command line weather

May 3rd, 2016 No comments

Weather made useful:

\o/ now we can use that. e.g.

curl | mutt -s “weather b”



April 26th, 2016 No comments

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana” is a humorous saying that is used in linguistics as an example of a garden path sentence or syntactic ambiguity, and in word play as an example of punning, double entendre, and antanaclasis.

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Piff Paff

April 26th, 2016 No comments


Thanks Ingo!

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30 years Chernobyl

April 26th, 2016 No comments

Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

April 24th, 2016 No comments

Welt von Mördern

March 28th, 2016 No comments

“Sicherlich hast Du Recht, sagte ich zu ihm, die Welt ist eine Welt von
Mördern, aber ich will die Welt trotzdem nicht als eine Welt von Mördern
sehen, ich will die Welt als einen Ort sehen, an dem man leben kann.”
– Imre Kertész

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Lupita Ruiz: Eine kleine Fotoenzyklopädie

March 23rd, 2016 No comments

Lupita Ruiz, a friend and fellow student at écal, published her new book
“Eine kleine Fotoenzyklopädie”.



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March 3rd, 2016 No comments


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LSZH BECMG 0214/0217 29017G35KT

March 2nd, 2016 No comments

BECMG-02MAR2016Upcoming occasion for plane spotters:

LSZH 020525Z 0206/0312 19007KT 8000 FEW005 SCT015 BKN035 TX08/0214Z TN02/0223Z TN00/0306Z TEMPO 0206/0210 4500 DZ BKN013 BECMG 0210/0213 24012G25KT TEMPO 0210/0222 4000 SHRA TEMPO 0214/0217 29017G35KT TEMPO 0220/0302 4000 SHRASN BKN012 TEMPO 0300/0312 2000 SHSN BKN008

0214/0217 29017G35KT
on 2nd day in month (today) starting 14h UTC until 17h UTC Wind from direction 290 degrees 17 knots gusting 35 knots.

webcam ZRH airport
and listen:
Live Air Traffic Control LSZH (ZRH)

Watch out for the call “go around”… 😎

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law of triviality

February 25th, 2016 No comments

This started as a piece of corporate lore at Interplay Entertainment. It was well known that producers (a game industry position roughly equivalent to project manager) had to make a change to everything that was done. The assumption was that subconsciously they felt that if they didn’t, they weren’t adding value.

The artist working on the queen animations for Battle Chess was aware of this tendency, and came up with an innovative solution. He did the animations for the queen the way that he felt would be best, with one addition: he gave the queen a pet duck. He animated this duck through all of the queen’s animations, had it flapping around the corners. He also took great care to make sure that it never overlapped the “actual” animation.

Eventually, it came time for the producer to review the animation set for the queen. The producer sat down and watched all of the animations. When they were done, he turned to the artist and said, “That looks great. Just one thing: get rid of the duck.”

Law of triviality
Wadler’s law

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