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Nyala Lodge, Lengwe National Park, Malawi

Roz of the Friday Team has posted this photo of Nyala Lodge in Lengwe National Park:

an ideal retreat and so near to Blantyre, I really think it’s yet another one of Malawi’s hidden gems..

And it’s always warm there.

More infos:

Malawi Tourism

Jambo Africa

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slickr on my laptop

re-discovering many old photos in my Flickr archive with Slickr. I like the way Slickr zooms in and out…

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Rhetorical question of the day …

What would computing be without progress bars?

I spent this weekend re-configuring my Ubuntu installation. It’s been about 6 months since I moved from Windows and I’m more than happy with Ubuntu and the Gnome desktop. I may try out Kubuntu sometime. Or try setting up an Ubuntu server.

I’m still a newbie user but I’m slowly getting the hang of things as I go along.

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a random bottle shot…

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Shop window in Basel.

Note for non-German speakers: Erfolg is German for success.

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Nutella Alternative from Israel

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Fish Eagle, Lake Malawi

found this photo of a fish eagle at Flickr:

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Flickr: The Malawi Pool

Malawi Pool at Flickr

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Reflective Moment

Where do I come from?

Where am I going to?

Who am I?

Three central questions which surface every so often in literature, philosophy and personal lifestyles.

worth a reflective moment…

[update May 25] found this very interesting read via Innovation Wings on product development:

Having a cup of coffee first thing in the morning is as much of what you do as finite element analysis. I’m not trying to demean anybody’s highly valuable skills, rather, I think people don’t engage in this type of self-reflection often enough. It is healthy to question authority. It is illuminating to review not only your self-value, but your role in the cosmic scheme. The small picture is what keeps you going, the big picture is what keeps you humble. Our animal selves tell us that the ship date is coming up and our brain will be in a better position to release endorphins if it is met on time. Our spiritual selves argue that life goes on no matter what you do. Which is correct?

Thought I’d drop the above quote in here. There is something inherent in us that questions our inmost being. From the purpose of life to IT product development.

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Ovo Crunchy Cream

due fette biscottate con Ovo…
comprato ieri al Coop


una volta

vivevo in ticino….

traffic sign in downtown Lugano


Tinguely Brunnen in Ice

Sunny but icy cold…

Just 5 mins down the road from Tinguely Brunnen, police from all over north-west Switzerland stopped an unapproved anti-WEF demo from marching thru the streets of Basel…
see: 1 ¦ 2

Tinguely Brunnen in Downtown Basel

Tinguely Brunnen from the other side

... and photo no. 3


Tinguely Museum, Basel

Weather has been very rainy and cold here. I spent yesterday afternoon at the Tinguely Museum… some snapshots:

Close-up of Niki de Saint Phalle Sculpture

Close-up of a Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture in the museum park… could be South African from the colours.

View of the adjoining park

And here’s the full view.

View of the museum building from the park

The museum was built by Mario Botta. I particularly like the view from inside the building over the Rhein.

And the Luginbuehl sculpture ...


The mitsubishi ad

One of the regular highlights of a Malawi visit is driving the Mitsubishi 4wd pick-up. It’s a solid vehicle, ideal for Malawi road conditions. And it’s fun to drive…

Close up of the Mitsubishi

But I did manage to lose grip in this ditch…

No grip


Yet another Mitsubishi Photo


Phalombe Road (August 2004)

Phalombe Road

View of Mount Mulanje from Phalombe Road

Travelling from Phalombe to Mulanje