Red lentil soup

Inspired by this recipe I made red lentil soup. Turned out very well. In addition to the curry and coriander, I added some ginger, chilis and some Nali sauce.

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You are not the user

Via the #confluencecon hashtag, I found some good background articles (thank you @ruthburr, @danlovejoy for tweeting). You are NOT the user. http://t.co/bMlp1uwJqU #ConfluenceCon #UX #Marketing — Dan Lovejoy (@danlovejoy) September 10, 2015 Take the time to understand your user. It will decrease the risk of creating an an unfavorable experience and give you an opportunity […]

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WordPress-y clean-up

I just deleted over 20 WordPress themes that had accumulated in my wp-content folder. Feeling de-cluttered. I’ve kept Syntax and Underline. I’ve also been unlinking tonnes of broken links. Next, I need to figure out why comments are not getting thru. BTW, there’s a WordPress conf in Zurigo on 19 September. I’ve been using WordPress […]

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Helmet hair

One of my favourite jokes is to walk into the office and complain about helmet hair. I keep saying that I’ll write a confessional book how bicycle helmets ruined my hairdo and life. I found some stats that show helmet hair is an issue for some bicycle commuters: Body image issues and appearance accounted for […]

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Email Growth Hacks

I read this Forbes article on email subscription growth: 5 Email Growth Hacks From Someone Who Amassed A List of 750,000 Optimize your top pages Rock the bonus content Create email-based courses and recycle content If you don’t ask, you won’t get Have one core goal, and reverse engineer it. "I’m a do-er. I do […]

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10x

Two sites that I read regularly – Moz and Hubspot – analyzed and wrote about their own blog post frequency. Quality vs. Quantity: A 6-Month Analysis of the Age-Old Blogging Debate Raising the Bar: A Publishing Volume Experiment on the Moz Blog I am stunned. Flabbergasted. How will small and medium-sized enterprises thrive in such […]

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What will an SEO audit be like in 10 years?

A couple of months ago, I went thru an SEO audit. I wanted to write a blog post to reflect on what I learned. This is my feeble attempt to collect my thoughts and jot down some notes. Where available, I’ve tried to list my source links. What is an SEO audit? In an audit, […]

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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 […]

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Wrong way round

Yesterday morning a cyclist decided to cycle thru one of the roundabouts the wrong way round. During early morning traffic to work. If you’re thinking probably a bicycle courier: This cyclist was a woman in her 30s or 40s. Nothing happened. No accident followed. But it still had me shaking my head. Road traffic rules […]

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Moz on overall SEO strategy

For future reference: Questions to consider before you delve into the details "What does our organization create that helps solve searchers' questions or problems? " http://t.co/tPTJq5Z6FB — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) February 4, 2015

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Herbie

At the dentist on Friday: A Herbert Grönemeyer song played on the radio and my dentist started whistling along while I was on the dentist’s chair. Too funny.

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