Bar hopping on Weserstraße Weserstraße and its side streets offer a great way to bar hop. It's a very long street but its eastern end is a 5-minute walk away from Estrel. Here are some examples: Silver Future The local all-inclusive queer bar in Neukölln. Please don't take pictures in there and respect the others. … Continue reading Guide to drinking and partying around WordCamp Europe 2019
As someone who has spent the majority of her past 5 years in and around Neukölln, where WordCamp Europe is being held this year, I felt compelled to create this list of good eateries, restaurants and holes-in-walls around this year's venue. Hotel Estrel is some distance away from the centre of things in the neighbourhood … Continue reading Vegan friendly eats around WordCamp Europe 2019
Just finished my talk on web accessibility in relation to WordPress Gutenberg blocks. You can get a PDF of the presentation here.
In a publicity stunt that I assumed could not go further in its transphobic and misogynistic race-to-the-bottom than it already had, Berlin's public transport enterprise, BVG — has managed to dig itself even deeper. For those who don't have the context, be sure to read the original post on BVG's Women's Tickets, where I go … Continue reading More on BVG’s transmisogyny
BVG is Berlin's main public transport corporation, the one that runs buses, trams and the U-Bahn. They have been known for edgy advertising and I've been a fan of their campaigns in the past. The organisation took the plunge during International Women's day and decided it would be a good idea to introduce what they call Frauentickets or Women's tickets the coming Monday, 18 March It is a very obvious publicity stunt and is only sold as a day ticket with a € 1.50 discount from a regular one, which symbolises the wage gap. This is still something that could have been used for good and I am sure that was their original intention, while the reality of the matter is in fact the opposite.
While I have been evaluating my volunteering projects in the past half a year and stepping away from some so I can concentrate on my full-time job, my relationships and friendships, my work with the group that has submitted technical proposals for the Transgender Flag Emoji is something that has generally laid still for long periods of time and has in fact not taken much time away from me, aside from the initial work of writing the technical bits of the proposal
This flash talk is based on a 40-minute one I had done about a year and a half prior, modified for the Automattic Grand Meetup of 2018. Just basic information about postal codes compressed into four minutes The full version reflects more on origins, structure and goes further into the various purposes of postal codes.
WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg bring a lot of changes and many WordPress "developers" have a very hard time getting rid of old habits, while Gutenberg has been in the know and in the works for a long time now. Even if I didn't add myself to the contributor list in time (there is a pull … Continue reading A few words on WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg
I cannot change my username, even if I have changed the name in my profile — so I would be deadnaming myself by keeping the account open.An extreme amount of noise being generated via email messages and phone notifications.Pre-generated and unpersonal communications.My LinkedIn contacts list was generally composed of former coworkers, many of which I … Continue reading Why I’m closing my LinkedIn account and you should too
Did you know how you can combine an international flight with railway services in Canada, Continental Europe, Japan and many other countries, saving both money and time? This is an option many airlines offer and can be quite convenient. Why would I choose this option? In my case, I would rather catch a direct long-haul … Continue reading Saving time and money by combining an airline ticket and a railway journey