Category: Switzerland

  • A Cupboard Filled With Books

    A Cupboard Filled With Books

    Yesterday I went for one of my usual one and three quarter hour walks and when I came into one village I noticed a green cupboard so I opened it and looked inside. From the quote on the front you would guess that it has something to do with books but I came from the […]

  • Reading The Cult of the Amateur By Andrew Keen in 2023

    Reading The Cult of the Amateur By Andrew Keen in 2023

    During yesterday’s walk I found that I could read The Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen as an audiobook so I listened to a few minutes. It took me back in time to 2006 when people worried about the detrimental effect that bloggers that were not accountable would have on information, disinformation, reliability and […]

  • Twitter’s Not For Me

    Twitter’s Not For Me

    Twitter has a new For You page inspired by TikTok’s For you page according to Quartz. Many years ago we had Seesmic, a video chat community where people could share video messages 24 hours a day. We even experimented with recording videos and sharing them by phone when this was still novel. Tik Tok has […]

  • Apple Health Step Data Sources

    Apple Health Step Data Sources

    Yesterday I spent some time looking through Apple Health Data Sources. I see that there are plenty of data sources. These are the Apple watch, the iphone, Alltrails, move, connect, stepsapp, pacer, Suunto, Ingress and three more that are marked as inactive. Move is the app that gets data from some Casio watches. Connect is […]

  • Catkins in January

    Catkins in January

    Until today I didn’t know what catkins were because I never looked them up. “A catkin or ament is a slim, cylindrical flower cluster (a spike), with inconspicuous or no petals…” according to Wikipedia. They are out at the moment and I know this is unusual because a few days ago I saw an article about how it was unusual to have pollen […]

  • The GBD-800 Continued

    The GBD-800 Continued

    The GBD-800 Continued is a step counting Casio with two serious flaws. The first of these flaws is that although the GPS from the phone can be used to map walks and other activities it has to be activated at the start of a walk and deactivated at the end of the walk. If you […]

  • Getting Back Into Running

    Getting Back Into Running

    I am getting back into running at the moment. I have run several times recently, irregularly enough not to feel pain in my knees or other articulations so this is a good sign. The advantage of running, over other sports, is that it’s easy to catch a bus, car, train, parapente or other form of […]

  • Tomorrow I Have The Long Drive

    Tomorrow I have the long drive. For 12 hours or so I will be driving the car with few stops and plenty of time to daydream.

  • Negative Watch Displays

    Negative Watch Displays

    The Casio GBD-200 and GW-B5600 both have negative displays but the GBD-200 has a display that is much easier to read in low light. The contrast is good enough to read at dusk with the GBD-200 but not the GW-B5600. When backlit both are easy to read. I chose to wear the GBD-200 today, on […]

  • Feeding the Seagulls

    A woman feeding seagulls by the sea.