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May 21, 2012

Okay, I have been lazy the last couple of weeks, but here we go, as much as I remember.1

Week 18

On monday I was pretty much at home, getting ready for the remaining week, which I spent in Berlin. Here’s the conference part of that.

We stayed at the same Motel One that I’ve been last year when I went to Berlin for their WordCamp.2 While the hotel experience there was pretty satisfactory as usual, their WiFi drove me nuts.
One would think that by now hotel WiFi is a solved problem, but apparently one is wrong when thinking that.

I ate way too much during that week – including really really good burgers at Zsa Zsa Burger – while I was happy to eat good burgers there, it was a bit of a bummer to have the burger eating experience spoiled for me somewhere else. The bar has been raised significantly, indeed.

Learning about the various underground escape tunnels used between Berlin East and Berlin West back in the days was pretty amazing, too. It’s pretty touristy but very interesting and well worth it.

Week 19

Man, that’s not any easier when it is three weeks instead of one.

Certain people during our trip to Berlin were sneezing and coughing and wearing scarfs the whole time, while I was pretty proud of my immune system to keep me away from all of this – until pretty much exactly after I came home again. I started sneezing and coughing on that Sunday night already and come Monday, I was completely floored.
So I stayed at home, poured about a lot of warm tea into me and waited for the day to be over. And then the bulb of my reading light died on me. What a day.

The remaining week was pretty much standard3 – I taped a new episode of both The Knutsens and Draußen nur Schnittchen and got all my tweets.

All my tweets.

But not all the meta data. I might need to follow up on that one.

Week 20

So, that was last week and I have some more recollection of it than just my tweets. So here we go:

Monday, May 14th, 2012

You had me at All you can eat-Meat

A lot of people, many of those who go to our bi-weekly asian dinners, went to Rodizio, a presumably Brazilian restaurant. They serve you meat. And more meat. Basically until you can’t eat anymore. Or in our case: until they close.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

I have no idea what happened that day. I was mostly digesting.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Pretty normal day at work – until I found “Oliver Twist” by D’Banj.

I have a codfish…

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Public holiday! I celebrated it by the way I tend to celebrate public holidays: by hanging out at home and reading. And in the evening it was time for The Knutsens again.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

I don’t know how she managed it, but Judith Horchert somehow managed to turned what I stuttered around over the phone into some coherent text and soundbites and so here I am, on Spiegel Online, saying things about Flickr.

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

What a day. I watched the SpaceX webcast with the most porny looking moderators ever, thought that the thing with Dan Harmon was sort of sad and went to the SIGINT conference.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Even though I had a two-day pass, I decided to stay at home – it was so sunny and the balcony was so tempting. So I was sitting there, digging my way through A Dance With Dragons and suddenly the week was over, too.


  1. Given that I usually forget stuff right away and look at my tweets for those kinds of post, that doesn’t really matter all that much. 
  2. Yes, I also don’t know why I would do that. 
  3. To nobody’s real surprise, am I right?