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…]
It is day 3 after the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland brought the European air traffic down. My friend Lorna from Scotland was the first to report about it, and she told me about the chaos on British airports. Now the choas spreads slowly across the rest of Europe, with our own chancellor stranded in Lisboa. … [Read more…]
So this blog was not touched since July 2007, and in those 17 months there were 75k successfully intercepted spam comments. Bandwidth is far too cheap it seems.
BoingBoing has a post on the person who photographed the new Harry Potter book. The person obviously forgot to manipulate/erase the EXIF metadata, so the camera type and serial number is known. The real dynamite (at least for me) lies in the quote of a Canon official: “From what we know, the device is one … [Read more…]
These have been eventful weeks. I have been traveling a lot, been visiting a dealer and one of his customers in Austria, and I spent several days at a tradeshow in Rome. There, however, my already tattered knee got worse, and I had to take rather strong medication and keep it absolutely calm in order … [Read more…]
Today is the fourth day after a bicycle accident I had. Fortunately it happened without another party involved – otherwise it might have been even worse. I cycled downhill and had to take a right turn at a crossing – a spot I pass twice each day. Since it hasn’t rained since April 1st the … [Read more…]
For the first time in many years I realized a few days ago that St. Patricks Day is coming up – usually this only occurs to me a couple of weeks later. I was looking forward to spend the evening today in one of our three Irish pubs in town and have lots of music, … [Read more…]
Myself to Sean when he took photos of the Eiffel tower at night: Michael: What resolution does your phone have? Sean: 3 Megapixels
I mean, who needs it? Everyone I ask does not need it, or want it, or both.