Tag: switzerland

  • KDrive – A Viable alternative to Google One and iCloud

    KDrive – A Viable alternative to Google One and iCloud

    KDrive peaks my interest because instead of cost over 100 dollars per year it costs around 64 if you buy directly from their website rather than The Apple App Store, but also because once you send your photos up to the cloud, you can get them down more easily. With Google One you can store […]

  • Pacer And The Camino De Santiago

    Pacer And The Camino De Santiago

    Just as I was thinking, “I have nothing to write about because I have been walking around in circles for three or four years I find that at least virtually I have almost achieved a big project. Walking 819 kilometres on the Camino De Santiago. I am now four kilometres from the end. By the […]

  • On Learning to Mark Unfinished Books as Read

    On Learning to Mark Unfinished Books as Read

    Over the last three or four days I have marked two books as finished despite not finishing for a simple reason. I have plenty of books on Kindle, Audible and Kobo that I need to read, but that to read all these books, would take time. I started to read one book and I stopped […]

  • A Queue of Tractors Without Drivers

    A Queue of Tractors Without Drivers

    Today I saw a queue of tractors without drivers. Tractors with trailers full of beat were parked by the on loading dock at the railway siding. There is a machine. The tractors come up to the machine, back, and then start to pour the sugar beet into it. The machine then transports the beets from […]

  • JSON-LD and a Walk

    JSON-LD and a Walk

    A conventional tech blogger would usually just write about JSON-LD and completely ignore the fact that they went on a walk. I like to combine the two. JSON-LD, short for JSON Linked Document is an agreement for certain data fields to be used for specific purposes. The idea is to standardise terms within a database […]

  • Yet Another Sunny Day

    Yet Another Sunny Day

    Today I looked at two of the masks I used over summer and they are both bleached by the sun. So is my hat. I normally expect things in Spain to be sun bleached, not Switzerland. The reason is simple. First, it never ever rains, and even clouds are rare today, and second, I spend […]

  • Of Raclette and Goulash

    One day I prepared Raclette and whtin a few days I prepared Goulash. I find the contrast between the two recipes amusing. One takes 15-20 minutes to prepare because of the need to cook potatoes for that long, and the other takes half an hour to prepare and then another hour or two to cook. […]

  • Flitting Between Water Bottles and Rows of Corn

    Flitting Between Water Bottles and Rows of Corn

    I thought that when I bought two cycling water bottles and two normal day bottles I would be done, but then I found a nalgene bottle for a reasonable price, and then someone mentioned drinking from a steel container, rather than aluminium so I was distracted and tempted. I did tell myself that this would […]

  • Of Blue Skies and Autumn Leaves

    Of Blue Skies and Autumn Leaves

    Today we might as well speak of blue skies and autumn leaves because that is what we’re facing. The Septemper/Autumn grey clouds, fog, and cold are not here yet. Instead we have warm sunny days. The habit of walking one and a half hours a day is perfectly safe, with such a stable weather system. […]

  • Of Beets, Columns of Black Smoke and Finished Books

    Of Beets, Columns of Black Smoke and Finished Books

    If you walk around at the moment you see that they have cut corn, sunflowers and beet. You also see that there are piles of beet in fields, queues of tractors waiting to send them on a train journey and more. Agriculture is busy at the moment. This morning I heard quite a few sirens […]