The world according to Sven-S. Porst
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Just a few ramblings.
You may feel smug when remembering to put your clothes into the washing machine before leaving home. Hint: I usually don't and then remember upon returning home at night when this may be a bit too noisy.
You definitely feel less clever when realising that the wash load contained some trousers whose pocket holds your bike key...
No real harm done, of course. Just a manifestation of Göttingen Syndrome.
I finished reading Feuersteins Drittes, a travel book. Quite amusing. It's not a real travel book, though. And the cover art looks a bit shabby: You know how sometimes you need to blur a background image a bit, so the text in front of it remains legible? You also know how this turns out really obvious the first time you do it? That's what it looks like. I'm tempted to claim that I did better in Photoshop 2 in times when applying a blur was something you had to wait for.
Tomorrow our department's PhD students along with a few postdocs and a professor are going on a little 'group dynamics' excursion for two days. Afterwards we should at least know what everyone else is doing. Even with a relatively small department this isn't the case now. Probably due to varying areas of interest, lack of a proper common room (there actually is one, but it's not really used; it's not too nice and it's right in front of my office – so I'm quite happy I don't have to witness conversations there all the time) and lack of real postgrad courses other than the workgroups' seminars.
The excursion goes to a place which is just a few dozen kilometres away. That's a bit anti-climactic. And reminds me of primary school classtrips. Perhaps I should buy some 'Prinzenrolle' cookies which some kid always brought on a class trip.
Am I right to assume that EAN/UPC barcode have to be printed with dark ink on a light background? The empirical evidence certainly looks like it. Would it have been so much harder to make them work both ways? I'm tempted to think that's not the case.
I wrote a nice rant about blackboards here the other day. But the combination of our memory starved server and the MarsEdit beta made it go 'Bleep Bleep Bleep' and never return. 'It's kind of --- a bummer!'
October 4, 2004, 1:06
Out & About
- Apr 20 Faber, Mojo
- Apr 21-23 Frankfurt
- Apr 22 see #12, Wiesbaden
- May 5-7 Frankfurt
- May 17 HH.js
- May 25-28 Frankfurt
- Jun 3 Göttingen
- Jun 4 Cardiff
- Jun 5 Bath
- Jun 6-10 Cornwall
- Jun 11-13 Brighton
- Jun 13-14 London
- Jun 15-16 Cambridge
- Jun 17-18 Bremen
- Jul 2 Arcade Fire, Berlin
- Jul 14 Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentlemen, Hafenklang
- Jul 22-23 Frankfurt
- Aug 10-12 Haldern Pop
- Aug 18-20 Göttingen
- Sep 16-17 Freiburg
- Oct 12 Sigur Rós, Hamburg
- Oct 26 Cédric Pescia, Elbphilharmonie
- Nov 26 Herbert Schuch, Elbphilharmonie
- Jan 31 Claire Hugancy, Elbphilharmonie
- Mar 19 Lilit Grigoryan, Elbphilharmonie
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