Mittwoch, 5. November 2008

Neoliberalismus und soziale Marktwirtschaft

In einer Tageszeitung stand heute, Obama werde vom Neoliberalismus abkehren und den Weg der sozialen Marktwirtschaft einschlagen. Eine tolle Stilblüte, denn Neoliberalismus und soziale Marktwirtschaft bedeuten dasselbe. Wahrscheinlich war statt Neoliberalismus die freie Martkwirtschaft gemeint.

Sonntag, 19. Oktober 2008

Hugi #35 Headlines Intro released

Nah-Kolor and Hugi have released a demo together. It was one of five demos that competed at MAIN 2008 in the PC demo competition. Its name is "Hugi#35 Headlines - Disruption in Chaos Theory". You can download and comment on it at http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=51886. Enjoy watching!

Donnerstag, 2. Oktober 2008

Alternative service

The second day of my alternative (civil) service has passed. I enjoy it very much so far. I'm with the Red Cross and I will be used for the ambulance service. In the first two months, I'm getting a professional training as a first aid worker. We have got a textbook of a few hundred pages to study. The first exam will be in a week, the second and final exam in the beginning of December. I know many things from my medical studies already, but we also learn a lot of new things about the technology used in first aid. How to assemble these gears and so on. Cool! We are 92 servants in Vienna in total, split into three groups for the training. The teachers are mostly employees of the Red Cross. One of them is studying mathematics. The training site is close to the restaurant that hosts the gaming evenings of Mensa Vienna. In lunch break, I went to this restaurant and ate a pizza. I'm by far the oldest in my group, most of the others were born around 1988-1990. They are doing their service right after high school.

Montag, 22. September 2008

Hugi Compo featured at Dr. Dobbs

Ben Lunt (Sniper) has written an article about the Hugi Size Coding Competition, focusing on the compo that was about making an emulator for the SPEW CPU. The article got published online at the website of Dr. Dobbs Journal and will be printed some day in the next months. http://www.ddj.com/architect/210601643

Freitag, 19. September 2008

My homepage

My homepage gets two visits per day. I don't know from whom, but I hope it's not always the same two persons, which would mean that it the real number of daily visitors is zero. I must somehow advertise for my homepage: There's some interesting stuff on it. Recently, I've started writing novels and short stories, and some of these pieces are now in the Miscellaneous corner of the homepage. Almost all of these writings are in German, though. Maybe I should search for some German literature web community.

Montag, 18. August 2008

New books

GRIN.com has published two texts I wrote as books: "Understanding Physics" and "Genetic Engineering for Medical Students". They will be available at online book retailer sites such as Amazon in some time.

Samstag, 16. August 2008

Homepage updates

I've updated my homepage with a short story (English/German) and the beginning of a novel I'm writing (German). In the past days, I've also changed the "About me" section.

Dienstag, 5. August 2008

Dreams about highschool

One of the recurring motifs in my dreams is that I'm back to highschool doing some postgraduate courses. We have tuition, but we aren't obliged to attend lessons. There are exams, of course, and we have to take the A-levels again once every year. Usually I'm good, but sometimes I have problems arranging time because I'm studying at university simultaneously, or I have difficulties focusing on the matter to study. In one of my dreams I dreamt that our computer science course was about Turing Machines. I also dreamt that I was behaving badly in our German course and got a bad mark because of that.