Flower Myth
today’s cultural event: went to see the exhibition, Blumenmythos, at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (along with hundreds of other visitors). The show is a “must see”. Some of my favorites: David Hockney, Mount Fuji and Flowers, 1972 Andy Warhol, Flowers, series, 10 sheets, 1970 I’ll probably go back on a quieter day to see […]
wordpress: how it all started…
it would be nice to have the flexibility of MovableType, the parsing of TextPattern, the hackability of b2, and the ease of setup of Blogger
intro to php
Practical examples showing how to use basic PHP to display dynamic web content: Easy-peasy PHP
handmade latte macchiatto
is it machiato, macchiato, or machiatto? non lo so!
Blogger Meetup in Basel
Just got back from the Swiss Bloggers meetup in downtown Basel. It was fun sharing experiences and talking about tools and seeing the blogger “in person”. As bamboozled had announced a couple of journalists came by asking questions about blogs, star bloggers… and the future development of blogs.
usability and rich web apps
Worries about rich web applications: I know I’m just one quiet voice in a storm, but if you are thinking of developing any kind of “rich” web application, please, please, embrace all the aspects of the web experience we all love so much rather than rejecting them for your own preferences and assumptions. Don’t make […]
yet another quote…
I would rather endure the discomfort of adventure than the boredom of luxury.
influence
Even introverts influence other people. Sociologists tell us the most introverted of people will influence 10,000 others in an average lifetime. Wow. How many people might you influence, seeing that you actually want to make a difference in the lives of other people? source: paraphrase from one of John C. Maxwell’s books on leadership I […]
Traveling to Livingstonia in 1924
Traveling from Scotland to Livingstonia in 1924
Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload
via kottke: HBS Working Knowledge: The Leadership Workshop: Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload
What One Does With a Geography Major
here’s another blog from Malawi – this one’s from Livingstonia in the northern part: What One Does With a Geography Major
If you’re in marketing…
Ten Reasons Why Blogging is Good For Your Career You have to get noticed to get promoted. You have to get noticed to get hired. It really impresses people when you say “Oh, I’ve written about that, just google for XXX and I’m on the top page” or “Oh, just google my name.” No matter […]
from no phone to mobile phone
97% of people surveyed in Tanzania said they could access a mobile phone, while just 28% could access a land line phone.
blogging from Lilongwe
Read Mike McKay’s blog on living in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. update: The blog address has changed to http://www.vdomck.org/blog/
Homesite 4.5.1 and Windows XP
If you’re still using HomeSite 4.5.1 on XP and you’ve activated automatic updates, you can start looking for an alternative HTML editor. I am. Couple of days ago my HomeSite kept crashing, everytime I clicked the Design tab. Displaying the following error message: No such interface supported. A DHTML patch in one of the recent […]
more sunday morning snow
another day of snow biking in basel…
developing ideas
via Photomatt.net: How to pitch an idea
First of March
A pinch and punch for the first day of the month. No returns.* I like March. It’s my favorite month of the year! * From my good old school days at Saints