked …

2020-04-17: The Bumpy Road Code Smell: Measuring Code Complexity by its Shape and Distribution | Empear 🔗 The Bumpy Road Code Smell: Measuring Code Complexity by its Shape and Distribution by Adam …

2020-04-12: I needed to get out of the apartment today. There were barely any cars, but lots of people walking …

2020-04-12: 🎸 Waxahatchee covers So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings by Caroline Polachek youtube.com/watch

2020-03-31: A one hour lunch break at home is actually exactly the same amount of time as a half hour lunch …

2020-03-30: Today I finished reading Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O‘Neil. Great book on how algorithms …

2020-03-29: We watched Detective Pikachu last night. Wow. What a weird ride. The story made no sense at all, but …

2020-03-27: 🎸 Another new release today: The Caretaker by Half Waif.

2020-03-27: 🎸 Saint Cloud, the new album from Waxahatchee is out today.

2020-03-27: On a related note: I enjoy The Correspondent very much right now. They don’t have real-time …

2020-03-27: 🔗 The Correspondent: The coronavirus is reminding us that anxiety is good – as long as it doesn’t …

2020-03-19: 🔗 Good explainer of herd immunity from The Correspondent: thecorrespondent.com/356/what-…

2020-03-18: You can clearly see on which day we were not supposed to get out anymore. On a related note: it …

2020-03-14: Yesterday the Austrian government announced that due to Corona all social life should be reduced to …

2020-03-10: 🔗 I love this kind of posts: The Siege of Gondor, Part I: Professionals Talk Logistics

2020-02-18: I hope that the palace Bezos bought is comfortable, but I also hope it’s full of angry ghosts. Has …

2020-01-31: 🎸 Today TORRES released her forth album, Silver Tongue.

2020-01-31: I just wanted to point out to you that the scientist interviewed in this article about the effect of …

2020-01-27: There were two main reasons while I wanted to switch from Gatsby to Eleventy: 1) Gatsby loads React …

2020-01-27: Yesterday I switched my website from Gatsby to Eleventy and I am super with the results. Page load …

2020-01-10: I just found a fix for the most annoying Apple Music bug so far. When I wanted to listen to an …

2020-01-07: The first book I read in 2020 was Das Flüssige Land by Raphaela Edelbauer. An absurd take on the …

2020-01-01: 📝 In 2019 I missed by 52 books goal, but I managed to read 36. Let’s see if I can do better in …

2019-12-23: 🎸 You can listen to all 15 of my favourite albums of 2019 in this Apple Music playlist: …

2019-12-23: 📝 On my blog I have collected my favourite albums of the year: florian.ec/blog/favo…

2019-12-14: Today we released cocur/slugify v4.0.0. This release includes support for PHP 7.3 and 7.4, Symfony 4 …

2019-12-11: For some reason they dumped a bunch of snow in the center of Vienna

2019-12-08: Matthias Ott: There is one alternative to social media sites and publishing platforms that has been …

2019-12-04: 📝 I posted a Recap of Webclerks Community Conference 2019 on my blog

2019-11-29: I just found this picture I took a couple of weeks ago at Burgring and I miss the sunny part of …

2019-11-29: What the Web Still Is by Eric Bailey: Being a pessimist is an easy thing to fall back on, and I’m …

2019-11-26: I thought I write a short recap from Webclerks and then two hours passed and I am at over 1300 …

2019-11-26: Great article by James Scott on How to write a kickass README

2019-11-26: After Charlie Owens talk at Webclerks yesterday about the “good old days” I remembered …

2019-11-19: I am so excited about Nova, the new code editor from Panic. The previews look extremely promising …

2019-11-19: What is going on with Apple? I can see two female nipples in Apple Music today.

2019-11-14: I want to buy a hair cutter and since this is a product for men the product images naturally show it …

2019-11-14: Shit, I really like 1Password techcrunch.com/2019/11/1…

2019-11-14: Lucy Dacus released an EP with original songs and covers for 7 holidays. …

2019-11-14: 👋

2019-11-12: At mySugr we are currently looking for a Senior Web Developer in Vienna. You will be working with …

2019-11-11: I was a good steps boy last week.

2019-11-10: The new accessibility tools in Firefox 70 are super awesome. Great stuff. …

2019-10-31: From the makers of my favorite camera app, an excellent analysis of the iPhone 11 camera and its …

2019-10-29: Yes. New Torres album in January ❤️❤️❤️ twitter.com/torreslov…

2019-10-28: I want to be the Andrew Everett of Austria

2019-10-19: We went on a walk with some alpacas today 🦙❤️

2019-10-14: Well, it’s a bit foggy in Vienna today.

