Success theater is boring
I recommended reading this article: Success theater is boring. Directly related to the increasing lack of privacy. All the world’s a stage. Social media featuritis is part of a never-ending cycle. Ironically the author mentions new tools (Snapchat, VidBurn and Facebook Poke) to replace the broadcast tools. Keep calm. Don’t join the rat race. Use […]
Directed by Ken Loach
I watched Angels’ Share yesterday. Very enjoyable. Funny. Yesterday evening I was racking my brain trying to remember the other Ken Loach movie I’ve seen. Heh, I just remembered. Worth a blog post! The film was called Looking for Eric.
Literary detail
Interesting link: Dickens’s 66-page novella is credited with popularising many aspects of the holiday (including the very phrase “Merry Christmas!”).
Season’s greetings
My sister sent me this card. Happy holidays!
Thankful
I am thankful for lots of big and little things. Family Friends Health Food A job Connectivity The possibility to learn and study new things Political and religious freedom Fresh air Enough water to take a shower when i want or wash my clothes Electricity Reliable public transport when i need it Challenges and adventures […]
A snapshot for every month
Sipping coffee, planning tasks, listening to the radio. Here’s a quick review of my year on Flickr: My most productive month on Flickr in 2012 was… September. I managed to upload 171 photos in one month. Least productive was May 2012 with 52 uploads. January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June […]
Less connected than in 2007
On Globalisation people consistently assume that the world is much more interconnected than it really is Measurement: DHL Global Connectedness Index
Upgraded to WordPress 3.5
Heh, i’ve upgraded to WordPress 3.5. All is well. WordPress is getting old. So far without any major hassles. Unlike Twitter. I learnt this week that I can no longer follow new people cos i crossed the magic threshold of 2000 on my work account. I read somewhere that 2013 will be the year of […]
Ten twenty seven
Sipping coffee. Reading tweets. Faving Flickr photos. And listening to “Klassik-Pop-et cetera” on dradio.de. Some music references to remember: Paul Gerhard “Ich steh an deiner Krippe hier” Mahalia Jackson “Go tell it on the mountain” Pete Seeger Johann Sebastian Bach “Ich lasse dich nicht denn du segnest mich denn” Some ancient poetry that crossed my […]
Observations
On my home from work, I cycled home past 3 large groups of joggers. I saw another group further up and thought to myself: “OK, this will be a group of nordic walkers”. I was wrong. I passed another group of joggers. Stalemate of the Spambots reminds me of this Lift 11 talk by Kevin […]
Chicken soup
I tried making chicken curry soup with sedano (= sellerie), chicken filet cut into small chunks, onions, ginger, garlic, curry powder and coconut milk. Tastes very good.
eleven forty eight
Happy Saturday. I am installing a Joomla 2.5 template. Finishing off my tax declaration. Listening to the radio. Currently on air: a feature on tea. Random fact: Germany consumes more tea per person than China or India cos there are many people so poor they can’t afford even tea. Africa exports the majority of its […]
Somebody forgot to tell the bots
A couple of weeks ago i stumbled across this story: “Unfortunately, the digital restriction management (DRM) robots on UStream had not been programmed with these basic contours of copyright law.” Scary future.
Scrum and Design
At the day job, I am part of a Scrum development project. Within this context, I was searching for practical experience / best practices on how to manage the web design part of a web application. Before the project started, I asked some people for their advice and googled around. Just like the discussion at […]
Multi-headed Drupal
For future reference: Some background links on setting up large Drupal sites: Talk at DrupalCon Munich by Crell Multi-headed Drupal Domain access Organic groups
Unplanned photo tour
Walked thru parts of Riehen and Chrischona today. The weather was better than expected. Took lots of flower snapshots for the boring flower snapshot set. So boring they easily qualify. I found this sign on my way back to my bicycle: Made me smile.   I continued exploring Jekyll (see yesterday’s post). Bin gespannt.   […]
Building websites with Jekyll, Github Pages
This post has made me very curious. They use a different stack: Jekyll for page templates and static file generation HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files GitHub Pages static HTTP server Supplemented with external APIs where necessary I guess, you can convert WordPress to static HTML. I found this description. Looking a little further, there’s this […]
Kamikaze wasp
While cycling this morning – on my way to church – a wasp flew directly into my face and stung me on my lower lip. Somehow I managed to remove the stinger. Luckily I am not allergic. I used my bottle of ice water to cool the sting. Natural remedies: place a slice of onion […]
Wi-fi fridge
Do we need this? Looks like more and more machines are built to auto-transmit signals back to the manufacturer.
Shooting like a pro
Took part in a photo shooting at the day job. I learnt a lot by watching a pro. Lighting – using indirect flash and white boards to bounce the light. Tethered shooting – to position the photo and to check the lighting and sharpness on a larger screen. Quantity – the photographer took 28 GB […]
Saturday
Slow start to a beautiful day. Listening to dradio.de and sipping Chicco d’oro coffee and reading my way thru awesome Twitter people and browsing thru Flickr. 2 laptops, 1 iPod Touch, 1 Blackberry, and 1 Canon digicam all within close distance. Generation screen. It’s caturday. Planning to head to the swimming pool later. Loading my […]
The thing to do
Try this. Try smiling. And before you know it. People smile back. And greet you.
Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should
Hidden in this screenshot are 22 thousand reasons not to base your entire marketing on G+ or FB or Twitter or anybody else. I thought Google had learnt the lesson when they botched the Buzz launch. Well, here they are pushing events via soc med contacts to something as personal as a calendar.