January 31st, 2007

BRB

BRB G2G BERLIN FYI OMG LOLZ TTYL!!!1111

plane

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January 30th, 2007

Nonverbal Translinguistic Communication

So it turns out, if you’re not utilizing body language, you’re missing out on a great deal of your communicative potential.

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January 26th, 2007

David Allee’s White Nights

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Photographer David Allee achieves this haunting effect by taking long-exposure shots of artificially lit buildings at night (EG, Buildings near stadium lighting, etc).

January 24th, 2007

efficacy

good word

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January 23rd, 2007

Cinema-Going

You know that your local cinema is really classy when it feels it necessary to have a sign that tells you not to eat your ticket. Here’s a photograph I took with my phone of said sign at “The Screen” in Dublin:

Ticket

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January 21st, 2007

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven

What a guy!

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January 19th, 2007

Preoccupations of the moment!

Another exciting installment.

Wild Strawberries.

On Monday we watched Wild Strawberries in Film Studies and today the lecturer devoted the class to an open discussion. It gradually became quite an intellectual and interesting discussion, and I decided to add something. Right at the punchline (I was literally at the point of saying “because….”), my mind completely deserted me. There was a pregnant silence in the auditorium for about ten seconds (not an exaggeration), as I tried to remember what I was talking about. Thankfully, I recovered from my dumbness and said what I wanted to say, before the lecturer had to move on and put it down to stupidity. So, could have been worse.

The film was great, by the way. This is my favourite scene from it:

Berlijn.

I’m going to Berlin on the first of February. I am completely ill-prepared – mentally and practically. But excited. This is not really a good time to ditch my studies, but i’ll only miss two days – the trip is four days. It should be a blast. And I should get some cool photographs.

Printing on Brown Envelopes.

I love the texture and colour of brown envelopes – and not for any psychological connections with money, I’m sure. I wanted to print my timetable on this paper (since I left my old one on the train and need to print a new one), but the paper needs to be A4 size or my printer rejects it. So I glued an unfolded (rather, ripped open) envelope to a sheet of a4 and it turned out great:

tt

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January 18th, 2007

There should be more buildings like this…

67

There should be more creative designs in residential homes… Like Habitat 67 in Montreal.

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January 18th, 2007

Doomriders…

doom

This amusing anomaly from GoogleEarth shows a road in Cork where the traffic is apparently driving to their doom – or at least disappointment. What actually seems to have happened, is that the seams of two satellite photos (that were taken probably weeks or months apart) meet, in the middle of this road, and show a new road, complete with traffic, flowing rather seamlessly into the old road.

Speaking of doom and gloom and google, according to the Telegraph, (via Pruned), evidence has been found that terrorists had been using GoogleEarth to plan attacks on British bases in Basra.

Terrorists attacking British bases in Basra are using aerial footage displayed by the Google Earth internet tool to pinpoint their attacks, say Army intelligence sources.

Documents seized during raids on the homes of insurgents last week uncovered print-outs from photographs taken from Google.

The satellite photographs show in detail the buildings inside the bases and vulnerable areas such as tented accommodation, lavatory blocks and where lightly armoured Land Rovers are parked.

Written on the back of one set of photographs taken of the Shatt al Arab Hotel, headquarters for the 1,000 men of the Staffordshire Regiment battle group, officers found the camp’s precise longitude and latitude.

“This is evidence as far as we are concerned for planning terrorist attacks,” said an intelligence officer with the Royal Green Jackets battle group. “Who would otherwise have Google Earth imagery of one of our bases?… We believe they use Google Earth to identify the most vulnerable areas such as tents.”

January 17th, 2007

Heidelberg Universität

Heidelberg Montage

Das sind azitate Blätter, die ich vor meinem Bildschirm gestellt habe. Heute habe ich eine Referat über der Universität Heidelberg gehalten (als Teil meiner Deutsche Sprache Unterricht).

Können Sie die Leute identifizieren?

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January 17th, 2007

Ulysses

Now, Ulysses by James Joyce is enough of a challenge in English, but today I was treated to a live performance of the last “chapter”, in Dutch, by a group of Flemish performers from the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp.

I was really very impressed. They acted excellently and the way it was performed was rather creative.

I had read the part they played in English beforehand, which helped me to understand the Dutch when I heard it. Sort of like having imaginary subtitles.

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January 16th, 2007

I’m tired

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January 15th, 2007

Hoe ziet jouw week eruit?

This is what my week looks like.

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January 10th, 2007

zzzap

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January 9th, 2007

I need a Fensterschlafer

Luckily for me, I can make a Fensterschlafer by recycling an old pair of swimming goggles.

For more recycled household items look at this snazzy and fun design gallery:

http://www.atelier-v.ch/01.htm

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January 5th, 2007

Oh, what a trifle! Part 2

So, I accidentally drop-kicked my trifle against the wall.

trifle
Well, some of it anyway. I was trying to break its fall, but just broke it.

RIP TRIFLE 2007-2007

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January 5th, 2007

A bit of a Trifle

I don’t know why, but I made a trifle last night at 1am.

It’s pretty good actually but I have no desire to eat it.

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January 5th, 2007

Echo

Hello World!

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