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Management Primer (How not to …)

More often than not managers are so busy they fail to think, use intuition and act creatively. In a time when lightspeed governs decisionmaking and e-mails are more important than people, managers often ignore to consult collective intelligence of their people and act with simple (mostly well meant) but self-centric measures to deal with a …

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Quarantäne mit Familie, aber wie?

Liebe Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzbehörde. Wir haben für unseren Sohn vom Kantonsärztlichen Dienst des Kantons Bern eine 10-tägige Quarantäne verordnet bekommen, mit der Bitte “Wenn sie mit weiteren Familienangehörigen zusammenleben, müssen sie sich von diesen isolieren” Wie sie sich vorstellen können, gestaltet sich dies mit einer 5-köpfigen Familie in einer Wohnung nicht so einfach. Wir sind …

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4 Apple Varieties on a Single Tree

Planting season has also started (see last post on porcino season). Thanks to Peter Coendet’s professional connection to Glauser’s Bio Baumschule in Noflen (BE) we planted an organically grown apple tree with four varieties of apples on a single tree. Three of them (from left to right Ariwa, Topaz, Opal, Julia is missing) are seen …

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Porcino Season has startend!

In a place not far away culinaric treasures of nature are growing, waiting to be picked … Best enjoyed with other treasures oft nature, such as the Kuonen Muscat wine from Salgesch …

On the Importance of proper Home Office Furniture & Clothing

Thanks to my colleague Jim Doyle from Desert Air Spares in California, two really neat Boeing 737 Ipeco J-Rail cockpit seats in working condition including headrests have arrived today. They are going to be refurbished and placed in the cockpit shell. But before that they play an important role to better suit body and soul …

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Crypto Currencies kill our Planet

According to this article here the global production of crypto currencies consumes the same amount of electrical energy as entire Switzerland does.  This is around 60 Terawatthours per year. This, dear friends of modern economy, is just about the silliest and weirdest thing that happens on our planet. We are talking about energy efficiency, decarbonization, …

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PONG – Revived!

The game PONG was released in 1972, one year before my birth. At the age of 18 I have constructed myself a Pong hardware using the AY-3-8500 integrated circuit on a self-made circuit board … basically a DIY game console! The game has now rested for more than 25 years. I have discovered it and …

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Virtual SkyWork Airlines Flight to Elba

Our Family could enjoy three marvellous vacations on Elba during the last years. Thanks to SkyWork Airlines the island is only an hour away from Bern. Since flights to the Marina di Campo airport on Elba are currently troubled by unmet regulatory requirements in Italy we decided to help out SkyWork Airlines with a virtual …

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Real Coffee …

… for a real life! Specs: ECM Mechanika IV Macap M2 Moka Efti Extra Bar

Food Blogging …

… is not my business. But anyway …