WDRL — Edition 288: Back again with Kirby 3 and some fresh content for you

by Anselm Hannemann


it’s been a long while and I’ll start with a big sorry to all my loyal readers over the past years. I’ve neglected this project since January this year and just now found enough time to bring it back to life. Why to life? Because I broke my setup in January and then went the bigger upgrade path and had to update and partially refactor my entire custom software for the newsletter. I’m now using Kirby 3 (previously v2) for the project together with my browser web extension to save links into my draft editions. I also switched to use TailwindCSS to understand the concept a bit better and have to say it definitely is worth it. It’s probably not the most suitable solution for this kind of project but for bigger projects in a team with many devs or if a website has to be built on a budget it’s a great option.

I’m busy with my market garden business growing lots of food which works fine despite weather surprises us here again with colder than usual temperatures and lots of rain over the past weeks. But we now serve over 40 customers, which means we give food to around 80 – 100 people every week during growing period. This is an awesome feeling!

In parallel I spend a lot of time seeing my son grow up, playing with him. When there’s enough time I work on small website projects and try to organize an event about soil and climate action in summer here in Germany. Let’s see if it’s possible to make this event real.

The political and social situation we’re currently in continues to baffle me and surprise me. Mostly not in a positive way though which means I’m spending more time reflecting on my thoughts and news, meditating for my mind and to stay sane and calm. I stuggle to accept that so many people have hardline-thoughts in a specific direction, I don’t even care so much in which one. But I think we’re still individuals and every single person should be able to think on their own and decide on their own (thinking as a social, empathic being).


  • Safari 14.1 is an interesting one because it’s a minor update but brings great joy for us developers: Flexbox gap support, Date & Time Inputs on macOS (woohoo!), WebM support to name the big ones.


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