• Habemus iPhone

    It had to happen. And you didn't expect me to withstand the temptation, did you? Thought so. So I'm an iPhone owner now.

    The only thing so far I'm not really happy about so far is the battery life. In my backpack, I always carry the charger and USB cable.

    But everything else is at least interesting if not totally amazing. The touch UI is great, and with time, I also manage typing text without missing every second virtual key.

    The applications I installed first were Instapaper, NetNewsWire, Evernote and, of course, Super Monkey Ball.

    To distract people like my precious from the reasons "gadget mania" and "Apple fanboyism", I'm trying out Omni Outliner, both on the Mac and on the iPhone. And to keep productivity from reaching unhealthy limits, I also installed Twinkle. As an interesting fact, both applications use the GPS function to be more effective.

    I'm looking forward to more interesting applications, but for me the iPhone already is a better tool than my Nokia E61 ever has been.

    PS: Because of the idiots at T-Mobile, I had to get a new cell phone number. If you still have my old Vodafone number (or even the long dead O2 number), please email me!

  • Simon's cat does it again

    It's that animal again that every cat lover recognizes as his own! This time, Simon answers the question often asked by bewildered visitors: "How come your cat has her own couch while you don't?"

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s13dLaTIHSg]

    (Via fudder)

  • Chainsaw Maid

    This is especially for Kai: A claymation movie about a zombie-splattering maid!

    (Warning: Not for the faint of heart.)

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-tNXxTRBA&hl=en&fs=1]

    (Via Nerdcore)

  • How to apply for a job, the non-boring way

    Good gracious, how I envy those design types. With the applications I get, I'm already happy when there are no spelling or grammar errors in them.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KFCfZsu5Gc&hl=en&fs=1]

    And can you imagine that there actually are people that would like to get a Linux system administration job without mentioning Linux in their application?

    (via Core77)

  • Interesting thought...

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    Okay, I guess, Carolin will inhibit my curiosity. But, when she's old enough to carry a screwdriver, I will teach Amalia how to get into the heart of things. She certainly already knows how to get into our hearts.