Observations about the universe, life, Lausanne and me

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bollocks to this...

I am off to Erfurt.

Back on Sunday.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Alien Mothership Spotted Near Mils

Just a quick heads-up for travelers to the east on the A12, the Inntal highway near Innsbruck, Austria: An alien mothership has been spotted trying to touch down on the Hochgalmig. Please drive cautiously.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back from Vienna

The girlfriend and I have come back from our well-earned (at least in her case) week in Vienna, where we touched base with friends and family.

Like every time I visit my old haunts at the Vienna Technical University, I also participated in the old Viennese tradition of urine-imbibing. Dating back to the 18th century, where doctors used to diagnose diabetes in their patients by tasting their urine, this tradition is still upheld by the members of the academia in Vienna. Customarily the urine (either your own, or that from a good friend) is drunk out of Erlenmeyer-flasks, like on the picture on the left.

Since it is an acquired taste, teenagers often mix their urine with beer or wine, but in my opinion that rather cheapens the whole experience.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Correction: Data-loss and backup

In my stupidity and rush to get to our holiday in Vienna, I linked to the wrong product in this post.

The amazing (and free!) backup software I use is called Allway Sync and not Allsync, and can be found here.

It is, by the way, also perfect to set up a backup-system with an external hard disk for your extremely non-tech-savvy parents.