Category: General

  • The boring flower snapshot: New contributions

    Tulips flowering away. Beautiful purple and white flowers standing out. Added to my Flickr album “The Boring Flower Snapshot“.

  • Coffee from Chipunga, near Mzuzu

    I finished drinking my souvenir of Malawi coffee last week. I like the strong, rich flavour of Malawi coffee. It’s strong, it’s chocolatey, it’s earthy. Each time I wonder how I could help to promote Malawi coffee and its unique taste in Europe. Rather than importing green beans, could we import roasted beans? Rather than […]

  • Discovering, Crawling, Queuing, Rendering, Indexing and maybe later Ranking

    I watched this video on SEO Rendering. I found a transcript.

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

    I went to see the current Beyeler show on Georgia O’Keeffe.

  • Italian films

    I watched and re-watched several Italian or Swiss-Italian films recently Vecchi Pazzi Pane e Tulipani Agata e la Tempesta

  • Why do I use LinkedIn – and other questions

    I’ve been asked to talk about LinkedIn. This isn’t the first time. Most of the talks, I’ve given were about how to use LinkedIn “technically”. Given that LinkedIn has been available for over 15 years and there are many excellent online courses and webinars on how to use LinkedIn features, I suggested a session on […]

  • Tulipani

    Last autumn I planted some tulip bulbs in my small garden. My Flickr stream is currently full of snapshots. My own tulip mania. A selection:

  • Orange

    Orange photos

  • True blue

    Photos containing the colour blue:

  • Red

    Here’s a selection of Flickr photos that contain #red:

  • Beyeler by Renzo Piano

    Photos of the Beyeler Museum in Riehen, Basel-Stadt.

  • Favourite podcasts

    The Hidden Brain by NPR:https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain?t=1594925472583 I listened to this one all about debt:https://www.npr.org/2020/06/15/877401074/buy-borrow-steal-how-debt-became-the-sugar-rush-solution-to-our-economic-woes This episode all about scarcity was particularly impressive: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/748207152/you-2-0-tunnel-vision Ted Radio Hour by NPR:https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510298/ted-radio-hour About loneliness: https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/886292087/listen-again-meditations-on-loneliness How I built this by NPR:https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this How Ben and Jerry Ice Cream was founded: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/20/818918341/ben-jerrys-ben-cohen-and-jerry-greenfield The Story behind Recaptcha: https://www.npr.org/2020/05/22/860884062/recaptcha-and-duolingo-luis-von-ahn ARD Radio Tatort (crime fiction […]

  • Social Objects and how they help me to connect

    In a recent offline conversation, I dropped a comment: That’s my common social object with so-and-so. Me in an informal conversation I realized how much this old blog post from the beginnings of blogging has influenced me. My observation: If I find a common social object, it helps me re-connect. If I find a common […]

  • Keyword research in 2020: a brief answer

    Keyword research in 2020: a brief answer

    I received this question recently: If I create content for our company (articles for magazines, social media posts, etc), do I need to try to use KEYWORDS within the text as much as possible? And if yes, is there an online tool / website to check how well I did my job before I publish […]

  • Useful Schema generator for FAQs

    I heard about this useful Schema generator for FAQ pages

  • When you have over 20 thousand photos on Flickr…

    I’ve been on Flickr for over a decade. And I have over 20 thousand photos. Imagine. I didn’t think this is possible. Memories. Snapshots. Visual notes. The primary beneficiary is… me. I love browsing thru my photos. I love seeing old snapshots emerge in the Flickr stats or in old links or chats. I realize […]

  • Cyclists, beware of tram tracks. Dangerous spot on Elisabethenstrasse in Basel

    I witnessed a motorbike crash this morning while cycling to work. I was cycling up Elisabethenstrasse when I heard a loud crash. A motorbiker had crashed on the other side of the street. At a place where the tram tracks and street don’t leave much space for cyclists and motorbikes. At exactly the same spot […]

  • A weekend in Göteborg

    Some snapshots and memories in this Flickr album.

  • Photowalk

    I went photo-walking with the Basel Photography Meetup on Saturday. The theme was #Openings. On my way into town, I saw this yellow monster. Nothing open about it. And very noisy. I like this snapshot of openings within a gate: This snapshot of some openings in this construction site scaffolding fits my likeable criteria equally […]

  • I attended Medien-Barcamp 2019 – my notes and comments – #medienbc

    Yesterday, I set my alarm to 6 am and jumped on the 7:33 train to Zürich-Oerlikon. On a Saturday. To attend a barcamp on media. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of barcamps, a barcamp is a conference that organizes the talks by itself, on the day, Someone provides some rooms and infrastructure such […]

  • Summer of 2019

    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.

  • Flickr: Should I stay or should I go?

    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 […]

  • Jog log 2019

    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.

  • Leafy details

  • Photo of the day

    Beautiful sunny October in Basel Three snapshots to keep.