• Off (line) to Freiburg

    Okay! Now I've only got to disassemble the bed and put the computer into a packing case and I'm ready to go.

    Obviously, there'll be no broadband connection waiting for me in Freiburg, so it may get a bit silent around here over the next days. But I promise to give you a life sign as soon as I get my internet connection back.

    See you folks soon!

    PS: From what film (that just comes to my mind) does that line come from:

    I gave him the wrong finger! I gave him the wrong finger!

  • Southpark of Warcraft

    Ah, yes! Now I know what WoW is all about!

    And I guess that, when SouthPark dedicates a whole episode to World of Warcraft, it's become mainstream.

    Now I really have to try it myself. As soon as when I get my DSL connection. Thanks to Deutsche Telekom, that could very well be already this year.

  • A picture does say more

    "Explaining" something doesn't have to mean filling sheets of paper or presentation slides with text. Setting words aside helps preventing language problems. It spares the author from making necessary translations (and the subsequent corrections) and the reader the effort of comprehending a written description.

    The wordless pancake recipe@N00 is a good example. I'll give it a try as soon as our new kitchen is ready.

    (via Signal vs. Noise)

  • Thank god for SessionSaver

    I'm so glad that rue" made the "SessionSaver Firefox extension

    SessionSaver restores your browser exactly as you left it, every startup, every time. Not even a crash will phase it. Windows, tabs, even things you were typing -- they're all saved. Use the menu to add + remove sessions; right, shift, or middle-clicking will delete. "Simple mode" for peace of mind, or "Expert mode" for advanced flexibility. Just Click. Install. Rad.

    Rad indeed! The plugin not only allows me to start the day with exactly the same browser tabs I left off with the day before, but it particularly saves my nerves when Firefox crashes every second time Javascript closes a popup window.

  • Wollen und Haben

    (Update: Translation added below)

    Cruiser zielte nach Freiburg, traf mich mit seinem Stöckchen aber noch in Philippsburg (ich zieh erst am WE um). Hey! Und jetzt hab ich auch noch eins von Tosi abbekommen!

    Folgende drei Listen wollen ausgefüllt werden. Alors:

    h3. Fünf Dinge, die ich habe, aber nicht will:

    • Eine defekte Playstation
    • Allergien (Katzenhaare und Heuschnupfen)
    • Verantwortung für Windows-Server
    • Übergewicht (offenbar ein gängiges Thema)
    • PUR-CDs
      h3. Fünf Dinge, die ich will, aber nicht habe:

    • Einen DSL-Anschluss in Freiburg

    • Ein frisch gezapftes Guinness
    • Fertig gepackte Umzugskartons
    • Den "Colbert Report" im ZDF, im Originalton
    • Schönes Herbstwetter

    h3. Fünf Dinge, die ich nicht habe und auch nicht will:

    • Langeweile
    • Noch mehr Allergien
    • Windows Vista
    • Inkompetente Kollegen
    • Eine Beziehung wie ein altes Ehepaar

    Das war gar nicht so einfach! Das Stöckchen werfe ich weiter zu Kai, Carolin und Andy

    h2. Translation:

    h3. Five things I have but do not want

    • A defunct Playstation
    • Allergies (cat hair and hay fever)
    • Responsibility for Windows servers
    • Overweight (obviously a common theme)
    • "PUR" CDs

    h3. Five things I want but do not have

    • A DSL connection in Freiburg
    • A freshly draft Guinness
    • Readily packed packing cases
    • The "Colbert Report" on german tv
    • Nice autumn weather

    h3. Five things I do not have and do not want

    • Boredom
    • Even more allergies
    • Windows Vista
    • Incompetent colleagues
    • A relationship like an old couple