In which I extol the virtues of Munich and Bavarian Beer.
Ever since cleaning up some of my posts on here, I've been thinking about my Martini Chronicles and whether I should add yet another update. For those who aren't familiar with what they
We're deep into spring, which was a great excuse to go ahead and do some spring cleaning on here and with all the other stuff I tend to self-host lately. To set the
For some reason I missed the trailer to the new Alien: Covenant picture. It looks alright by me, but what I really liked about it was a subdued cover version of Nat King
So, 2016, right? What a roller-coaster. Leonard Cohen died. Fortunately, he managed to release one final album, out of which emerged my personal song of the year. I hope you all have a
It's day two after the US elections, and after a bit of time to digest what went down here, it's time to jot down a few thoughts. They might be linked in some
"River of Ink", the debut novel of Brit Paul M.M. Cooper, is a marvel. I'd not heard of the man until he did his Reddit AMA a few months back,
It's the middle of July, and for everyone familiar with the progression of months, they'll be aware that August will follow suit. For me that means that my yearly Evernote subscription will renew.
There is this place in Vienna called "Oben", which basically means "at the top". It actually is at the top of a building, namely the main building of the
To everyone who knows me a bit, the revelation that I'm partial to pork roasts will be no revelation at all. But, I adhere to a kind of roast that's unusual for Austria
What happens when a machine learns to watch films? If you've ever wondered, you'll find this article fascinating. If you've never wondered, you'll find it interesting still.
The last half year or so I've slowly made my way into blogging again. One of my plans was to consolidate all the various blogs that I forked out of this one back
It’s 2016 and this is my first blog post of the year. I’m writing it on this blog that served me so well for almost 13 years. The domain, which I
It’s been a while since I wrote end-of-year lists, but in light of my re-emergence on this very (digital) soil, I’ll give it a shot this year. I’m taking my
Before I started writing more again, the latest blogpost on here was one about Christmas. Short and quite to the point. Despite its almost three year tenure as this blog’s top post,
According to venerated bard George Orwell, eleven factors determine the perfect cup of tea. My favourite is this one, not least because my family has been doing it the other way round forever:
One of the things that’s been irking me for the last couple of years is how easy it is to just throw a thought out there, just a single line of something,
I’ve been listening to podcasts, on and off, for the better part of ten years now and while in the early days it was quite a bit cumbersome to get your latest
A few days ago users of Mailbox and Carousel, two very different services, saw e-mails in their inbox telling them about the impending sunsetting of said services. Mailbox was a rather innovative approach
Looking through my logs, I realized that some of the things I wrote on here many years ago still get quite some views. And sometimes it’s for the funnest of reasons. I
I have a thing for using apps that seemingly make my life easier, but which ultimately just take a large chunk out of my day. And I mean every day. Here’s an
I’m a big fan of self-hosted software, testament to which is a project called Self-hosted web I started a few years ago. Admittedly, I haven’t reviewed a whole lot of new
It’s been more than three years since I last published anything about technology (it was a post where I expressed my distaste for Instagram on Android, a notion that persists to this
I recently went into the Styrian alps with my family and did some actual hiking. When I was younger, my father used to go hiking with me quite a bit. Being the lazy