2019-10-13: Google: “soften butter quickly”

2019-09-26: This is weird. When I view an Apple Watch only app on iOS 13.0 I can’t buy it because it requires …

2019-09-26: I find it very nice of this toilet paper to tell me that it can be used by both man and woman.

2019-09-24: Getting the TypeScript typings for React Higher-Order Components right is super hard. It took me all …

2019-09-21: Well, it took me quite a while to figure out how to delete an app in iOS 13. (Hint: Long press the …

2019-09-19: The new album from Jenny Hval, The Practice of Love, is amazing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ …

2019-09-19: Since optional chaining is coming to JavaScript soon, TypeScript is adding support as well. …

2019-09-16: Courtney Barnett at Flex, Vienna on September 4.

2019-09-12: ✏️ New blog post: cocur/chain v0.8.0 released florian.ec/blog/cocu…

2019-09-11: I created a Gatsby plugin for my blog to publish RSS2, Atom and JSON feeds and earlier this week I …

2019-08-18: Yesterday we went for a 13km walk through Prater. Beautiful scenery and reachable by subway.

2019-08-17: Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman Women are genuinely trapped at the …

2019-08-16: ✏️ New Blog Post: Segmentation fault when building Gatsby on Netlify

2019-08-15: Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr

2019-08-15: Welcome to Bon Iver, Wisconsin Fantastic profile of Bon Iver in Pitchfork.

2019-08-13: Mitski at Flex, Vienna

2019-08-13: Sakura at Flex, Vienna

2019-08-11: Traunkirchen is probably one oft the most scenic train stations in the world.

2019-08-06: It is August and for whatever reason I found a Pikachu with a Santa hat.

2019-08-06: 📚 I’ve read Serious Sweet by A. L. Kennedy and it’s fantastic. Highly recommended.

2019-07-30: Over the weekend I finally finished the new version of my website and it’s now live. Powered …

2019-07-30: This is a great idea: Do nothing scripts. Instead of writing a checklist you write a simple …

2019-07-28: To remind me to re-read certain articles from time to time I just keep them starred in my feed …

2019-07-28: The problem is that nearly every implementation of a date picker is a barrier for some set of users. …

2019-07-27: Photographers, Instagrammers: Stop Being So D*mn Selfish and Disrespectful

2019-07-27: Fast Software, the Best Software

2019-07-25: Since TSLint will be deprecated by the end of the year it is a good idea to switch to ESLint. I …

2019-06-30: 🙃

2019-06-02: Steak with croquettes, asparagus and hollandaise sauce for Sunday lunch 💯

2019-06-01: And What of My Wrath?

2019-05-27: 📚 While I’m waiting for George R. R. Martin to finish The Winds of Winter I read his history on the …

2019-05-27: 🎸 Oh nice, Honeyblood have released their new album In Plain Sight last Friday.

2019-05-24: Sometimes you need to take a break because you need to charge your mouse

2019-05-04: I’ve been playing the adventure mode in Smash Bros Ultimate for a few weeks now and there seems no …

2019-04-23: The company behind the $16,000 AI-powered laundry-folding robot has filed for bankruptcy No …

2019-04-20: 📚 I read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and it was fantastic read. This story about a few generations of …

2019-04-19: Wired: 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

2019-04-15: Loidoldgasse, Vienna

2019-04-04: We got a new fridge and I have finally found a proper place for Ron.

2019-04-04: This Giant Ad Fraud Scheme Drained Users’ Batteries And Data By Running Hidden Video Ads In …

2019-04-02: This history of the Array.flat() function in JavaScript is a fantastic read. Yet Another JavaScript …

2019-03-29: The Most Endangered Wildlife in Every US State (via kottke)

2019-03-25: I like this post by Seth Godin about the centralisation of the internet: Clearing the table …

2019-03-20: “Good Code Documents Itself” And Other Hilarious Jokes You Shouldn’t Tell Yourself

2019-03-18: We humans are not very good in generating random numbers. How random can you be? - Lineae ex punctis

2019-03-12: Screaming Females at Chelsea, Vienna

2019-03-12: Braids at Chelsea, Vienna

2019-03-11: It looks like we finally get an aspect ratio property in CSS. …

2019-03-11: “What the combined efforts of the Uber-for-X companies created is a new form of servant, one …

