Death is the only promise life makes to us.

Death is THE constant.

Happy 18th birthday, wuerzblog! ๐ŸŽ‚

Hat Tip @stickerspotter

sticker on a pole in front of green bushes.


An old mobile home is parked in a meadow in front of a forest.&10;

We should treasure small online communities because small communities are the best communities. Blogs with a handful of dedicated readers, forums with fewer than fifty users, group chats with a dozen participants. Those are success stories. Not becoming huge can and should be seen as a good thing.

Which is why does it right. Not metrics are important. Not likes, not numbers of reposts.
Just the connections.

Finally some quiet time

Forrest in the evening sun with moon rising

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ wrote the personal introduction for my new website, but since it’s just only a folder with some markdown in Obsidian I’ve added it to my profile page and as an introduction post on my mastodon.

Hi, I'm Markus! ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm a family guy with a loving partner, three great kids and a cuddly and very patient labradoodle.

Together with @geewiz we run freistil IT. There I am responsible to keep our servers happy and our customers efficient. Or the other way round, or both. I try all of it.

I love riding my bike and am quite proud and content that we as a family can live in our very rural town in the northwest of Bavaria, Germany with only one small car. But with plenty of bikes.

Thereโ€™s even time for the hammock

๐Ÿ˜ŽEnjoying a very laid back holiday with the kids

Where have I been

Some folks on have been posting this, e.g. Manton, maique and Marco and I thought it would be good fun to jump in and just get something out.

So these are the countries I have at least visited once:

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia
  • ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
  • German Democratic Republic
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Laos
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain *๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    • ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ England
    • ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Scotland
  • ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam

~~ I’m sorry, but I’m too lazy for flags ๐Ÿ˜†~~

Iโ€™ve updated the post with flag emojis, a bot worked that out for me. There is no such flag for the GDR though. The DDRs Wikipedia page has one of course.

๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ ugprading about a hundred servers right now. Actually I'm just watching my scripts doing their work ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ I think it's ok to bring my internet writing zombie state back to live. It was refreshing to take a break and finally drop that urge and completionist nonsense.

๐Ÿ˜‡ I need a place for my local, german things to write. So I reactivated my german blog again, welcome back

a spring flower three kids watching a paraglider taking off

๐Ÿš… Traveling into a weekend vacation.

๐Ÿ–ค Rest in peace, my dear aunt.

a tree cutter on a long stick, leaning on a cargo bike

Don’t mind me hunting some cars on this beautiful spring day.

โ˜‘๏ธ doing our weekly status call. how meta.

Thermometer in a sauna, showing 84ยฐC and humidity of 29%