Yesterday morning a cyclist decided to cycle thru one of the roundabouts the wrong way round. During early morning traffic to work. If you’re thinking probably a bicycle courier: This cyclist was a woman in her 30s or 40s.
Nothing happened. No accident followed.
But it still had me shaking my head. Road traffic rules are there for our own safety. A lot can happen at 30km/h. We’re vulnerable. More than we think.
There are enough occasions when we make unintended mistakes. No need to wilfully ignore traffic rules.
(Sorry. Turning into an activist.)
Sicher unterwegs mit dem Velo
Die wichtigsten Fahrrad-Regeln auf einen Blick
I hope you like some of the snaps I took today:
At the dentist on Friday:
A Herbert Grönemeyer song played on the radio and my dentist started whistling along while I was on the dentist’s chair.
I briefly started talking about WordPress alternative with @persillie the other evening.
Downsides of WordPress:
- It’s slow
- It’s not easy enough to use for non-techies
- Adding a shop could be a lot easier
She mentioned Squarespace:
I found two articles with further ideas to explore:
5 Modern WordPress Alternatives to Keep an Eye On
Goodbye WordPress: 2014 Will Be the Year of the Flat-File CMS
Statamic, Craft, Ghost, Kirby, Perch, Jekyll
I looked at Jekyll very briefly some months ago. But I didn’t dig in enough. It’s for techies. I don’t think it will solve the user interaction issues that non-techies have.
BTW, way back in 2009 somebody used WordPress to generate flat files.
I’m looking at HTML5 templates. I played around with some of the designs at HTML5UP last year. I found this site, based on the HTML5 Boilerplate, yesterday.
I’ve signed up for Protonmail.ch:
And I noticed another company called Tutanota:
I think this is a great development. Instead of trying to get people to use PGP… maybe this will catch on.
Try and get an account!
The outline of Michiru mountain in Blantyre.
The Wikipedia page for Michiru mountain needs some more info.
What is the altitude in meters? 1470m?
Lonely Planet reference
Malawi Travel Guide
Apparently 80% of all Copenhageners cycle in winter. There’s a Tumblr site called Viking Biking which shows photos of people cycling in snow.
No snow in Basel. I don’t cycle in icy road conditions. But apart from that, I also cycle in winter.
It’s December 2014 and I’m still taking snapshots.
Last year I selected 1 photo for each month. I will try the same for 2014. Here we go.
Most productive month was November with over 200 uploads. Least productive was June 2014.