Song of the day: Amatorski – The King

These Song of the day posts are somehow meant as digging up hidden treasures, exactly like the kid is doing in the video accompanying today’s discovery: The King by the Belgian band Amatorski.

The song was released in 2010, and despite being only 2 minutes long it can serve as an excellent way to quickly go into a relaxing mood. Make sure to select a comfortable chair before clicking the Play-button!

Sorry, Watson, but I’m not impressed

When my favourite chat app (used by myself and over a billion other people) figures out all by itself when to use autocomplete and when not to use it, then I will be impressed by machine learning, artificial intelligence, or whatever term you prefer to use. At this moment its performance is nowhere near what I consider to be genuinely intelligent, as it is even unable to figure out which language I am chatting in (although the language of the chat sessions typically depends on the person I am chatting with, so that should be a solid hint for a so-called intelligent system). Obviously I can Continue reading

Song of the day: Markus Nikolai – Bushes

If you happen to live near the German city Frankfurt and need a pair of glasses, it might be a good idea to drop by at Markus Nikolai’s (http://www.markusnikolai.com/) – apparently the man who made the song I want to draw your attention to today is selling fancy glasses these days.

Should you decide to do so, give him my regards and tell him that he has made an absolutely gorgeous and enchanting song in the early 2000s: Bushes. As you will notice, the video is more about how to get rid of them.

My address is an email address

Message to the world: if you want to make sure that a message you have might for me reaches me in a proper and timely way… send it by email, not as a letter. Especially if you are a government agency or a supplier of a service or utility and expect some kind of response/action/payment from my side.

The circumstances of my personal and professional life have evolved in such a way that I spend large chunks of time in multiple locations. But that also implies Continue reading