Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Time to say goodbye

I just seperated from all the interesting life-forms I have been sharing a fridge with. Unfortunateyl they started to take too much space, so I finally divorced from the herb-butter I shared my life with for about two years, the Terrine-au-lapin with which I shared fond memories of a holiday in france four years ago, the trusty swedish fish cream who accompanied me for so many months...

Now I am ready to move on and develop fresh emotional bonds with new interesting food items which develop fresh and interesting personalities in the next years.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Beim sinnlosen herumgoogeln gefunden: Die Kochschlampe hat ein paar nette Rezepte und lustige Kommentare. Mal schauen, ob sie in der Blogroll bleibt...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The problem being an atheist you cannot blame a deity for things...

Even though I handed in my thesis and started looking for a job, does not mean I believe anything will change, it just will be better paid which makes it easier to have short term fun. On the long run, it still does not make sense.

Having to learn for exams does not really put me into the best of moods. I have to fill my brain with stuff completely unrelated with my thesis, which I will immedeately forget after the exam. So completely useless... As you cannot fail the exam, I should have the cojones to just go there, tell the profs how useless it all is and that I preferr to spend my time drunk somewhere warm. But as usual, I don't have the cojones to do it and will play safe. And be frustrated.

This is post number 666 btw...

Monday, November 19, 2007

What happened so far...

This morning I had a job interview at Siemens, which I think went quite positive. This afternoon I handed in my thesis to my advisor and the second revisor. Tonight I'll probably will get drunk. So far a successful day...

Monday, November 12, 2007

The colourful world of ebay

You just can't make this stuff up...

Sunday, November 11, 2007


“At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, one minute of silence will be observed to mark the signing of the Armistice and to remember all those who fell in the cause of their nations.”

At 11:11, 11.11. in germany carnival starts. But I think it's unrelated...

A post two days late...

The 9th of November is sometimes referred to as Schicksalstag (day of fate) in german history. A lot of stuff happened at a 9th of november...:

  • 1848 - During the german revolution the democrat Robert Blum is executed in Vienna by monarchists. He soon becomes the most famous martyr of the 48 revolution, and soon is forgotten (I never heard of him before...)

  • 1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm resigns. Philipp Scheideman proclaimed the republic at 14:00, two hours later the Soviet Republic of Germany was declared by Karl Liebknecht...

  • 1923 - The Hitler-Ludendorf-Putsch (also known as Beer-Hall-Putsch). It failed, Hitler was sentenced to only 5 years of Festungshaft (the more comfortable jail) because of his patriotic motives. Hitler only served 8 months of the 5 years...

  • 1938 - Kristallnacht, the first large Progrom against jewish people in germany and austria.

  • 1989 - Fall of the Berlin Wall.

And we do celebrate the Inventor's day... It is the assumed birthday of Hedy Lamarr, who as most sources say was born (as Hedwig Kiessler) on November the 9th 1913, 1914 or 1915. Or maybe at the 9. September, as in the birth certificate it first was written IX and later corrected to XI.

Hedy Lamarr was claimed to be the world's most beautiful woman by her Holywood Producers. Groucho Marx once said after leaving one of her films "I hate it if the male lead has bigger boobies than the female...". Together with George Antheil, composer of a Ballet pour instruments mecaniques et percussion
(for 16 mechanical pianos, percussion, sirenes and a plane propeller, according to the FAZ the loudest concert in the history of mankind...) and a self claimed experts on adenoids, who wanted to enlare Lamarr's breasts with lotions invented by himself, (to remind you of the beginning of this phrase: it started "Together with George Antheil") she invented the frequency hopping method of spread sprectrum techniques and had a patent for it. Unfortunately it wouldn't have worked... There is a nice article on FAZ.net, which deconstructs some of the otherwise nice story :-)

As last words of this post, a quote from Miss Lamarr:
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Friday, November 09, 2007


A prototype for a LED tail-light for a DKW 1000S (and probably also my DKW F8...). This 1W LED is really bright...

Monday, November 05, 2007

Remember, remember the Fifth of November

A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!

Happy Guy Fawkes Night everybody :-)