Thankful for every new book Alzheimer-suffering Sir Terry Pratchett is able to publish, I very much looked forward to the 40th novel in his Discworld cyclus, Raising Steam. Once again, Moist von Lipwig, charismatic scoundrel, director of of the Ankh-Morpork postal service, as well as director of the Royal Bank and the Royal Mint, is … [Read more…]
Every 6 months since 2012, the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, publishes a report about social networks and their relevance and distribution in Germany. While these kind of studies are rather common, the methodology used by the German researches is quite interesting. To see what relevance any given social network has, and how significant the … [Read more…]
September 11, 2001 – a traumatic day for the whole world. Thinking I was there only days before, still makes me shiver. I arrived in Chicago on September 5 – I still have my old passport, showing the entry stamp. I was attending the “Print 01” trade show together with the US partner company of my … [Read more…]
I love public speaking. Passionate presenting in front of 5, 50 or 500 people is what I truly enjoy. So I was very happy when I got asked for a speaking engagement last Saturday. The presentation had to be held in front of a group of just 10 people, but they were probably the toughest … [Read more…]
“If the update frequency on LinkedIn increases drastically in a comparatively short time for any given person, a job change for that person is imminent.” I have witnessed that numerous times lately. It is easier to spot with people who do infrequent updates, but stands true for frequent updaters as well. If a job change … [Read more…]
Reverb is for music, what drop shadows are for graphic design. You should not use it excessively, but it’s cool.
One of the first projects for my new employer is to get the corporate website up and running. The launch is planned for June 30 – until then there is a simple placeholder which got a little polish from me and an embedded Google Analytics code. The page gets barely accessed – which is no … [Read more…]
For the English readers – tweets from top to bottom: We’re glad that we did not clean the windows. Outside, Aachen is sinking. Would have been a waste. Sitting on the balcony with my laptop =) Oh, Doomsday in Aachen. Nice to have met you all.
After 21 years working and playing in an exclusively DOS and Windows driven environment, the author switches to Macintosh.
When I met my new boss (blogpost pending) for the second interview in early April, he had a big grin across his face and laid an iPad in front of me. It must have been one of the first devices in Germany, and it was interesting to put my hands on it. Now that prices … [Read more…]