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Schweigender Blogger: Ich melde mich zurückEin schweigender Blogger ist nie so etwas richtig gutes, will man einen Blog ernsthaft verfolgen. Allerdings war es bei mir in letzter Zeit enorm ruhig. Ich muss euch hier mal klipp und klar aufdröseln, was passiert ist. Nein, keine Sorge, es gab keine privaten Katastrophen oder schweren Krankheiten. Nein, ich musste meinen Blog umziehen. Und das will ich euch mal aufschreiben. Keine Sorge, ich werde es nicht übertreiben. Aber ich muss dennoch mal ein paar Worte sagen. Ein schweigender Blogger ist doch nicht schlimm Jaja, ich höre es schon: Es ist doch jetzt nicht... Read more
Published: 11 hours ago
Source: Henning Uhle
Heute: Matthias Warkus über Brianna Wiests Bestseller '101 Essays, die dein Leben verändern werden'"Seit über zwei Jahren hält sich ein Buch ununterbrochen in den deutschen Sachbuch-Bestsellerlisten, das sieben Jahre alt ist, dessen Inhalt lieblos zusammengedroschener, skandalöser ideologischer Unsinn ist und das sich selbst widerspricht und wiederholt. Was aber auch egal ist, weil es kaum wegen seines Inhalts gekauft und vermutlich ohnehin gar nicht gelesen wird, oder wenn überhaupt, nicht mit besonderer Aufmerksamkeit. Damit stellt es eine konsequente Vollendung von Trends des letzten Jahrzehnts dar. Dieses Buch zu lesen, heißt, etwas über einen bestimmten geschichtlichen Moment zu lernen; über eine... Read more
Published: 22 hours ago
Source: Stefan Rose (Flying Boards)
The topic has a beard: A colleague expects you to work immediately on his or her answer. That was already the case with email. Now with Teams and Slack it's become even more obvious. Are the old farts like me just too slow and can't keep up with the young ones?... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: Stefan Pfeiffer
Ukraine had nuclear weapons and was the second largest nuclear power in the world after 1990. And because the West has always wanted to crush Russia, in 1994 it ensured that Ukraine handed over its nuclear weapons arsenal to Russia. Consideration: A security guarantee from Russia. Result: known. What to think about 'negotiations' with Russia and Russian 'security guarantees': also known. ***If entrepreneurs can't pay their employees €15 an hour, they should just try a little harder and buy fewer flat whites with oat milk— ELHOTZO (@elhotzo) May 15, 2024 *** "You won't have my children !" or "My... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: Stefan Rose (Flying Boards)
The city administration has been promoting engagement among its citizens on this website for weeks. There are different motifs, this one comes from me:... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: Gerd M. Hofmann (Cycling in HeilbronN)
Do people who justify their bad behavior on political grounds really not realize the disservice they are doing to their cause? If filling a key position causes unexpected difficulties, it often helps to reduce the job description to the essentials. If you … Continue reading →... Read more
Published: 5 days ago
Source: Chris Kurbjuhn
“The smoke detector of the constitution is ringing!” said the judge of the Higher Administrative Court of Münster when justifying the verdict that the AfD is rightly suspected of being right-wing extremist. This is a signal, rather a request for all of us not to let things go as far as they did in Weimar times... Read more
Published: 5 days ago
Source: Stefan Pfeiffer
Virtual cockpit, real steering wheel There is a saying that my wife also says from time to time: “Boys turn seven. After that they just grow”. Not entirely true, our toys need more electricity than those of seven year olds. 😆 Like in many other households, there is a Playstation 5 lying around here. However, it wasn't K1 who wanted it, it was me. I'm a big fan of open world games (don't worry, it's about the steering wheel!... Read more
Published: 5 days ago
Source: Armin Hanisch (customs pebbles instead of milestones)
This was the one week in May 2024 without a public holiday. Of course only for those in federal states with a special Catholic tradition. This is about the separation of state and faith. This week's classes were routine. Not just from my side. The coffee machine didn't work again. He wanted to be forcibly purified. He also complained about two outstanding inspections. I don't even want to imagine what these machines will do if they are equipped with "AI". Although, others have already figured that out. Worth seeing in the film Dark Star (yes, yes, I can already hear some comments). Worth reading in the only trilogy in... Read more
Published: 6 days ago
Source: Detlef Stern
