previously, on thinkoholic.com…
in the long long ago (a.k.a. 2009), my parents, little brother and i embarked on a small adventure through europe.
our goal was to get to denia (spain) right from our doorstep in rum/innsbruck (austria), using only our bicycles, while keeping the budget as low as possible. to make things a bit more interesting, we split up into two teams racing each other: team 1 (mom and dad) took a route through italy and france, team 2 (anton and i) went through switzerland and france. the team that arrived at our destination first, would win.
we sent a postcard home every few days to record our progress along the 2200 km journey and prove when we were where.
…here’s part three of our adventure: teams one and two – anton and i, reunited with our parents – cycling south from figueres, spain (near the french border) south towards our destination, dénia.
wildmoossee near seefeld, austria, is a periodic lake that only fills up every few years. a combination of the melting snow, underground rock crevices and other factors cause the local groundwater to rise in spring. after reaching its maximum level in late spring, groundwater levels slowly recede, and the lake completely disappears in autumn, to return only after approx. 4 years.
i recently visited the area and found out that both wildmoossee and neighbouring lottensee had appeared this year. before that, the lakes apparently carried water in 2012, and 2002.
here’s the season’s last remaining water at the very base of the basin, in a 360 degree panorama à la google maps:
lard with onions, and a view.
an artery-clogger, but wonderfully delicious.
taken and enjoyed a few weekends ago at walderalm in gnadenwald, austria.
just got off an interesting chat with customer support at carbonite online backup, and thought i’d share my some interesting things you might not know about the backup service:
- carbonite generally keeps deleted files in the cloud for 30 days.
- that rule does not apply if you manually exclude files from the backup (right-click a file/folder and choose “carbonite” – “don’t back this up”). these will be removed after 72 hours.
… so my plan to prioritize upload of certain files by temporarily removing an extensive picture library from the backup backfired. :\
- to prioritize files for upload the right way, right-click files that are waiting to be uploaded and select “back up this file as soon as possible”. this option currently only shows up for files (not folders) which are pending upload.
here’s a picture of melbourne’s skyline, painted dark orange by the setting sun:
the photo was taken at st. kilda harbour, where a colony of little penguins (eudyptula minor) have made their home in the local breakwater. [more...]
All in One SEO Pack is an awesome wordpress plugin. at least, it used to be: ever since version 2.0.1 was released (several months ago), some users have been plagued with home page issues: for example, the plugin would just ignore whatever was entered into the “Home Title” field on its own plugin options page, and instead use the latest post title to populate the <title> tag. similarly, the META keywords and description were also mixed up.
in the plugin support forums, i found several discussions about this problem, which seems to go away once you downgrade to a version lower than 2.0.1. but where can you find an older version archive of All in One SEO Pack? there were no links to be found on the wordpress plugin page or the developer’s plugin page… [more...]
the common smoothcap moss (atrichum undulatum) features transversely undulate leaves, but its most prominent feature are the long, distinctly beaked capsules that are borne on 3 cm long, reddish setae.
the species is also called catherine’s moss in english, and wellenblättriges katharinenmoos in german.
species details via Farbatlas Flechten und Moose (Wirth, Düll)