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The quickest way to find help for Python commands: The help() command

Pyhton’s builtin help system is probably the fastest way, to quickly look up Python commands and their syntax. It works without leaving your Python environment and is fully offline available.
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On teaching

I strongly believe that teaching is not a unidirectional thing, but both sides, the participants and the teacher benefit from it. This is a personal comment on teaching.
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My website is now completely cookie-free

I made several changes to my website to further increase the privacy protection. As a result, it runs now completely without cookies.
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New Teaching Material: Python Cheat Sheats

I’ve started a collection of various Python cheat sheets that contain some useful and commonly used commands and usage examples.
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New Teaching Material: Statistical data analysis and basic time series analysis with Python

I’ve added two new tutorials in the teaching section on statistical data analysis and basic time series analysis with Python.
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New Teaching Material: Analyzing IGOR binary files of patch clamp recordings

I’ve added a new tutorial in the teaching section on how to read and process IGOR binary files (ibw) of patch clamp recordings.
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Create fancy text styles with Unicode

I found an online font generator to create fancy text styles, simply by using Unicode letters.
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New Teaching Material: Fiji short course

I’ve added a LaTeX guide to the General Teaching Materials in the teaching section. It serves as a Getting started with LaTeX guide and as a LaTeX glossary.
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On website subscriptions via RSS and Atom feeds

Personal opinion on how to create and maintain personal news feeds beyond the dependence on big social media and tech companies.
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Free LaTeX editors

A list of currently freely available LaTeX editors (constantly updated).
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Markdown vs. LaTeX for Scientific Writing

A comparison of Markdown and LaTeX in regard of scientific writing.
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Free Markdown editors

A list of currently freely available Markdown editors (constantly updated).
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Emojis for Jekyll via Jemoji :hugs:

A how-to and a list of all currently working Emojis on Jekyll built websites.
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strftime Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet on formatted date and time strings used, e.g., in Python, C/C++ or even on Jekyll websits by using Liquid tags.
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Liquid Cheat Sheet

This Cheat Sheet gives an overview of Liquid syntax commands one might encounter while developing a Jekyll website.
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Minimal Mistakes Cheat Sheat

A quick overview of available commands for creating content with the Minimal Mistakes Jekyll theme.
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Supported syntax highlighting in Jekyll

A list of supported programming languages for Jekyll’s syntax highlighting.
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How to use LaTeX in Markdown

A quick guide on how to enable MathJax support in your Markdown documents.
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New Teaching Material: LaTeX Guide

I’ve added a LaTeX guide to the General Teaching Materials in the teaching section. It serves as a Getting started with LaTeX guide and as a LaTeX glossary.
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New Teaching Material: Markdown Guide

I’ve composed a Markdown Guide for my teaching courses.
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Building New Universes

Lost&found: In the wake of the redesign of my website, I’ve rediscovered an old project from 2016, where I created imaginative sceneries by using water, oil, transparency film and a camera.
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Feed subscriptions to this website

In order to follow updates of my website, I provide RSS/Atom feeds you can subscribe to.
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About my MINIDISKO project

MINIDISKO is a series of kitschy postcards, that I create from time to time. It’s a charity project, all profits will be donated to a non-profit, charitable organization.
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About Weekend Stories

Weekend Stories is my on-going photographic diary project, where I collect everyday stories (mostly) occuring on the weekends.
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I switched to Jekyll websites

I have designed my website. But not only that, I actually also moved the entire website to a new host: I’m running it as Jekyll wesbite hosted on GitHub now.
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I’m moving to a new web host

I’m currently transferring the content from my former website hosting service to a new one. This transfer is not yet completed (as of mid of July, 2021). Please stand-by, I give my best to finish the transfer as soon as possible.
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German Angst

Co-effects of the Corona lockdown: people buy like crazy toilet paper, until nothing is left anymore. This is a copycat work, the original work from David Hugendick can be found on twitter .
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ok cool

wuhaa! Thanks a lot to ok cool for featuring my work! Please check out their website (or flickr or instagram) to see many more cool 😎 photographers 📸
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IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, May 17)

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia . As a small contribution to the fight for equal rights, I’ve redesigned my “heart” graphic and I will share it on my social media accounts. Feel free to re-share it anytime.
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Material Design

In 2014, Google introduced its new design language Material Design . I was fascinated by its design concept:
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Study with Colored Pencils

Searching for a new desktop wallpaper, I took some photographs with colored pencils. For the first time, I worked with my little improvised studio. You can download all images as desktop-wallpapers (16:9, mid-res: ~3MB, hi-res: ~70 MB) for your personal use, they are running under Creative Common license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 .
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Hello world.

It is done! Welcome to my new website.
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