why it is soo difficult

I’m thinking a lot why “fake news”, “simplistic populism” and other contemporary movements have gained so much momentum over the recent decade (or more). After all, in a world in which information is largely open and freely available, the days of being obviously miss-informed should be over, shouldn’t they? A simple solution for a complex […]

here is Gutenberg – move over “classic”

After a few month of watching the Gutenberg development by WordPress unfold, I have decided to move over from the “classic” editor. why? The classic editor served me well. I used it extensively for this personal blog and for my company’s website. No bugs, text editing functionality was there and the basic formatting options available […]

the ultimate stalker app

I couldn’t resist and signed up (free nota bene…) for Strava. This is the ultimate stalker app. Join Strave, upload your workouts and make some friends over there. Very soon you will find out what I mean! BTW: if you are a Polar “person” like I am, you can set your Polar account to automatically […]

Sharp Peak, Hong Kong – what a hike!

Chapter 1 – November 2000 Walking and scrambling up Sharp Peak is one of the most beautiful and adventurous hikes in Hong Kong!  An ascent from Tse Uk over the northern ridge,  that I did in November 2000 (yes, it was in the year 2000!!!!) still is fresh in my memory. A longish, demanding walk, […]

The 7 Summits

new aspirations Climbing Sigunyam Mountain (5025 meters above sea level) didn’t quite work out, climbing Haba Snow Mountain (5396 meters above sea level) didn’t quite work either. Hence, I thought it is time to adjust goals and go for more ambitious targets: the SEVEN SUMMITS. (Note: this is an entirely separate initiative from the 26 […]

Dear Lucy……..

…. I quasi religiously follow all your reflections about corporate guff, empty phrases, meaningless mission statements, empty value brimboria, the leashing out at CEOs possessing or missing skill sets – to name just a few. I thoroughly enjoy listening to your careful choice of words, the apparently never ending choice of ranting vocabulary and the elegance and eloquence of your […]

The Journey towards a Phantom Drone

A Phanthom drone with a 4k camera is on the agenda, maybe learning first how to fly a drone is a smart thing to do? Got this micro quad drone to practise: 17 grams heavyweight… First outdoor test flight ended up on the roof of a pavilion in the Singapore botanical garden, which btw is […]

Marketing Guff Awards 2015 – Open for Nominations

I’m an avid collector of marketing flannel, corporate guff, meaningless verbiage and blathering of any kind and nature. and the winner for May 2015 is: www.roadid.com  They sell neat, moderately fashion-conscious wristbands with customisable medi-IDs. So far so good, however a few weeks post my first purchase of the beginner’s package (sic!) the following email […]