Archive for September, 2005

Pronominal adverbs

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Pretty, German pronominal adverbs! Gotta love it!

umgangssprachlich standardsprachlich
an was woran
auf was worauf
aus was woraus
bei was wobei
durch was wodurch
für was wofür
gegen was wogegen
hinter was wohinter
in was worin
mit was womit
nach was wonach
neben was woneben
über was worüber
um was worum
unter was worunter
von was wovon
vor was wovor
zu was wozu
zwischen was wozwischen

(via Spiegel Online)

My radio TiVo

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

So I finally got around to setting up radioSHARK. The software installed on my Mac in a matter of seconds. Then you just plug in your radioSHARK device in any available USB port and you’re ready to go. I’m just now recording the interview with artist/painter Wayne Thiebaud I mentioned earlier.

Santa Cruz, CA

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Working off-site in Santa Cruz today. Nice!


Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Just passed the PMP exam.


Monday, September 19th, 2005

Trying out Memeorandum, where right now the top 10 items are about yesterday’s elections in Germany. Here’s the top three:

Can you spell indecisive?

eBay and Skype

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Techcrunch has an article on the eBay/Skype Analyst Conference Call, which links to a copy of the Powerpoint presentation (PDF) used in eBay’s conference call the other day.

Here’s another good comment on Slashdot: The Key is not Ebay but Paypal. (via Ross)

The Constant Gardener

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

First decent movie I’ve seen this summer.

The Aristocrats

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

A man walks into an agent’s office …


Monday, September 12th, 2005

That’s what you get when you let people in Hollywood play with electrical wires:

“Should I cut the blue one, or the red one … the blue, or the red … blue, red, blue, red … hm, I think I go with blue.

Disclaimer: This monologue is a work of fiction. All characters are fictional. All incidents portrayed in this work are purely the fictional creation of the author. Any resemblance between the characters herein and real persons living or otherwise is purely coincidental. The eminent threat of major power outages, however, is not fictional.

Wiki Wednesday follow-up

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Lots of interesting stuff at Wiki Wednesday in Palo Alto this week.

Here’s what I took home: apparantly, wikis are still not very easy to use for the average user and may even be confusing at times. It’s reassuring to hear from veterans in the field that they, too, have encountered usability issues before or struggled with user acceptance when implementing wikis. Lessons learned: focus on usability, offer some hand holding, if need be.

I hear London was good, too.