Month: September 2018

  • On the origins of OK

    If you’re a french speaker you will probably remember that scene from Les Visiteurs where they say “OK” over and over again. You might also remember it from films like “The Right Stuff” when they speak about things being a-ok. The history of the word dates back to the 1800s when people would say “all […]

  • Listening to podcasts with the Apple Watch

    This morning I was listening to podcasts with the Apple Watch I have. I like that I can listen to podcasts that play straight from the watch because more often than not I have the watch on my wrist almost all the time. This means that I no longer need to keep the phone in […]

  • Summer without a car has taught me to live locally

    Summer without a car has taught me to live locally

    This summer I was thinking of buying a car until I found out that my contract break was for six months rather than three. As a result of this my ability to buy my own car vanished. I used the scooter, my feet and eventually the bike to travel thousands of kilometres.  I rode the […]

  • Cycling to the Vallée de Joux

    Cycling to the Vallée de Joux

    Yesterday I tried cycling to the Vallée de Joux and succeeded. A few weeks ago I cycled up to St George and I saw a sign that said that the Col De Marchairuz was less than 6km away so I decided to try it. When I succeeded that I saw that getting to the Vallée […]

  • Cycling into the wind

    Cycling into the wind

    Yesterday I cycled my first 100km ride. It started as a simple ride towards Geneva and back but by the time I got back to Nyon I felt that I had enough energy to go further so I set the goal of getting to Rolle and after Rolle I set the goal to get to […]

  • The best edit suite is the one you have with you.

    The best edit suite is the one you have with you.

    You remember the old saying. The best camera is the one that you have with you. Today the same can be said about “edit suites” that you carry in your trousers or jacket pocket. I’m speaking of edit suites that work with your iphone or ipad. Lumafusion is one such example.  It differs from other […]

  • Glacier Exit – A short documentary showing a glacier’s retreat

    Glacier Exit – A short documentary showing a glacier’s retreat

    Originally they meant to go out to have an adventure. They interviewed an individual about how the glacier’s rate of retreat has been increasing over the years. “I used to come here with a snow plow. Now I need a lawnmower”.  Global warming is visible around the world. Rockfalls have made hiking dangerous. There have […]

  • Indoor Training With The Elite Qubo Fluid

    The Elite Qubo fluid is a home trainer using a viscous fluid to provide resistance when you’re cycling with your road bike indoors. It is easy to assemble and within minutes you can start using it.  These devices cost less than apartment bikes and allow you to train with your existing bike within the comfort of […]