Feb 29 – not recognised as a valid date in Cyberduck
For some weird reason I can’t see some files and folders on my FTP server using Cyberduck. I know the files exist… It seems there’s a date-related bug Happy leap day!
Twitter down, Flickr contacts disabled
(start tweet) Twitter isn’t loading, updates to the latest photo of my Flickr contacts is currently disabled. A work colleague would say “It’s software”. Anyway, WP-powered Chip is up and running. The return of the micro-site. Yay, it’s Friday. (end of tweet) A non-Twitter-based tweet
LIFT 08: Recommended Video
I enjoyed this talk by Bill Cockayne:
Meeting Mlle A.
Last Saturday I met the elusive and mysterious Mlle A. at a coffee place* in Hannover. Once or twice during the conversation there was a cross-reference to something I or Mlle. A. had written or linked to. And for me that’s one of the powerful side-effects of blogging: there’s a regular reader’s familiarity built over […]
Marketer’s Cheat Sheet for cvs and svn?
At work we use cvs and subversion for version control, light years better than Visual SourceSafe. I’m trying to extend my active command line knowledge of cvs and svn… Remember I’m a low and humble marketer / content developer / writer. Regular commands I use: cvs update cvs commit -m "message" filename cvs tag -F […]
Recommended
by a Dipl. Arch. designboom
Helen Levitt at Sprengel Museum
“Die Ästhetik ist bereits in der Wirklichkeit vorhanden.” Saw the Helen Levitt show at the Sprengel Museum today. I liked it very much and can recommend it. More on Helen Levitt NPR interview
In search of power plugs
(start of yesterday’s train journey notes, pêle-mêle off the top of my head, unsorted) Longer weekend ahead… I’m sitting in a train to Mannheim and have some time to write a longer blog post and reflect on stuff that happened this week. Somehow this week went by crazily fast and my todo list decreased by […]
The easy way
Stumbled across this blog post: It’s really easy to insist that people read the friggin manual. It’s really easy to blame the user/student/prospect/customer for not trying hard, for being too stupid to get it or for not caring enough to pay attention. Sometimes (often) that might even be a valid complaint. But it’s not helpful.
Blogs can kill brands
good quote: In a pre-web world, marketing was synonymous with advertising; today, the customer is active and has true recourse. via Swissmiss
Leopard, Gimp, and GimpShop
After upgrading to Leopard, I could no longer launch Gimp or GimpShop. There’s a quick fix for Gimp, for help see this screencast. But GimpShop is a different matter it seems.
Pédaler, à§a réchauffe!
I liked this velo poster… in Geneva.
Website: review everything malawi
I noticed a new website on Malawi: http://malawiweb.net/
Upgrade News
Upgraded my MacBook to Leopard overnight. Looks like everything went well.
Evaluating Fitness Centers
A friend and I went for a Probetraining (free trial session) at one of the fitness centers close to work. This is just a quick note to say that we’ve launched the evaluation process.
Blogs vs. Email
useful comparison (for future reference): Blogs vs. Email
Secrets and lies
Here’s a Lift talk by Genevieve Bell that I enjoyed:
Lift 08: Fragments of Captured Attention
Here are some of my Lift 08 notes, pêle-mêle: This year I tried to provide a running commentary on Twitter. Unfortunately the wifi was patchy and a number of valuable text snippets were lost… 😉 I got one Tweet response – all the way from Malawi – that appreciated my effort. I tuned in to […]
For my reading list
Nassim Taleb, “The Black Swan” via http://www.liftconference.com/black-swan
Yet Another Community System
At the Lift 08 fondue I sat next to the developer of an open-source community tool called YACS: YACS, le CMS Open Source 2.0 – Yet Another Community System It uses PHP, MySQL and Apache. And from what I understood it is being used in a large international organization to build up a knowledge management […]
Lift08 videos
The first videos are available at: http://www.nouvo.ch/liftvideo
Lift08
I attended these workshops: Forgetful interfaces Ubiquitous computing I’m uploading a couple of snaps in my Flickr stream. A fave:
Going to pick up my t-shirt…
All about the Lift t-shirt
Zomba Plateau
browsing aimlessly thru my Malawi photos…