Sunday, April 23

Author: Chris Marquardt

As a photographer and educator he helps great people travel to the edge of the world to tell amazing visual stories and have amazing experiences. As an author he loves to dive deep, no matter if it's about film photography or in an entire book just about wide-angle. As a podcaster he explains how things work. As a consultant he helps businesses understand how to boost their visual presence in a world that's becoming more and more saturated with pictures. As a producer he enables business and individuals to pour their visions and ideas into pictures, sound and video. As a traveler he enables people to come with him, no matter if in person or through the images and stories that he brings back home.
KFZ-Versicherung: sparen durch 5 Minuten am Telefon

KFZ-Versicherung: sparen durch 5 Minuten am Telefon

Personal
Es ist wieder die Zeit im Jahr, wo ich zum Telefon greife, meine KFZ-Versicherung anrufe und folgenden Satz sage: “Hallo, ich würde gerne mal mit ihnen über meinen Versicherungsvertrag gehen und schauen, ob es da noch irgend welche Einsparmöglichkeiten gibt." Da ich meinen Vertrag auf den 1. Oktober kündigen kann, haben die Versicherungen tatsächlich Interesse, mich als Kunden zu halten und sind deshalb immer sehr kooperativ. Dieses Jahr war es nicht wirklich viel, aber in vergangenen Jahren sind da durchaus mal Einsparungen von 100 und mehr Euro pro Jahr raus gepurzelt. Der Anruf dauert 5 Minuten und rechnet sich fast immer.
Alle Tassen und Gläser im Schrank?

Alle Tassen und Gläser im Schrank?

Personal
Irgendwie ist das ja schon seltsam, da stellt man eine Frühstücksfrage am Sonntag und fragt sich anschließend, warum manche Leute so ticken wie sie ticken.Es ging um Tassen und Gläser. Stellt man die nun mit der Öffnung nach oben oder mit der Öffnung nach unten ins Regal? Ich persönlich habe das mit dem "Öffnung nach unten" ja noch nie so wirklich verstanden. Das Argument an dieser Stelle ist immer: Staub. Öffnung nach oben heißt anscheinend, dass Staub in die Tasse fällt. Öffnung nach unten soll das verhindern. Nur, was eine nach unten gerichtete Öffnung nicht verhindert ist, dass in Abwesenheit der Tassen die Regalböden eben auch staubig werden. Und dann stellt man da den Tassenrand drauf. Also den Teil der Tasse, den man beim Trinken direkt mit den Lippen berührt. Ob man also die Tass
Aging TV Audience

Aging TV Audience

Politics
I just came across a tweet by Marc Andreesen (@pmarca):"Median age of Bill O'Reilly viewer: 72 years old. Fox News 68 years old, CNN and MSNBC 62 years old."I knew that the younger generations don't watch tv anymore, but I wasn't aware that it's *that* bad. Time for change.Andreesen links to this article on politico.com
Bitcoin: iOS Hot Wallet And Android Cold Wallet With Bither

Bitcoin: iOS Hot Wallet And Android Cold Wallet With Bither

Bitcoin
Here’s my new hot/cold wallet setup. After a few days of testing I based it on Bither which allows for a cold/hot wallet setup on two separate devices and which is available for both iOS and Android.My hot wallet (Bither in hot mode) runs on my iPhone. I keep some bitcoin change on that for small every-day payments. My cold wallet (Bither in cold mode) runs on an unlocked (MySaga C1 entry-level) Android phone that I just bought new for that exact purpose. It set me back € 65 including shipping. The Android phone that holds the cold wallet is offline. Wifi off, Bluetooth off, Airplane mode on. All it does is run an offline Bither cold wallet. That’s its only purpose. It is locked away until I need access to some of my cold wallet funds. In addition it’s locked with a strong password. I’m
iOS Bitcoin Client: Bither

