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General

Interesting TED video

on investment as the means to help Africa:

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General

Happiness is subversive

Stumbled across this, followed on to this, and I’m now listening to this, which also reminds me of this.

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General

10 Reasons to Buy a DSLR Camera

listed here.

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german language

TV documentary

on Plattdeutsch speakers in South Africa:
Südafrika op Platt.

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blogging wordpress

WordPress 2.2 tip: Press It bookmarklet

If you’ve upgraded to 2.2, don’t forget to update your Press It bookmarklet as well. I kept getting an undefined function in
wordpress/wp-admin/edit-form.php on line 35
error. Until I remembered that this might be related to the new version I installed a couple of days ago.

Here’s what you need to do:
Delete the old bookmarklet and then navigate to the WordPress dashboard at Write > Write Post. Scroll down to the section marked WordPress Bookmarklet and add the new one.

E voilà : the Press It – chiperoni.ch button in my Firefox toolbar works again…

More on WordPress bookmarklets.

And while I’m writing about the upgrade, there’s one other cool feature that I’m sure many will appreciate immensely, which was introduced in version 2.1:

  • WordPress autosaves posts while you write.

BTW, we’ve got chiperoni weather in Basel today!

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tech

Fiber and solar-powered towers

An American tech entrepreneur, dreams of bringing the Internet to Rwanda.

via Lunch over IP.

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architecture

Maison Tropicale

Prefab house designed by Jean Prouvé in 1951.

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biking General Malawi-related

Malawi cycle challenge accident

Here’s a blog entry on an accident that occurred in a Malawi biking event for charity.

Stories on Malawi: Sarah injured in Malawi cycle challenge

Source

Get well soon, Sarah.

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General wikipedia

Tumblelog

I wasn’t aware of this definition:

A tumblelog is a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.

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General hiking Photos

Meltingerberg

went on a short hike yesterday, sort of following this route to Meltingerberg and Erschwil.

“sort of” cos missing a turn-off somewhere, meant walking back for about 20 mins. Reached the bus stop safely and in time.

rocks

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General wikipedia

Banntag

went walking up to Chrischona and noticed signposts labelled “Banntag” all along the way.

It seems this is a tradition in the Baselbiet region… an old custom associated with blessing of fields and checking of boundary stones.

See also:
Banntag (in German)

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General wikipedia

Monosodium glutamate

And the corresponding Wikipedia entry

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General

Rainy day in Basel

went walking in the rain, saw 2 llamas but forgot my cam at home.

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General music

nostalgia

Tiziano Ferro reminds me of Lugano times

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Worldwide Flickr

Flickr photos on a map background:

http://www.flickrvision.com

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General german hiking

Mario Botta Tower

Here’s a description how to get to the Mario Botta Tower on Moron mountain:

769_Zum Botta-Aussichtsturm auf dem Moron

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General

Snippets

A couple of short SF notes off the top of my head:

  • There’s a new acronym to learn: FOG (Fear of Google). I stumbled across several articles and blog posts discussing Google’s huge market share and its supposed effects.
  • Walking down to the Moscone Center, I met a work-related blogging friend by coincidence. How cool is that. Given how big SF is.
  • In the Immigration queue at SFO, one woman got really mad at a couple standing behind her: “Stop pushing me”. Reminded me of the cultural differences discussions we had at the recent STC conf: some cultures need more private space than others. Otherwise, the numerous security checks were uneventful. I felt that Frankfurt was the most thorough.
  • Restaurants tend to be a lot noisier than in Europe. People talk very loudly.
  • There are so many homeless people around Union Square.
  • Cramped in my Lufthansa economy class seat, I wondered how many people can be seated in a Boeing 747. Between 366 to 467.
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General marketing Photos

These hills will chew you up

There’s a huge Reebok ad campaign all over SF.

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The campaign website offers a nice mashup app for runners. I did the hotel loop (Union Square, Embacadero, Fisherman’s Wharf) but returned via Taylor and Nob Hill (very steep) … cos i didn’t see this website before.

The other routes look more exciting. A reason to return.

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architecture flickr General Photos

Selected…

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Archidose has selected one of my architecture snapshots (taken with my cameraphone).

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flickr General

Plastic waterbottle on head

Introducing piece 0 plastic’s plastic waterbottle on head Flickr group:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/324675@N25/

will probably be an Olympic sport by 2009…

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General

Bobos and gentrification

I zapped into this Arte TV show on urban development and gentrification.

Bo comme bourgeois, bo comme bohà¨me

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General marketing

Fact Sheets on Communications Evaluation

for future reference:
Communications Evaluation

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flickr General nutella-alternative nutellaalternative Photos

From Delhi

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Thanks, Sean!