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worlds biggest skateboard ramp, and its got a house in its backyard

a few days ago, I read this very well done article by New York Times on Bob Burnquist who build the worlds biggest skateboard ramp.

Basically, he build a 280.000$ ramp on his land in California. They say he build it in the backyard of his house, but given the dimension of the more-than-a-footballfield large construction, the house is rather in the backyard of the ramp.

If you don’t have a login for NYTimes, click dontbuggme or get an account, this article is worth looking at.

and you must watch the video.

iTunes gone wrong

I put a newly bought audio-cd “Dendemann-Die Pfütze des Eisbergs” into my iBook drive, to listen and rip it with iTunes. That is the main application of iTunes – right?

What happens:

  • iTunes blocks and then hangs and fucks up. Great!
  • ok, pressing F12 (the key to eject cd on iBooks) does nothing. So it fucked up the OS
  • closing iTunes via alt+apple-esc (=ctrlaltdelete). cd still eaten
  • ok, this machine is stuck, I’ll reboot and blog on then…
  • oh! rebooting doesn’t work because the f*** cd driver seems to be hacked directly to the kernel or however they did it, I had to hard-reset the machine (basically, pulling the power chord)

So, after rebooting I wisely

  • close iTunes
  • put in the CD
  • wait till this event of putting the CD in the slot starts iTunes, then
  • iTunes asks me if I want to rip this CD, which I want
  • and then it works

great! everythings so easy today.

R U serious I have to ask – or are you intentionally f***** it up so that I have to buy the music at the iTunes music store? (which is ok, but then I suddenly think about Audiograbber and Winamp…)

iconography gone astray

whats that icon about?

iconography gone wrong - wo bitte gehts zum rechteck mit kreisen....

The one to the right. You surely know, or have a great idea what courageous people will find at the end of this road…

click picture, comment there!

ms dewey

a usesless search engine that looks pretty.

then again, I could just go to search for “axe feather”…. and then three girls require my attention, Ms Dewey, the feather and the lady that beats me if I don’t close the laptop pretty soon.

man ray.

it has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.

-man ray-

and thats why man ray is cool and I am not. I just dream all day long or read books.

found here:

while a longer travel through flickr after searching for photos needed to illustrate powerpoints for this talk I have to give… when you take your time, work can be relaxing.

also click this pic, I can’t embed it here due to restricted copyright.

bringing things together

A way of social metadata and data integration: tagging by humans.

If you have a photo of somebody holding a camera, that somebody may also have uploaded that photo, which can be tagged to your photo. Now If you again take a photo of someone else…

Here a nice example how a chain can be started. Note the great idea of tagging the related photos by notes on the camera:

(all rights reserved on that one, cannot blog it directly, click link)

about remembering


I can remeber these words, since roughly 12 years. What they are, find it out yourself. But I can’t remember Aspect oriented Programming or the names of my colleagues.

dammn it, we need a whole new way of e-learning.

broadcast your podcast – byp

Something we would have needed for the iTrip Disco!


BYP enables and encourages podcasters to break out of the net and into local radio space.

BYP offers podcasters the chance to transmit their podcasts on FM. BYP units are handmade FM transmitters made by BYP following the circuit design of micro radio pioneer Tetsuo Kogawa. By connecting a BYP unit to your computer or mp3 player podcasts can be transmitted on FM to your neighbourhood.