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Month: June 2020

Hiking in Switzerland

Hiking in Switzerland

In 2019 Swiss people spent 162 million hours walking and hiking in Switzerland. Hiking generates 2.5 billion CHF per year and there are 50,000 signs to help people find their way. In Switzerland people hike 20 times per year. I go for a two to three hour walk/hike every single day and as a result I have walked almost 2 million steps since March. The Canton de Vaud has 3736 kilometres of hiking trails of which 1538 have hard surfaces….

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Walking from Village to Village, and Village to Town

Walking from Village to Village, and Village to Town

The conversation is too often about designing cities to be car-free, but I would argue that designing the countryside to require less frequently would be more advantageous. The reason for this is that walking from village to village, and from villages to towns eliminates the need for, and appeal of the car. If the need for a car is mooted by making the sides of roads pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists, we reduce the allure of the car. From March…

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FaceBook’s Primitive Content Management System

FaceBook’s Primitive Content Management System

Facebook’s Primitive Content Management System, because aside from being a social media platform, it is a CMS, makes it very hard to delete posts, images, and more in bulk. Facebook should be seen as a CMS because it allows us to share images, posts, events, and more. As a CMS we should have more control over how we handle our data on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Privacy settings that are not bulk editable retro-actively, are not of much…

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How to Migrate from Instagram To WordPress

How to Migrate from Instagram To WordPress

Recently I migrated my photos from Instagram to a WordPress blog. The process took some trial and error. The first step is to understand how to read JSON files and format them in a way that WordPress can use. The next step is to import that data into WordPress. To request your data follow this link, request the data and wait for an e-mail telling you that the files are ready to download. When the files are ready to download…

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Playing With Grasshopper

Playing With Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a Google app to teach adults and children about Javascript. It provides people with short, easy to understand modules to get a grasshopper to do things. The curriculum is divided into seven modules. These are: Fundamentals Fundamentals II Intro to Interviewing Array Methods Animations Animations II Using a Code Editor Intro To Webpages So far I have only played with part of the fundamentals course. You don’t need to write much code. You can select which function and…

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The Fun and Games of Attempting to Migrate Instagram Data continue

The Fun and Games of Attempting to Migrate Instagram Data continue

The Fun and games of attempting to migrate Instagram data continue. I have now spent several days on the task. I have my Instagram posts currently sitting on a local blog. The challenge has been to migrate it from my local WordPress installation to the main website. After dozens of failed attempts the SQL database, seperate from this blog’s database was getting filled with lines of data. I was up to over 31,000 pieces of data or more. I didn’t…

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Close to Success – Exporting Instagram images to WordPress Natively

Close to Success – Exporting Instagram images to WordPress Natively

When Instagram was a self-run startup I loved the product. I loved that it was a way of sharing images with friends. I loved that it was fast and that it was light. I also liked that it had it’s own community. I liked that it was a way of sharing real life with people we conversed with online. When Facebook bought Instagram that slowly changed. Algorithms and popularity contests became more important than sharing between friends and so the…

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