Category Archives: EN

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Live from Iceland? Yep!

Turns out the webcam at Jökulsárlón is indeed live. Here am I yesterday around half past five in the afternoon: (click to see full size) … in my lime shirt with the “Free Shrugs …” motto and brown corduroys. // … Continue reading

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When in Rome …

Strange, the parents – especially the native Icelandic mother – of this 10-year old girl (related English article by The Guardian) should have been aware of the naming rules here in Iceland. What’s the big deal? Usually Icelanders have first … Continue reading

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Dearest Icelanders, I have a confession to make

As a bearded alien I have lived among you for some years now. Wearing shorts as early as March and sometimes walking barefoot down Laugavegur I have shaped your visitors’ conception of “Icelanders”. But whatcha gonna do about it? Other … Continue reading

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Hey America(*), how are you?

(*) … well, I mean the USA of course. Apologies to the rest (and majority) of Americans on the twin-continent. But for the scope of this blog post I’ll continue this way. Thanks for your hospitality, America. It’s now been … Continue reading

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Keep it real, tough guys

So Obama did a workout in a gym at the hotel in Warsaw (Poland) and the video “leaked”. Big deal! What’s the issue? He’s a busy man and lifting weights other than your own body weight isn’t exactly going to … Continue reading

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Macklemore anti-semitic because he looks like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

My significant other pointed me to this article over at People Magazine. The allegation is that Macklemore is anti-semitic, because his costume looks like a caricature of jews from the Third Reich. I don’t get it, my first association was … Continue reading

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What a headline “FBI arrests 100 hackers over Blackshades malware”

Claims The Guardian. Well, a few things: Hacker refers to a very broad skill set, it doesn’t refer to motives or lack of ethical framework. The term in such case is usually cracker. Many skilled people with a perfectly intact … Continue reading

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Are you f-ing nuts, Washington Post?

So while the people in Eastern and Southeastern Ukraine insist on their right of self-determination – which the US is otherwise officially supporting whenever it benefits the pockets of big US corporations – and while they state that the referendum … Continue reading

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PewResearch: “Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country”

PewResearch published a report about a poll that was conducted before the events in Odessa last Friday. The so-called “pro-Russian separatists”, or as the interim government likes to put it “terrorists”, should perhaps be called “ethnic-Russian autonomists” instead? С днём … Continue reading

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Shame they don’t have one for the Blue Lagoon …

Could read something like: Don’t get fooled by the Blue Lagoon. Basically it’s waste water from a geothermal power plant. … and show the steaming Blue Lagoon with a few people bathing plus a steaming “factory” building in the background. … Continue reading

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WWW == Wild Wild West?

Since April 2011 the companies of one Mr. Recher from Germany harassed me three times. I reported about this a few times already (e.g. here). I suspect I am not alone. Their scheme is to send automated, unverified abuse notifications … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde was right

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

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Proof?

Now, this is a talk on the phone and as such not always easy to discern, especially with both people talking in parallel. The SBU, Ukraine’s secret service, has an article titled “SSU Has Evidence of Russian Involvement into Capture … Continue reading

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Like!

Maria Zakharova wrote on the Facebook page of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs (Министерства иностранных дел России): One of the most important posts I ever did! I address this to my foreign media colleagues and friends from Reuters, CNN, … Continue reading

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Is Kerry the successor in spirit of Goebbels?

… and the State Department the new propaganda ministry? Check this out: http://youtu.be/jshAX9ialok Quite frankly I found the one-sidedness of this clip appalling. Not to mention the blatant lie starting at 1:12 concerning the options of the referendum on Crimea1. … Continue reading

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Fully static build of tmux using libc-musl for Linux

Find a script that does the job here. It will download the source packages if they do not already exist and then unpack them into a subfolder of the current directory named tmux. Then it will one by one compile … Continue reading

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Please, someone make this happen: Stephen Fry as Bond villain :)

During his very enjoyable “Stephen Fry in America” he makes so many impressions of a Bond villain that I thought it would be fun to see him as one. Alternatively it would be cool to see him as a more … Continue reading

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“The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene”

This Washington Post article is somewhat sad … // Oliver

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“Scarecrow Organic Golden Pale Ale”

As can be expected from a pale ale, it is a bit hoppier. It has a golden color as the name already suggests and it was quite refreshing (at room temperature). The hop note is pronounced, but it doesn’t really … Continue reading

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“St Peter’s Organic Ale”

This is a relatively pale-colored beer with a noticeable smoky note. Personally I didn’t like it because I dislike smoked food in general, but I found the malt and hope notes quite balanced. So if you prefer a balanced beer, … Continue reading

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