Rapid fire trading

Wow.

Compare and contrast with Kevin Slavin’s Lift 11 talk.

A November Snapshot http://flic.kr/p/hNSpaB

I took this snapshot while cycling in Basel.

cycling in Basel

Temperatures dropped to freezing point and once again it’s time to wear lots of layers, scarves and gloves.

Hard to imagine that once upon a time I didn’t own a winter coat.

I still prefer cycling in the cold. If temperatures drop further as they often do in January or February, 0 degrees will feel like summer. It’s all relative.

Here’s the direct link to Flickr: Velo fahren.

Scott Adams on Goals vs. Systems http://bit.ly/1gfOojJ

Recommended: Scott Adams Blog: Goals vs. Systems

“Before long your body will be trained, like Pavlov’s dogs, to crave the psychological lift you get from being active every day.”

Lots of food for thought in this article.

I particularly like the notes on writing and using blogging as a system to find new opportunities. Also what Scott is talking about here, evolved over several years and took many writing hours. Not some instant magic that some people try to sell us.

Where is Mount Chiperone?

Another Chiperoni reference: This blog is named after the drizzle rain we get in the Shire Highlands.

Where is Mount Chiperone located?

Mount Chiperone in northern Mozambique is a semi-isolated peak situated some 50 km south of the Mount Mulanje massif in southern Malawi. It lies in Milange District of Zambézia Province, 40 km SSW of the District Centre of Milange.

via THE BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION OF MOUNT CHIPERONE, MOZAMBIQUE

See also: Wikipedia

Google Hummingbird links

The latest addition to the SEO zoo is a hummingbird.

The algorithm change was announced in September 2013 but went live a month earlier.

Searchengineland has some useful background information:

FAQ: All About The New Google “Hummingbird” Algorithm

Hummingbird’s Impact On B2B Sites

Apparently this release will improve Google’s ability to predict a user’s search intent.
Conversational search has been improved.

Looks like Google+ might be another factor to add to the 200 items Google looks at? Search Engine Journal says:

If you are joining Google Plus Communities and building an audience on Plus, answering questions, creating video content via Hangouts and Youtube, and using hashtags, you will be jumping on the Social Search bandwagon that Google is actively promoting.

SEJ infographic

Apparently the advice remains the same: develop original, high-quality content.

See Searchengineland’s SEO success factors.

Affordance – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I read a new, unknown word today: Affordance – See definition on Wikipedia.

A potential action that is made possible by a given object or environment; especially, one that is made easily discoverable.

Hadn’t heard of it before.

This is the context I heard it in:

The term has further evolved for use in the context of human”“computer interaction (HCI) to indicate the easy discoverability of possible actions.