Hope I’ll stay on your radar screen in 2008
I like this description of a blog: A simple device to stay on people’s radar screens in a hopefully meaningful way. This is what it’s all about: find out what books/blogs/etc. I’m reading what movies I liked what Malawi websites I’m linking to read about my latest Mac or WordPress discoveries my favorite Gapingvoid quotes […]
Malawi blogger
Another Malawi blog I’d like to share with you: Dr Khumbo Kalua writes about his studies and work as a Senior Eye Specialist in Blantyre.
Light, misty drizzle
Google Book Search on chiperoni: The climate is tropical and monsoonal with a wet season (November to May) and a dry season (May to November). The dry season is mostly cool but hot and humid prior to the first rain. Maritime influences ameliorate the dry season in the Shire Highlands with periods of light, misty […]
kuzizira
-zizira (verb adjective) be cold. Learn more about Chichewa here.
Kind of like Slickr
When I read Scoble’s post on FlickrFan, I felt it sounded a lot like Slickr, a screensaver tool to view Flickr photos, that I’ve been using for a while. And today while installing the Flickr plugin for Quicksilver I saw this post: View Your Flickr Pics as Your Screensaver with FlickrFan with this small addition […]
Upload to Flickr with Quicksilver
This looks useful: Upload to Flickr with Quicksilver The QS plugin page is here. I still need to try out the new Flickr Uploadr that was released a couple of weeks ago.
Boxing Day
I’m playing around with WordPress themes today ūüėČ Currently displaying is a Mac theme to celebrate this year’s move to a MacBook. It snowed a little bit today… about half a millimeter.
Breakfast talk
This Newsweek column on Barack Obama made me wonder how high the chances are that he’ll be elected by mainstream America. Questions like “Is Obama a Muslim?” are already part of the debate. But apart from his religious affiliation, does he really stand a chance? Kenyan father Indonesian stepfather foreign name growing up in Indonesia […]
IHT: The 53 places to go in 2008
The International Herald Tribune writes: 29. MALAWI Blame Madonna. Safarigoers tended to overlook Malawi, but that has changed since she began her effort to adopt a 1-year-old boy from this tiny African country that lies within the Great Rift Valley. Next July, the luxury lodge Pumulani (www.pumulani.com) is set to open 10 villas on spectacular […]
Search phrases
I saw this search phrase in my blog stats: was idi amin involved in movie production? errr… “The Last King of Scotland” is based on a fictional book by Giles Foden and is a US and UK production with Forest Whitaker in the main role. See also this Wikipedia page on Idi Amin. And this […]
Wilhelm Riphahn
Here’s my snapshot of the Opernhaus: And the Bastei: Built by Wilhelm Riphahn
photowalking in Köln
it was freezing but lots of fun and inspiring More snapshots in my Flickr stream.
faved: Heimatklänge
I saw the documentary Heimatkl√§nge and liked it very much. Great images, interesting musicians and original. Category: highly recommended. I liked the use of Super 8 film sequences. The musicians are Erika Stucky, Noldi Alder, Christian Zehnder, Sina, Stimmhorn, Huun Huur Tu. See this page for further links. Here’s an interview with Erica Stucky. Other […]
The van der Post trail
Found this interesting read at Times Online: A voyage round my father A daughter follows her father’s footsteps to Mount Mulanje. Page three of the article includes travel tips. Malawi is Africa as it once was, so there are no vast luxurious holiday compounds and few sumptuous lodges to insulate you from the masses. Here […]
Yahoo Mail archive deleted
Rant ahead. I have an old Yahoo email address, where I keep (or better kept) old emails for reference purposes. Mostly for nostalgic reasons. From dotcom times. From 1999 or 2000. None of it mission-critical. Gone. I logged into Yahoo Mail the other day and was greeted with a smug everything’s deleted message, asking me […]
Nutella variations
Apparently the French and German versions of Nutella vary somewhat: French Nutella is sweeter and tastes more like nuts. German Nutella includes more cocoa. The biggest difference is the texture, French nutella is softer than the German kind. Thanks to Booksprite for sending me the link.
I See Faces
a favorite photoset is: I See Faces by Dave Gorman
Office 2.0: list of tools
impressive list: Office 2.0 tools
Error 403
A WordPress plugin called Bad Behavior blocked me out of my own blog this morning. Error 403 We’re sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /wordpress/wp-admin/index-extra.php?jax=incominglinks on this server. Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details […]
The next please
aargh* Here’s the next marketing book to read: Interview with Seth Godin about Meatball Sundae What a name for a book. *just finished reading “The new Rules of Marketing and PR”
I got out of bed this morning
I finished reading David Meerman Scott’s book on: “The new rules of Marketing and PR”. Here’s a quote which is probably already the most quoted excerpt out of the book: Big news is great, but don’t wait. Have a new take on an old problem? Write a release. Serving a unique marketplace? Write a release. […]
FYI
You still have 29 days left to finish up your 2007 New Year’s resolutions. Stop slacking.
If you have something to say
The case for blogging, beyond the hype: If you have something to say, then a blog offers a cheap, easy global medium in which to express yourself. This is as true now as it was three years ago, regardless of what the groovy cats in Silicon Valley may be up to. Whether you have the […]