basel

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.

fun

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

fun

Jog log: Early bird

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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.

fun

Jog log: This hill in my backyard

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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 […]

architecture

Buildings to see in Basel

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I stumbled across a list of places to see in Basel (link now broken) and decided to venture out and have a look at some of the listed architecture. Freidorf Residential Estate (1920) by Hannes Meyer in Muttenz near Basel Antoniuskirche (1927), near Kannenfeldplatz, Basel by Karl Moser I really like this church building. It […]

Asides
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Stumbled across this, while searching for “tintin comic” for a work-related task: A collection of cars that appeared in the Tintin comics. (via).

flickr

The Nutella Alternatives Group at Flickr

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Yay, the Nutella Alternatives group is growing (world dominion imminent…). Recent additions include: The question Why spend so many hours and bytes on Nutella and derivatives? It’s a web differentiator! And when people wander thru the shopping aisles with their phone cams they need a purpose. The Flickr group lists all the details: http://www.flickr.com/groups/nutellaalternative/ Childhood […]

fun

Tweet

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Freaky-flash.de is an old favorite site of mine, which I found about 5 or 6 years ago. Nice to see that some things last. Here’s a fave. Turn up the volume and move the mouse over the birds.