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Goodbye Patricia Plattner

Patricia Plattner died yesterday after a long battle against the big C. I initially discovered her work through her films “Made in India” and “Les Petites Couleurs” before meeting her once in Carouge in Les Studios Lolos “Avec un...

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Bittersweet

Once again, Eric Meyer's words touch me deeply. His latest entry talks about Joshua's first day of kindergarten, love and life. "Our kids may not understand exactly what we're saying in those moments, but they know exactly what we're talking...

My dad is my castle

We're about to set off for 10 days in the Cévennes to recharge our batteries. I'm looking forward to this special time in family, just the four of us. For as far back as I can remember, I have...

Waiter Rant

I haven't posted many book reviews since I relaunched this weblog. Not that I didn't want to, or was at a loss. Quite the contrary. I have a number of books I would { have } like{ed} to talk...

Fractal raindrops

One story is told of how John W. Gates, John W. Drake, and John W. Lambert, another associate, were watching a heavy rainstorm come up. It was thundering and lightning terrifically. Gates stood in front of the window and...


It's a bright new day. I remember this day, nine years ago as if it were yesterday. Some events just burn into your memory cells forever. More than a turn in my life, it was an opening. An opening...

Days like this

Days when things just go wrong, haywire, off target, awry, out of order. Murphy is never far, add a pinch of procrastination and the day has come and gone. The Todos remain, the sun sets and it's time to...

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Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This weblog is an nth attempt to solve my multiple online personalities and weblog/rss feeds burnout issues. (more)


I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...


The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...


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