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Firefox 29, like Apple Mavericks, the new Twitter profile page, ios 7, the “new” Facebook timeline, and (so I’ve heard) Chrome, has gone with the “flat look”. Why this is the new thing is beyond me. And with every update … Continue reading
Teachers told us The Romans built this place They built a wall and a temple on the edge of the Empire garrison town They lived and they died They prayed to their gods But the stone gods did not make … Continue reading
Well, the Apple 10.2.9 system software update gave my computer the Black Screen Of Death, and I hate to admit it but I never had got around to figuring out how Time Machine works in Mavericks. Well, after a week … Continue reading
Expats Blogs, the online aggregate website which last year gave me that pretty silver ribbon over there on the sidebar, is holding a writing competition this year. The topic had to be a Top List, as in, for example, Top 10 … Continue reading
I’d read about the new self-service repair station for cyclists (g) on the Herzog-Siegmund-Ufer, and also some good feedback (g) for it. But I’d missed an additional station having been erected in front of Sillpark (g). / Schon eine kurze … Continue reading
A recurring topic on the internet is the abundance of public transportation — bus and rail — crisscrossing much of Europe, and how bleak the contrast is in the United States. There are all sorts of arguments as to why … Continue reading
A short paragraph accompanies this clip at its home on YouTube: “On the small Danish island of Bornholm, a coalition of governments, universities and industries are working on an innovative pilot program the EDISON Project — that could provide some … Continue reading
Happy Halloween. A hillside “grotto” chapel adorned with small pumpkins. The Vienna Central Cemetery is putting together a navigation service app, accessible via mobile phone or their website, to help you find any grave in the city. Details here (in … Continue reading
The good news is that one doesn’t have to produce a photo ID in order to vote by overseas ballot.* The bad news is, it’s hasn’t gotten any easier to get one. I’m pretty good at navigating around the internet, … Continue reading
I am discovering just how woefully behind I have been concerning hand-held mobile devices. Getting caught up quickly now! Image from Glaserei.de