2020 has been a very strange year. In the wake of the corona virus, it feels like the grim reaper has been closer than usual. Today is the day of remembering the dead. I recently visited a cemetery in my home town, where I found some structures that reminded me of the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
Posts of year 2020
In these troubled times of covid-19, global traveling has come to an almost complete stop after decades of ever-increasing growth. Last year saw a global movement in the climate crisis, even leading to the new term of “flight shame”. While the travel industry was still reeling back from this, covid-19 came in for a sucker punch like a furious Ivan Drago.
Welcome to part 8 of my quest for finding movie locations around the world! Featured: Homeland, Parts Unknown, No Reservations, Michael Palin’s New Europe, Michael Palin’s Pole to Pole, November Man, Zulu, Blood Diamond, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Time flies and suddenly ten years have passed since Ethan Marcotte coined the term “responsive design” in his now classic article. I first wrote about it in 2011, and in a cringe-worthy way I actually felt the need to include a short example of it since it was such a new term.
It’s been several years since I read this book, but I figured many people are looking for any additional inspiration and distraction in these sad times of Corona virus lockdown. The pandemic has made global traveling come to a complete stop, but at least we can still read and dream.
The corona virus is spreading throughout the world. My thoughts goes to all the affected countries in these troubled times. The nation being worst hit in Europe at the moment is Italy. It will likely be a no-go zone for a long time, so I think back on the many good times I’ve had there.
This is my 500th blog post on this site. What started out as a simple coding exercise way back in in 1994 turned out to evolve into something different. After starting to write regularly in the early 2000s, it just kept on rolling. All of a sudden, I seem to have written 500 of them.
So we have finally reached a proper decade. The 00s or the 10s doesn’t have that nice ring that the 20s have. The last time we were there, it was called “The Roaring Twenties”, a period of prosperity and growth. Somehow I doubt that will be the case of the current decade, but let’s do our best.