Archive for the ‘Media/Art’ category

Here comes just a quick movie recommendation of a film that I haven’t even seen so far but am quite excited about. I am talking about the documentary “Home” by the French journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. It captures the beauty and diversity of the earth and shows the negative impact of the human culture in aerial […]

Let’s rock the ukulele

April 28th, 2009

Yes, I did it! I bought an ukulele. I have to admit that I was heavily influence by Tom Hodgkinson but I was looking for something like that for a while (until recently I considered to buy a melodica) and just missed the final push to buy it. The ukulele is a perfect solution if […]

R.I.P. George Carlin

June 23rd, 2008

George Carlin, the disputed libertine comedian, died last Sunday in the age of 71. Man, we will miss your awesome humor.

SPIEGEL archive freely accessible

February 13th, 2008

As announced recently Europes biggest magazine DER SPIEGEL (trans. = “The mirror” – not to confuse with “The Mirror” in UK!) made today articles of SPIEGEL (including sub-magazines and their lexicon) and Manager Magazin at wissen.spiegel.de online available for the public. The material is still copyrighted but it is a huge knowledge dump as the […]

I wrote some time ago about the new law for data retention in Germany. It passed all hurdles and will come into effect starting from the 1st January 2008. The connection meta data (phone, cell phone, internet) of all citizen of Germany will be stored for six month then. A law suit against this law […]

24C3 – report part 1 – intro

December 27th, 2007

Today the 24 Chaos Communication Congress (24C3) the annually hacker meeting organized by the Chaos Computer Club started in Berlin. Here you can find lots of inspiring talks, cool workshops and interesting people. Hacking (in the broadest sense), making, privacy and politic issues and many other topics are covered. The theme”Volldampf voraus” (German for “full […]

DER SPIEGEL (“the mirror” in German), Europe’s biggest magazine, will open its archive beginning of 2008. As announced the publisher’s subsidiary company SPIEGELnet and the Wissen Media Group will set up SPIEGEL Wissen. There the SPIEGEL articles starting from 1947 will be combined with content from Wikipedia and the Bertelsmann-Lexika. Only the current issue needs […]

Wikipedia license update

December 2nd, 2007

As Lawrence Lessig reports Wikipedia has made a resolution to update it’s license and make it compatible with a Creative Commons license: It is hereby resolved that: The Foundation requests that the GNU Free Documentation License be modified in the fashion proposed by the FSF to allow migration by mass collaborative projects to the Creative […]