Of course, it would be premature to sound the death knell for the AfD or to rejoice too early in any way. But recently there have been increasing signs that the club is slowly getting into real problems because of what has ultimately broken the necks of every right-wing party in Germany: the inflated egos and greed of individual members. What bangers like Kahr, Bystron, Gnauck et al. Pulling it off would probably be rejected by any editorial team as a script for a robber's gun because it's too stupid. Of course, the hard core won't care. He left this galaxy long ago anyway... Read more
Published: 6 days ago
Source: Stefan Rose (Flying Boards)
5 weeks ago I reported on the newly erected bars at the end of Götzenturmstrasse: And expressed my hope that the number of illegal parking at this point could now decrease... Reality has now caught up with me, as these photos... Continue reading →... Read more
Published: 6 days ago
Source: Gerd M. Hofmann (Cycling in HeilbronN)
Background I used to wonder what my friend Benny Lewis was doing. He has a website and social media accounts, but neither gave an overview of what he's doing now. Then I realized some people might wonder the same about me. So in 2015, I made a /now page on my website, saying what I'd told a friend I hadn't seen in a year. It has a nice side-effect of being a public declaration of priorities. It's a good link to give people when saying no to invitations and distractions. Word spread, and soon hundreds of people had a... Read more
Published: 6 days ago
Source: Derek Sivers
The news and commentary columns of the media and blogs have been overflowing for a few days now. And again it's about artificial intelligence. Google and Open AI promise a turning point. The perfect AI assistants are practically around the corner to serve us comprehensively... Really!?... Read more
Published: 8 days ago
Source: Stefan Pfeiffer
AI eats up climate targets In 2020, Microsoft set itself the goal of becoming “carbon-neutral” by the end of the decade, i.e. no longer contributing to CO2 pollution. The current values ​​show a different picture. While Microsoft's direct and energy-related emissions fell by 2020% last year compared to 6.3, its indirect emissions increased by about 30%. The graphic shows the significant deviation from the original target. The data is based on the “2024 Environmental Sustainability Report” from Microsoft (https://blogs.... Read more
Published: 8 days ago
Source: Armin Hanisch (customs pebbles instead of milestones)
The weeks in the semester are slowly blurring together. It's time for some hiccups to come into the routine. The first one happened on Tuesday. Heinrich Kümmerle and I then have a course at the same time. He tries to teach students about project management in their second semester. I enjoy the project study in the seventh semester, in which the students could also show what they thought they had learned in the second semester. And so we both swapped courses for a few minutes. In the project study, the students had to explain the project assignment to him. The learning goal was for him, as an external student, to understand the most important... Read more
Published: 12 days ago
Source: Detlef Stern
“You participated in the choreography in your own way.” Jorge Gonzalez is the most polite person in the world. Short message to the engine room: This is a well-known phenomenon that you suddenly have the same views as people with whom you have a … Continue reading →... Read more
Published: 12 days ago
Source: Chris Kurbjuhn
Preliminary remark: A number of bloggers with an interest in education have set themselves the goal of blogging together on topics more frequently in 2024. The topic suggestions are collected here, all contributions to the current topic are collected under the article. Episode 5 of the Edublogparade2024 deals with the existential. At least for us blogging teachers: “Why do I write a blog?” is the question. And that's what I ponder. Yet again. The topic was on my mind a few years ago and led me to an article that is hidden somewhere in the depths of this archive. I just have to look for him… (and for later: here he is, by the way). I read... Read more
Published: 12 days ago
Source: Matthias Lausmann (Mr. Mess)
Morgenstund' has GoldQuatsch in his mouth The text here is probably ten years old and I wrote it after a slightly more harmless version of it happened to me. 😉 Have fun reading and be careful if you're not fully awake yet! 😆 At 6 in the morning somewhere in Bavaria. Get out of bed half-asleep and the first thing you do is preheat the portafilter, then do your morning toilet. Come into the kitchen halfway awake, put two slices in the toaster... Read more
Published: 13 days ago
Source: Armin Hanisch (customs pebbles instead of milestones)
