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Citybreak: Lisbon

Eating Out On almost every street in downtown Lisbon, local restaurants abound with cheap and cheerful menus, catering mainly to families. Over the street from where were staying, in a small bedsit apartment at street level, there were half a dozen such restaurants barely the size of a living room, sparsely furnished with simple formica [...]

The Walkie Talkie

Arguably one of the ugliest buildings in the world, the Walkie Talkie affects me like a bad haircut. But it is certainly distinctive and having walked past it every working day for around five years, I actually started to find it ... interesting. Certainly when you take photos, it changes depending on the time of [...]

Ramshackle northern Cyprus

This photo brought back very fond memories of a holiday we had a few years ago in northern Cyprus. We would find all sorts on the roofs of houses there. Whereas the southern side was full of fish n' chip shops, the north had a more frontier feel to it. This photo captures something of the ramshackle, [...]

Inspired by clouds

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had recognized had been my problem: I was so booked up with clients that I wasn’t leaving any margin for error, growth, planning, or reflection.

This Could Be Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam Authority tower I have always associated trips to Rotterdam with gloomy industrial installations and lots and lots of oil tankers and barges. That association is not entirely wrong.  Rotterdam is the world's largest port, or at least it was until recently when it got overtaken by Shanghai. It is huge, and the [...]

When you are alone

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with the aquarium fisherman, forest ranger, and women at the Thai market. It’s refreshing to compare notes on life with people from vastly different backgrounds.

Real time design tools

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Stumbled the concept

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had recognized had been my problem: I was so booked up with clients that I wasn’t leaving any margin for error, growth, planning, or reflection.

Time is passing by

Every selector has the potential to have unintended side effects by targeting unwanted elements or clashing with other selectors. More surprisingly, our selectors may even lose out in the global specificity war, ultimately having little or no effect on the page at all. Any time we make a change to a CSS file, we need to carefully consider the global environment in which our styles will sit. No other front end technology requires so much discipline just to keep the code at a minimum level of maintainability.

Visiting CERN

The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN The Large Hadron Collider is the world's biggest particle accelerator, and it's located just to the south of the Jura mountain ski slopes, just inside the border with France. CERN is the European Centre for Nuclear Research, which operates the LHC and various laboratories associated with it. You [...]

Me Myself and I

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

Sounds from the streets

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had recognized had been my problem: I was so booked up with clients that I wasn’t leaving any margin for error, growth, planning, or reflection.

Some amazing buildings

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with the aquarium fisherman, forest ranger, and women at the Thai market. It’s refreshing to compare notes on life with people from vastly different backgrounds.

Trust in your intuitions

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with the aquarium fisherman, forest ranger, and women at the Thai market. It’s refreshing to compare notes on life with people from vastly different backgrounds.

Cafe Le Navy Bar

Stumbled on this atmospheric restaurant in Place du Bourg du four in Geneva's Old City. I wasn't clear about the navy connection, but the staff were friendly and excellent food. We had the Fondue Moitie Moitie with Boletus, so a fondue made from two cheeses with cepes that gave it a fantastic flavour. They served [...]

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Takem from the top of Les Grands Montets, this photo captures the thrill of being in the mountains

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