2019-03-11: A Meditation on the Open Web from WordPress

2019-03-02: China banned millions of people with poor social credit from transportation in 2018 A lot of people …

2019-03-01: The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

2019-03-01: The complete story of A New Hope in one extremely long infographic. swanh.net

2019-03-01: We Need Chrome No More

2018-12-28: Last night in Linz the fog made everything quite spooky

2018-11-29: Beautiful morning in Vienna

2018-11-11: Chvrches at Gasometer, Vienna

2018-11-11: Anger at Gasometer, Vienna

2018-11-08: Mourn at Fluc, Vienna

2018-11-05: Very foggy morning in Vienna

2018-11-05: Metric at Wuk, Vienna

2018-10-29: Laurel at B72, Vienna

2018-10-29: Polly Money at B72, Vienna

2018-10-28: It‘s Sunday evening and I am definitely not old.

2018-10-28: This weekend I finished reading The Storm Before The Storm. Mike Duncan goes through the events that …

2018-10-07: Kattus Sektkellerei

2018-10-06: The polishing in the latest update from Fiery Feeds is amazing. The apps looks and feels a lot …

2018-10-04: Yesterday I wrote a couple hundred lines of code in an hour. The last three hours I have worked at a …

2018-10-03: Philip Walton came up with a great pattern (and library) to execute JavaScript when the browser is …

2018-10-02: Graben 18, Vienna

2018-10-01: Ankerhaus, Vienna

2018-09-30: Pom Poko at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-30: Mascha at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-30: Kids N Cats at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-29: Kovacs at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-29: WWWater at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-29: False Advertising at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-28: The Blind Suns at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-28: Cléa Vincent at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-28: Pauls Jets at WUK, Waves Festival, Vienna

2018-09-24: From Thursday to Saturday the Waves Festival takes place in Vienna and I made an Apple Music …

2018-09-22: Pokémon Fusion is the best thing that I saw on the internet this week.

2018-09-22: Budget audiophile Or as I would say as a programmer: false == true …

2018-09-20: It’s always super interesting to read Apples short description of the new version of iOS, after …

2018-09-19: The intrinsicsize attribute is not yet in HTML,, but I would need it for a problem right now. …

2018-09-18: The new interface for Chrome looks really… ah… dumb.

2018-09-11: I got a MacBook Pro with touch bar at work. I don’t have any problems with the keyboard yet, but …

2018-09-11: In July my flight from Costa Rica back to Vienna was late 22 hours. Thanks to the European Union I …

2018-09-01: Rachel Nabors makes a great point for diversity in browsers css-tricks.com

2018-07-09: Waterfall in Montezuma, Costa Rica

2018-07-09: My flight from Costa Rica to Vienna is 22 delayed. I get a nice hotel, but I’m already waiting for …

2018-07-05: Red-eyed frog, Arenal Observatory, Costa Rica

2018-07-03: La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

2018-07-02: Santa Elena Reserva, Monte Verde, Costa Rica

2018-06-30: Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

2018-06-25: Santa Elena Reserva, Monteverde, Costa Rica

2018-06-24: Night Walk at Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

2018-06-18: Arcade Fire at Stadthalle, Vienna

2018-06-18: Arcade Fire at Stadthalle, Vienna

2018-06-16: I will leave for my friends garden party as soon as I have charged my phone, watch and headphones.

2018-06-09: Genneralm, Salzburg

2018-06-03: Rambla del Poblenou, Barcelona

2018-06-03: The best things always happen at the end 🤬

2018-06-03: Bye bye Primavera Sound. That was a lot of fun 🎸🤩

2018-06-03: Lorde at Primavera Sound, Barcelona

2018-06-02: Carrer de Marià Aguiló, Barcelona

2018-06-01: Chvrches at Primavera, Barcelona

2018-06-01: Carrer de Bac de Roda, Barcelona

2018-05-30: Playa del Bogatell, Barcelona

2018-05-30: On my way to Barcelona. Primavera here I come.

