For some weird reason I can’t see some files and folders on my FTP server using Cyberduck. I know the files exist… It seems there’s a date-related bug Happy leap day!
Month: February 2008
(start tweet) Twitter isn’t loading, updates to the latest photo of my Flickr contacts is currently disabled. A work colleague would say “It’s software”. Anyway, WP-powered Chip is up and running. The return of the micro-site. Yay, it’s Friday. (end of tweet) A non-Twitter-based tweet
I enjoyed this talk by Bill Cockayne:
Last Saturday I met the elusive and mysterious Mlle A. at a coffee place* in Hannover. Once or twice during the conversation there was a cross-reference to something I or Mlle. A. had written or linked to. And for me that’s one of the powerful side-effects of blogging: there’s a regular reader’s familiarity built over …
At work we use cvs and subversion for version control, light years better than Visual SourceSafe. I’m trying to extend my active command line knowledge of cvs and svn… Remember I’m a low and humble marketer / content developer / writer. Regular commands I use: cvs update cvs commit -m “message” filename cvs tag -F …
by a Dipl. Arch. designboom
“Die Ã„sthetik ist bereits in der Wirklichkeit vorhanden.” Saw the Helen Levitt show at the Sprengel Museum today. I liked it very much and can recommend it. More on Helen Levitt NPR interview
(start of yesterday’s train journey notes, pÃªle-mÃªle off the top of my head, unsorted) Longer weekend ahead… I’m sitting in a train to Mannheim and have some time to write a longer blog post and reflect on stuff that happened this week. Somehow this week went by crazily fast and my todo list decreased by …
Stumbled across this blog post: It’s really easy to insist that people read the friggin manual. It’s really easy to blame the user/student/prospect/customer for not trying hard, for being too stupid to get it or for not caring enough to pay attention. Sometimes (often) that might even be a valid complaint. But it’s not helpful.
good quote: In a pre-web world, marketing was synonymous with advertising; today, the customer is active and has true recourse. via Swissmiss
After upgrading to Leopard, I could no longer launch Gimp or GimpShop. There’s a quick fix for Gimp, for help see this screencast. But GimpShop is a different matter it seems.
I liked this velo poster… in Geneva.
I noticed a new website on Malawi: http://malawiweb.net/
Upgraded my MacBook to Leopard overnight. Looks like everything went well.
A friend and I went for a Probetraining (free trial session) at one of the fitness centers close to work. This is just a quick note to say that we’ve launched the evaluation process.
useful comparison (for future reference): Blogs vs. Email
Here’s a Lift talk by Genevieve Bell that I enjoyed:
Here are some of my Lift 08 notes, pÃªle-mÃªle: This year I tried to provide a running commentary on Twitter. Unfortunately the wifi was patchy and a number of valuable text snippets were lost… 😉 I got one Tweet response – all the way from Malawi – that appreciated my effort. I tuned in to …
Nassim Taleb, “The Black Swan” via http://www.liftconference.com/black-swan
At the Lift 08 fondue I sat next to the developer of an open-source community tool called YACS: YACS, le CMS Open Source 2.0 – Yet Another Community System It uses PHP, MySQL and Apache. And from what I understood it is being used in a large international organization to build up a knowledge management …
The first videos are available at: http://www.nouvo.ch/liftvideo
I attended these workshops: Forgetful interfaces Ubiquitous computing I’m uploading a couple of snaps in my Flickr stream. A fave:
All about the Lift t-shirt