QR Experiments: QRoulette

I started to do some QR code experiments recently and this is the first result of this: my animated QR code, ‘QR Roulette‘ or QRoulette.

Making the Pixel Movie Quiz

Imagemagick is a command-line tool to create and modify image files. It is an essential program if you want to work with media files (just like ffmpeg and sox). I have used it very often in my career and I still discover new applications. This blog post is about one of these experiments. How few pixels does one need to recognise a familiar/known image, in this case a movie poster? I created the Pixel Movie Quiz.

How to securely manage multiple WordPress blogs

Let’s say you are in my case: you manage multiple WordPress blogs on multiple servers for yourself, your friends, your family, your company, your customers. How do you keep them from being hacked or infected? How do you securely manage multiple WordPress blogs?

Easy site deployment on Gandi with git and bashew

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How to host a Laravel project on Gandi

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When the API returns an image

I see more and more Image-Response GET APIs. With this term I mean: the API is called with a GET URL, and the response is a (JPG/PNG/GIF/WEBP/SVG) image, either directly or after a redirect. So the API can be used through a simple <img src="[IMAGE GENERATING URL"> HTML tag. Let’s call these IMGSRCAPI‘s.

Nuuz.io has fans in Russia

I saw I was getting quite some traffic from Russia on my tech news aggregator. It turns out I have a Russian site that published a post on nuuz.io. I made it onto their ‘Web projects of the year 2019’ list, next to Nomadlist and Deepl.

Ten tips to take better low-light photos (dance/event/concert)

One of my most popular posts is Five tips for taking tango pictures in low light. That information is now more than 10 years old. Technology has evolved a lot since then, as have my photography skills. That’s why there is now the update: Ten tips to take better low-light photos without flash! These are equally valid for tango photography, as well as event, dance and concert photography.

A handy tool to look up Emojis

I recently took the habit of using more Emoji characters in blog posts and titles, because why not 🤷‍♀️. In order to look up the most appropriate Emoji, I was always checking out the official Unicode Emoji list. Unfortunately, that list is HUGE and loads very slow 🐌. So I made a tool to 🔍 look up Emojis easily!

Idea: intelligent, cloud-connected mobile device charger

Let me describe an idea I had for the intelligent cloud-connected mobile device charger that keeps all my mobile battery devices charged optimally.