basel running

Running update

I took part in the Basel Firmenlauf yesterday evening.

Not a very long race at 6.3 km, but for me it was special, since it marked my first running goal for this year. My first public race in a long time. I was very excited.

It was warm and humid yesterday with temperatures around 30 degrees C. Together with over 2600 participants, I set off and managed to keep to my pace. The kilometer between 3km and 4km seemed endless. Maybe because my morning jog before work is shorter? But I just kept going. Kämpfa, Kämpfa. Karbon statt Kondition.

My next goal is 10km. That’s what I decided after the race. Voilà!

I like running cos I see a lot of parallels with work life, building relationships, or even spiritual life. So often I want to stop…

There is a race that I must run. There are victories to be won.


Beautiful day

I went photo-walking with other Basel Flickrites.

We walked from Messe-Platz to Depot Basel. My highlight was the garden boxes in front of Basel Depot.

Some of my snapshots:


Low cost stock photos

for future reference, a list of useful photo resources:

Searching on Facebook:
I previously posted this link on one of my Facebook accounts. But i couldn’t find it although i knew which timeframe and FB account. Plus if a FB post doesn’t have any likes or comments or shares, it gets demoted. Very one-sided approach. Some of my data is valuable and useful to me in future, that’s why I am posting it in the first place.





I made some hummus following this recipe

blogger Photos tech

Barcamp Bodensee 2012

I attended Barcamp Bodensee in Friedrichshafen yesterday. Very enjoyable.

Big thank you to the organizers. It was worth getting up early.

It started with breakfast and an emotional greeting by Oliver Gassner: “The internet is made of people.”

And it was truly impressive to see so many people attending and participating.

The location at Zeppelin University on the shore of Lake Constance was perfect.

A few highlights:

A talk on sleep by Jan Krämer
“sleep is good for creativity”

Facebook community management
Romy showed us how she manages comments, spam on a large Facebook fan page. Her advice: never delete a comment or block the user. Rather mark the comment as spam and then explain why. She recommended having a page on policies and handling of comments in a “Netiquette” page. She showed the new content management features that went live recently for fan pages: you can now schedule posts and assign different admin roles. And her take: all the brands are spending $$$ to gain Facebook followers; very few followers are organic.

I learnt a lot just by listening.

And if I ever start a company, I would go to each and every barcamp in Europe and present my idea. Startup presenters get so much free and useful consulting and marketing ideas from attendees.

Thank you.


BTW, the DB train along the German side of the Rhine river is very noisy and made me feel queasy and travel-sick. Buy some new trains and renew the tracks. Or maybe SBB should take over this route?



For future reference, some twitter poetry to keep:


Kämpfa, kämpfa

via Cyberwriter, the Swiss version of “Never give up”