iOS Bitcoin Client: Bither

Bitcoin
An interesting iOS bitcoin wallet has just hit the app store: Bither.You can use Bither as a regular hot wallet for your day-to-day pocket change, or you can use it on two separate devices in two different modes: one will act as the hot wallet that's connected to the net and the other one is run in cold wallet mode and only runs when the device is offline (e.g. in airplane mode), adding some additional security. In that mode you would keep larger funds on the (offline) cold wallet while doing your day-to-day transactions from the hot wallet. You can keep an eye on the contents of the cold wallet by adding a watch-only address to your hot wallet. Spending from the cold wallet is also possible by following this workflow:Hot wallet: initiate a send from a cold wallet watch-only address. T...
Achtzehn Tipps für Fotografen

Achtzehn Tipps für Fotografen

Photography
Heute bekam ich eine Mail von jemandem, der sich als Fotograf selbständig machen möchte.Und ob ich Tipps hätte.Ich habe dann mal einen kleinen Braindump zurückgeschickt. Hier ist er:Selbständigkeit erst mal als Nebenerwerb, nicht gleich den Day-Job aufgeben. Das gibt Dir die Möglichkeit, es erst mal mit wenig Risiko zu testen. Als reiner Fotograf muss man, um erfolgreich zu sein, entweder verdammt gut sein, oder sich eine Nische finden, die sonst keiner beackert - und dann in der Nische gut sein. Die Business-Seite darfst Du nicht ignorieren, die ist mindestens so wichtig wie die künstlerische. Gutes SEO ist auch sehr wichtig. Findbar und präsent sein. In möglichst vielen Medien. Hast Du ein Portfolio? Versetze Dich in die Situation des Kunden. "xzy möchte für mich fotografieren. M
breadwallet – A Closer Look At A Different iOS Bitcoin Wallet

breadwallet – A Closer Look At A Different iOS Bitcoin Wallet

Bitcoin
breadwallet is a strange beast. At first I misunderstood it, but over time it has turned into my main go-to wallet.I have professionally worked in usability for years, and I’m now a photographer. I have worked with users on all levels, from the complete newbie to the seasoned professional. From noob to geek. And over the years I have learned to draw a clear line between my personal taste and the things that might benefit an end user. Two main functions First of all, I don’t think any other wallet has a UI as simple as breadwallet. You have two tabs (or rather two views that you slide left and right), one to send money, one to receive. That’s pretty much it. On the top, breadwallet always shows you the wallet’s balance in bits (more on that later) and your local currency. User interaction
Safer Paper Wallets: The Entropy Campaign Deserves Getting Funded

Safer Paper Wallets: The Entropy Campaign Deserves Getting Funded

Bitcoin
We humans have evolved to handle physical objects. It is in our nature. It is easier for most of us than handling digital information. Bitcoin paper wallets are much more tangible for people than a string of letters and numbers sitting on their screen. I love giving people the gift of a few thousand bits for a birthday, or having a few paper wallets with a couple of Euros worth in bitcoin on them to hand out to friends, just to get them interested. It works better than you think. And of course, a paper wallet is what’s also called cold storage, a good way to securely stash away some of your funds. But making paper wallets is where it gets hairy. If you create one while you're online, with today's bad computer security
Things Change Fast – Apple Allowing Bitcoin Wallets On iOS

Things Change Fast – Apple Allowing Bitcoin Wallets On iOS

Bitcoin
Just under three weeks ago, I’ve written about web-based bitcoin wallets that worked on iOS.Guess what? Apple has meanwhile clarified their rules (see item 11.17 in Apple’s 2014 App Store Review Guidelines), basically allowing bitcoin wallet apps back into the App Store.So whatever I wrote three weeks ago isn’t true anymore, so I better follow up with a first quick review of some of the native iOS apps that are available in the App Store:(Note: I personally don’t recommend putting any serious amounts of btc into any of these wallets, I’d give them some time to see how they fare and age)1. CoinPocket - used to be web only, now a virtually identical native version is available in the App Store. Still a single address wallet. The web version used an external QR code sca