Google Press Releases

Google Blogoscoped has some hilarious Google Headlines You Don’t Want to Read. My favourite is: April 21, 2006 Google No Longer Indexing Non-Adult Content; Larry Page: “We focus on the top 10 search words now”

It's official now…

… I’m a “color specialist”. The latest issue of the influential magazine of the German Reprographic Association published an article about a seminar I held and gave me that title. Seems my lecture about applied color theory impressed them after all. Reality check: duh – my business card still says something else 🙂

Life looks better in wide-angle

I just returned from my summer vacation. It was planned for two weeks, but we had to return after one week for reasons which don’t belong here. I had prepared two posts in WordPress and set a creation date in the future so that they should give the impression that I’m on-line. National law forces … [Read more…]

Life looks better through sunglasses

I love sunglasses! Not only do they protect the eyes (I’m kind of sensible to bright light) – no the whole world looks better through them! The colors – though darker – are more rich, intense. The whole impression is much more “textured”, much more “real”. Reality itself virtually fades if not seen through sunglasses. … [Read more…]

Allowed or not?

Well, what does Microsoft wants to tell me here? Has it been allowed, as the green icon and the bold text indicates? Or has it been blocked, as the explanation states? Is it spyware-free as the last line implies? Even more funny is that the program in question is the Yahoo toolbar for Internet Explorer … [Read more…]

Mostly harmless

A website is a wonderful new invention that allows people you neither know nor care about to inform you what they had for breakfast this morning without all that tedious mocking about in the postal system. When I first heard of the Hitchhiker-Movie (Hollywood Site, International site [recommended]), I had the impulse to re-read the … [Read more…]

Think big, print bigger!

What a week! I really really needed that Pentecost Holiday. Last week, Canon introduced its new imagePROGRAF large format inkjet printers and I was pretty involved in that event. On top of that, I had to run our international support since our English speaking support guys were on a week long training. I can tell … [Read more…]

Going ballistic

I came about a couple of sites and plugins which dealt with geographic coordinates, to draw maps of blogs near your location or add the geographic position of commenters. There is even a special META tag to go into the head-section of a site, which lists its coordinates. The name of the tag is ICBM. … [Read more…]

Captain's log, stardate 318346.75

Day two of my journey into the blogosphere (a word which I actually don’t like too much – it just doesn’t sound “right” to me). The response so far has been – Ahem – overwhelming. Apart from (blog-)search-engine spiders – I had only three presumably human visitors so far, including Mark who gained the prize … [Read more…]