Posts about The internet

The internet plays a huge role in my life, from a place to share photos and videos, to a career, to a means of communication linking me to friends and family all over the world.

Why opening new browser windows for external links is pointless

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve been using the internet for a little while and you have a mass of browser windows to battle with? Where the hell did that website go, that you were looking at earlier? Both of these annoyances are entirely unnecessary, and this article explains why.

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SprainTV

Manuel Reinhard (also known through his personal website and Twitter stream as “sprain”) has recently launched a regular video podcast in review of the week’s happenings in the Swiss internet scene.

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Ten years of push-button publishing

On 23rd August 2009, the ten year anniversary of a web service called Blogger passed with barely a blip; only a small handful of news reports show up at Google’s news aggregating service and the world at large has paid little notice to the milestone.

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Good Transparency

When you receive a tip of a cool piece of design from a company like Information Architects, whose Web Trend Maps are exquisite in their detail, you know it’s going to be something good.

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Jungfrau Zeitung secures its newspaper business

The newest version of the newspaper, to which I still subscribe online despite no longer working or living in the catchment area, produced by a small handful of people and covering purely local news instead of falling to the temptation of reporting news from more distant regions, is at least a match for – if not better than – most national newspapers.

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You’ve Got Mail

An American company offers a service to send individual, custom postcards from your mobile phone or web browser via traditional mail.

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Technical case study: Rütli

Details of the new website for Swiss national historic location Rütli, combined with a brief explanation of the meadow’s history.

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Through the Windows

A personal history of computer desktop wallpaper, a Microsoft Switzerland competition in which you can take part, and some free landscape photos for you to download.

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Into the Future

Because I’ve wasted so much time with pointless babbling, I have had no time to create books of photography and of special holidays, yet I have wasted ten percent of my working day in inanities. So, no more. No more drivel. No more wasted time and a re-invigoration of my creativity.

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Marketeers are no fools

The first day of April has been long reserved for making fools of people, though the origins of the unusual tradition are lost in the mists of time.

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Customer disservice from Ryanair

Abusive feedback from Ryanair in response to a blog post, which detailed a potential flaw in the online booking system, provokes a rapid increase in negative publicity for the airline.

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Facebook: The Empire Steps Back

At the beginning of February, community website Facebook took advantage of the ubiquitous ability to change, modify, add, or delete portions of Terms of Use at any time without further notice, to amend a clause relating to user content.

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Permanent Tourist – new front page

It’s probably been two years in the making, but I have finally gotten around to transferring the idea in my head into Flash and WordPress to create a sparkly new front page for this website. The basic premise is that whereas I give out my Moo cards to promote my photography, I haven’t had a […]

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Sharing photos online

Just news on a change of how I upload and share photographs online. I have decided that as a part of the re-design of my website for 2009, I am no longer going to place copyright notices on my photos, nor am I going to place so much emphasis on selling pictures online. If people […]

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Pondering

I am currently pondering. Firstly, that if no-one ever buys my photos, there’s not much point in being so obsessive about protecting them online. I am working on a re-design of www.permanenttourist.ch and am strongly considering using larger sized images for the galleries, without a copyright mark. If anyone wants to use them commercially, then […]

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The Present Christmas

I remember the time when those planning on doing their Christmas shopping had no choice but to psych themselves up for a battle in the shopping centres of the world; mixing with other well-willed gift givers and spending as much time waiting in queues as actually selecting presents. Engaging in the madness of the weeks […]

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