Long weekend: It’s the Swiss national day on Tuesday and I’m taking Monday off. I haven’t decided what I’ll do yet… for suggestions, leave a comment below 😉
Here are a couple of links that have been lingering in draft status:
Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School – IMHO you can take this and apply it to other work situations as well.
and then there’s Kathy’s posting on How to be an expert – and heh, it’s not too late to become an expert. If you strive to learn, you create new brain cells at virtually any age…
I’ve found that if you commit yourself to doing a task regularly and keep working on it, even really boring topics become fun and interesting once you cross a certain threshold. Even if the time slots are tiny to begin with. Never ever give up!
Mlle. A reminded me that today is sysadmin day. Yeah, that’s the guy that deletes your entire site to move you to a “better” server. Thank you so much!
Cool air is seeping in thru the open window… looks like the warm weather is taking a break. We’ve had a warm July here in Basel, apparently the warmest since the meteorologists started storing relevant data. I’ve been spending a lot of time at the Badi and enjoying the African temperatures.
Situated within a cluster of forested granite hills and covering an area of 126.4 km2, high up the plateau of central Malawi, the area features the richest concentration of rock art in Central Africa on 127 sites. They reflect the comparatively scarce tradition of farmer rock art, as well as paintings by BaTwa hunter-gatherers who inhabited the area from the Late Stone Age. The Chewa agriculturalists, whose ancestors lived in the area from the late Iron Age, practised rock painting until well into the 20th century. The symbols in the rock art, which are strongly associated with women, still have cultural relevance amongst the Chewa, and the sites are actively associated with ceremonies and rituals.
The annual Mount Mulanje Porters Race takes place tomorrow for the 10th time.
The race starts at Likhubula Forest Office and goes up to Chambe Plateau, about 2500m above see level, before proceeding (via the plateau) to Lichenya Plateau and back to Likhubula. Last year’s winner ran this tiring 25km race in 2 hrs and 21 min.