Monday, 4 February 2008

New home page

I learned today that the starting page of a web page is the home page, which means the whole web presence is not the home page. I created a new home page today with a nice picture (at least I like it). I wrote a few welcoming words on the second page, which you get to when you click on the picture and I also updated my “About” section.

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Saturday, 19 January 2008

Facebook - Face it!

I struggled with myself and came to the conclusion, that since Facebook it is really easy to end a relationship. You make a few clicks and suddenly in your mini-feed appears the message for all to see: XY is no longer listed as in a relationship. And I did it! But behold! I did not do it to end my relationship with my boy-friend, I did it to gain more distance from my relationship with Facebook. After reading an eye opening article on The Guardian home page. After reading it, I deleted all of my data and all applications. I know that on any server thousands of kilometers away there might be all my data still available. But it was the only thing I could do in the meantime.

Today I deleted my Visual Bookshelf. I had a few things saved on there and needed to copy them. Then I saw the picture on the left. According to Facebook I just broke up with someone so of course they would throw ads at me, which mach that criteria. I also saw an ad about a girls get away. That might be fun!
Something funny happened yesterday. I received an email from Ferrero (you know, Ferrero Rocher, the Kinder stuff etc.), that I won a trip to America with two of my friends! Awesome! I have no idea when, how or if it will happen. I have to phone them on Monday! I cannot wait to do that. I will be wide awake at 8 am I guess, trying to get someone on the phone (Ah! It is 9 am in Austria then! Perfect!). I already forgot, that I took part in that sweepstake (seems to be the proper English word ...) and the letter via mail did not get to me.
On Monday I borrowed three books from the library. I had 20 minutes to kill in the city (I had to wait for the pharmacist to take care of me prescription. Strange system they have in the UK!) and went to the library. If I had more time I would have probably ended up with 10.
D and S visited us over New Year and it was great fun and joy! Thank you again for stopping by! We went to Oxford, Camden Market, Tate Modern Area, saw Big Ben and the other stuff (Squares etc.). I was too lazy to sort my pictures, let alone to post-process them. I am trying to read as much as I can, because there is so much I want to read! So little time, so many books! On Wednesday I bought Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for 50p. It is thinner than expected. I will try to fit it in somewhere between my other three books.

I like to be in America!
O.K. by me in America!
Ev'rything free in America
For a small fee in America!

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Saturday, 15 December 2007

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Short summary (really VERY short!): The huge amount of choices we got is responsible for depression in the western world.
The video is really interesting. You should watch it!
Btw: I am sorry for not blogging in the last few weeks. I am simply too lazy! Work is really exhausting and the internet is just too fast for me right now. I hope I will dedicate some time for a nice update. In the meantime ... WATCH! :)

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Tuesday, 4 December 2007

50th post: George Carlin - Religion is bullshit

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Tuesday, 6 November 2007


I put some pictures on flickr (London 2007 set). I did not make post processing as I am just too lazy and too grouchy for that.
Album of the day: Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! (can be downloaded from his home page, either for free or for $5)


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Tuesday, 18 September 2007


Our home is finally online and I am totally overwhelmed by all the stuff I have to do. In order to get things done I chose, as always, multi-tasking, in which I am not that good anymore. Thanks to one month without the internet at hand 24/7.
What else did happen? I tried the local choir. It was just like back in the days in Austria. We will be singing something from Benjamin Britten. One has to roll the 'r' in a special way, which I never did before. But it is fun and the people are very nice!
Nothing else is happening apart from a bit of a sickness but not too bad, just feeling not good. I should do some workout anytime soon to improve my immune system.
Ah! By the way! Diggnation is going to be in London on the 3rd October at The Future of Web Apps Conference. And I will be there too when they record the show. Yesssss.
Well that's that ...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Douglas Adams

I recently started to read The Salmon of Doubt, the last book published from Douglas Adams. It contains interesting pieces he wrote during his sadly too short career for magazines and such. Adams is one of the original founders of the h2g2 homepage. I just visited it for the first time. I will have to take a deep look inside it. If you read all the other books from him, The Salmon of Doubt is the perfect dessert.

Back in 1971, Douglas lay drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, thinking about the galaxy and how you might find your way around it. His solution, the 'Guide', was an ingenious device that offered advice about almost any place, object, entity or event you might care to name - all at the convenience of your fingertips. This vision is now approaching reality on the Internet [...].


Thursday, 29 March 2007

Adobe Creative Suite 3

Did I, or did I not write about the new icons of Adobe's Creative Suite 3? I did not. But recently the news are talking about the Suite of the suites.

So I visited the Homepage of Adobe. They have a brilliant (Flash) Image Site for the Creative Suite and its different packages. You can somewhat try the new programmes. But it is more of a game than a real demo. I like the Rubik's cube thing, in which they present the content of the package. Since I was a kid, I am fascinated by this cube.
They kicked GoLive and welcomed Dreamweaver, they forgot about FreeHand and kept Illustrator. I tend to say that I know FreeHand better than Illustrator, because that is the application we learned at school. I hardly ever use Illustrator because I am all but a designer! I am more the InDesign/Acrobat person. Photoshop just for basic use. I once made a chair full and did other retouching things, which was hard, because I never did anything like that before and it was a major client for the company, at which I worked then. I do not know much about other stuff from the Adobe Macromedia mixture, because I am not using programmes for video editing and such.
But I did write about Kuler and this thing is somewhat integrated in Illustrator (at least the functionality). I did not see it myself, I just read it somewhere.
AND! The big yes! They did it! They finally went Universal! (Some programmes are only running on Mac machines with Intel processor. But it „only“ affects video post production programmes.)

Update: The Joy of Tech comic about buying the new Adobe Creative Suite

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Friday, 19 January 2007

Creative Subway Maps

I like Subway Maps and when they are creative or showing us things that might happen, they are even better! "Stumbled upon" one after ignoring the Questions about Life movie (Le Grande Content). Daring Fireball is mentioned, which was some kind of weird for me. Seems like I do not know very much about web trends.

The original post can be found here and the rest of the great stuff is here.


Saturday, 13 January 2007


Originally uploaded by .·˙ƒain˙·..
Ad on the hp of the Erste Bank/Sparkasse.
It is about managing your money. But what have two bunnys »gettin' it on« to do with that? Maybe you can tell me.
Die Mehrzahl von Geld means The plural of money.
By the way, I am totally crazy watching Craig Ferguson on Hilarious!


Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Kuler from Adobe Labs

If you want to find the perfect matching colours for your new homepage or blog, try Kuler. You give it a Base Colour and you're getting four which are somewhat related to each other. Change to Complementary for example in the menu above and you're getting said. You can also add your own specific four colours. And finally: Create an account and publish your favourite combinations. Play around and enjoy (web)colour.
More details at Veerle's blog (=via).

Above you see the complementary colours to my background colour (leftmost). As you can see I almost chose the "right" ones for the rest of my homepage. ;)

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