Sh*t happens

[textile] Hmmm...sometimes people die in nasty ways. Ripping off your genitals, listen to Kastelruther Spatzen for days or such. But this definitely breaks the barrier. Note they have the kid CPR all the way long to hospital. I just don't hope it was the "kiss of life".

Wanna a book of STFU?

Wanna a book of STFU (Shut the F*** up)? Have a look at this.

Check out what the guy in the back is using the make her stop? Doesn't it look like the pen is mightier than the sowrd? :evil:

Hmmm....schon wieder Jagdsaison?

Ein zeitloser Comicstrip (auf Englisch).

Hätten die Amis das durchgezogen, könnte es in ihrem Ländchen ein bisschen besser gehen.

Nanu, wir haben von dieser Art ("Liberalis Socialistis", Art "Liberalis Socialistis Helvetensis") auch einen Vertreter hier in der Schweiz - Lockrufe, die anscheinen funktionieren heissen "Rentenklau", "Kostenwahrheit" und "NEAT".

Allerdings sind sich die Behörden noch nicht sicher, wie man diese Art erfolgreich bejagt.

Finally a quick Realplayer download

Seems as some people got the hint regarding the download of Realplayer, without tons of pesky registrations and stuff. Download it for


But as usual, there are some recommended alternatives like KLite, that work quite nicely for Windows.

Al Qaeida now partner of New York Times?

We already know some newspapers have strange partnerships to get more readers.

I didn't know, however, that the venerable New York Times had a partnership with Al Qaeida. But as it seems, it has. Check out the following URL:

Language indication now mandatory

I have made the indication for posting languages mandatory since I want to keep this website multi-lingual, at least to some extent. Remember, that by posting to a .ch site, you have to allow for at least three national languages, mainly German, French and Italian. Since this page is on the internet as well, we'll have to accomodate at least with English as well.

At any rate, now posting an article means you have to inidicate in which language you post it so the other users can search for it in an easier way. Also, this avoids some language-impaired users to search for posts that are not in

Killing me softly....

Pretty impressive for an urban legend. First they download a truckload of music, and then it gets erased. Then the person who downloaded the music erases the person who deleted it. Although, it was not quite rm -rf /dev/ipod if you read the report....

Oh, people have been killed for less before....but they haven't killed with an Apple IPod....possibly this prank could get us a few more useful devices banned?

Read the article for more details. Also, check out the related news. Maybe the Ipod will get banned soon enough?

Hau den Lukas (ersatzweise Pinguin)


Wir spielen doch gerne Baseball, oder?

Auch da, oder? }:)

(Der Trick ist, dass man mit dem ersten Klick den Ball ins Rollen bringt und mit dem Zweiten den Ball so weit schlagen kann, dass man auch noch einen Homerun durchziehen kann, wenn man Asthmatiker ist.)

Consuming the mandrake, Part II

I've recently downloaded the V10 community edition of Mandrake Linux in order to give it a run on my laptop. So far, it's actually running quite well. Actually, it's working quite nicely due to the fact Mandrake V10 supports apm on my laptop correctly and even inserts the Tohsiba hardware module all right.Suspend and hibernate work like a champ, Suspend-To-Disk not yet, although I'm pretty confident I'll get this running as well sooner or later in order to get rid of Windows on my work laptop (for 'serious' work, we're and we'll stay Macheads).

However, where there is light, there's also a bit of shadow, as ACPI is not currently compiled into the kernel, and apcid doesn't quite work. ReiserFS prevented more damage when I pushed the power putton of my laptop, though. Also, unlike the Desktop 9.2 version, there are no Nvidia drivers inside, which basically means 3D performance sucks until you build them in. Looks to me like an oversight on the part of the manufacturer. Also, the wireless configuration was not completely painless neither, although my WLAN card on my laptop (running with the Orinoco Gold chipset) has long since been supported by Linux).

