Something utterly awesome from Poland

Last Thursday, I went on a mission to Poland. It was actually school business and connected to ERASMUS (check out the link), so the awesomeness happened more or less (well, less, to be honest) along the way. Some background-information: As some of you may remember, I spent two weeks in …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #55: Taking Newbies to the Planescape Part 2

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean55mp3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:56 — 13.9MB) | EmbedWell, here we went again. The group of novice role-players set out to crawl their first dungeon. It was an exciting experience for everybody involved (except the mimic) and it started with a critical hit. Please enjoy my …

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Is the EU democratic? Does my vote matter?

I am a citizen of the EU, as such, I want my voice to be heard in Brussels and I want my vote to count. The upcoming election for the European Parliament has been a hot topic in European news for a few weeks now and many are asking: Is …

#Python for Pupils – The first Project

Well, I am about to embark on my first teaching mission concerning actual coding. Since none of my pupils have ever coded before and some do not even have a proper computer at home, only smart phones and tablets, I will start with a very basic project. What I have …

Interview with Sailor Yuggoth

Most of us have at least heard of Sailor Moon, beloved main character of the Manga and Anime of the same name. She fights alongside Sailors Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto to prevent some cosmic evil from destroying our solar system. Few of us, however, know …

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Non-Euclidean Æthercast #54: Taking Newbies to the Planescape Part 1

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean54.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:17 — 16.5MB) | EmbedWe are playing D&D Planescape at the English Club of my school. Yay! I am the Dungeon Master, and last Monday, we started the campaign. It went very differently from what I had expected with some very interesting …

Tired like an Outer God

Do you know this feeling: You woke up after a cosmic slumber lasting vigintillions of years, but you could just crawl back to bed again? In this case, you are tired like an Outer God. I mean, just look at this image of a yawning Nyarlathotep and you will know …

Public Service Announcement: How to drink Coffee in Space

Ladies and gentlemen, I interrupt my regular ramblings to bring you this public service announcement: There is a safe and enjoyable way to drink coffee in space in a zero-g environment. If you are like me, you are a complete caffeine addict and you have often wondered how you could …

Rest in the Force, Peter Mayhew

The science-fiction world has lost another icon. The legendary Peter Mayhew has passed on. He will forever be remembered as the one of the most memorable characters in cinematic history, Chewbacca. Rest in the Force, Peter Mayhew, and send our love to Carrie and Kenneth. Header and image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney, …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #53: The Golden Age of the Fantastic

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean53.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:21 — 18.2MB) | EmbedIf you take a look at the biggest box office hits of the last years, even decades, the most successful TV series and what else is going on around the net and in book stores, comic shops etc. …