Winter cycling
Apparently 80% of all Copenhageners cycle in winter. There’s a Tumblr site called Viking Biking which shows photos of people cycling in snow. No snow in Basel. I don’t cycle in icy road conditions. But apart from that, I also cycle in winter.
Best snapshot of 2014?
It’s December 2014 and I’m still taking snapshots. Last year I selected 1 photo for each month. I will try the same for 2014. Here we go. January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 Most productive month was […]
I went photo-walking
More snapshots on Flickr.
Jog log: Early bird
Achievement of the week. I managed to go running twice this week – in the morning before work. It’s cold and dark. Getting outside and getting started is the challenge. Running is fun. And overcoming my inner pig dog (only Germans have this) is even better.
Autumn storm
The first autumn storm has made it to Basel. Strong wind. Cold air. Rain. A great opportunity to post old Flickr photos related to autumn.
Card sorting
For future reference. I just quickly wanted to post a useful background link on card sorting that I found today on Smashing Magazine. Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner’s Guide
Handheld snapshot of Wettstein Bridge
I quite like this snapshot of Wettstein Bridge.
Four Flickr faves for a snapshot
I took this snapshot on Friday evening on my way home from work: Since then it’s received four Flickr faves. Hope you like it.
UX and Scrum
For future reference: UX Oxford: Roman Pichler on “UX and Scrum: How do UX and Scrum fit together?” from Oxford Computer Consultants on Vimeo. Via UX and Scrum. It’s good to see some discussion of this topic. It’s a challenging topic. Especially if you have a distributed team with team members in different geographic areas […]
HTML5 link re-surfaces
It’s fun when a fave re-surfaces an old tweet of yours about an HTML5 template. "HTML5 template" — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) July 27, 2013 HTML5 projects: I’m currently working on building a small website based on a template by HTML5 Up. Progress is somewhat slow. Before I tried Aerial. And Parallelism. HTML5Bones looks useful.
On creating networking opportunities
Here’s a useful link if you’re a shy introvert. Click-bait heading. With a heading like that, it’s bound to get some clicks. I’ve tried some of the tips mentioned in the article. Sometimes they’ve backfired. Especially, if the other person is shy, or answers all of your conversation openers with a monosyllable. Related links: Networking […]
About myths and legends
For future reference Recommended reading – The Myth of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors.
A quote to keep
This is how much time you have to get your message across: “imagine you are standing on the pavement and your audience is about to cycle past you. That is the amount of time you have to get their attention.“
10 years WordPress
On 6 September 2004, I posted my very first entry on this site. Many thanks to my 5 regular readers for being so faithful. You rock! Big thank you to the WordPress community and Automattic for keeping open source and free. More than ever we need independent and free web publishing software.
Embedded Flickr photos not showing in Chrome
I’m seeing some unexpected page views: Flickr photos embedded in the old way are not showing in Google Chrome on Mac. But they are showing in Safari on the same machine. I disabled all my Chrome extensions except Lastpass, but the photos are still not loading. This is how they are embedded: Any ideas why […]
Guide to setting up Twitter cards
Buffer published this article on setting up Twitter cards. I started experimenting with Twitter cards a couple of weeks ago. Via Leumund, I learnt that you can use Twitter cards for lead generation.
Some HTML5 fun
Mixing one of my Freiburg photos with some HTML and CSS: Looks best on a 13″ or smaller. On larger screens, the photo doesn’t fill the whole space. The original is here:
I got very lost in the Küttigen-Rombach-Aarau area yesterday. Google Maps sent me to the wrong place. I missed the event. It was raining. I gave up. And walked back to Aarau. I found a nice place to recover called Tuchlaube. Next time I’ll try Gossip: On my way back to the station I found […]
Jog log: Sunset
Today I went for a nice 5 km in the sunset. Not sure if I’m ready for a 10 km race by end of the month. I’ll decide this week.
Jog log: Oh deer
I went for a short run this evening. Nothing to write home about. Simply trying to keep up with the regular running system. Nothing spectacular. Except that I saw a deer. A deer. In this urban part of north-west Switzerland.
I really like this idea
Just saw this entry via this tweet: A Book of Tweets By People Claiming They’re Working on Their Novels Maybe one day I will publish my Twitter poetry collection on dead wood.
Recommended read
Via an Indieweb wiki page, I found this article: Unless your friend bows to the same silo-god as you do, the two of you can not communicate. Recommended read.
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 […]
#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 […]