Currently browsing

January 2009

Kaupthing – Rückzahlungen verzögern sich um weitere drei Monate

Entgegen meiner üblichen Gewohnheit schreibe ich jetzt mal auf Deutsch. Auf der Homepage des Isländischen Einlagensicherungsfonds Tryggingarsjóður liest man seit gestern, 26. Januar, 16:15 isländischer Zeit die Meldung, dass der Handelsminister ( Minister of Business Affairs) die Frist für die Rückzahlung der gesperrten Kaupting Konten um drei Monate verlängert hat. …

On Zeppelins – Part 2

Ah yes, coming back to the surrealist whales… Here is something a French designer by the Name of Jean-Marie Massaud proposed as a flying hotel. This would really be an airship to rival the Queen Mary, it is still something of the future, but who knows…:

On Zeppelins – Part 1

I have a thing for Zeppelins. They make a shiver run down my spine. They are like cloudships, like the Queen Mary of an age that lasted far to short. Zeppelins combine flying with majesty. A jet or a vintage passenger airplane like the Tante Ju simply cannot compare. Only …

Expedition – maybe no expedition

The ongoing financial trouble in Iceland has forced us to review our plans. If there is no solution by 1st March, the expedition will have to be postponed until such a time when our funds are unfrozen.

I am not a Christian – but this prayer I want to put down here

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we …

Hope over Fear

The whole speech: My fellow citizens:I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown …

More on the Transhumanism issue (sort of)

I only recently discovered the video below on youtube. I agree with many things Dr. Michio Kaku has to say, especially concerning his statement that the next 100 years or so are the most dangerous time in human history, as well as the time with the most potential. Please watch …

Preparing for the Expedition – Base camp location chosen

We have finished another step in our preparations for our expedition to the Land of the Rising Sun. Base camp will be established in 名古屋市 (Nagoya) from there, we will travel to 京都 (Kyoto) where we shall stay a few days and marvel at the sights of the old capital. …

Review of a Steampunk tale: The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

The video/ movie project I want to talk about is this one, take a look, it’s a great piece of work: Rather obviously, this entry is going to be a review of sorts. The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello is a Steampunk tale, which explores the darker side of the …