Archive for February, 2006

Back in San José

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

It’s been a great trip to Europe. Lots of interesting places, new sights and sounds, dead stones, great art, and outstanding food. Some photos over at Flickr.

Now that I’m back, it’s time to catch up on some of the things that have been going on while I was gone. For instance, the first German web app this year to score a review on Techcrunch is Mabber. Congrats! And Web Monday continued to spread in Germany in February with three well-attended meetings in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.

Anyway, good to be back!

Return flights

Friday, February 24th, 2006

At Madrid Airport, about to board our flight back home to the US (SFO via EWR).

Krautshow is back!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Finally, the wait is over!

The Krautshow Goes On: Special Oscars Edition!

We admit that more time than originally planned has passed since the Krautshow took off at the end of last year. But now the show continues!

On the occasion of the Motion Picture Academy Awards, this month’s episode focuses on the recent uprising of the German Film, sheds some light on the godfather of Germanic cinema, Wim Wenders, and translates the Oscar-winning cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” into a heartbreaking “Berlin Kreuzberg” that even Germans can understand.

Ride on!


Good Night, And Good Luck

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Simply excellent.

If you like to stick with reviews, they’re near immaculate.

Also, the advertisements for upcoming movies at the Cine Renoir in Madrid reminded me again of the fact that in the US you’re missing out on all the good European stuff sometimes.

In Madrid

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Taking a first walk through Madrid, as we continue our quest for yet more good food.

Plazes and Fon announce collaboration agreement

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Felix Petersen (Plazes) and Martin Varsavsky (Fon) have announced they will be working together in the future:

No details yet.

Off to Seville, Spain

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Granada has been one of my favorite places ever since I first came here in 1994. El Ladrón de Agua proved to be a very nice plazeaccomodation, too.

Next stop Seville.

Off to Granada, Spain

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Just about to board our flight to Málaga, Spain, from where we’ll be touring Andalucía by car for the next few days.

Work less, earn more!

Monday, February 13th, 2006

I’m watching from Barcelona, as German public workers strike grows. Aha. Apparently, German public workers don’t want to work longer hours. But then again, who does?

No worries. Good thing many local and state governments aren’t broke, there is no budget deficit crisis, 5 million Germans aren’t unemployed, and the economy is growing at a healthy and steady rate of 3+ percent annually (out-growing many of our European neighbors, in fact).

Seems to me it’s just about the right time to demand a bigger piece of the pie.

Off to Barcelona, Spain

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Ah, Rome. Great place. In touch with history. Even managed to get a haircut. Next stop Barcelona.