lead the way

[Linguistic nit-picking on a Friday evening] Stumbled across the word bakkie in this article: To celebrate 35 years of the Toyota Hilux bakkie on the African market including Malawi, Toyota is also displaying the Toyota Hilux Legend35 double cab with chrome bull-bars and anti-roll bars. In Malawi, the term pick-up is more commonly used to… Continue reading lead the way

ticino weekend

sono tornata a Lugano per un weekend. Un espresso, per favore! dolce fare absolutamente niente su Monte Bre.

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Quote of the Day

Juergen Klopp, football coach of 1. FSV Mainz 05, said Leidenschaft und Bereitschaft sind bei uns immer da – was kann da schon passieren? Schlechtestenfalls verlieren. Aber das nimmt uns, solange wir kämpfen, in Mainz keiner übel. Source: Focus

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Tinguely Museum, Basel

Weather has been very rainy and cold here. I spent yesterday afternoon at the Tinguely Museum… some snapshots: Close-up of a Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture in the museum park… could be South African from the colours. And here’s the full view. The museum was built by Mario Botta. I particularly like the view from… Continue reading Tinguely Museum, Basel

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Hopes of malaria vaccine by 2010

The vaccine was used to protect 2,022 children in Mozambique and cut the risk of developing severe malaria by 58%.

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message from the admin

upgraded to wp 1.2.1 In addition, I’ve managed to find a solution to the escaping comment form problem in IE. I replaced 100% by 400px in the css controlling the text area field: #commentform textarea { width: 400px; } If you don’t know what I’m talking about, sorry to late… the admin has fixed it!… Continue reading message from the admin

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Mailand oder Madrid – Hauptsache Italien *

I came across a number of Italian language links this week: Italdict.de Accademia della Crusca (via Mlle. A.) It – Eng forum at Wordreference.com * The former German national football player Andreas Möller supposedly said this in an interview.

dog abandoned at supermarket

Apparently somebody abandoned (or forgot?) a puppy at the supermarket opposite of our office. There was a quite a commotion… The police came to pick up the young dog. The puppy looked really forlorn and lost. Poor guy. Cos he didn’t want to follow or wasn’t used to walking on a leash, the policeman ended… Continue reading dog abandoned at supermarket

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The Use of a Blog

Today i found out how useful old blog postings can be. Wanted to remove some Moire patterns from a newspaper scan and i knew that I had posted an entry on my old blog site. I get to minimize Moire patterns once a year at the most… and I easily forget which filter gives the… Continue reading The Use of a Blog

Online Tutorials

list of useful online tutorials for sql, html, php, css at scriptygoddess

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The mitsubishi ad

One of the regular highlights of a Malawi visit is driving the Mitsubishi 4wd pick-up. It’s a solid vehicle, ideal for Malawi road conditions. And it’s fun to drive… But I did manage to lose grip in this ditch… YAMP…

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about returning to africa

The idea of returning is a dream that teases and torments many African expatriates.

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css

I’ve started playing around with the css… I’m very much in “playground mode”. Everything is in transition… And this process will take some time. Cos my day job also involves sitting in front of “The Great Monitor” for hours on end, I try to use my free time to recover from the side effects of… Continue reading css

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the last wave

saw Peter Weir’s “The Last Wave” at the Stadtkino yesterday evening.

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installing wp

Just decided to add my experience on installing WordPress… I set up the MySQL database, modified the wp-config.php as required, uploaded the files, and then triggered the installation. Well, all I saw was a long error message… it took me a while to find out but for some reason PHP wasn’t working. After this was… Continue reading installing wp

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