From time to time I’m working for events as an event-manager. Back to the basics, that’s what I call this. Not working on content or strategy, just logistics and production. Here it’s all about people’s skills and talking to the different people involved in a project. Bringing everyone on track is one of the most challenging but also most rewarding things I know.
Its time to write a little summary about my first fitness tracker outside of an App. Oh wait. Actually it is an app with a hardware extension. A very beautiful one! It comes with a wristband (lost this within some weeks already) but it also comes with a very strong magnet, to clip it somewhere on the clothes. Unfortunately I lost it on the last activity I wanted to test it: Hiking. (see movie at the end of this post)
I was looking for a wearable tracking thingi which tracks biking AND swimming in addition to the usual things like walking, running and sleeping. So I decided to go with the Misfit Shine which started first as a crowdfunding project on indigogo and went into production mode after the campaign got funded successful.
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Going on holiday is a great thing! This is the time to start again reading books, long articles or listen to complicated podcast topics or: sleep, relax and do nothing. I went on a great trip recently, a “there is no internet”-holiday. The selection of items and devices had to be done very wisely while upfront, so I spent some time on the selection.
This is what I did before I went to the to Egypt –> Basata, a very nice and smart Eco-Lodge. It’s located on the Sinai (Red Sea) around 60 km north of Dahab. It is a very beautiful and special place, very relaxing and inspiring. I stayed in a beautiful hut without electricity just 4 meter away from the red sea.
“When I go to Basata, I don’t just go to swim; I sit on the sand, sleep in the bamboo huts and lie on the beach watching the stars. No one is bumping into each other and you’ll be happy to meet and share stories with many people. ” (source)
Since the 80ies I’m collecting records and since 1991 I’m DJing with vinyl. Never did it with CD’s. I love the haptic of playing vinyl. Digging in the crates, pulling it out of the cover and putting it on the plate. Placing the needle, move the vinyl back and forth to find the start point, adjust the pitch to finally mix it into the song which is played on the other deck. I started DJing with Garage House, so mixing was even more important as there are not only beats but also vocals, melodies etc..
What a great idea! The main sponsors of the UX Camp Europe 2012 in Berlin – Adlershof, USEEDS, are giving away a little package with seeds. And sometime in september, when they are doing their houswarming party at their new office somewhere in Berlin, the gardener with the prettiest plant gets an iPad. Fingers cross!