I just bought my ticket to London for the Open University Residential School in September. It will take place near London from the 20th to the 22nd of September and looks like it will be very interesting. I already have a 60 page report about an ice cream company here that will be used for a case study. But to get back to the flying part. 118 EURs for the two way ticket. I am amazed how cheap this stuff is getting. I mean arround 40 EURs of that is airport taxes. So the real ticket is arround 70 EUR. 35 EUR per one-way. If you then think about how many hundred EURs you would otherwise have spent … you really have to wonder how much profit they earlier made. And at the same time these airlines are making huge losses. This really makes me wonder.
Monthly Archives: August 2002
Seems like I will be working at Onvista (http://www.onvista-ag.de) for 6 months (not sure for how long yet) in Business Development for the Portal part (http://www.onvista.de), which is the biggest bank independant portal for financial information in Germany. I just got the confirmation call. The fun thing is that it’s a startup (traded on the german neuer markt since february 2000) but with the, seemingly, right mix of old economy / new economy management. Lots of freedom for employees but with clear goals. Starting on the 9th of September and really looking forward to it. Ha!
Well, some time ago I posted a story about some of the albums that I downloaded from eMusic.com. Among other’s it included this:
Various Artists – Bomb Hip Hop – Revenge of the B-Boy
Very cool. “Some people compose songs … Dr. Rubberfunk de-compose. Now here to write some very nice songs, like this next one.”
Now that post got a comment, by, or so it seems. Dr. Rubberfunk saying thank you for the kind words. Check out his site at funkydown.co.uk. The internet is always fun
Well. Ringfest in Cologne is once again over and this time was fun too. Again very very full and while I wanted to go on Sunday, I didn’t want to leave the appartment other than for the pool, which proved to be challenging
I had fun looking at a bit of nice stuff at the RTL stage on saturday (Video here) but most of the time was spent at the Evian stage. Not because the music was better (mostly charty pop stuff), but because we got backstage passes there, which ment access to 3 double decker busses overlooking the crowd (no trying to find a spot with little people to see the stage ) as well as access to well … backstage, with free drinks. Sadly the massage spots were for other people only. There were Guest passes (ours), V.I.P, Artist, Crew, Production and A.A.A. (Access All Areas). Only A.A.A. (obviously), V.I.P and Artist got a massage. The fun thing was that the V.I.P passes were gold, ours were white and the Crew passes were Silver. Hmmm… so if bad comes to worse, crew goes, V.I.P. stays?
Here is some stuff from the Eins Live Stage (big radio station) from Saturday and Sunday. Their stage is huge but the place is just too packed and it takes too much time to get in. Somehow I need to find somebody with backstage passes for that one next time. I need to get a press pass that somehow gets me in to _everything_. Otherwise it is just plain useless . Oh, remember, Ringfest is a free thingie with 2.5 million people in cologne last year over the weekend.
(Originally published on infoSync) This time around, in my bi-weekly twaddle on the wireless world out there, I will try to revisit a week long trip to Scrimignano, a tiny village in Italy, comfortably situated between Milano and Genova in the middle of nowhere. A small apartment in this 10 house place on top of a small hill among bigger hills, accessible by a small twisted road where driving yields the constant terror of that other car coming head on from around the corner, was the space called home by myself and two friends for a week. Room is tight and I will come right down to the wireless bit, looking out of the window to the mobile communications tower sitting right next to Montemarzino, another small village, where several days were passed at a pool overlooking the valley and letting the eye wonder farther than imagined by somebody used to smoggy city air.
I was hosting some pages at hosting24-7.com. Well. They are bankrupt. For 2 months or something. The service is offline. It’s gone. They just charged me $57. WHAT THE FUCK!!!! Seriously pissed but looking forward to the mail from the VISA company. Seemed easy enough to reclaim the money. But I am pissed. Seriously.
Want to see what the new version of CE .Net does?
There are some really nice things in there, like moving seemlessly (or as seemless as possible) between WaveLANs and skinning the gui.
(Originally published on OS News) Many companies are trying to move to a subscription model for their software and Apple really has something going for them in that respect if you think about it. We, OS X Users, are already accustomed to the automatic updating of the OS and like it. dotMAC actually looks nice all in all, even if some might feel it is expensive. What people don’t like is unpredictability; they have nothing against change as long as they like the outcome and know where it is going.