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“The boring flower snapshot” lives on

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I noticed that searching for the phrase “the boring flower snapshot” still leads to some of my flower snaps on Google and Duck Duck Go. Added some new snaps to my collection. So boring. I think this is a great example how using links and relevant anchor texts consistently can help you rank for a […]

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Summer of 2019

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There are so many beautiful poppies this year. I captured some impressions on Flickr. It must be the additional rain that causes poppies to bloom. The field next to Fondation Beyeler is red with flowers.

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Bicycle tour

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then, i took part in this velo tour organized by the Swiss Architecture Museum and Open House Basel https://t.co/f6i17eQMqx — ?…Collect this tweet (@nchenga) May 19, 2019 I took part in a bicycle tour of public spaces and buildings in Basel. A highlight.

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La domenica sportiva

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I went for a long slow run today. Along the Wiese river. Up to Bettingen. Via my favourite sawdust track (aka Finnenbahn) at Ausserberg. And, ending my run at the Kneipp facility in Riehen. Feeling positive and blessed.

culture

Cycling anecdote

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This morning the traffic lights jumped from yellow to red just as I was approaching a pedestrian crossing. I stopped. A man and a small boy were standing on the sidewalk, waiting. The man turns to me and comments angrily or sarcastically: Zu müde zum velofahren? (= too tired to cycle?) I responded that I […]

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Flickr: Should I stay or should I go?

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Smug Mug acquired Flickr in April 2018. The question every long-term Flickr user is asking: Should I renew my subscription? I’ve been on Flickr for a very long time. And seen many ups and downs. Probably more downs. And it’s 2019 and I still use Flickr. Con: Subscription has doubled in price: 50$ for 1 […]

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Jog log 2019

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It’s the 6th of January. And… I already went for a run three times this week. I hope to continue my running streak throughout the winter months. The plan is to carve out 30 minutes per day. And perhaps I’ll write about it here. Because writing helps.

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Static site generators

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On Hugo: I’ve worked my way thru this Udemy course, which explains the principles:  https://www.udemy.com/build-static-sites-in-seconds-with-hugo/  It’s fun; an alternative to server roundtrips; lots of cool themes to get you started: https://github.com/CodeFreezr/hugo-theme-awards-2018

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The future of SEO

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Much like how today I’d take 10 email subscribers to my newsletter over 1,000 Facebook “likes,” I think in the future, we’d all much rather have 10 Google searches for our brand name than 1,000 Google searches for phrases on which we’re trying to both rank and compete for a click against Google themselves. Sparktoro

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Agile words that caught my attention

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Five pillars of collaborative product ownership. As seen here on Linkedin.  Respect people. Embrace uncertainty. Small experiments. Continuous learning. No complacency. (Question everything.) I think this works for other work situations as well. BTW, I’m testing Gutenberg…