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A photograph of a Masterchief figurine from the game Halo.
A photograph of a Masterchief figurine from the game Halo.
Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Today I sold my trusty old XBOX Classic and gave away a couple of games with it. The pack included the very first installment of the Halo franchise as well as the second part. This made me remember my experiences with the series and why I especially like one particular game possibly more than the others.

I’m not an avid gamer, yet in-depth connoisseur of Halo, but I always enjoy playing it. …


A screenshot from Visual Studio Code with exemplary JSX markup
A screenshot from Visual Studio Code with exemplary JSX markup
Exemplary code for a post-listing component in Gatsby

Content management with Gatsby

As I‘ve written in the first part of this series I‘m trying out Gatsby to create and manage my website. In this part I‘m showing my first steps, closely following the instructions on their website.

For Windows user like me there are some pre-requisites to take care of before starting with the installation. …


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Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash

There are things in life that you cannot really judge from a distance. You have to experience them on your own to fully understand them. One of those things in life is certainly becoming parents. I became a father to a beautiful little girl just recently. And of course she already changed a lot in both my wife’s and my life.

The first days and nights after we were allowed to bring her home from hospital came about really smooth. Naive as I was I thought, it would stay like that until she’d grow her first teeth.

But things turned around quickly. As with a lot of newborns, she started suffering from colic. Our midwife told us that’s because a human being’s digestive system has only fully developed with twelve months. Neither of us were aware of that. So now we’re having this cute little cuddly human with us and can’t do much about her pains and cries but to be there, massage her tummy, keep her warm and comfort her. …

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Jan Wessel

Hobbyist photographer, dreamer, UXer and DYIer

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