I like this video even more than the previous one posted below. Ah, after a long and stressful day at the office this almost feels like holiday.
Still waiting for that girl's car to crash into something - heck, she`s not looking at the street, but she´s looking at - me! Good J-Pop.
Just got this spam offering me to get $4.44 million for help in a financial transaction:
I am aware of the international monitoring of all large-scale financial movements after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attack on America and to avoid any state of financial investigation I will provide a classified clearance paper from the relevant body which will exonerate the money from either drug, money laundered or terrorist related proceeds.
Hm, classified clearance paper.
Heute fand auf der Donauinsel das Kirschenhainfest 2008 statt - ein klein wenig Japan in Wien.
Anlässlich des 1000-Jahr-Jubiläums Österreichs 1996 haben japanische Partnergemeinden von Wiener Bezirken der Stadt Wien 1000 Kirschbäume als Symbol der österreichisch-japanischen Freundschaft gestiftet. In Erinnerung an die Pflanzung der letzten Bäume am 30. April 2002 findet nun zum 7. Mal das Kirschenhainfest auf der Donauinsel statt.
Ich bin relativ spät gekommen, konnte aber noch japanisches Bogenschiessen, japanische Schwertkunst, die Cosplay Show und die diversen leckeren Sachen geniessen.
Leckere Mochi (= japanische Reiskuchen)
I enjoy reading other people´s stories about their trips to Japan and viewing their photos. Here are a few interesting links:
The new facebook application Blog it, developed by Typepad´s SixApart, allows you to post short blog blurbs to various blogs - and also to twitter - directly from facebook and announce that post in your facebook mini-feed.
It seems HTML is allowed, but no editor is available.
Makes you never leave facebook again. Maybe.
Yesterday I went for the first time to spend a interesting evening at Web Montag (web monday). Besides getting information on the redesign of the Web Montag website and getting a copy of the new accessibility logbuch, I chatted with several people about Facebook, Xing, panorama photography such as Harlem Gigapixels and DNS hacks. Cool!
Uh. Another movie (or maybe only the trailer?) using one of my favorite classical music pieces: Beethoven´s symphony no. 7, II. Allegretto. Fantastic. Shocking. Used for great and also frightening scenes.
Is there a thing like a slow explosion? Spam can really be philosophical!
Gradually your love gun is going to escalate into bigger one!
Wired has always some very good articles about Apple and in particular about Steve Jobs. Like this one from Leander Kahney - absolutely worth reading!
If there's no easy-to-find spot and he's in a hurry, Jobs has been known to pull up to Apple's front entrance and park in a handicapped space. It's become a piece of Apple lore — and a running gag at the company. Employees have stuck notes under his windshield wiper: "Park Different."
Well, actually, it turns out the articles is about management theories, leadership styles and enslavement versus empowerment. And Google versus Apple.
Yesterday I´ve received a copy of the book Wikipedia - The missing manual from O´Reilly for writing a review. Cool, isn´t it?!
I started to read it - but it´s really a big book with lots of information in it. Do all reviewers actually read their books from cover to cover? Are newspaper reviews really based on the books or just on summaries or press releases from their publishers? A while ago I wrote about an upcoming movie, mentioning only a review, without having seen it yet - and was critized for that.
Reviews, on the other hand, are quite some work. A journalist for a newspaper has to spend several hours to read a book or even several days for a computer or business book and then is only paid for a few paragraphs?
Actuality and speed is another problem. New, upcoming books have to be reviewed often in the short time-span before the book is released to help create demand for that book. I doubt that journalists are really readings all the books they receive.
Anyway, I will try to read that book as fast as possible and then post a review back here.