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Animation vom Durchblättern des Zines untitled01

Vor einigen Wochen brachte Jenni aka. KuneCoco mit ihrem Passion-Project zines.cool das Format ›Zines‹ wieder in mein Blickfeld: Zines sind kleine, selbstgemachte »Magazine« zu beliebigen Themen, meist nicht-kommerziell und manchmal subversiv.

Seit einiger Zeit war ich auf der Suche nach einem Format, indem ich wieder mehr mit Design und Texten experimentieren kann – und das Format ›Zine‹ scheint mir dafür ideal: Zines sind abgeschlossen und in ihrer einfachsten Form nur ein A4-Blatt.

untitled01 ist mein erstes Zine, das dieser Lust zum Experimentieren folgt und ist mein Beitrag zur Zine-Tauschaktion, die Jenni Ende April ausrief. Das Zine hat kein konkretes Thema – was wohl irritiert –, sondern ist eine Sammlung einiger Fragmente und die Lust mit Typographie zu spielen – vor allem mit der Schriftart Fit von DJR.


This post is # 009 from 100 Days To Offload.

MUJI has an interesting attitude about their own products:

This is because we do not make objects to entice responses of strong affinity, like, “This is what I really want” or, “I must have this.” MUJI’s goal is to give customers a rational satisfaction, expressed not with, “This is what I really want” but with “This will do.” “This is what I really want” expresses both faint egoism and discord, while “This will do” expresses conciliatory reasoning. In fact, it may even incorporate resignation and a little dissatisfaction. MUJI’s goal is to sweep away that slight dissatisfaction, and raise the level of the response, “This will do” to one filled with clarity and confidence.

This somehow resonates with me about how I try to use this blog: I tend to want to make things perfect, but I do make mistakes and don’t have the time to make it perfect, so I try to embrace an attitude of “this will do” with confidence—and the 100 Days To Offload embraces this too.

(via Anna Mitchell via Winnie Lim)

This post is # 008 from 100 Days To Offload.

ClassicPress 1.5.0 was released a few days ago with support for PHP 8. And this solves a lot of problems I had on this blog in the last few month: On the homepage was the title “Archive” visible, which should not be visible; and on my archive page nothing was shown at all—except for the title; and all I’ve got was mysterious error messages in the logs … Guess I should have better looked at the requirements (which are now, btw, a bit outdated), than I would have seen that I was using the wrong PHP version. Lesson learned.

So now I can start tinkering on this blog again and not try to hunt this weird behavior of ClassicPress.

This post is # 003 of 100 Days To Offload.

A lot has changed over the last decade on the web—and so has WordPress: WordPress has started as a simple blogging tool and has grown into a widely used CMS with a simple interface for (new) users and a huge ecosystem of extensions, themes and developers. That’s great—and a reason why I still use it for other projects and at work—but WordPress has outgrown my needs for a simple blogging tool that I want for my blog. And now, with WordPress 6.0 around the corner, it’s time to switch to ClassicPress. ClassicPress is a fork of WordPress 4.9—or: the pre-Gutenberg era—and so exactly what I want my blogging tool to be: simple.