Category Archives: Technology

Photography before Photoshop

While cycling on La Maddalena, an island off the coast of Sardinia, I came across this beautiful bay: This ugly plant in the center of the picture did however disturb my aesthetic feelings. “No problem, I’ll remove that with Photoshop,” … Continue reading

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Air Travel

The following are some disjointed observations and thoughts I scribbled down while on a Ryanair flight from Bari to Cagliari (both in Italy) on 24 May 2014: Bari Airport. Where you pay more for a piece of cake than you paid for … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (14) Mario Costeja González

Mario Costeja González from Spain won his case against Google before the European Court of Justice regarding the “right to be forgotten”. He had asked Google to remove information from its search results about a repossession in 1998. The underlying debt has … Continue reading

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Sad Things (10) :-(

When I press the 1 button on my phone three times while writing a text message, my phone always tries to suggest that I want to write :-( instead of :-). I wonder why my phone has such a negative … Continue reading

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What People on Twitter think about Me

To be continued, I assume. Yes, I thought that some people couldn’t stop themselves:

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Utility Outage

This week, I was without electricity (and thus without internet) for half a day after a thunderstorm, I ran out of gas in the kitchen, and I haven’t had water all weekend after the pipe leading to my neighborhood burst. After this experience, … Continue reading

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Ambulance on Sark

Sark, one of the Channel Islands, doesn’t have cars. People move around mostly on bicycle. There are also some horse-drawn carriages and a few tractors, mainly to pick up supplies from the harbour. There are so few people that license … Continue reading

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Don’t be stingy with the translator!

Sometimes, or more specifically when I am about to run out of money, I work as a translator (for English and German). Although I’d much rather translate spy novels, as a lawyer I am of course most qualified for legal … Continue reading

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How to avoid NSA surveillance

Are you also tired of the NSA (and others) spying on you all the time? Are you worried about the heaps of data they are trying to collect? Do you also suck at technology and have no idea how to … Continue reading

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The End of Al-Qaeda

You could almost feel sorry for Al-Qaeda. Ten years ago, these terrorists were able to make the world tremble with shock and awe (which you can’t really blame them for, because what else would be the purpose of a terrorist … Continue reading

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