Some notes on working, travelling and being a “digital nomad”

Starting out on your first journey you don’t think you’re allowed to call yourself a digital nomad yet. Later you use in quotes because you can’t identify 100% with it. But thanks to becoming main stream it’s the easiest way of explaining the lifestyle. I’ve been meaning to write down some notes on how I … More Some notes on working, travelling and being a “digital nomad”

Loading Geonames.org data into SQL Server and SQL Azure or “Why Integers just aren’t the right choice for population fields”

For a current project I’ve loaded country and city data from GeoNames and since most of the guides are outdated let me briefly summarize how to get a dump (available here – works for the “allCountries” file or single countries). Step 1 – the schema The file is tab-delimited and follows the schema described here. The … More Loading Geonames.org data into SQL Server and SQL Azure or “Why Integers just aren’t the right choice for population fields”

My Tarifa Experiment – A little braindump for digital nomads

Tarifa is the most southern town of mainland Europe. This quaint little village lies in the middle of a gigantic national park – the Parque Natural del Estrecho. Because it sits on the Strait of Gibraltar it gets a lot of wind. This has transformed Tarifa into a mekka for kite surfing enthusiasts from all … More My Tarifa Experiment – A little braindump for digital nomads