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Giulia Super

giulia super

What a beautiful vintage car. I saw this snapshot in my Flickr archive. From 2008, taken in Hannover with my Canon 40D.

I like this Alfa Romeo.

Find out more in this Wikipedia article.

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February flowers

flowers

For the boring flower snapshot album, some first signs of spring.

flowers
breakthrough
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When you have over 20 thousand photos on Flickr…

I’ve been on Flickr for over a decade.

And I have over 20 thousand photos.

Imagine.

I didn’t think this is possible.

Memories. Snapshots. Visual notes.

The primary beneficiary is… me.

I love browsing thru my photos.

I love seeing old snapshots emerge in the Flickr stats or in old links or chats.

I realize Flickr might be dying. I hope not. I hope the new owners find a sustainable business model soon. And ways to innovate.

sunset thru the curtain
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Zucchero

zucchero

A snapshot from my archives on Flickr.

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“The boring flower snapshot” lives on

I noticed that searching for the phrase “the boring flower snapshot” still leads to some of my flower snaps on Google and Duck Duck Go.

Added some new snaps to my collection. So boring.

flower power
flower power
flower power

I think this is a great example how using links and relevant anchor texts consistently can help you rank for a specific phrase.

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La domenica sportiva

I went for a long slow run today. Along the Wiese river. Up to Bettingen. Via my favourite sawdust track (aka Finnenbahn) at Ausserberg. And, ending my run at the Kneipp facility in Riehen.

Feeling positive and blessed.

water catchment area of basel
Dieser Weg
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Stacked

Took this snap of a stack of newspapers some time ago. I like the pattern.

stacked
a fave of mine: stacks of newspapers
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Tulip time

tulip bubble
tulip bubble chez moi
while i was away the tulips started flowering #gardening 2019

Planted several tulip bulbs last autumn. Reminds me of the tulip bubble.

At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker.

Tulip Mania
tulip mania
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Flickr: Should I stay or should I go?

Smug Mug acquired Flickr in April 2018. The question every long-term Flickr user is asking:

Should I renew my subscription?

I’ve been on Flickr for a very long time. And seen many ups and downs. Probably more downs. And it’s 2019 and I still use Flickr.

Con:

  • Subscription has doubled in price: 50$ for 1 year instead of 2 years.
  • There is an ongoing downturn in community activity. Group discussions are rare.

Pro:

  • Without VIPs, social media influencers and advertisers, Flickr has become a quieter place far from the crowd. Which isn’t so bad if you don’t need to promote and sell.
  • The mobile app works. Nothing flashy but ok.
  • Flickr supports the main functions I need. Easy, structured photo storage that is searchable and shareable.
  • Currently, no new features are tested on unsuspecting users on a weekly basis.
  • I have nearly 15 years of links and embedded photos that I would need to update on this blog.
  • Sentimental value: faves, comments, tags, memories, stats, links.
  • Smug Mug isn’t Facebook / Google / Microsoft / Amazon.

I have some time until my subscription expires. I have a local copy of all of my photos and I’ve started to pull a backup of my Flickr account.

#biketowork #3rdJan2019 #backtowork #frohes #neues

The question is: Should I stay or should I go? And if I go, where should I go? And does it matter?

the road ahead

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Best chiperoni.ch snapshot of 2016?

Another year has passed. And it’s time to look at my photos and select a snapshot per month.

My photo selection skills are influenced by memories, rather than the photo’s quality alone.

The method:
I quickly scan through my photos on a per month basis and select a photo based on number of views, personal taste, or memories or a mixture of all three.

History:
See past summaries for 2015 and 2014 and 2013 and 2012 and 2010.

January 2016

snow shower

February 2016

riehen dorfkirche

March 2016

katze

April 2016

handheld snapshot at the waterfront

May 2016

hausboot

June 2016

kraftwerk

July 2016

cycling holidays

August 2016

cos i'm leaving on a jet plane

September 2016

disappearing

October 2016

Westweg Pforzheim <-> Basel

November 2016

leaves lying on the road

December 2016

münster from wettstein bridge on 1 december 2016

Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated.

You can also view the selection in this Flickr album.

best of 2016?

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From the archives

basel

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Best snapshot of 2015?

Here is an attempt to find my best snapshot per month for 2015.

January 2015

michiru

February 2015

#wettstein bridge after the #fasnacht cortege on wednesday evening

March 2015

ein brunnen in basel

April 2015

Vespa speedometer

May 2015

Chichewa for English speakers by Nathaniel Maxson

June 2015

naturbad riehen

July 2015

das leben ist besser wenn du lachst

August 2015

the view from my hotel room

September 2015

wassermelone

October 2015

belchen, schwarzwald

November 2015

Fish and chips

December 2015

beautiful puppy

The method:
I quickly scanned through my photos on a per month basis and selected a photo based on number of views or memories or both.

History:
See past summaries for 2014 and 2013 and 2012 and 2010.

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Autumn colours

Last weekend, I went for a walk on Belchen in the southern Black Forest (1414 m). Not as high and spectacular as the Swiss alps, but still very beautiful.

I nearly forgot to take my camera.

Here are some snapshots:

autumn colours

dieser weg

belchen, schwarzwald

herbstfarben

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Referral traffic from social media has dropped

I saw this Bufferapp article on declining social media traffic.

We’ve lost nearly half our social referral traffic in the last year

I say. No wonder. Everybody is online, creating tonnes of content. Most people are too busy to read, let alone follow so many data streams.

Many web pages don’t get any traffic at all. A few sites get all the traffic.

Interesting read. I recommend reading it.

My tip: don’t share or comment on articles that you haven’t read. Even bots can do that. Be human.

And. If you do like an article? Comment, share and write a blog post on it.

If you’re on Facebook and want to see better content, I recommend following Robert Scoble’s advice. The filtering is improving. And this week’s announcement on Facebook Search means we may have a viable alternative to Google Search. At some point in the future.

Lucky chiperoni.ch. It doesn’t need to grow traffic.

Have a look at my photos on Flickr.

walk this way

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Blue light

I like this snapshot of blue light flooding the rest of the room:

blue light

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Looking for *the button* to reboot the universe?

I found it. It’s at a pedestrian light near Basel SBB.

A fun street art sticker I saw this past week.

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Dashboard

An orange vespa crossed my path this week.

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Snapshot of the day

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Embedded Flickr photos not showing in Chrome

I’m seeing some unexpected page views:

Flickr photos embedded in the old way are not showing in Google Chrome on Mac. But they are showing in Safari on the same machine. I disabled all my Chrome extensions except Lastpass, but the photos are still not loading.

This is how they are embedded:
wildwuchs

Any ideas why the photos are not showing in Chrome on Mac?

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An umbrella of petals

Snapshot of the day:

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Collecting boring flower snapshots

I’ve added some new flower snapshots to this set.

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Best snapshot of 2013

The question is:
How do I find the best Chiperoni snapshot of 2013?

My most productive month on Flickr in 2013 was May. Least productive – at least in terms of uploads – was August.

Here’s a quick review of my year on Flickr:

January 2013

February 2013

März 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

BTW, you’re seeing a new kind of image embed that Flickr is rolling out now.

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close up of my running shoes http://flic.kr/p/2WtPbn

close up of my running shoes

Putting on my running shoes and lots of layers.

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Photos of cellphone repair places in Blantyre

In 2009 I took these snapshots of cellphone shops in Blantyre, Malawi:

cellphone_repair_centre

cellular_clinic

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Persimon http://flic.kr/p/hBHoPn

Trying to capture the inner structure of a kaki persimone fruit aka sharon fruit:

Persimon

kaki persimon.