A while back, I recorded an episode of The Informed Life with Jorge Arango, and it's just been released. We had hoped to cover a couple of specific topics, but just as we hit record, our topic agenda took a left turn into some of my recent interests in intellectual history. Jorge has a great … Continue reading... Read more
Published: 14 days ago
Source: Chris Aldrich
Exchange Server SE: Das Ende einer Diva - Bild von OpenClipart-Vectors auf PixabayExchange Server SE: So soll nun die neue Version der weltgrößten IT-Diva heißen. Tolle Idee. Vor allem nachdem man alles andere beerdigt hatte. Erst sollte es ein Exchange Server 2022 werden, der dann ohne weitere Information eingestampft wurde. Dann sollte es ein Exchange Server vNext werden. Nun kommt auch der nicht. Stattdessen hat man sich nun ein Subscription-Modell ausgeschwitzt, um endlich dieses Mail-Monstrum loszuwerden. Deshalb heißt der Artikel: „Das Ende einer Diva“. Wieso eigentlich Diva? So lang ich mit Exchange Servern zu tun habe, und das ist... Read more
Published: 15 days ago
Source: Henning Uhle
A thread about Nick Bantock's Griffine and Sabine book sends me running to the basement to grab these two things mom sent letters in: A fish and a bottle.... Read more
Published: 16 days ago
Source: Chris Glass
AFD-Mehrheit: Das geht nicht gut aus Ich habe echt Sorge vor einer AfD-Mehrheit nach der kommenden Landtagswahl in Sachsen. Was da so schlimmes passieren soll? Wartet es ab. Die Herrschaften oben im Bild sind zwei Figuren in der Slawenburg Raddusch in der Nähe von Lübbenau im Spreewald. Die hocken da und sinnieren über die Zukunft. So geht es mir aber derzeit auch. Und ganz ehrlich, ich habe kein gutes Gefühl, wenn ich auf den Herbst schaue, was uns da in Sachsen blühen könnte. Es scheint aber auch so niemanden zu jucken, oder? Was hat denn der Uhle bloß? Wisst... Read more
Published: 17 days ago
Source: Henning Uhle
While round 5 of the Edublogparade 2024 is currently moving through the country (and I'm thinking about an adequate article on the topic), I have learned lessons from round 2 and devoted myself to recording working hours. Because that's what it was all about a few months ago in the context of the reduction in overtime. As always, it takes a while for me to get into new routines. There are days when I only realize in the evening that I completely forgot to document the hours I worked using Working Hours and enter them afterwards. However, I will be paying close attention to this for the next four weeks. It... Read more
Published: 18 days ago
Source: Matthias Lausmann (Mr. Mess)
Not a short long week again. But no, I won't rename it. Most of my readers know that the long week has nothing to do with the length of the week. If you don't know yet, I recommend a somewhat lesser-known book series by Terry Pratchett. The world doesn't always have to be flat. The brevity is probably due to my virtual research professorship. This will change in the next semester at the latest. Since Monday I have been programming the software for agile studying, called DASgo. I actually wanted to wait for someone from the university computer center to help me do the SSO authentication... Read more
Published: 19 days ago
Source: Detlef Stern
On May 2.5.2024nd, 18.4, the city administration collected scrap bikes again. And as always, not really complete. After a responsible city employee asked me, I told him on April XNUMXth. The location of the wreck, which has been standing for a very long time at the corner of Schaeuffefelnstrasse and Dammstrasse, has been reported: … Continue reading →... Read more
Published: 19 days ago
Source: Gerd M. Hofmann (Cycling in HeilbronN)
You can easily think of me as old news, but I find the cheering when your own team is awarded a penalty to be misplaced and unsportsmanlike. CD Friedrich? Descendant of LP Friedrich? Willie Nelson has gifted us with a charming little something: the world's best … Continue reading →... Read more
Published: 19 days ago
Source: Chris Kurbjuhn
Landing pages have been a thing for people on social media for years. The principle is simple: Instead of having to laboriously search for a person on the individual platforms, they simply always have the same landing page stored in their respective profile. All of their profiles are listed in a stylish overview, so that you can now easily follow the new influencer on Instagram, Facebook, Bluesky or Mastodon with just a few clicks. That is practical. And in times of fragmentation of the former Twitter classroom, it is probably more important than ever so as not to lose sight of the people. As... Read more
Published: 25 days ago
Source: Matthias Lausmann (Mr. Mess)

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