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Finally Done!

Posted by mfluch on September 22, 2010

4 copies of 3 years of work waiting to be bound and to be submitted tomorrow! Oh yeah! :-)

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Die Beauty

Posted by mfluch on September 18, 2010

Another independent movie from Sweeden: Die Beauty. Released on 17th of September, 2010 on the PirateBay, similar to Nasty Old People.

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We Do the Same Mistakes as Monkeys

Posted by mfluch on August 10, 2010

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Posted by mfluch on August 1, 2010

A new author I have found by a suggestion of a good friend: Kazuo Ishiguro. If just finished reading his novel “Never Let Me Go” (2005) and next will be “The Remains of he Day” (1989). The latter has been made into a great film in 1993, staring Anthony Hopkins as the buttler James Stevens. The novel “Never Let Me Go” is about to be released as a film, though it will not be before January till I will be able to see it in the UK…

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History of the typewriter recited by Michael Winslow

Posted by mfluch on August 1, 2010

The full performance can be found here on Vimeo.

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Pioneer One

Posted by mfluch on June 23, 2010

A nice low budget series is about to begin: Pioneer One.

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News from Déjà-vu Land

Posted by mfluch on May 30, 2010

Actually, it doesn’t surprise me much…

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Why “We” Will Lose In Oslo

Posted by mfluch on May 22, 2010

“I even painted my toe nails for you, I did it just the other day” (right, this is just what we needed to know) … with no further comments:

PS: To be compared with this song from a country now one ever belived would win.

Update: Ops, I was wrong. We did actually win. Maybe not because of the quality of the lyrics, but still the performance was nice and natural. And natural was also Lena’s excitement about the win. Well done, congrats! :-)

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Surfing without Big Brother Watching

Posted by mfluch on April 25, 2010

Do you have enough of the feeling that the state and your ISP is watching your use of the internet? Then IPredator (Wikipedia) might be a solution to you. It is an anonymizer proxy service in Sweeden run by the people who have once created the famous Pirate Bay site. As a prepaid VPN service they hardly need to store any data of you and even this little data is very strongly protected by Sweedish privacy laws (see their legal FAQ).

I have used it now for a few months and it works reliable for me. It is nice to know that I can surf the internet without the UK government and my ISP being able to monitor my moves. And this peace of mind for just around 5€ per month.

Some more information on: ArsTechnica and Tech Fragments.

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Beatles

Posted by mfluch on April 24, 2010

Note to myself: one cannot by one single vinly from the Beatles … without collecting the rest. Currently I have the following six seven albums:

And only six five more of their original UK LPs are missing…

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