2018-05-25: Preinerwand, Lower Austria

2018-05-25: I have received two kinds of GDPR emails in the last few days: 1) We’ve updated our privacy …

2018-05-25: If you are writing code that generates PDF I recommend Skim. In constrast to Preview, Skim can …

2018-05-25: Preinerwand, Lower Austria

2018-05-24: Preinerwand, Lower Austria

2018-05-23: 🔗 Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals “The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. …

2018-05-23: Preinerwandsteig, Lower Austria

2018-05-22: My allergies were really bad this afternoon and I went through tissues like crazy. I had to go out …

2018-05-18: 🎧 Today I have once again collected some great albums that came out. florian.ec/articles/…

2018-05-17: Since yesterday I am occasionally getting “Secure Connection Failed” errors when going …

2018-05-16: The bird on the Tweetbot 3 for Mac icon looks as angry as I feel when reading Twitter.

2018-05-15: I never dreamt of flying cars, my dream was screens everyone and ways to move stuff around these …

2018-05-09: “In the weeks and months following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., we all …

2018-05-09: Seems like messenger.com is not working when logged out.

2018-05-09: Here is a web bug I have never seen before: messenger.com does not work in Private Browsing (tested …

2018-05-08: Since the Hey Elbow Show tonight was cancelled (😢) I will spend the evening working on the new …

2018-05-08: Kapfenberg, Styria

2018-05-07: Because I have been away this weekend, my album recommendations from last Friday are only coming out …

2018-05-03: Canisiusgasse, Vienna

2018-05-01: Volksgarten, Vienna

2018-04-29: Memorial to deserters, Ballhausplatz, Vienna

2018-04-28: Maybe I move into a small Italian town and cycle around all day getting coffee and bread.

2018-04-28: 📚 I finished reading Die Hauptstadt by Robert Menasse. A novel with an ensemble cast set in the …

2018-04-28: Personally I hate Instagram Stories because they are a weird mixture of Instagram (beautiful photos) …

2018-04-28: 🎧 Once again I have compiled a list of new albums I like. florian.ec/articles/…

2018-04-27: Wye Oak at Fluc, Vienna

2018-04-27: Suno Deko at Fluc, Vienna

2018-04-26: Gumpendorfer Straße, Vienna

2018-04-26: Let the rain wash all the pollen away.

2018-04-26: 🎙 Whoa. This is a really amazing story about an unlikely bank robber. overcast.fm

2018-04-25: Fluchtgasse, Vienna

2018-04-25: I got a really pretty bicycle basket 🚲

2018-04-25: It happens rarely, but in this case I want the one from Google. Super Soaker ❤️

2018-04-25: Another Android phone, another notch.

2017-06-15: Bolzano, Italy

2017-06-15: Achensee, Tyrol

2017-06-15: Achensee, Tyrol

2017-06-13: There will be a point in the future where I buy a Nintendo Switch. …

2017-06-13: What are the rules regarding sponsored content on Instagram in the EU? …

2017-06-13: Mühlviertel

2017-06-12: Mühlviertel

2017-06-12: The internet tells me Fidget Spinners are trendy among teenagers, but so far I have seen only adult …

2017-06-08: Looshaus, Kreuzberg

2017-06-08: Ok, this Shot on iPhone ad is really good.

2017-06-08: Russian malware communicates by leaving comments in Britney Spears’s Instagram account What?

2017-06-02: 🎶 New Chastity Belt Album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone is out today.

2017-06-02: 🎶 Pixx released her debut album The Age of Anxiety today. Beautiful.

2017-06-02: Remember when Googles motto was “Don’t be evil”? They have forgotten that pretty clearly. Eric …

2017-06-01: Fuck Facebook

2017-06-01: Haha. Pinboard acquired Delicious

2017-06-01: Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?

2017-06-01: Great talk about immutable JavaScript from Anjana Vakil at JSConf EU. www.youtube.com/watch

2017-06-01: Angel Olsen at Wuk, Vienna

2017-06-01: I started watching season 3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt last night and it so good. Really funny and …

2017-05-12: Palais Liechtenstein

2017-05-12: Coffee is art www.instagram.com/leekangbi…

2017-05-12: history of the entire world, i guess www.youtube.com/watch

2017-05-12: Photography tips from Apple. The tips are basic advice, but I really like the style of the videos. …

2017-05-12: New e-mail filter: Body contains “Circling back on my previous email” → Mark as Spam.

2017-05-12: Microsofts Fluent Design looks kinda cool, but also like a paper operating system designed by art …

2017-05-12: Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple If it weren’t for YouTube, I would drop Alphabet third. …

2017-05-11: Lindengasse

2017-05-11: Fuck allergies.

2017-05-07: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

2017-05-02: Hi. 👋