Random Wisdom

A collection of 8 posts

Apr 24, 2007

On distractions

The more avid readers of this website may have noticed a scandalous lack of postings lately. And if there were postings, they were uninspired regurgitations of images, links or, well, nothing much at

Apr 10, 2007

I hope it stays alive

These days, when 90 percent of the comments I receive on here are spam comments (of course not counting the ones already captures by my Spam plugin Akismet), even nice little notes in

Mar 21, 2007

Cold hands in cold gloves

Sometimes it takes you ages to find out things you actually should have noticed right away. Today I noticed the following about myself: When I put my cold hands into my cold gloves,

Feb 13, 2007

What I found out

Last week, while waiting for a contemporary Swedish dance show to start, I suddenly realized that I know the word fish in five languages: fish Fisch fisk sakana piscis Must be the Swedish

Jan 13, 2006

Automated French Fries

When you sit on a train for eight hours, you start noticing strange things. For example that woman whose hat looks like something just died on her head. On my latest day-travel I

Dec 31, 2005

EOY posting

Well, every site and their pure HTML grandma has published best-of, worst-of, biggest-of, whatnot-of lists of 2005, conveying what I’ve been fearing for the last few weeks, but which will become gruesome

Nov 10, 2005

The Starbucks Challenge Part II

Well, after yesterday’s foray into the world of clueless baristas, I managed to get another impression of the Austrian Starbucks fair trade policy today. As I was meeting with a friend at

Nov 9, 2005

The Starbucks Challenge

A while back, Green LA Girl, a Californian blogger, started the Starbucks Challenge. It was about Starbucks and a promise they had made in their official policy [PDF], namely that, when asked, they’