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Happy Ada Lovelace Day once more!

Today, like every year is Ada Lovelace Day, in memory of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer and in celebration of women in STEM fields. Alas, I am away on business so I do not have much time for a blog post but I can leave you with this video:

Rest in the Force, Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker, who will forever be known and remembered as the actor who brought R2-D2 to life, has passed on today aged 81, just 11 days shy of his 82nd birthday. According to various sources, he had been ill for a while already.   2016 has claimed another Great One. …

Taking Shakespeare into the 21st Century

Some time back I had the pleasure of interviewing Stef Conner regarding her work on reconstructing Sumerian and Babylonian music. Now, she has taken on another project, more modern, so to speak. The projects concerns the Immortal Bard, William Shakespeare himself, and Stef is taking him into the 21st century. …

RIP Lemmy Kilminster

Rest in Peace, Lemmy Kilminster

2015 really is a catastrophic year for living legends. Lemmy Kilminster, legendery frontman of Heavy Metal pioneers and pillars of the scene Motörhead has passed away at the age of 70.     According to The Guardian, he had been diagnosed with cancer on the 26th of December and was at …

Hedy Lamarr’s 101st Birthday

Today ist the 101st birthday of Golden Age of Hollywood Actress Hedy Lamarr, and I would like to take the opportunity and point your attention to today’s animated Google Doodle: As you can see, Hedy Lamarr far more than one of the favorite actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was …