For the first time in my career at the university of Vienna, I checked out the history department’s computer room. It’s not exactly easy to get in there though. You have to leave your student’s ID with the secretary, fill out a form, sign it, and are then entitled to receive a key with which you can then unlock the nine portals to hell. Uh, I mean, the computer room door. The advantage of such a procedure is that you’ve got the whole room to yourself. You can sing and shout while checking your mail. Which I did of course. And since it looked rather spooky in there with just my monitor on and the lights off, I whipped out my cameraphone in order to present to you The Computer Room:
The fact that my phone doesn’t handle bright computer monitors very well probably adds to the spookiness. Or to be more precise, the bright monitor may be the only reason to call this image spooky. In all factualness, this image really isn’t spooky at all, it’s just a product of extremely poor lighting, a poor cameraphone and too much goddamn time.
PS: I’m thrilled that my spell checker didn’t pick up “factualness”. I seriously thought I had just invented that.