Daniel Pietzsch

Articles

Longer thoughts and ramblings.

On the horrifying situation in the US

The current situation in the US is absolutely insane! In a lot of cities and areas police forces are violently attacking protestors and press. And their racist, evil, idiot president only keeps adding fuel to fire, insulting protestors and anyone else not getting in line with him. His recent speech was unbelievable: disrespectful and dangerous.

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Black lives fuckin' matter

How can one not sympathise with the #BlackLivesMatter movement? Generally, and especially right now. George Floyd was – unnecessarily, intentionally, almost casually – killed by a white police officer. And he was only the most recent case of many many many others in the past.

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How I publish to this website using iOS

Describing my workflow of how I use GitLab, Jekyll, Working Copy and other iOS apps to publish to my static website.

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First VP-6000 Darkroom Prints

I made my first set of black and white prints with my new Kaiser VP-6000 enlarger. It’s been a bit of an experimental session figuring out all the settings and my personal preferences. But so far I have been very happy with the results.

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My first pedalboard

Version 1.0 of my pedalboard is done. Here it is:

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Corona update 3

It’s been a while since I wrote about “the situation”. In summary: we’re mostly at home, but not really quarantining ourselves.

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Düsseldorf Webcams

The city of Düsseldorf offers some surprisingly high-quality webcams. Embedded here for my own convenience, so I can watch them all at once.

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My fluid website layout

I'm using a viewport-based CSS layout for this site. What this means and why I do this is all explained in this post.

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Thoughts on lazy loading images

My current thoughts on this feature, its advantages and disadvantages, and why I have currently enabled this on my personal sites.

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Photo Journal Design Update

In the last week, I updated my photo journal’s design. There are no more borders around the images, the photos are more aligned to a grid and have varying sizes. It’s all more well-aligned and therefor looks cleaner.

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Corona update

More personal thoughts and updates on the Corona virus situation.

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Corona Virus

A few words on the current corona virus situation.

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Webmentions

This site can now receive Webmentions. Either directly or via Twitter (with Bridgy’s help).

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Guitar Gear Excitement

Recently, I really got into guitar gear – especially effect pedals.

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New camera: the Yashica FR1

Last year, I acquired a few new cameras. One of them was a Yashica FR1 (or FRI, as it’s often written as) with a selection of lenses. It was a random opportunity. And I took it. Here are some first images taken with the 24mm lens I bought with it.

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Dark mode

While this site is new and super-simple, I thought I add an automatic “dark mode” real quick.

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Responsive images

I have now added the ability to display responsive images. And I write a little bit about how I do it using the tools I run the build this site.

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Hosting on GitLab Pages

A quick overview of how this site is hosted at the moment.

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Fuck you, Instagram!

I made a little bookmarklet to disable and hide Instagram’s login prompt and re-enable scrolling, so I can keep browsing Instagram web pages when I am logged out. I call it “Fuck you, Instagram!” or “FUI” for short.

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Recent film development fuckups

In the last two weeks, I had some bad film development results. This is a little article about what I think went wrong.

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New website

I have a new site! It’s truly indie now. No more reliance on Tumblr. And I’m pretty happy about that! So, danielpietzsch.com is going to be my virtual home for the foreseeable future.

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