Month: September 2014

Google Photo Sphere

Google View is an online community for sharing spherical interactive images, and Google has released an accompanying smartphone app to go with it called “Photo Sphere”.

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Chüematta

A higher-resolution version of the panoramic view from my previous post about our hike from Isenfluh, photographed from high above the southern end of the Lütschine and Lauterbrunnen valleys as they open into the Bödeli plain near Interlaken and Lake Brienz. This part of the mountain is called Chüematta: Swiss German for “Cow Meadow”.

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Lobhörner

Hiking in the Suls alp region above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, far from the more popular tourist destinations of the Jungfrau Region.

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Big old hill

One of the most challenging hikes I’ve done: up the steep and winding path through the forest from Beatenberg to the summit of the Niederhorn.

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CSS Reset done properly

A CSS Reset (or “Reset CSS”) is a short, often compressed set of CSS rules to reset the styling of HTML elements to a consistent standard. I’ve rolled my own; based on my own experience of CSS programming over the past fourteen years and based on other, well-known reset files.

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Brentjong satellite earth station

High on the mountainside, near Leuk in the Rhône valley between Brig and Sion, stands the Brentjong satellite earth station. It has been an intercontinental communications hub, via a range of satellites under its control above the Atlantic and Indian oceans, since 1974.

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Garvault Hotel, Kinbrace

If you drive up to the far north west of Scotland from Inverness, you’ll probably pass the Garvault Hotel: touted as the most remote hotel in mainland Britain.

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Can I Use…?

The most useful website I’ve found to use over the past year for front-end web development is “Can I Use” by Alexis Deveria.

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Visual memories

An Australian family set up a website to help their grandfather remember the places to which he travelled, and to ask the internet to help them identify some of the more obscure places on his travels.

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Facebook Messenger privacy concerns

If the terms of a piece of software prove not to be to your liking, then don’t use it. No-one is forcing you to send messages over Facebook; there are many other options available to you.

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