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It died

While so-called experts predict economic doom for 2009 (the same experts that didn’t see any crisis coming at the beginning of this year); while politicians and especially EUrocrats scramble for passing ever-growing stimulus packages (financed with public debt, never mind … Continue reading

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Subdirector de Bibliotheca

I’ve got a new job title via snail-mail: Subdirector de Biblioteca. Sounds great, although I’m not entirely sure what it’s supposed to mean. I’m wondering if I should put it on my business cards?

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Invasion continues …

Now that the invasion of the Ladybugs has subsided, the next species is following; just a moment ago, a Great Tit has invaded my apartment (no puns, please, I’m talking about a specimen of species Parus major, in German: Kohlmeise; … Continue reading

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Aldus Microscopus

What better way to combine Aldus Manutius, Francesco Griffo, a book from 1505, and an atomic force microscope, than by an italic typeface? If you have a soft spot for typography, read the post by Hoefler & Frere-Jones. It even … Continue reading

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The Mountains of Madness

An expedition is on its way to the Antarctic in order to explore the Gamburtsev Mountains. One scientist says: This region is a complete enigma. It’s in the middle of the continent. Most mountain ranges are on the edges of … Continue reading

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There is no Nobel prize for Economics

There is no Nobel prize for Economics. The price which was bestowed on Paul Krugman today is the Sveriges riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne (Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel), and … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Ladybugs

This is getting ridiculous: I am under Attack of the Strangely Devoted Ladybugs. Currently I have more than a dozen of them in my working room, even after gently evicting another dozen using a sheet of paper. And it is … Continue reading

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Do not forget Sysadmin Day – or else!

Friday, 25th July, is System Administrator Appreciation Day, which you should use to honor and worship your friendly local sysadmin. You should definitely not forget to do this; as a textbook case, read the news about the sysadmin in San … Continue reading

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Laziness is the mother of invention …

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