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Moonlight Sonata

October 16th, 2009 No comments

To be honest, I find most classical music to be plain boring. But a number of compositions stand out, being absolutely brilliant and I love listening to them. One of them being the Moonlight Sonata from Beethoven. I heard some people saying that music is similar to mathematics; well I never could really see why. In this video, the music is visualised in a way I’ve not seen before and while I still not necessarily see a connection to Math, it certainly has a beautiful structure to it, besides the music itself. Just watch it:

Plain beautiful.

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People are stupid

September 19th, 2009 1 comment

Just discovered The Amazing Atheist. Really great stuff, and as such, of course attracting a whole lot of incredibly stupid people. There’s been stupid people since the dawn of time, but why are they allowed to comment on the internet? That’s one of the reasons I don’t like games like WOW; the sheer amount of kiddies and people too stupid that they should be allowed to ever articulate themselves are constantly yelling their opinions at you. It just hurts reading most of the video comments. Great example:

“i made mine its just your mind set is set to a 10 year olds you had to resort to saying eat shit and die seriously how old are you? can you not have a debate without swearing

fucking reatrd!!!!!¹

I’d wish people like that were intelligent enough for a short time to see what they’d been writing, so they would shoot themselves out of shame and help evolution of mankind.

And by the way, I can really recommend this video about the US being the land of the brave and free.

¹The comment was taken from this video.

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See also: Linux Hater’s Blog

March 18th, 2009 No comments

Although I am somewhat of the Linux4ever faction, I’d never say that there are not many problems with it (just not as bad as in Windows). In fact, I really hate fundamentalists claiming everything is fine (and everything else bad), regardless of coming from Linux, religion or whatever. Because fundamentalism leads to stagnation, ignorance, and ultimately demise.

Fact is, there are a lot of problems with Linux, as with every complex software/community. And some of them are even specific for Linux and won’t occur in Windows (and vice versa). Yet, saying e.g. ubuntu is all shiny out of pure rejection for Windows is not helping anyone. But, like in every community where people think they are on the “morally correct” side, it attracts a lot of these single-eyed fundamentalists.

This is why I utterly enjoy the Linux Haters’s Blog: It’s flaming the most common problems of Linux all of us encountered in an absolutely ridiculous way, which is not only enjoyable to read, but makes visible the big problems existing within it. Sometimes it just needs someone to absolutely mock your believes or way of thinking, so you can notice: “Hey, something might be going the wrong way”. If you are able to break your habits and read the problems hidden behind this hilarious (and most of the time absolutely funny) flames, you will see that there is truth in it, even if exaggerated – or maybe because it’s so exaggerated. For example, have a look at the articles on Gnome apps (funny as hell) or KDE4 (to the point).

Recommended for every Linux fan, especially for the Linux fundamentalists: The Linux Hater’s Blog

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See also: Lucid Dreaming the Python Way

March 17th, 2009 1 comment

Coming back from Cuba, a dear colleague surprised me with his “side”-studies: supporting lucid dreaming via his mobile. He has done some very interesting studies on how to use the motion detection of his mobile to identify the REM-phases, and thus using an alert system to enable lucid dreaming. In my opinion, this is not only a fascinating idea, but he has come up with some remarkable effort and well-thought ideas, culminating in a python-software he wrote for his mobile.

I recommend reading his blog for anyone interested in his progress, or the idea of lucid dreaming in general. And, for giving him his first trackback and to show appreciation for mentioning me 😉 a link to his first article.


Oh yes, I haven’t yet put up the Cuba pictures, so sue me 😛