upgraded to wp 2.0
Following the true half-geek tradition pursued at chiperoni.ch, I’ve upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. So far everything looks like it’s working fine. Please leave a comment if you stumble across an error. I guess, I’m curious to see how Akismet will help to curb spam. Thanks wp for fixing so many bugs. As […]
New Flickr Toy on my Laptop
Fun: just installed Slickr.
Adobe Illustrator Tutorials
useful: Illustrator Tutorials via del.icio.us
Why You Should Blog…
I’d like to point you to this posting, which sums up a lot of things i’m discovering about blogging: Why You Should Blog Even though many of my long postings* never reach publish status, writing is a great way to reflect on stuff. And I love saying, “I’m blogging this”… *The short postings do get […]
AJAX Translator
Cool translator interface: AJAX Translator Goodbye to pulldown menus and submit buttons! Love the typo “Protoguese”…
Designing Icons
for future reference: Anatomy of an Icon Source: Swissmiss
I couldn’t think of the German word. Instead I used this word to describe what I was trying to say: ADJECTIVE: Tastelessly showy: brummagem, chintzy, flashy, gaudy, glaring, loud, meretricious, tawdry, tinsel. Informal : tacky Source: garish. Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995. and surprised myself what vocab is hidden in the back […]
Basel Blogger Meetup: ze details
Cyberwriter’s posted the venue for tomorrow’s meeting: We’re meeting at the Restaurant Auf der Lyss at 18:30.
Catherine Chikwakwa
Catherine Chikwakwa, long distance runner from Malawi, won today’s Silvesterlauf in Zurich. Again. Well done!
Tag, comment & rate the web
yet another tagging tool: Shadows
How to learn from your mistakes
Here’s a link that has been lingering in draft status for the last couple of months: How to learn from your mistakes I’ve been meaning to write up some of my own thoughts on this topic. But so far I haven’t got round to it yet… So here’s the link instead. How do you learn […]
Swiss weather in Swiss German
Stopped by at the Swiss TV blog for the very first time, and do you know what: “es hudlet”, “es chuutet”, “es strääzt” oder “es chunnd ganz schöön cho schütte” Looks like I’ll need to learn more Swiss German dialect to find out what kind of weather’s being forecast for tomorrow. Just wondering if there’s […]
Google’s Ten Golden Rules
stumbled across this Newsweek article at Kottke.org: At Google, we think business guru Peter Drucker well understood how to manage the new breed of “knowledge workers.” After all, Drucker invented the term in 1959. He says knowledge workers believe they are paid to be effective, not to work 9 to 5, and that smart businesses […]
Online version of Malawi’s Daily Times
My Google Alert for Malawi now includes articles from the The Daily Times. Looks like another major malawian newspaper has joined The Nation online. Just noticed that Google still considers its Alerts service as “Beta”… I’ve been using alerts for a quite a while now. In time the definition of a beta release will change […]
Blogger Meetup in Basel
If you’re a Basel blogger (or just travelling thru), there’s a meetup on December 15th at 18:30. For more details, see CyberWriter’s invitation Feel free to come along.
Christmas Concert
Just got back from an excellent gospel concert held by the Basileia church choir in the Theodorkirche. A great way to start the Christmas season on an icy cold and grey November day. [Note to my readers: This restless nomad is developing traditions. See last year’s entry]
If You Think Africa is Suffering From a Brain Drain, Your Brain is Drained
found this excellent posting on the African brain drain dilemma: I am weary of the brain drain argument. It belongs to donor and NGO conferences, not to the real lives of those who must live by their wits and effort as opposed to a cheque from Western taxpayers. Those who bandy the argument are relentlessly […]
Watch dogs in Lilongwe
I like this photo from Lilongwe. The gate, Securicor sign and watch dogs are so typical of many residential areas in Malawi. It reminds me of my regular walks in Nyambadwe with my small dog. A very clever mongrel: If the gate was closed, she’d run up to the gate and bark and provoke the […]
Darwins Nightmare
Saw this documentary about the Lake Victoria fishing industry in Mwanza, Tanzania: Darwins Nightmare The only group that Hubert Sauper didn’t interview were the employees in the fish factories… But otherwise a fairly realistic and saddening description of life along the shores of Lake Victoria, showing how Tanzania exports hundreds of tonnes of fish to […]
Work, interrupted
[…] average cubicle dwellers work at one thing for just 11 minutes at a stretch and this is divided into three-minute chunks. Once they are interrupted from the task in hand it takes them 25 minutes to get back to it. source: print version of yesterday’s FTD and here’s the original article, which was published […]
How big is Malawi’s Blogosphere?
Soyapi Mumba asks: How big is Malawi’s Blogosphere?
Linux-Magazin on Open Source in Malawi
Brave Gnu World on Microsoft and open source in Malawi (in German) Couple of links mentioned in the article: Malico Project: http://www.bunda.unima.mw/malico.htm Malawi Polytechnic: http://www.poly.ac.mw School Net Malawi: http://www.schoolnetmalawi.org
Mobile Social Software
Stumbled across this: dodgeball.com :: mobile social software Sounds like fun. And more stress. Don’t know about you, but I’m getting kind of tired of all the different networking platforms like Open BC and Linked In.
How to spend your marketing and ad budget
Creating Passionate Users: How to spend your marketing and ad budget
Downloading images from Flickr
Flickr Backup is a utility that allows you to download the pictures you have uploaded to Flickr back down to your computer for personal backup or restore. See: sunkencity.org See also the Flickr tools discussion