Flash ESP8266-01 with Arduino Uno

When I first got introduced to the world of the ESP8266, I had a real hard time to find a way to flash the firmware of the ESP8266-01 with an Arduino Uno. Many existing tutorials took essential information for granted or required additional hardware like a FTDI Serial TTL-232 USB cable, a USB-to-serial converter or… Continue reading Flash ESP8266-01 with Arduino Uno

Provide visual feedback using CSS #1

Small changes can cause big improvements. Todays topic is about small css improvements, resulting in visual feedback for your visitors and improvements to your blogs user interface. Most of the CSS below only works in the newest browsers, but it shouldn’t prevent you from using it. Don’t just change the color of the link, provide… Continue reading Provide visual feedback using CSS #1

Canonical URL’s, Optimized Permalinks

I updated my WordPress permalinks from an old-fashioned and quite outdated /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ to the more optimized structure /%post_id%-%postname%/. Although I still like it if I can see the date and the entry title at a glance, the new structure has two advantages: the new permalink structure is in some cases faster because of the way… Continue reading Canonical URL’s, Optimized Permalinks