trying out Google Desktop
I’m currently evaluating Google Desktop. And I must say so far I’m fairly impressed… There’s little things like opening up the corresponding email in Outlook 2000 which blow me over. The install hasn’t affected performance. But this is only day 2… I’m going see how it goes for the next couple of weeks.
Bike Tours
Various bike tours in Germany
Flickr photos on Malawi
There are currently 5592 photos on Malawi at Flickr. The photos really show how beautiful this country is. An ongoing tourism campaign.
Great Mistakes in Technical Leadership
some good points in this list of typical mistakes: The Technical Lead has overall responsibility for all technical aspects of the project – design, code, technology selection, work assignment, scheduling and architecture are all within his purview. Positioned right at the border of the technical and managerial, they are the proverbial “meat in the sandwich.” […]
experimenting with WordPress plugins
yesterday evening I started playing around with some WordPress plugins I’d found. SlimStats This Day I made a small code change in wp-config.php. Everything was working fine… I thought. But this morning I got this error message (please skip the next paragraph if you’re a wp/PHP geek, you’re probably going to throw your hands up […]
yet another Flickr tool
stumbled across Flickrmap. An account costs 5 $ per annum. I like this: If you want to blog about Flickrmap or you’re not able to use Paypal, email us your sob story and we’ll send you a login.
Don’t Blame the Web When Newspapers Die
John Dvorak: Local papers have become cookie-cutter products loaded with syndicated material, mostly from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Filling space in the San Francisco Chronicle with New York Times articles saves money, but many people now just get the Times instead.
Famous Blog Dogs
If you’re a bit like me, you’ve also contributed your part to the Internet’s dog and/or cat content. But there are some dogs out there with a really large fan base. Right at the top of the list are: Chuck of dooce.com Oliver and Hugo of textism.com
chip update
It’s drizzling a little bit in Basel but still beautifully warm… time to catch up with the blogging world. 2 weekends ago I took the Postauto to the Passwang tunnel and walked up to the Passwang (about 1200m). On a clear day you can see the Alps from here. I walked to Reigoldswil and then […]
blonk… blonk…
Blonking along? Apparently this is what it means… To blog without notable creativity, inspiration or merit; covering the same ground trod by countless others in the echo chamber; blogging as an alternative to thinking. “I was going to write a considered piece about climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, but I’ve just been blonking pictures of […]
PR for tech and software
i stumbled across this article describing how PR for tech. and software companies is changing. The new rules of press releases: Don’t just send press releases when “big news” is happening; find good reasons to send them all the time. Instead of just targeting a handful of journalists, create press releases that appeal directly to […]
Malawi Blogroll at Technorati
Soyapi has set up a list of Malawi blogs at Technorati.
the advantages of outsourcing
Email it to me. My day starts in 10 hours… 😉