10 years ago – Zurich web cams

10 years ago we were not Zurich-bound. I was very interested in moving abroad at the time. Susan nixed the idea of Iceland, I couldn’t find a job in New Zealand, so Switzerland seemed like a great idea. Furthermore Google had opened an office there and I would wind up applying for a job (not getting it though, different story).

Hard to remember that 10 years ago web cams weren’t all that mainstream. What’s even more astounding is this same Zurich-cam is still running. Most web sites I reference are gone or broken.

https://bricin.net/2007/02/16/blogindex-phplocationpreviewcom-zueri/

Here is a shot of the Jungfraujoch (same web cam group does this):

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10 Years Ago – My Own Private Windmill

10 years ago I came across Skystream – the basic idea was they would provide a personal windmill for your property. I wrote about how great this would be.

Turns out, well… like so many technologies this one didn’t quite make it. While the site is still running (more than I can say about many of my past projects) the copyright shows 2013. The news page stops in 2011.

It’s still a fun idea but it looks like personal solar has surpassed wind at least for now.