Here Comes Another Bubble

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 | BayArea, Humor, Technology, Video, Web 2.0 | No Comments

In case you have not seen it yet. This brilliant YouTube Video makes the round today in the Blogosphere. It is so funny because it’s true (like Dilbert). Also thought this is a perfect fit for my Blog theme “Straight out of Palo Alto”.

Stop Motion Video with Adobe Premiere Elements

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 | Adobe, Humor, Private, Video | 6 Comments

Today I played with the cool stop motion video feature of Premiere Elements. Result – A super cool video of Max scooting around the room. Check it out it is only 20 seconds.

“Boing” makes Max laugh

Thursday, May 24th, 2007 | Humor, Private | No Comments

Here is a little clip I recorded of Max recently. Everytime I say “boing” I am shaking my head, which makes him laugh.

Enjoy and cheers!

O’Reilly uncovers the future of the Web…

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 | Humor, Technology, Web 2.0 | No Comments

Well it is not quite April fools day yet, but Nat Torkington from O’Reilly has posted this hillarious entry on his blog. We all know the semantic Web is around the corner… not (watched Borat yesterday).
Thirteen years ago I started to work in the area of electronic data interchange between companies. The biggest challenge was to get an agreement on the semantics of the message (just look at the numerous ways a Name and Address Field can be qualified) and have different applications interpret the data in the same way. The UN standard EDIFACT, as complex as it is, went a long way, but then came XML which was supposed to solve everything. What a lot of people did not understand then is that XML is just syntax and the semantic problem was still not solved. Until today the electronic exchange of business data in a many to many scenario remains challenging. But I am digressing. Here are some of my favorite parts of Nat’s post:

2010: Semantic Web developers release a new XML format. This will be hailed as the final step to the completion of Web 3.0.

They’ll skip version 7, and release “Firefox X”. X will support RSS for blogs, IM, twitter, and the new communication system that flashes updates from your friends every 2 seconds in yellow on black 64pt type as you work. “Crack”, as the system will be called, will be so addictive that it drives sales of Firefox X through the roof… As the corpses stack up in city streets, the professional time-wasting class known as Knowledge Workers will have been eliminated from the world.

Amateur Gourmet + White Truffles = Very Creative Blog Posting

Saturday, November 4th, 2006 | Food, Humor | 2 Comments

You know that I am into good food and creative blogs. Check out this blog posting from the Amateur Gourmet being invited by Alain Ducasse to a white truffle (from Alba… You like Jessica Alba? You will like the truffles :-)) dinner. I am jealous of this guy!
Thanks to Guy Kawasaki for pointing to this amazing Blog post.

WVP-PL Economic Indicator at All Time High

Monday, October 30th, 2006 | BayArea, Food, Humor | No Comments

In case you have not noticed the good times are back, at least here in the Bay Area. Web 2.0, GoogleTube and Tech Parties helped jump starting our micro economy. But even more important is the WVP-PL indicator, meaning the number of exotic cars in the Woodside Village Pub parking lot. The VP is Karen and my favorite restaurant South of San Francisco. We have been going there for five years, sometimes more often and then if the money is thight less often. On my last visit about a week ago the number of expensive cars in their parking lot reached an all time high… Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes SL 65 AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo and finally even an Aston Martin with a “007” number plate. Let’s enjoy the good times while they last.

Funny Blog Spam

Friday, October 13th, 2006 | Humor | No Comments

With the increased popularity of my blog (yeah!) I see also an increase in spam :-(
While most spam is boring, I thought this one is in a strange, uncomfortable way funny…

Hello My name Artur. I was burn in . I have cat and dog. The dog name is Ask and the cat name is [url= ] Pacha [/url] . The are end of my story. Good luck.

And remember I am German so I am allowed to have a strange sense of humor…. And Now We Dance…

Funny SAP Facts

Thursday, August 31st, 2006 | Humor, SAP, Technology | No Comments

Make up funny facts about SAP and post them here…

SAP Facts (Chuck Norris style)

My favorites:

Oracle still hides the fact that FUSION stands for: Finally use SAP in our network

SAP is such a great software that initially there weren’t any errors.
But in order to have any work to do at all, they made up some bugs

SAP is so efficient in creating software, there is actually only one
developer writing code, all others are architects and managers
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