Useless Stuff

Attentions are mean

September 14th, 2006

Attention meets whore next door. There is a sign that reads

Beware of attention!

Attention: Why does your sign say “Beware of attention”?
Whore: Because attentions are mean.
Attention: Take it down or I’ll beat you with it!
Whore: See?

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Watch for the top

September 8th, 2006

More air

July 26th, 2006

For some cooling air flow, may I suggest to visit Kühle Brise by Kochwerkstatt (German only), a blog and more with lots of cOOl and hot cOOking recipes provided by Karsten Kuhnen.

Someone asking

June 24th, 2006

Someone came by and asked
Someone asking Who the hell is Ratta


June 24th, 2006

We got a postcard. Many thanks to eb!

Postcard reading Lug Our S Karte

“Lug” has several meanings. Amongst them are in German to look and lies, in English a god, a fool, a worm, a handle, a sail, and to drag and to stuff.

Symbols don’t lie

June 13th, 2006

Hexagram of St. Marx cemetery's portalThe portal of the St. Marx cemetery (Friedhof St. Marx) shows a hexagram, well known as Star of David. Yet, I was told that this hexagram was (and still is) not meant as a Jewish symbol.

Interestingly, a number of gravestones there show six-pointed stars which some consider variations of hexagrams. Though, I found one engraving showing a six-pointed star within a hexagram.

What is part of a symbol?

One of Heinz von Foerster’s favorite symbols was the Ouroboros. (Von Foerster often used a variation where 2 snakes devour each other’s tail.)

Ouroboros as used by Heinz von FoersterAt the St. Marx cemetery some gravestones carry Ouroboros, many with an arrow pointing from left to right.

Are symbols just symbols?

I vividly feel as if I was an Ouroboros on fire.

June 3rd, 2006

If I say I am not a liar and I am, well then I am a liar. If I say I am a liar and I am not, well then I am a liar. How can anyone tell if I am a liar or not?

Anonymous question on

What is your answer?

Libraries and blogs

March 27th, 2006
Picture of a book shelf in a library; courtesy of Deutscher Bundestag/studio kohlmeier

I love libraries. They make me rethink more than twice what I am writing and whether I want to publish it.

According to a recent report by Technorati they alone are tracking “about 1.2 million new blog posts each day”, that’s 50’000 postings per hour. More so, Technorati “currently tracks over 75’000 new weblogs created every day, which means that on average, a new weblog is created every second of every day”. That was in February 2006, but the blogosphere grows at a “quickening pace”.