Tag archive for berlin

I’m writing this at Berlin’s Tegel airport, waiting for my flight home to Heathrow. Only I shouldn’t be here. I should be in the new, gleaming Brandenburg International airport on the other side of Berlin. Only I’m not, because the 2nd. of June closure date for Tegel has come and gone and Brandenburg still isn’t […]

There are many things I’ve learnt through staying in hotels in Berlin. Firstly and most importantly, I miss my family terribly. Secondly, whenever you see a hotel described as boutique it seems to mean interesting interior design that you might like to see in a magazine but which you probably wouldn’t want to live with […]

WordPress shortcodes. A great idea. Small snippets of text with a special meaning, enclosed in left and right angle brackets. Put one of these in a WordPress post or page and WordPress automagically expands the shortcode and replaces it with the thing that the shortcode does. WordPress has a built-in set of shortcodes and many […]

I have learnt four things over the past year or so. One. The iPhone 3’s glass was scratch resistant but not dropping-onto-a-stone-floor resistant. Two. I am clumsy. Three. The iPhone 4’s glass was scratch resistant but not dropping-onto-a-pavement resistant. Four. I am still clumsy. Written and posted from the Nokia gate5 office in Schönhauser Allee, […]

Another day, another flight, another addition to the ever growing and increasingly arcane number of steps that you need to go through in order to get through an airport and actually take off on a plane. I’ve written before on the world of airport security, be it having your bags X-Rayed or searched and on […]

In May of this year, Nokia announced the retirement of the Ovi brand and the observant map watchers amongst you may have noticed that pointing your browser of choice at maps.ovi.com now automagically redirects you to the new, shiny maps.nokia.com. What you may not have noticed is that Nokia maps doesn’t just work on your […]

It’s been almost a month since I released the first version of WP Biographia and in that time, according to the stats on the WordPress plugin page, it’s been downloaded 212 times. That’s rather gratifying. Several people have also emailed me to tell me that they’re using the plugin. That’s even more gratifying. But despite […]

More a meta post, or what Kuro5hin would have called MLP (meaningless link propagation), this post started out as a comment to one of my previous posts on the iOS location caching controversy but soon expanded way beyond a comment into a full blown post. Firstly, let’s get the conspiracy theory out of the way; […]

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of my comfort zones when it comes to speaking at conferences. If there’s maps, geography or location involved, however tenuous the connection, I’m well within my comfort zone. But speaking to a room full of seasoned communicators, such as Public Relations professionals? That’s way outside of my […]

The first computer I used at work was powerful for its day (though pitifully underpowered compared to the phone that’s sitting in my pocket at the moment) but was somewhat unfriendly by today’s standards. You sat down at a terminal (not a PC, they hadn’t been invented) and were presented with a command line prompt […]