December 2007

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Im law blog: manitu speichert nicht auf Vorrat. Jedenfalls nicht 2008.

December 18, 2007 | No comments

Deutsch ist schon eine lustige Sprache. Man kann Dinge erst vergolden und dann versilbern. In der umgekehrten Reihenfolge ist es aber meistens nicht so sinnvoll.

December 14, 2007 | No comments

Wer kennt noch aus dem Musikunterricht dieses Lied?

Picolomini picolomini, picolomini pico
Lomini picolomini picolomini picolomini pi

Colomini picolomini pi, colomini picolo
Mini picolomini picolomini picolomini pico

Lomini picolomini pico, lomini picolomi
Ni picolomini picolomini picolomini picolo

Mini picolomini picolo, mini picolomini
Picolomini picolomini picolomini picolomi

Ni picolomini picolomi, ni picolomini pi
Colomini picolomini picolomini picolomini

Hervorragende Konzentrationsübung. Nur ärgerlich, dass ich auf dem Weg nach Hause in der Bahn immer nach der 2. Strophe durcheinander komme. Naja, vielleicht klappt es besser, wenn man laut singt!?

Whats wrong here?

AAA
BBB
CCC
DDD
EEE
FFF
GGG
HHH
III
JJJ
KKK
LLL
MMM
NNN
OOO
PPP
QQQ
RRR
SSS
TTT
UUU
VVV
WWW
XXX
YYY
ZZZ

Supposedly 80% of all UCSD students could not find the error above. Post this to your own blog with the title “What’s wrong here”, and the answer should become quite obvious. – I fell for it, too.

December 12, 2007 | 5 comments

Wo kann ich eigentlich die Prüfung zum ICPDAS ablegen?

December 12, 2007 | 5 comments

TTFM!

RTFM, i.e. Read(ing) The Fucking Manual, doesn’t seem to be enough. One needs to trust the manual, too. – “Oh. Thanks. That’s exactly what the manual says. It seemed too simple, so I tried a different approach.” That’s one of the dumbest reactions to user developer support, ever.

Maybe this is the newest trick in email advertising: Send a message with a very large PDF attachment. In the message text, claim that you’ve had flyers snail-mailed to everyone in your ZIP-code. List a number of ZIP-codes (ideally including the ZIP-code of your recipient). Ask for assistance because you suspect that the postman dumped your flyers instead of delivering them.

Although I have received two such messages today and although I feel very tempted I am not going to hire an attorney at law to send an Abmahnung (German legal system cease-and-desist letter). I don’t want to risk nor pay for a long legal battle – not all on my own. I.e. if others received similar messages and feel like fighting: let’s team up!