I got my Apple Watch last week. Reason #1 to own at least one of these devices is my profession. Fortunately I’m finally able to test my watch apps with real hardware. It helped me fixing some minor glitches but nothing serious \o/. Reason #2 (beside being a fanb0i) is activity tracking. All my cardio activities are recorded since 2010. I switched to Strava this year but I’m still maintaining my Runkeeper profile for community and history reasons. And finally...

I stumbled upon the following poem on David Owen's Blog today. It reminds me of a situation that arises from time to time. The moment when other people think they know what's best for me and advice me to "enlarge my company" (e.g. by employing additional people). The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large fin tuna. The...

We took part at the Pixathlon in Klagenfurt this year. A pixathlon, or photo marathon, is an interesting concept trying to throw you back to the roots of photography. It's all digital but no image manipulation is allowed! All images have to be OOC JPG files. A list with 12 topics was handed out at the beginning and all participants had 12 hours to fill their memory card with 13 images. The first image had to be your start number...

I discovered this post introducing an Alfred App workflow for Trello a few days ago. After trying this extension by Miko, I realized how easy it is to create a workflow for Alfred and decided to code a similar (side) project for the Geistesblitz feature of MindMeister. Prerequisites are the Alfred 2 Powerpack, a (free) MindMeister account and OSX 10.7+. If you have all of these, fetch my Geistesblitz workflow file and install it by double clicking the downloaded file....

I sold my complete DSLR gear last week --- which was a very hard decisions to make for me. I didn't do it for the money, neither did I do it because of lost interest in photography. In fact, I would like to do more photography again and asked my self: "What is the reason for not taking so much pictures anymore?". The answer was: "Because you got lazy and you don't want to carry all the heavy DSLR gear...

I like landscape shots as wallpapers and always wanted to share some of my pictures as background images. After changing some today this thought crossed my mind again. Feel free to download 256 Seconds Later formatted for your device and leave me a comment if you would enjoy more wallpapers out of my camera (500px, Flickr) "released" in appropriate formats. Download For your iPhone or iPad iPad retina (2048x2048) iPad (1024x1024) iPhone retina 4" (640x1136) iPhone retina 3.5" (640x960) iPhone...

Once in a while I'm getting my self a bike magazine. This month's issue included a review of power bars, questioning if they are as good as they promise. The moment I stumbled upon this article I instantly remembered a recipe mentioned by @sugarmelon last year. He tested self made power bars proposed by the Austrian triathlete Max Renko. After a year waiting on my todo list I finally conquered our kitchen and made my own power bars today! What...

If you are a user of MindMeister, You may be interested in a little plug-in I wrote for jekyll. With MindMeister you can embed public mind maps on your page like I used to do in the post about finding my mountain bike last year. Setup for this plug-in is easy, download this gist and save it to your jekyll's _plugin folder. The following liquid tag results in embedding the public Mind Map below. Make sure your Mind Map is...

Finally, my blog moved from WordPress to jekyll, a popular static site generator. After getting bored by WordPress, getting sick of all the routine maintenance and growing security issues, it was time for a new player. A lot of people I'm following are praising jekyll (or octopress), so I had to give it a try. Currently I'm running several WordPress installations, for myself and customers. All these instances need a lot of attention. Every week I have to install updates,...

After hesitating for a while, I got myself a Garmin ForeRunner 610 in December. This watch was one of the best sports equipment investments I've done so far. It's GPS tracking is accurate and fast, perfect for my running and biking exercises. The most brilliant feature is it's vibration alarm, every kilometer it vibrates and I get an update on my pace, sounds simple but it's ultra-handy. And finally, its a relief not having the iPhone attached to my biceps...