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
Business trip to Paris. Ethernet-bound internet access in the hotel came at a “bargain” price of 23€/day (alternatively 5€/hour). Since I was in a highrise I hoped to connect to a FON hotspot 2 blocks away, but I didn’t even get its signal. However I got 34 other signals. Unfortunately, none offered open access.
I mean, who needs it? Everyone I ask does not need it, or want it, or both.
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.
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…]
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…]