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…]
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…]
After 21 years working and playing in an exclusively DOS and Windows driven environment, the author switches to Macintosh.
I am pretty sure that a “Pizza Diabolo” should have article number 666. In today’s lunch order it turned out to be aricle number 444, which was sort of anticlimatic.
Danke! Ulrich Mühe on Wikipedia
At the age of 16 I taught myself a little guitar. Ever since then, I played – sometimes more, sometimes less, but at a certain point all autodidactic efforts came to a stop. For my last birthday, friends and family gave me some money to get professional guitar lessons. And in about 30 minutes I … [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…]
Myself to Sean when he took photos of the Eiffel tower at night: Michael: What resolution does your phone have? Sean: 3 Megapixels
This is not Bill Gates. It’s me, ca. 1980, at the age of 13, maybe 14. Among the Christmas presents by my mother was a CD with digitized slides (Wikipedia article on photographic slides for the younger readers) she found during a recent home improvement cleanup. The CD contained various undated images, the oldest one … [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…]