WordPress alternatives

I briefly started talking about WordPress alternative with @persillie the other evening. Downsides of WordPress: It’s slow It’s not easy enough to use for non-techies Adding a shop could be a lot easier She mentioned Squarespace: I like the user interaction of #squarespace – but you need to be a US, Canadian, Irish or british […]

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Secure Email

I’ve signed up for Protonmail.ch: Security https://t.co/ashHNTGLfU at @ProtonMail — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) January 25, 2015 And I noticed another company called Tutanota: next secure email app @Tutanota_de https://t.co/HVa7Foggis //cc @mllea — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) January 29, 2015 I think this is a great development. Instead of trying to get people to use PGP… maybe this will […]

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Michiru

The outline of Michiru mountain in Blantyre. The Wikipedia page for Michiru mountain needs some more info. What is the altitude in meters? 1470m? Lonely Planet reference Malawi Travel Guide

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Winter cycling

Apparently 80% of all Copenhageners cycle in winter. There’s a Tumblr site called Viking Biking which shows photos of people cycling in snow. No snow in Basel. I don’t cycle in icy road conditions. But apart from that, I also cycle in winter.

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Best snapshot of 2014?

It’s December 2014 and I’m still taking snapshots. Last year I selected 1 photo for each month. I will try the same for 2014. Here we go. January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 Most productive month was […]

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Jog log: Early bird

Achievement of the week. I managed to go running twice this week – in the morning before work. It’s cold and dark. Getting outside and getting started is the challenge. Running is fun. And overcoming my inner pig dog (only Germans have this) is even better.

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Card sorting

For future reference. I just quickly wanted to post a useful background link on card sorting that I found today on Smashing Magazine. Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner’s Guide

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UX and Scrum

For future reference: UX Oxford: Roman Pichler on “UX and Scrum: How do UX and Scrum fit together?” from Oxford Computer Consultants on Vimeo. Via UX and Scrum. It’s good to see some discussion of this topic. It’s a challenging topic. Especially if you have a distributed team with team members in different geographic areas […]

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HTML5 link re-surfaces

It’s fun when a fave re-surfaces an old tweet of yours about an HTML5 template. "HTML5 template" http://t.co/9PBAnooJUH — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) July 27, 2013 HTML5 projects: I’m currently working on building a small website based on a template by HTML5 Up. Progress is somewhat slow. Before I tried Aerial. And Parallelism. HTML5Bones looks useful.

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On creating networking opportunities

Here’s a useful link if you’re a shy introvert. Click-bait heading. With a heading like that, it’s bound to get some clicks. I’ve tried some of the tips mentioned in the article. Sometimes they’ve backfired. Especially, if the other person is shy, or answers all of your conversation openers with a monosyllable. Related links: Networking […]

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A quote to keep

This is how much time you have to get your message across: “imagine you are standing on the pavement and your audience is about to cycle past you. That is the amount of time you have to get their attention.“

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10 years WordPress

On 6 September 2004, I posted my very first entry on this site. Many thanks to my 5 regular readers for being so faithful. You rock! Big thank you to the WordPress community and Automattic for keeping WordPress.org open source and free. More than ever we need independent and free web publishing software.

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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: Any ideas why […]

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Some HTML5 fun

Mixing one of my Freiburg photos with some HTML and CSS: http://chiperoni.ch/aerial/index.html Looks best on a 13″ or smaller. On larger screens, the photo doesn’t fill the whole space. The original is here: http://html5up.net/aerial

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Lost

I got very lost in the Küttigen-Rombach-Aarau area yesterday. Google Maps sent me to the wrong place. I missed the event. It was raining. I gave up. And walked back to Aarau. I found a nice place to recover called Tuchlaube. Next time I’ll try Gossip: On my way back to the station I found […]

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Jog log: Oh deer

I went for a short run this evening. Nothing to write home about. Simply trying to keep up with the regular running system. Nothing spectacular. Except that I saw a deer. A deer. In this urban part of north-west Switzerland.

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