Archive for April, 2009

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Apr 2009

Evening Tidbits

I’m currently suffering from literary ADD as proven by my current status on goodreads (which I’m trying to see what it might have that LibraryThing doesn’t have): And just because (I really don’t have a reason other than that I’m currently listening to music)… here’s a list of examples for really good cover songs: Clare […]

27
Apr 2009

Culture Clash

This sums up everything that’s wrong with the current season of DSDS (the German Idol) and everything that’s right with the current season of American Idol. Compare this… … to that… … and please tell me that you see what I mean. It’s so, so awkward to watch someone who has yet to realize that […]

25
Apr 2009

Watching House

Just when I started to complain that House was getting a bit underwhelming, they got it together and surprised me again and again and again and again. To start with House nearly literally jumped the shark which made me giggle, then they did the Locked In episode, which was pure TV show genius, in the […]

23
Apr 2009

New White Shiny Toy

Today I finally got my external hard disk. Thanks to the support of Timo the decision on the what was easy, the decision on where to buy was pretty much settled when none of the tech stores had what I wanted and even if they had kind of what I wanted it was a lot […]

22
Apr 2009

Internet Pet Peeves

I have loads of pet peeves ready and available for about every aspect of life, but here are two recent ones that concern the internet: “Under construction” sites. Stop it. If there’s nothing on there why do you have to put up a link there in the first place? Why do you make me click […]

19
Apr 2009

Sunday is Bakeday

I like to bake on weekends. Actually, I like to bake in general, but I like to make it a weekend ritual. The truth is that it’s one of those hobbies I tend to feel bad about, because I like to bake cakes more than I like to eat cake. Or rather, a whole cake […]

18
Apr 2009

WordPress Tip of the Day

Do that: … to avoid this:

18
Apr 2009

Muddling Through WordPress Widgets

Since I am now using widgets to put together my sidebar I ran into the problem of adding a bit more customized content to the sidebar. However, I managed to add my latest tweet from twitter plus a cute photo experiment to the sidebar by using the Test widget. Now I was wondering whether I […]

17
Apr 2009

That’s What I Said (Usability and Common Sense)

Today I got a new Amazon parcel, containing new books. So now I finally can call a copy of Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug my own. And here’s the question: Why did it take me so, so long to buy this book? Admittedly I’m only a few pages in, but I have a […]

17
Apr 2009

Jealous?

Maybe it’s not even that great, but I like to think that it is, because this… … is what I sometimes see when looking out the window at work. Cute, huh? Tell me, it is great.