Culture-flatrate

I just read an article over at ArsGeek where the author was wondering how copyright infringement and illegal filesharing could be legalized. His suggestions where subscription-sites for legal downloading and/or pay-per-view-systems (specifically on the Pirate Bay which was to be legalized just like Napster but from what I heard the deal is a good as …

Candidate for Worst Movie of all Times: Narnia 1

I watched the first part of the Narnia-chronicles mainly because I heard about the rumours that it is used by fundamental christians as propaganda (Philip Pullman’s ingenious »Dark Materials«-series is viewed as the counterpart to this). So I might have been slightly preoccupied when watching the movie but I just can’t help it: this was …

»Ghost in the Shell 2« & Hans Bellmer

Hans Bellmer Coming to think of it, actually did (re-)watch a nice movie in the last time. I am doing a work on Internet/Hypertext as a theoretical background for my recent project and I thought about GitS and the network-theories they talk about there and I decided to watch Innocence again. It was a real …

*shudder*

Uuah, I watched two shitty movies in a row recently, the first one was Hellboy 2, the second one Resident Evil (3?): Extinction. I watched Hellboy for curiosity-reasions, I could not believe that del Toro could make a movie as bad as my friends said it was. But he sure did (wow, and he did …

Jamie Hewlet’s Monkey King

The creator of Tank Girl (and Gorillaz which I personally only like as a media-project but not the music) made a really nice two-minute-movie for BBC’s coverage on the politcal questionable olympic games in china. It’s based on the ancient chinese legend on the monkey king and BBC has a nice page with production notes, …

Bye bye, iTunes,…

… Welcome Songbird! This free and Open Source player not only always looked nice but also works pretty stable now. I tried it from time to time in the past but there always were too many bugs (and only limited Last.fm-integration) for me. That changed with the last updates and I decided to leave iTunes …

Welcome, Earthlings!

Ich hoffe mal, dieses (Achtung, Freunde, festhalten, jetzt kommt wieder einer von diesen tollen Web.zwei.0-Mischmasch (hat hier jemand »Mash-up« gesagt?)-Deutsch-Englisch-Ausdrücken:) selbstgehostete WordPress-Blog, wird so gut laufen, wie ich es mir vorstelle, so daß ich mein, doch sehr eingeschränktes Blogsome-Blog vernachlässigen kann. Zur Zeit gibt’s noch massive Probleme mit der Migration der alten Artikel aber ich …

What Happened to my Hardy Heron?

I recently gave Ubuntu another try because I really like the OpenSource idea. But still it’s a real pain to install the wireless drivers (didn’t suceed yet) and it does not recognize my T40`s grapic card. I’ve been playing with xorg.conf but aside of totally damaging my system I didn’t achieve anything. Nice thing that …

Michael Ende

Recently I rediscovered the works of Michael Ende. In my opinion he was one of the best German authors of children’s books of all time. I’ve always been in love with his »Der Satanarcholügenialkohöllsiche Wunschpunsch« (»The Satanarchaeolidealcohellish Notion Potion«), there is a really good audiobook (and a – of course – really BAD animated tv-series) …