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General

I never promised you a rose garden …

rose closeup

Snapshot of a flowered rose.

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Photos

Riehen – Brombach – Schopfheim – Haagen – Riehen bicycle tour

I cycled to Schopfheim. An easy tour about 20 km one way. Going I went via Brombach. Coming back I cycled on the other side of the Wiese river via Lörrach-Haagen.

Riehen – Brombach – Steinen – Maulburg – Schopfheim – Haagen – Riehen

There’s one stretch between Steinen and Höllstein where the bicycle route follows the busy main road, B317. Loud and lots of fuel fumes and particulates.

I missed one turn-off between Maulburg and Schopfheim and cycled the path up to Wiechs instead.

Category: easy
Length: about 40 km

Some snapshots:

schopfheim

#rasenmäh #sheep grazing

damwild

P1150766

frischer apfelsaft

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recipe

Red lentil soup

Inspired by this recipe I made red lentil soup. Turned out very well.

red lentils soup

In addition to the curry and coriander, I added some ginger, chilis and some Nali sauce.

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basel Photos

I like this Basel snapshot https://flic.kr/p/xZMPbN

Buvette

“Buvettes” are a big thing in Basel in summer. Their popularity is increasing.

Buvette am Bollwerk

Same as street food trucks.

Www.gabriele-streetfood.com #foodtruck #streetfood

Photos taken with a Moto G 2nd Gen smartphone. The best camera is the one that is with you.

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General

You are not the user

Via the #confluencecon hashtag, I found some good background articles (thank you @ruthburr, @danlovejoy for tweeting).

Take the time to understand your user. It will decrease the risk of creating an an unfavorable experience and give you an opportunity to turn them into your greatest advocate.

A reminder of research tools that I can use to learn more about the people that will use a website or app is provided in this article.

Above all else, there is no excuse for designing based off assumptions””in the immortal words of Jakob Nielsen: “Leaving the user out is not an option.”

Some new marketing tools mentioned in this slide deck by @ipullrank and a call to understand marketing technology:

Technical Marketing is the Price of Admission from Michael King

Some new tools mentioned in the slides above:

Klipfolio

Orange

Fullcontact

URLprofiler

Postman

Personyze