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Monday, September 7th, 2009

Heute habe ich mir mal die Mühe gemacht und die rund 40 Fragen des wahl-o-maten beantwortet. Erste Überraschung: Die meiste Überdeckung habe ich mit der Piraten-Partei :-)

Aber welche Kandidaten gibt es da? Ein kurzer Blick auf die Homepage der Partei verrät etwas interessantes:

  • Dennis Laurisch (Softwareentwickler)
  • Florian Bischof (Informatiker)
  • Axel Mehldau (Systemadministrator)
  • Michael Vogel (Software-Entwickler)
  • Thorsten Wirth (Informatiker)
  • Dirk Hillbrecht (Software-Entwickler)
  • Jan Niklas Fingerle (Dipl.-Informatiker / Softwareentwickler / Projektleiter)
  • Klaus Petersdorf (Softwareentwickler)

Über 50% der Kandidaten kommen aus dem Bereich der Informatik. Ich bin ehrlich gesagt baff…

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welcome back korea

Monday, June 8th, 2009

For this year’s holiday we went to South Korea one more time. After my first trip to Korea in 2004 for only a few days, this time i took three weeks off to get a deeper impression of the country and the people and to get the head free of the stressful day-by-day business. Below you can find a collection of the best pictures of this holiday from my point of view. You can also find a google map of almost all places we visited. I added a link to the corresponding photo album for each spot within the map so you can use it to browse through the albums by location.


show holiday korea 09 on a bigger map.

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top 10 all star game plays

Monday, February 16th, 2009

if the last all star game was to disappointing for you, watch these nice plays…


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randy pausch died

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

last year i wrote about the carnegie mellon professor randy pausch, who inspired millions of people with his “last lecture”. last friday at the age of 47 he died of complications from pancreatic cancer. once again i want to recommend his speech, as it is one of the best presentations i’ve ever seen.

also i want to recommend the website “building virtual worlds” which hosts content of a class founded by randy pausch dealing with interactive worlds and virtual realities that are built by students. you can watch a video of one of the funniest worlds below.


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webtv 2.0

Friday, July 11th, 2008

have you ever wanted to watch tv online for free? now you get a chance at i’m really impressed by the quality of this service, as it is all for free. you only have to download a small client to be able to watch the local channels you like (right now there are 8 countries with 187 different channels supported). the software has also build in a nice program guide which displays the schedule of all channels in a clear way. so have a try…


how to achieve your childhood dreams

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

watch randy pausch, a 47 year old computer science professor of the carnegie-mellon university performing a stirring lecture about reflections on his life and the lessons he learned. you should know that randy is diagnosed pancreatic cancer and only has a few more months to live.

if googlevideo doesn’t work, try here for a windows media player link.


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“give michael the ball and get out of the way”

Friday, September 21st, 2007


some nice slowmo moves of his airness…

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rheinkultur 2007

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

dieses jahr wars die 25. rheinkultur, also ein kleines jubiläum. vielleicht lags auch daran, dass bei diesem mal das line up ein paar sehr bekannte namen enthielt.


wie auch im letzten jahr war es allerdings wieder ein chaos bei der an- und abreise. ich glaube, die veranstalter werden dieses problem nie in den griff bekommen. den abend konnte dieses negativ-erlebnis aber nicht trügen.


die haupt-acts sick of it all auf der roten und fanta4 auf der blauen bühne waren wirklich sehenswert. auch ein besuch bei der breakzone war dieses mal ein echtes highlight. im sonnenuntergang konnte man den massen beim hemmungslosen abfeiern zusehen. alles in allem also eine runde sache…

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nice crossovers – air jordan style

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

wow, really nice moves.


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us and a – a field report

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

if you can watch german tv, you probably came across one of those emigrant-series, which are quite popular at present. the plot of every episode is nearly the same: a couple or family want’s to start a new life in a foreign country and therefore has to leave all behind. in many cases they have had enough of germany, are frustrated of their current job situation or their salary progression. with the dream of a better life in mind the breadwinners quit their jobs, sell all their disposable belongings and plan how to transfer their remaining stuff to their new home.

the whole story get’s interesting when the folks arrive at the new place. in many cases everything seems quite different to what they had expected earlier. the language barrier for instance is one of the reasons for quite a few problems. it becomes even serious for those families with only basic language skills and no assured job or income. in this context it really hurts to see, how naive some of them could be to think that all will work out without fundamental preparation. but there are also a number of really successful and impressing stories which demonstrate as well that you can achieve a great deal if you are willing to take some risk.

one of my good friends is in a comparable situation right now. he has left germany and moved with his wife from bonn to washington dc in the us. in his blog he documents his experiences in the form of a field report which is far more interesting and entertaining than the above mentioned tv series. try out the stories about the hollywood principle for finding a job or the garbage disposal