On Thursday night I should have been on the fourth concert of the new “Drive Me Mad!” tour by Fiddler’s Green in Cologne. I intended to go there by train, so I would be able to drink a beer and might even catch some sleep on the way back. Hurricane Kyrill didn’t like these plans, … [Read more…]
What a hype! Congratulations to my marketing colleagues at Apple Computer Inc.
Since it was only present in the German Wikipedia, I created a translation for the English Wikipedia: The Woman Acceptance Factor (WAF) is the playful estimation of the acceptance or refusal of a new acquisition by the significant other. It relies on the cliché that men are driven by a certain geekyness when it comes … [Read more…]
I don’t know where Dirk found this list, but for summing up the year it seems an adequate collection. So here we go: Gained or lost weight? Gained – but stable now Longer or shorter hair? No change Nearsighted or farsighted? Recent check showed increased nearsightedness – as a result I got new fancy glasses … [Read more…]
Shortly after I moved into this new appartment, the landlord put a shared satellite dish on the roof. Given the technical infrastructure in this house all I could install was a single receiver, so the switch to satellite-TV (all I ever had before was cable-TV) brought some previously unknown inconveniences, especially the need to program … [Read more…]
I had a speaking engagement in Frankfurt the last two days, and I decided to take the ICE train. The ride to Frankfurt was nonstop and took exactly 99 minutes, at a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), and since we started rather early the better part of the journey was during sunrise. About … [Read more…]
Hello, I’m a Mac. Not voluntarily though. From my point of view, compared to other PC’s Mac’s are overprized and appeal mostly to design considerations. However to facilitate certain tests for one of our products in the office we needed a Mac. We have a 4-year-old iMac, which we abused to run OS X a … [Read more…]
It’s starting again…
I’m sorry, this only works in German. But maybe you get the joke when I tell you that the German word for ballpen is “Kugelschreiber”. Thanks to Jörg who came up with this spontaneously when he saw the pen lying around at my desk. If you ever need a translator English/German/German/English get a quote from … [Read more…]
I was really angry and personally disappointed last May when a co-worker, who was new to the industry and got all his teaching at our company, quit and joined a competitor. Yesterday I learned that he has jumped horses again. Good riddance!