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Implementing A Dark Mode For My Website

Dark mode designs have been around for a few years. Your operating system and your phone also support system wide themes, that apply the default style to all installed applications. Because of that I was always interested in doing a dark mode on my website. After some initial struggle my site now supports a dark mode with a design switch. Here is how I did it.

Deploying Rails Is Easy

In my last blog post I was complaining about the lack of support for german banking cards as the default payment for some cloud hosting providers like or heroku. After some time off I came back to the same problem. I did some searching around and found out about Digital Ocean. And to my surprise they are providing Paypal as a payment option. There was only one problem. Digital Ocean provides configurable servers instead of the one click deployment solutions by other providers. That should not be hard so set up, right?

Deploying Rails Is Difficult Without A Credit Card

Recently I have been building a small Rails app for me and my significant other. This website just lists our boardgames and tracks the winner of each game. It is just a small project but I had fun coding it. Currently it has been deployed to But the free plan database is limited to just 90 days of activity. The database gets destroyed after this time if there is no credit card provided. And I would like to keep this winning data.

The Difficulty Of Doing Something

… or why it takes me so long to write a blog post.

Changing The File Modification Date

Yesterday I scrolled lazily through my phone and I was looking at the pictures gallery app. Usually the pictures are sorted by their creation date. But there are some pictures with a date, that matches the time I bought a new phone in 2021. Because of manually copying over the pictures their original creation time was reset. This annoyed me so much yesterday that I got to work on resetting their original date.

Soil Carbon Accumulation In The Iscc System

In agriculture, humus build-up is one of the most important means of increasing soil fertility. Humus enables the soil to store water for longer periods of time or improves the usable field capacity. In addition, humus affects yield capacity, tillage, and erosion susceptibility. Humus buildup is achieved with an increased supply of organic matter, as well as reduced removal of organic matter from the land. But what actually is humus? And what effect does humus buildup have on the greenhouse gas balance?