The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Die Eleganz des Igels)

A fortunate coincidence — or maybe a great estimation of what would be suitable for my person. : )

I mostly read textbooks, in the majority of cases about philosophy. Somehow novels aren't the kind of books that usually catch my attention. Sadly, because ... not enjoying something is in some way missing something.
I loved the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, enjoyed Stefan Zweig's The Royal Game and occasionally read manga. But the rest of what I've read so far ... Precht, Dawkins, Postman, Watzlawick, Nietzsche, etc. — therefore I'm always keen on finding novels I like.

Last saturday a friend of mine lent me The Elegance of the Hedgehog (amazon.com/.de). She once cited a passage from the book in an e-mail. It looked promising, I got interested. As it turned out this book — at least in my opinion — is just perfect for a person which enjoys reading analytical, philosophical works. It has a touch of such works, yet tells a story, keeps you interestend, is written gorgeously and altogether is just a wonderful book. *recommended*

tags: books

2011-07-10

Google+

"And then, one day, I got in!" (quote from Tron: Legacy)
— And you should come in, too!
I've been playing around with Google+ for three days now. Aside from the fact, that Google+ is made by Google, which is reason enough to join, I have to say I really like it. Yes it is quite simmilar to Facebook, but hey: it's a social network and at the moment Facebook is by far the most successful one. If Google+ wasn't quite like Facebook it had to be ... revolutionary — which it is not. But it definitely is woth trying out and as soon as the integration of other Google services is pushed forward, the answer to the question "Which social network should I use?" is, not only based on image but also based on functionality, Google+.

Interesting stuff: Inside Google Plus (a German blog) and Google+ Tips and Tricks (a collaborative document).

If you want to be invited: just send me your e-mail address. ; )

tags: misc

2011-07-10

Renovation, again.

Uhm, yes ... I had to change it again. To be more precise: I built the site again pretty much from scratch. It's as if everytime I remake my page and use it for some time, I find new flaws and the desire to start all over again rises. ^^
This time I didn't make any major steps concerning technology — only added a little javascript. The look however changed quite a bit: centered again, uniform color, a picture in the header, different categories and no more name or title (like &code before). Greatest changes however were made concerning content. I overhauled most of it.

Oh and: old entries are old. I'm not going to import them ... this is gonna be kind of a new beginning. : )

tags: website

2011-06-23

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