WDRL 255

CSS Grid Flex-Columns, Lost Screen Time, Wait and UX Personalization.

Hi, I’m Anselm Hannemann. Freelance webdesigner, frontend engineer, advisor. Curating WDRL, growing vegetables on a market garden farm.

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The only constant in life is change, they say. And it’s true even if we think nothing changes in life. It’s all only how you perceive things, how you observe things and whether you notice the change or not. In tech, it’s easy, just read a newsletter like this one and see how much changes every single week. But there’s more to it and since I’m meditating more again, I have a new perspective added to my life, my work, my thoughts, my anxieties. I learn to really and deliberately appreciate things and to find personal values and gratefulness for things that even don’t seem very positive or nice.

It’s easy to forget but this week I was reminded about how the Internet is structured. Today, if you visit the Internet, most traffic is directed at some point through Amazon. And if you block it, or Google’s servers, or Apples or all together, the Internet barely exists anymore. I have a pi-hole DNS blocker in my network since three years now but never obviously appreciated it, but this week I learned about the real value, the security, the privacy it ensures and gives to me and all my beloved ones in my area. A big part of my felt security and privacy on the Internet relies on one piece of Open Source software that the authors who spend countless hours on the project provide for free.






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