Archive for 2008

There is no love

November 18th, 2008

R: I just wonder what the meaning of our union is, especially. If there is a love, and it is what we wish it were, is this love?
E: There is no love, but if there were, and it existed as we might wish it doesn’t, then I daresay we are.

— “Human apes” by Ontological Damnation

Tags and clouds

November 17th, 2008

WordPress, the software we use here, recently added support for tags. I always hoped to be able to assign more attributes and provide links to related entries. This is now possible thanks to great efforts of the WordPress community

During the last weeks I copied my tags from my old and abandoned system. Now, about half of the entries have tags, and also the tag cloud is growing. Within the next weeks I will add tags to the rest of the entries.

A soft cut

November 16th, 2008

For those who know what science means in its very original sense it is obvious that the exact sciences are at least the lesser of two evils. No one wants contused lacerations.

[E] [w] [X]

A crisis

November 14th, 2008

Dow Jones Industrial index 1900-2008

[Dow Jones Industrial Average Index from 1900 until today on a logarithmic scale; chart courtesy of, click the image for details.]

Now that there is so much talk about the (financial) crisis I see that the word crisis of course shares its etymology with one of my most favorite words: critique.
Come on folks, let’s have a closer look. Let’s be critical about the “crisis”.



November 13th, 2008

every time i see the word “misled,” i read it to myself at first as miss-eld and wonder what that word means. and then i think, oh, that’s right. misled.

— Juliet Small Ernst, Touch Touch Publishing Blog, 2008-10-10

You don’t get me

November 12th, 2008

Ratta not to get

don’t tell me, don’t ask me,
don’t picture me, don’t love me.
grab me!

The secret within

November 10th, 2008

Or: The power of silence

i wish i knew or understood this, but i neither understand nor do i know how to deal with it. meaning can be poison, and meaning can kill. there may be power in words, but there is even higher power in what is not said if you allow it any meaning.
one: the white flag


Lack of interest

September 22nd, 2008

Tomorrow will be cancelled due to lack of interest.

— *nix fortune