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Diving the Maldives

Typical waterside bungalows at the Maldives

Typical waterside bungalows at the Maldives

This year I decided not to spent Xmas in cold, snowy and cloudy Germany, but to head to a tropic destination.
So I picked Ellaidhoo in the Ari Atoll as the house reef there was described to be a good spot for large fish and there a was a properly kept diving base. Hearing of my plans my kindergarten fella and dive buddy joined the trip, so I had a perfect wing man.

I did not find any reasons to be disappointed…

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Diving Trip to Marsa Alam

Here’s a short vid from my check in dive in Soma Bay at Marsa Alam (Red Sea):


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Desert trip in Tunesia

Desert tree

A friend of mine offered me the great opportunity to join him, his brother and some more friends for a three week off road trip into the western peripheral area of the Sahara in southern Tunesia.
There was no real need to ponder hard about it…
So Team Viltovergang was revived for another thrilling trip!

This is how dunes move, in background you can spot our vehicle.

This is how dunes move, in background you can spot our vehicle.

 

Desert view

Desert view

 

white dromedar grazing

A white dromedar grazing with his herd on a rare spot of green, we were lucky to see quite a lot green spots a it has been haevily raining a few days before we arrived.

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Go Climb A Rock!

This is one of these posts that never should appear on a blog.
But I wanted to say sorry for that long period of idleness.

So here are some impressions of a climbing trip I’ve been doing lately afar from not-blogging:

Watzmann (2713m) via ferrata

 

Watzmannhaus

The Watzmannhaus at 1930m which served again as our base camp. This was our third approach for crossing the Watzmann as the years before we didn’t attempt it due to bad weather…

Watzmann

The “children” of the Watzmann, due to a saga the relentless king Watzmann and his family have been turned into rock by the gods…

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Social Media study of Common Sense Media

Zoo York: Union Station

This study provides an insight how often 13 to 17 years olds in the U.S. use social media platforms like facebook and twitter.

How do they communicate with their families and how is their social life, friendships and family relations influenced by new tools and media?

Full study as .pdf

Info graphic Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives

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Star Wars and SciFi Fan Art

Amazing Gallery by Deviant art user Benjamin Carré:

http://ornicar.deviantart.com/gallery/

A bounty hunter and the Sarlacc pitt

A bounty hunter and the Sarlacc pitt

 

 

ATAT attack on Hoth

ATAT attack on Hoth

 

 

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Expand your Dropbox storage!

dropbox.com

Dropbox is a neat service offering free online storage including a file syncing and sharing client. By registering you’ll receive 2,25 GB, but you can expand that up to 16 GB.

You gain more web space by baiting new people to register to dropbox by sharing your referral link, which is a clever mechanism as they make their users advertise dropbox for free. So after registering you’ll start annoying your friends and family to register at dropbox.com to grab the bounty of additional 250MB per active user. Students with a valid school email address get a whopping 500MB for each person they invite to Dropbox.

Unfortunately this is a hard and slow method to boost your storage, to accelerate the process, you’ll have to throw (a little bit of) money at the problem.
Simply start a google adwords campaign promoting your own referral link. Usually this shouldn’t cost you more than 25-30 Bucks, which is a good deal I think…

If you are in need a huge amount of space, you’ll have to consider the premium services of dropbox, which start at 9,99 per month, full price list here.

 

Android users may snatch another free 500MB easily by installing the beta client for Android devices and using the photo uploader!
But be quick as it only works for the beta version, nobody knows how long it will work out!

Grab the APK directly from here:

http://db.tt/1gBXGvgi

or scan this QR Code:

http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=8&d=http%3A%2F%2Fdb.tt%2F1gBXGvgi

If you want to support me, here’s my referral link:

http://db.tt/VSdXwTt

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Google+ first impressions

As usual Google first ignored my begging for an invite on the official page, but Florian Rohrweck (http://www.stilbruch.at) somehow had pity with me and sacrificed one of his invites for me. Thanks a lot, Florian!
After one minute on google+ I knew this would be a long night and way too little sleep.

The startpage reminded me a little bit of another social network, just less blue…

 

 

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Free social media icons revisited – pt. 2

free social media icons

Some time ago I created this set of social media icons and decided to share them with you, they were not a creative revolution, but hey, they are for free! As I got some positive feedback, I now revamped them a little bit, updated and added some new companies, like amplifiy, picasa, bebo, diigo, Google buzz, Google Plus and xing.

Same issue as before feel free to use them, if you want to give me credits, it would be nice, but you do not mandatorily have to.

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Social Media Marketing Report 2010

Social Media Marketing Report 2010

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