Author Archives: Daniel Tiggemann

About Daniel Tiggemann

Software-developer living in Cologne, Germany. Was once a physicist, specialized in computer simulations and parallel programming. Now more into JavaScript, web frontend development, and especially mobile computing.

I’m a #qwitter

I’ve quit Twitter. Their big fuck you to independent developers really angers me, so I’m voting with my feet. I’m currently mass-deleting all my tweets. Apparently, this takes some time, Twitter isn’t known for being fast. @megalonyx is now an … Continue reading

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Contrary to last year, it’s white christmas in Cologne. Merry Christmas!

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Apple-cinnamon-muffins (and generic muffins)

For the christmas season, let’s put cinnamon and apples into our muffins. You could leave them aside, then you get generic muffins. Of course, you could add other ingredients, like blueberries, for variation. Ingredients (for 12 muffins): 360 g flour … Continue reading

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Chili Harvest 2010

Nice harvest: I’ve grown four varieties of chilis, Jellybean, Fatalii, Bih Jolokia (also known as Bhut Jolokia or Naga Jolokia), and Royal Gold. All four are very hot, Bih Jolokia extremely so. Time to prepare some spicy-hot dishes. Recipes to … Continue reading

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Ich möchte, dass ihr mich Loretta nennt, arrr!

Die Piraten haben auf ihrem Bundesparteitag Folgendes beschlossen: Der Zwang zum geschlechtseindeutigen Vornamen ist abzuschaffen. (nebst viel weiterem Irrsinn). Ich kann dabei nur an eines denken: Ich möchte, dass ihr … dass ihr mich von jetzt an Loretta nennt. Es … Continue reading

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Global warming watch, winter 2010/11 edition

Just for the record, first snowfall in Cologne on the morning of 2010-11-26.

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How to really obfuscate your JavaScript code with more magic and annoy a poor succeeding programmer

Working on bad legacy code damages your brain. Encountering too many global variables without any use made me think about how an evil person (not me, of course) could make the life of his fellow programmers into hell. I think … Continue reading

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A JavaScript Operator Precedence Cheat Sheet

Somehow, I couldn’t find a decent JS op-pred cheat sheet for printing out and pinning to the wall. Therefore, I made one pro bono. Without further ado, here it is: JavaScript operator precedence cheat sheet [PDF, 18 KiB].

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Pasta salad di Parma

A somewhat unconventional pasta salad. Ingredients: Pasta, e. g. Fusilli Prosciutto di Parma Gorgonzola cheese Pistachios Olives Fresh basil Olive oil Aceto balsamico Salt Freshly-ground pepper Calories: Quite a lot. I’ve discovered an alternative way of burning calories: long-distance cycling. Perhaps … Continue reading

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A useful JavaScript idiom for histograms and binning

I once hated JavaScript. I do so no longer. It is actually a quite decent language, a combination of Scheme and Self. But this heritage is buried, and not easily visible at first. But once you get the hang of … Continue reading

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