Dear blog, I am happy to report that I went running on 5 out of 7 days this past week. The plan is to replace my daily outdoor swim with a slow jog. Today I did the 2 hills tour. Starting at Bettingerstrasse, running along the Wiese river, via Sonnenhalde and Wenkenpark. More than 6Continue reading “Jog log”
Last Saturday I attended Barcamp Bodensee in Konstanz. Here are some brief notes and thoughts on sessions that I attended: Ask a digital teen Barcamp attendees asked a 15 year old what apps and web services he uses. Youtube, Gaming, TeamSpeak, Discord app, some Whatsapp, Google Calendar. No TV. No Facebook. His school doesn’t allowContinue reading “Barcamp Bodensee 2016”
I found this Wired article discussing Facebook’s recent Notes update for long-form content and Medium. Apparently, “plogging” stands for platform-based blogging. "it’s hard being a blogger today, because to succeed you need to be able to scale" http://t.co/yiYdirocoQ pic.twitter.com/1JJlE7dyay — âœ___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) October 3, 2015 “Blogs and the longer forms of expression they accommodate won’tContinue reading “The future of blogging is … plogging”
Lingonberry. I like
It’s called Radcliffe by Anders Noren.
I attended the WordCamp in Zurich last Saturday. It’s been a while since I attended a similar geek event and I enjoyed listening to others. It was encouraging to hear about WordPress. I’ve used WordPress since September 2004. And it’s truly a great sign of continuity that WordPress is still here. Not only that, butContinue reading “Links and ideas from last week’s WordCamp in Zürich #wcch”
Recommended read: Article by Jason Kottke. The blog as we once knew it is dead, but many of its elements will live on. If you want something to cry about, cry about the decline of the open web, the death of which would be a huge blow for us all. But perhaps that’s a topicContinue reading “The blog is dead. Again.”
This is a blog post to say thank you to http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/. On Monday morning, I noticed that I had forgotten my bicycle lock at home. Since I don’t have a lockable place to store my bike near work, I hurried to the closest bicycle shop planning to buy a substitute. When I noticed I’d forgottenContinue reading “A fave for http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/”
This article continues some thoughts discussed in a previous entry: How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To. I like the idea of thinking in systems.
Recommended: Scott Adams Blog: Goals vs. Systems “Before long your body will be trained, like Pavlov’s dogs, to crave the psychological lift you get from being active every day.” Lots of food for thought in this article. I particularly like the notes on writing and using blogging as a system to find new opportunities. AlsoContinue reading “Scott Adams on Goals vs. Systems http://bit.ly/1gfOojJ”
I love reading list articles. This one crossed my paths this week. Just for fun, I’ll run thru the list and assess my own writing for the web style on this blog. So let’s get started”¦ Provide a Reader’s Digest or Executive Summary version. I don’t write a reader’s digest or summary for posts onContinue reading “Writing for the web – assessing my own writing style”
Sometimes I wish I had developed Chiperoni.ch into a confessional blog. You know the kind where you write about your worries and sorrow and challenges. Why? Because writing helps. I noticed yesterday that writing helped me to sort through a difficult web navigational problem that I am encountering. It helps me to reflect. The benefitsContinue reading “Because writing helps”
I love reading list articles. Here’s one that appeared on my radar today: 6 Pillars of a Successful Blog And just for fun, I’ll run thru the list and assess my own private blogging chez moi. So let’s get started… Purpose/Message/Mission This is a private blog. The main purpose is to learn and reflect. It’sContinue reading “Successful blogging?”
Somewhere deep inside of me, I have this blog post bubbling up and forming about identity. It is influenced by my own state of being an eternal foreigner, an Auslandsdeutsche. But also influenced by other observations on organizational cultures and the changes within the internet. I started watching this talk by Anil Dash: He saysContinue reading “Identity and culture”
Even though Google Reader showed up prominently in yesterday’s SERPs for “best free RSS reader”, someone at Google has decided to end the product life of Google Reader. It’s time to move on to a new RSS reader. Several RSS readers managed to survive despite Google Reader’s dominance. And some new ones emerged. These toolsContinue reading “Moving from Google Reader to WordPress.com”
I am confused by the analytics view shown in Bufferapp. Consider the 2 tweets i posted this morning: One has 0 (zero) clicks and one has close to 200. I am not questioning the 0. It’s a known fact Twitter engagement has gone down. Disappeared. But… I am fairly sure that nobody clicked on myContinue reading “Bufferapp stats for tweets and posts”
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. UseContinue reading “Success theater is boring”
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 adventuresContinue reading “Thankful”
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 myContinue reading “Ten twenty seven”
Heh, heh. Here is a “why you should blog” article from January 2012. Blogging isn’t dead (yet). I just spent hours trying to de-infest a Joomla 1.0 or 1.5 site from spam. And I am ready to leave PHP behind me forever.
I just got back from a run around the Finnenbahn. The distance is nothing to write home about, but it was a pleasurable experience with temperatures around 18 degrees. Spring is here. With all the fresh air rushing thru my system, I was in mindblogging mode. Reflecting on all the data I have been consumingContinue reading “Sunny Sunday”
I have been invited to speak on social media somewhere in Germany. (Im Ausland!!!) Apparently this gathering of people doesn’t use new media applications yet. (Really? Truely?) This is my abstract: Erst gab es Blogs und Flickr, dann kam Twitter und Facebook, und jetzt gibt es G+, Pinterest, Foursquare und Klout. Immer mehr Web-Anwendungen drängenContinue reading “Preparing my next social media talk”
For me 2010 has been special. While I was a kid, I wondered and dreamed about 2010 and where I would be. My life is very different from what I dreamed it would be. But it is good. I achieved one of my long-standing goals. I am venturing out to embrace new challenges. Hello 2011.