The Hero

Where some advertisers choose the "viral" route of making a low-budget film to publicize themselves or their causes via YouTube, others still spend the time and make an effort to integrate some very cool interactivity to ensure that their offering or message gains widespread recognition.

The Hero

The Bear Incident

Last weekend, reports quickly appeared on Twitter and Facebook, and thence to the local and international press, that a member of the public had apparently jumped over the fence into the new bear enclosure alongside the river Aare in Bern.

The Bear Incident

Categorization bug in WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress for years and in the main, it’s a fantastic piece of collaborative software. However, the fact that the standalone version which is installed on one’s own server is supported mainly by community effort instead of a dedicated team means that when a particularly unusual bug crops up, it’s difficult to get a response or solution…

Categorization bug in WordPress

Minarets and missiles

A rare article in which I express how I feel on the subject of national referendum and the political process in Switzerland. This article has been inspired by a prominent national campaign on the subject of the proposed national ban on the construction of Islamic minarets.

Minarets and missiles

On the rails again

After a fairly long break, I returned to my major photographic project recently, which takes me across the whole of the city of Bern on a quest to photograph all 219 of the tram and bus stops of the Bernmobil network.

On the rails again

In Transit

An attempt at the first in a series of 50 word short stories, inspired by my trip to Scotland to meet Jo in 2004.

In Transit

Things I could’ve photographed this morning, if only they’d happened

A greengrocer selling her wares at the side of the road starts throwing cabbages at a father and son standing at her stall without bicycles but wearing cycling helmets. A carriage full of train passengers passed out in their seats at the severe smell of rotten eggs pervading from the toilet. A glazier, attending to a massively cracked shop…

Things I could’ve photographed this morning, if only they’d happened