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November 09 2019

Lost posts

I just went through the list of drafts I abandoned by some point and there's quite a few.

Lost posts

I just went through the list of drafts I abandoned by some point and there's quite a few.

October 13 2019

The state of blogs

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There's a great write-up on The Guardian about the state of the blogosphere (I think we might be allowed to use that term unironically now). From the piece:

The furore over social media and its impact on democracy has obscured the fact that the blogosphere not only continues to exist, but also to fulfil many of the functions of a functioning public sphere. And it’s massive. One source, for example, estimates that more than 409 million people view more than 20bn blog pages each month and that users post 70m new posts and 77m new comments each month. Another source claims that of the 1.7 bn websites in the world, about 500m are blogs. And Wordpress.com alone hosts blogs in 120 languages, 71% of them in English.

It's a small and gentle reminder that behind the bluster of Twitter et al is something that still works, even though it might not be as visible, loud and marketable.

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The state of blogs

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There's a great write-up on The Guardian about the state of the blogosphere (I think we might be allowed to use that term unironically now). From the piece:

The furore over social media and its impact on democracy has obscured the fact that the blogosphere not only continues to exist, but also to fulfil many of the functions of a functioning public sphere. And it’s massive. One source, for example, estimates that more than 409 million people view more than 20bn blog pages each month and that users post 70m new posts and 77m new comments each month. Another source claims that of the 1.7 bn websites in the world, about 500m are blogs. And Wordpress.com alone hosts blogs in 120 languages, 71% of them in English.

It's a small and gentle reminder that behind the bluster of Twitter et al is something that still works, even though it might not be as visible, loud and marketable.

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September 11 2019

The Comet

Millions of pictures taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, of a comet they accompanied for about two years. Created by director Christian Stangl, soundtrack by Wolfgang Stangl.

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via kottke.

The Comet

Millions of pictures taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, of a comet they accompanied for about two years. Created by director Christian Stangl, soundtrack by Wolfgang Stangl.

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via kottke.

May 15 2019

The introduction of the Snapshot
The introduction of the Snapshot

March 19 2019

Blank VHS Covers

The times of the video cassettes is long gone. But what remains is the artwork on the covers of the blank ones you could buy to tape, you know, television or pirated versions of films, if you were lucky enough to have access to an editing desk.

This video is a smooth and somehow soothing animation of these blank VHS covers. I could watch it on repeat for ages.

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Blank VHS Covers

The times of the video cassettes is long gone. But what remains is the artwork on the covers of the blank ones you could buy to tape, you know, television or pirated versions of films, if you were lucky enough to have access to an editing desk.

This video is a smooth and somehow soothing animation of these blank VHS covers. I could watch it on repeat for ages.

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October 21 2018

Book of the month: "Red Sparrow"
Book of the month: "Red Sparrow"

September 08 2018

Beef roast in the making
Beef roast in the making

September 05 2018

Book of the month: "The Twenty Three"
Book of the month: "The Twenty Three"

August 08 2018

On a boat
On a boat

July 11 2018

Eating fish in Atlantis

Eating fish in Atlantis

Vienna's Kutschkermarkt is an interesting place. Nestled into a steep side-road in the rather upscale 18th district, it has a few delicatessen places that sell good cheese and some Italian style sausages, but in general it's not unlike most other markets in Vienna, only far pricier. They do know their audience, after all.

One thing that sets it apart from many others, though, is a place called "Atlantis Fisch". Camouflaged as an ordinary fish-monger, it doubles as a restaurant and if the weather allows it, small tables are put up in front of it. They then serve you the fish you can see on display, prepared in the tiny kitchen of their market stall.

The owner is a nice fellow, and his staff is always equally forthcoming. And their seafood platter is to die for. Not just for the fish that are served, obviously. The image above is of one of those platters. As you can see, they include a whole fish, fish filets, langoustines and some delicately grilled squid.

I've been there a few times with my girlfriend, who is quite fond of their mussles in white wine, as well.

They're not terribly pricey, but you'll pay the price of fresh fish prepared well.

Here's their tiny website.

Eating fish in AtlantisEver so helpful, I've marked the approximate location of the seating area. (© Openstreetmap Contributors)

Eating fish in Atlantis

Eating fish in Atlantis

Vienna's Kutschkermarkt is an interesting place. Nestled into a steep side-road in the rather upscale 18th district, it has a few delicatessen places that sell good cheese and some Italian style sausages, but in general it's not unlike most other markets in Vienna, only far pricier. They do know their audience, after all.

One thing that sets it apart from many others, though, is a place called "Atlantis Fisch". Camouflaged as an ordinary fish-monger, it doubles as a restaurant and if the weather allows it, small tables are put up in front of it. They then serve you the fish you can see on display, prepared in the tiny kitchen of their market stall.

The owner is a nice fellow, and his staff is always equally forthcoming. And their seafood platter is to die for. Not just for the fish that are served, obviously. The image above is of one of those platters. As you can see, they include a whole fish, fish filets, langoustines and some delicately grilled squid.

I've been there a few times with my girlfriend, who is quite fond of their mussles in white wine, as well.

They're not terribly pricey, but you'll pay the price of fresh fish prepared well.

Here's their tiny website.

Eating fish in AtlantisEver so helpful, I've marked the approximate location of the seating area. (© Openstreetmap Contributors)
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