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Domain name resilience

As people that deal with digital media day in and day out, we've grown accustomed to build resilience in our designs. We backup our files, use version control, mirror our disks and our servers, rsync our data, balance load...

There's a market for that

Last Friday, Apple launched in Switzerland the latest revision of its smartphones, the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Although I had no intention of standing in line, I did drop by our local Apple Store mid-afternoon to take a look at...

iOS 8 Family Sharing lockout

Saturday 20th 07:30a CET: part of the problem has been fixed. My daughter's lockout was removed (as those of a number of people on internet) and the next update will provide better information on this process. Kudos Apple and...

StarTicket fails to deliver Muse concert tickets

Some days when things just don't go your way. That's life. But when it's due to bad design. That sucks. Yesterday, the tickets for Muse's swiss concert went on sale at 10:00am, and not surprisingly, the site went down an...


The world can be a sick place. Walking back from the supermarket, I met our 96 years old neighbour, a sweet lady (Ms H) I've known most my life. Smiling and positive, she poddles on as best she can....

Auberge du Cheval Blanc du Carre d'Aval

It's always a shame to see a business you like run down by a new management. L'Auberge du Cheval Blanc du Carre d'Aval is a country side restaurant with a beautiful terrasse situated near Meinier, in the Geneva countryside....

We're not friends

No. We're not friends. Anymore. We been best of pals for so long now, it is not easy to write these lines. More than one won't understand my stand, but I've been let down just this once too many....

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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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