Real men, real keyboards

Ah, finally at least, I found a real keyboard which didn't have this squishy feeling that all of these new-fangled keyboards have. No wimply little hyper-environmentally aware stuff that is touted as 'friendly' to your joints. Nothing that would just keep you looking for the keys like some 'ergonomic' keyboards that make you forget where the keys are (alternatively, use a dvorak keyboard layout, but then for the people that are really nuts, just use the Belgian layout).

I can hear the keys clack and now from hearing when I hit a key hard enough to have pressed the key once or twice when I wanted to generate a double letter. And the keyboard even wears an old and venerable logo from a company that probably made the last real Unix - Tru64.

Clean out computer environments

Looks like we've finally found something that will wash the soiled underwear of MS fanatics. And do it real well. Just install it on your hard disk and it will make sure your computer stays clean and smells better. And it also removes all the viruses. Just as added benefit.

And it runs on Macs as well, for the people badly hit by single-button mouse malady.

Hopping over to Mandrake

Hmmm....I'm not a really quick changer. Actually, I even need some time due to the fact that I sorely lack time to keep my desktop up-to-date (my servers are another story, though).

Lately, I installed Mandrake Linux on a spare harddisk to get some update from Redhat 8 which I was still using down here, and so far, the distro holds up and I've even developed a taste for their software. Actually, KitchenSync (for my Zaurus) works much better on it than on Redhat, and doesn't choke when the sync is done. Also, there are lots of apps available, and for the 'evil' apps RedHat requires you to compile yourself, we have the Penguin Liberation Front which will supply even more. The great thing is this distro install the right NVidia drivers on the spot so you don't even to move a friggin' finger for that.

Fasnacht um Bern - da sind einige geistig nicht nur fast umnachtet...


Einige Schlaumeier sind vor einigen Jahren auf die Idee gekommen, so eine stupide Sache wie die Fasnacht auch in Bern einzuführen, was natürlich nicht besonders schlau ist. Wenn man schon nur daran denkt, dass dieser Umzug die Strassen verstopft, von denen Bern sowieso zu wenige hat.

Will man am Samstag Nachmittag nach getaner Arbeit (jawoll ihr Luschen, das Wochenende enthaelt einige Tage mehr, die man fuer Sachen wie Arbeit verwenden kann - jeder der mit "Hesch mer e Stutz" hinterherflennt, soll zuerst 6 Tage pro Woche 10 Stunden arbeiten) noch schnell ein paar Sachen einkaufen, wird man von der Marktgasse von so dämlichen Tambouren, Trötenbläsern und anderen Leuten, die versuchen, ihre letzten gasförmigen Hirnreste durch die Trompeten rauszupusten, hermetisch umzingelt als müsste man irgendwo eine Drogenhölle ausheben (now well, dann müsste man besser mal die Reitschule umzingeln und filzen). Ach ja, die Spraydosen mit gefärbtem Instant-Sperma, dass schon von kleinen Kindern verspritzt wird, und die Papierschnipsel die man den Leuten anwirft, kann man sich auch gleich sparen.

Your RobbH^H^H^HPolice at work

Seems like our police got a budget to fill. At least near Duedingen, near Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Note: Their camouflage sticks out like a sore thumb. They actually had a pylon right next to the motorway to make you think you have to pass it to right side. Anybody with more brains than those cops won't get photographed. Also note their vest jackets they are wearing inside the white van. Looks to me like tax-man camo scheme.

Also note the numberplate from the white van. You're almost sure to encounter it again as the cops have turned into taxmen.

What a bunch of poor fu^H^Hloosers

I'm not surprised that such crap makes the rounds. After all, it's just too convenient to hijack another few machines to spew forth a viagra ad, or some penis enlargement crap (or more local, a porno DVD).

Of course, this is only a problem for people even allowing ActiveX controls on their system. Actually, there are free web browsers and not so free web browsers that successfully prevent this on Windows platforms.

Or of course, you could use

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