Jog log: This hill in my backyard

I went for a slow run up the hill today. Two kilometres on the sawdust track and then further up the hill, all the way to the top. I don’t have any metrics to share because I haven’t jumped on the “quantified self” bandwagon. Yet. My guess: more than 1 and a half hours and […]

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#POSSE: A clickable demo of my simple #indieweb blog

Here’s a simple example how you can publish your content on your own site and syndicate elsewhere (POSSE): I posted a boring flower snapshot into my self-hosted WordPress (WP) blog. WP posted the entry to Twitter using WP plugins Hum and Publicize One of my Twitter followers replied to my tweet. Using Webmention, the tweet […]

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Cycling to work is fun

For some reason. Beyond my understanding. My regular bike to work (still) draws exclamations of amazement from some work colleagues. Walking into the office on Thursday morning with my bicycle helmet in my hand, I heard the usual comments. For the record: Cycling to work is fun. I don’t need to force myself to get […]

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Jog log

I went for a 60 minute run today. I did some stairs and ran up a steep hill. Good running weather today. This Apple ad (that just played on TV) fits well: Tomorrow is a new day.

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How I used to listen to music

Nostalgic moment for the 90s: Jimmy Cliff playing on the radio… reminded me of the time in my life when I used to borrow music CDs from the local library during my student years. It gave me access to the entire album, not just the hit singles. And it didn’t drain a student’s budget. And […]

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Jog log

I went for a 40 minute run today. Only the first 5 minutes were dry. Then it started raining. Towards the end of my run, the rain became quite intense. Even my trusted rain gear was soaked through. It was the third time I got soaked today. I guess the rainy season is back.

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Running plans

Last Friday I ran 6.5 km at the annual Firmenlauf. Quite a party with over 3700 participants. Took 6 minutes before I crossed the starting line ‘cos of the huge crowd of runners and walkers. Wow. Quite impressive. I ran slowly and steadily from start to finish. Proud to say I didn’t stop running even […]

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A valid question?

A tweet to keep. I stumbled across this C.S. Lewis quote: “Notice how we are perpetually surprised at time… In heavens name, why? Unless, indeed, there is something in us which is not temporal.” — C. S. Lewis (@CSLewisDaily) July 6, 2014 A valid question to consider. Sun’s shining. A beautiful day lies ahead. Will […]

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Marketing buzzword – 2014 edition

The term “Growth hacking” has officially reached Germanic shores. The German magazine t3n.de published this post on how to become a growth hacker (it’s in German). Cool marketing folks already have an account at http://growthhackers.com/ or follow the Twitter stream.

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Content first

Last Saturday I attended UX camp Switzerland. A very good event to learn about user experience, human-centered design, usability testing, MVP and prototyping tools. Talks I listened to: Stefanie Klekamp presented lots of background info on the Think Aloud usability testing method. Which I found useful. She explained the theories behind the method and also […]

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Quote of the day #SEO

Social media isn’t reaching people like it used to. via The New Emphasis On Link Building: What's Behind It And How To React. Back to link building? Probably. Read this advice: The best way to have your website rank higher is to make it better for your users. Being better requires that your website is […]

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A backlink for today’s Smashing Magazine newsletter

I like today’s edition. I started tweeting some of the links. "Speaking and Audience tips" http://t.co/QyTckWfLkZ — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) May 27, 2014 "Listen and think before you tweet. " http://t.co/Rzg49E0wS1 Essential these days c.f old blog post from 09 http://t.co/EEiCvuJS91 — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) May 27, 2014 buzzwords we hate but use all the same http://t.co/TbmjFyJO4T […]

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A Sunday in April

Weather was better than forecast. It’s been fairly dry. So today’s rain was a welcome change. But despite dark clouds and rain symbols on the Swiss Meteo app, the rain was over by lunch. Time for a bike ride. WOD: I cycled to Rheinfelden at a leisurely pace. Grenzach-Wyhlen – Herten – Rheinfelden – Kaiseraugst […]

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Java Beach Cafe https://flic.kr/p/4KTi88

One of my San Francisco photos is in use on this website. Restaurants and such continue to cluster on east-west streets, such as Judah and Taraval. If you’re staying at one of the hotels by the park, you might appreciate such establishments as the Java Beach cafe, right next door to the Oceanview Motel on […]

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