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 […]

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 […]

The fast track to DIY images

For all my creative photography friends, here’s an article by Moz on how images boost conversion. And a list of tools. Visage https://visage.co/ Recordit http://recordit.co/ GIFboom (no link cos the sample photos look like they are intended for a dating site) Placeit https://placeit.net/ Studio http://www.madewithstudio.com/ SnapChat (errr… really?) The sample images displayed in the Moz […]

Best snapshot of 2015?

Here is an attempt to find my best snapshot per month for 2015. January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 The method: I quickly scanned through my photos on a per month basis and selected a photo based […]

Reasons to blog

I saw this article today on the benefits of blogging: “So why should you blog?” https://t.co/sxbWSvtWPI — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) November 1, 2015 Blogs refine your thoughts Blogs reward the creator Blogs amplify your humanity Blogs connect us to our tribes Blogs give introverts a voice Blogs reward the “new age” publishers Blogs embrace the experimenters Blogs […]

Handheld shapshot taken along the river banks of the Rhein

Here is a handheld shapshot taken along the river banks of the Rhein during dusk yesterday evening: When I moved to Basel many years ago, some of my conversations went like this: Nchenga at Chiperoni.ch: I really like Basel. It’s got a lot of cultural events, museums, cinemas for a city of this size. It’s […]

Riehen – Brombach – Schopfheim – Haagen – Riehen bicycle tour

I cycled to Schopfheim. An easy tour about 20 km one way. Going I went via Brombach. Coming back I cycled on the other side of the Wiese river via Lörrach-Haagen. Riehen – Brombach – Steinen – Maulburg – Schopfheim – Haagen – Riehen There’s one stretch between Steinen and Höllstein where the bicycle route […]

Sursee – Schenkon – Sempach – Nottwil – Sursee bicycle tour

Some snapshots from my Lake Sempach bicycle tour on Sunday: The tour is about 20 kilometers. If you have an all-terrain bicycle, try to follow the path closest to the lake. That’s more enjoyable than the busy road. I managed to miss the turn-off to Sursee SBB train station. And so I saw Schenkon twice. […]

Notes and photos from #UXcampch

Some notes and photos from Saturday’s UX camp in Zürich: Adrian Sameli took us thru the process of building infographics. His tip on tools to use: Excel and Adobe Illustrator. He tried one or two infographic tools but didn’t like them much. In the discussion we looked at d3js.org. Next, I attended a session on […]