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May 06 2010

Just noticing a similarity...

The housing crisis was somewhat caused by people not thinking of houses as places to live, but devices to make money (see: house-flipping).

The long-term growth problem is somewhat caused by people not thinking of jobs as means to create value, but as methods of making money.

— nihilocrat,

April 06 2010

Panorama photos with Hugin

December 08 2009


Sonagramm lesen

Falls jemand schon immer lernen wollte, wie man entziffern kann was auf einem Spektrogramm gesagt wurde...
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James Ensor - Man of Sorrow (remember Old Boy?)

November 29 2009

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Mono - Black Rain

November 19 2009

Every time you attempt to parse HTML with regular expressions, the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins, and Russian hackers pwn your webapp.
RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags - Stack Overflow
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March 20 2009


A.I.G. is effectively suing its majority owner, the government, which has an 80 percent stake and has poured nearly $200 billion into the insurer in a bid to avert its collapse and avoid troubling the global financial markets. The company is in effect asking for even more money, in the form of tax refunds. The suit also suggests that A.I.G. is spending taxpayer money to pursue its case, something it is legally entitled to do. Its initial claim was denied by the Internal Revenue Service last year. (

March 09 2009

I guess the only option is to include "-guide -guild". Not a very sensible way of dealing with this kind of annoyance...

Horray for search engines featuring a "don't give me more than I want" option

March 06 2009

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Experienced MIT grad for hire!

February 25 2009

As the chart below shows, the countries that stand to be impacted worst by Eastern European bank deterioration (by being domiciles to investing banks) are Austria, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Sweden, as banks in these countries account for 84% of Eastern European bank claims. And of these, Austria is most on the hook, as E.E. banks account for half of Austria's global bank claims. Specific bank names that have the most exposure include Raiffeisen Bank, Erste Bank, Soc Gen, Unicredit and KBC.

February 12 2009

Coworker #1: When I studied abroad in Germany I was...
Coworker #2 (interrupting): Oh, did you see the Great Wall?
Coworker #1: In China?
Coworker #2: No. (laughs) The one in Germany. Don't they have one in Germany?
Coworker #1: The Berlin wall? That's not there anymore.
Coworker #2: Oh. What a shame.
Overheard in New York
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February 04 2009

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February 01 2009

Salzburg war eine invertierte Mozartkugel. Nicht innen grün und außen braun, sondern umgekehrt.
— Lea Singer, Datum 2/09

January 30 2009


A sense of crisis

The company where I work just laid off the charwoman. It's only a matter of time now until they'll come for me!

January 28 2009

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December 21 2008

Ich bin der Schatten, der die Nacht durchflattert... aka. Ewald

December 03 2008

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November 26 2008

Redefinition von "Kaffeepause": Die Kaffeebohnen sind alle :-/

November 18 2008


John Kenneth Galbraith (1929), "The Great Crash"

Nice read, given these "interesting" times...
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