Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Too Good to Be True: allsimps allfutus (a link by Steve)

Oh man.

You guys already know that I am a huge Simpsons fan from two former posts: The human Simpsons intro and the real Simpsons house.
Now there is the ultimate link:
Watch all Simpsons episodes of all seasons online at And as if this wouldn't have been enough, you can do the same with Futurama at And, if you like them, even more series such as Southpark, Family Guy, and American Dad at

Thank you, internet!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Trois Etapes de Déménagement

Two days until I will change cities again.
Since I moved some 15 times in the last 6 years or so, I suppose I recognize a pattern which I call the three steps of relocation:

1) "I don't have too many things to pack and move anyway."
2) "Crap! It's more than I thought. It doesn't fit into the car/luggage/etc."
3) "Oh well, it finally does fit, and I am ready to move."

I hope this principle is still valid... Wish me luck.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Grumpy Post III: New Kandel 2012

Ok, forget about it: The 5th edition of Kandel's Principles of Neural Science has been officially postponed until October 2007. Originally it was announced for September 2004, and I have been waiting for it ever since (see for example post 1 and post 2). I am expecting it to come out when I am retiring, i.e. in 80 years or so.
I don't wanna be impolite and I admire Eric(h) Kandel a lot, but he should take care that it won't have to be published postmortem...

I saw an interview with him on TV the other day. He is awesome and in very good shape. Go for it, Eric...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Just three things (trois trucs):

1) It's weird what just happened in Montreal. It doesn't buy you anything being considered one of the world's safest cities. Once they explode, you can do nothing against crazy individuals.

2) But I am in Paris right now, and I found something that somehow extends the google maps post from a couple of weeks ago: Paris en 3D. It's pretty cool, but be careful since it needs a lot of your system's resources.

3) There has been a nice refresh of's Homecookin' site. As far as I can see it you can now download all old mixes (and there is the new #27). Plus a couple of months ago, asked to send spontaneous photos of one's DJ corner without making any arrangements or cleaning the set. Her is the beautiful gallery of DJ corners from the Homecookin' community.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ebay Kills Collection Values

I have understood something:
Large parts of the monetary and ideological value of collector items used to stem from the fact that they were hard to get and that they were usually associated with a story of acquisition.

Ebay - in the first place - tried to connect collectors and to provide a platform to trade collector items. However, it thus also killed this important hard-to-get part of the individual value. And since difficulty of acquisition (and thus emotional value) and pecuniary value are closely linked, it destroyed most of the impetus to collect things.
Paradoxical, isn't it?

...and so I can't get rid of my nice Spiderman comic collection... thanks, ebay!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Der meiste senseless Pfosten überhaupt… (Google Translate)

Heute fand ich eine 50 EUR Rechnung auf dem Fußboden vor dem trainstation. Nizza, ey?!

Old post nicely translated into German by google translate.

Friday, September 01, 2006

FYI -- Tape Nostalgia Update

A year ago I posted this link to a collection of photos of old audio tapes. This link has been dead for a while but resurrected recently in the form of a handy searchable database called