365 Days of Daily Posting

I posted at least one image everyday for a whole year straight.

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The kindergarten photographer wants almost 10 Euros per photograph (as a download file). I mean, I literally have thousands of images of my children, probably way more photos than most people will ever make of their children. And still, I’d like to support a good craftsman. He did a very nice job. (That my daughter is used to being photographed all the time, probably was helpful, too. 🙂)

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On my way to beyond tellerrand in Berlin. 🙌

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My Photo Blog Turns 7

Seven years ago today I created my photo blog florian.photo. So I thought this is a good time to share some stats and facts. (I like stats!)

  • I posted 1.025 times in those seven years. That makes for a new post about every 2.5 days, which is pretty crazy come to think of it! I have never managed to post consistently on social media and never got into the habit of posting written content regularly (including sending out my newsletter). So this feels like quite the achievment.
  • The longest daily streak is the current one, at 331 days in a row. I am well on my way to completing one full year of daily posting on September 29th.
  • I posted the first color picture in 2018. The monochrome ratio is currently at 85%.
  • The blog started out on WordPress, but in October 2020 I switched to Kirby as my CMS of choice. I am extremely happy with it.
  • In November 2021 I added a gallery feature to have a place to share my event documentation (eg. of beyond tellerrand) that wouldn’t fit into regular posts.
  • As of now, there is no archive page, although there are a couple of collections, eg. this one. I like the idea of visitors clicking through singular posts, instead of quickly scanning and clicking only on images they find interesting.

Finally I want to share a quick tip: Press ? when you are on the blog, to get an overview of all the available keyboard shortcuts. Eg. you can use J to jump to the previous and K to get to the next post.

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Prevent Multiple Contact Form 7 Submissions without JavaScript

If you want to stop users from clicking the submit button on Contact Form 7 forms multiple times, eg. to prevent multiple submissions, add this CSS snippet to your stylesheet:

.wpcf7-form.submitting .wpcf7-submit {
    pointer-events: none;


  • CF7 will add the submitting class, once the submit button has been clicked. The class will persist until all fields have been validated and/or the form has been sent successfully.
  • The pointer-events property with a value of none will make the submit button not clickable.
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#WCEU bound.

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Arc Browser’s Boost 2.0 feature is really great, especially the „Zap“ option, which allows you to remove/hide pretty much any element on a web page. I used to do this with custom CSS files for a couple of websites, but this is so much more convenient!


Not sure if I will ever use it to change how a website looks, but I like it’s quirkiness and that it’s possible. 🙂

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⚡️ Aaaand electricity is back.

Took about 50 minutes. I remember an outage that lasted the whole day – but that one was announced in advance and had to do with grid maintenance (🤷‍♂️).

Also a good reminder to keep all my devices charged whenever possible. 🙂

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Second work day, first power outage. I hope it’s a short one… 🤞 I always forget that it is a pretty common occurrence over here.

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eSIMs for Travel

SIM cards in a Noaks bag

I kept this stash of local SIM cards while traveling. There were many more in this bag after traveling for more than two years straight.

Fortunately this is no longer necessary, because of eSIM – and service providers like Airalo1, which I have been using lately.

It is incredibly easy to purchase an eSIM for your destination country and install it right from the app. Just activate it when you arrive and you are good to go.

Also, using a second (e)SIM is great, because you are still reachable via your usual number.

  1. This link will save you 3$ and get me 3$ credit.↩︎