Author: usinglight

  • The basics you should know about GDPR for your next app

    The basics you should know about GDPR for your next app

    Next year the European Union’s new privacy guidelines GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will roll out and cover the handling of personal data. So these are the items to consider for your backlog. Please note that most areas are already covered in the EU data protection directive. The GDPR adds a little bit on top […]

  • My 5 1/2 reasons for taking the nanodegree in digital marketing

    My 5 1/2 reasons for taking the nanodegree in digital marketing

    Behind the seven doors and seven screens I spent my life with digital marketing the last years. I have seen media channels come and go. And then the wonderful world of online courses, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and learning platforms entered my life. Recently I started a nanodegree in digital marketing and here are […]

  • Latest editions to my unsplash collection

    I have been quite quiet lately, so here is something from my unsplash portfolio of public domain pictures. I stayed in Augsburg (Germany) last weekend and this detail on the dome caught my eye.   Some of you will say: Wait, that picture is not centered! This is because I needed it that way. Feel […]

  • Schönbrunn

    Schönbrunn

    A walk in the park – my pictures are still waiting to be approved at pixabay.com Meanwhile you can use them from here. Follow the links behind the picture and use at your own risk (all pictures are cc0).

  • Can services keep pace with development?

    Can services keep pace with development?

    To make one thing clear: I work in IT and I know that I might be biased and see the world with different – digital – eyes. I have been travelling back from the West coast of the US in the last few hours. Enough time to reflect on some things, because – let’s be […]

  • Please fix this one thing on your social media dashboard!

    Please fix this one thing on your social media dashboard!

    I had a look on plenty of marketing dashboards in the last few days. And there is one thing which is always there: The number of followers (or whatever it is called in the various streams: circles, friends,…). So here is what I think about this number: It does not matter as you think it […]

  • Human perception is reliable: One cannot not see 3D

    Human perception is reliable: One cannot not see 3D

    I have no idea when I read Paul Watzlawick’s How Real Is Real? the first time. I was amazed by the theories buried deep within the book and read everything I could. One sentence is still sticking – and seems to be a paradigm of my thinking: One cannot not communicate.

  • So you want to create a short video…

    I really liked the storytelling when I first heard it. And when the video went live on the company web site I thought: How can I share that on my blog? Well, maybe you are interested in the steps it took to make the video. I recorded Gerd standing at a flipchart and telling the […]

  • Building something – a nanoblock time-lapse

    There are some things which can be called an exercise for having patience. Building with nano blocks is one of these things. And here is a time-lapse of one of these exercises in patience: Equipment used: iPhone 5s with iOS 8 and built in time lapse functionality, nano blocks Empire State Building Set.

  • Elsewhere: Advice from a Newbie Testers Future Self

    Elsewhere: Advice from a Newbie Testers Future Self

    I have been guest blogging on the company blog. If you are into software test, this might be interesting for you. If not it still might be interesting: What would you advise yourself as your own future self? http://www.tricentis.com/about/blog/2014-08-01-Advice-from-a-Newbie-Testers-Future-Self