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Matthias Ott started the newsletter "Own Your Web" about publishing your personal website. We definitely need helpful outlets like this. Issue #2 is out now!


Of course I will be at border:none next Thursday and Friday. So many great speakers right in Nuremberg, how could I not? I attended Beyond Tellerrand in Hamburg last year and have been dying to go again. Tickets are still available, join us if you can!


My Now page is a Now POST

While considering additions to this website, I recalled the recent trend of publishing "Now pages" on personal websites. It is popular in the IndieWeb community. The concept aims to bridge the gap between the typical "About" page and regular updates on a specific topic. A "Now page" answers the question of what the author is up to at the moment. This concept has gained significant popularity. Derek Sivers curates nownownow.com*, where he thoroughly explains the idea and provides links to over 2,800 Now pages. I find reading these pages highly enjoyable. When I first meet people on the web, it is great to read something (relatively) recent about them.

I would also like to create a Now page for myself here – Surprise! But for me it does not have to be a static page that is constantly being overwritten by updates. I am not only interested in what an author is doing now, but also in what he or she has done in the past. This is why I will not publish a Now PAGE, but instead a Now POST that is marked with the publication time and a special "Now" tag for easy filtering.

I‘m not sure whether the Knot Site module currently supports this tag filtering, so I think I will have to manually hard-code the link to the sidebar for the time being.

www.instagram.com/p/Cp2upx8IplC* The team of the Mathematics Day Istanbul (!!) asked me to give an interview about my graphic work on geometrydaily.com* tomorrow. It’s streaming live, so tune in on 11.00 CET: youtube.com/MatematikTurkiye* I don’t know if there will be a recording afterwards. Unfortunately the rest of the online event is in Turkish.

Dan Klammer did a lot of research, which fonts are common on all the modern operation systems, and came up with modernfontstacks.com*. Incredibly useful resource for web design. The little info icons lead to explanations and visualisations of each typeface class. This is even more interesting, although it also reveals that the available fonts on the individual OSs are much more different than one would hope.