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Auditory Illusions : Holophonic Sound

März 3, 2011


Alt-Tab order of Windows 7

Februar 23, 2011

I can’t get used to the win 7 alt-tab order, gladly there’s a way to turn it back to the old style (alt tab goes to the last active program).

This has been bugging me for weeks. The absolute random order in which Windows 7 puts your windows when you’re doing heavy alt-tab work between applications. It seems like most of the time it’s exactly opposite of what you want; „This was not my idea!“, it places the last application you worked on at the end of the list, with 20 windows open, this is a problem.

Solution here:

Darwanian M&Ms

August 1, 2009

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the „loser,“ and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theatre of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to

M&M Mars, A Division of Mars,
Inc., Hackettstown,
NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A.,

along with a 3×5 card reading, „Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.“

This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this „grant money.“ I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we
will discover the True Champion.

There can be only one.


Mai 10, 2009

youtube videos als ‚kontaktabzug‘

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101 Tips For Living

Mai 9, 2009

* Yes, you do have to floss.
* Avoid staying out past midnight three nights in a row.
* Learn how to speak before groups.
* When people don’t invite you to parties, you really shouldn’t go.
* Drink plenty of coffee.
* People are tired of you being the funny, drunk guy.
* When in doubt, always kiss the girl.
* Do thirty-push ups before you shower each morning.
* Learn how to fly-fish.
* Pretty women who are unaccompanied want you to talk to them. Ask someone for an introduction.
* You cannot always make amends with people.
* Buy furniture that you think is too small for your apartment. It isn’t.
* Hang your clothes up when you take them off.
* Except sweaters. Those get folded.
* You may remove your jacket and roll up your sleeves. The tie may not be loosened.
* It’s not that you’re unphotogenic. That’s just how you look.
* Do not use an electric razor.
* Deserts are for women. Order one and pretend you don’t mind that she’s eating yours.
* Buy a tuxedo before you are thirty. Stay that size.
* Subscribe to a small-circulation magazine.
* After one day of hanging, your tie should be rolled and placed in a drawer.
* Throw parties.
* When you admire the work of artists or writers, tell them.
* And spend money to acquire their work.
* Yes, you do have to buy her dinner.
* Staying angry is a waste of energy.
* Revenge can be a good way of getting over anger.
* Do not make a second date while you are still on your first.
* If you are wittier than you are handsome, avoid very loud clubs.
* No-one cares if you are offended, so stop it.
* Never date an ex of your friend.

rest of the list at source (john carney)

electric stimulus to face

April 26, 2009

Cuttlefish vs. Octopus

April 14, 2009