Personal · 22 June 2010 ·
My Sun frame is back from the powder coaters in a lovely British Racing Green. I will get some white paint and do the appliances over the weekend. After that, the folks from Common Wheel are going to take over again and do their mastery, to bring this old frame back to glory.
Since my bike got stolen over Easter, I need a new one. I decided to go back to the Common Wheel Project, a Glasgow-based charity that employs people with mental illness to build and repair bikes. It’s a brilliant project and they do a very good job at building bikes, too. Plus, they are a bit geeky.
Things have been a bit strange recently, and I need a soundtrack for that. My library is full of melancholic music, not because I’m such a sad person, but it’s just what I generally listen to. But right now, I do need a break. A few weeks ago I had the sudden desire to listen to classical music, from Orf and Bach to Penderecki and Rautavaara.
But now I hunger for something completely different. I feel restless. I can’t live without my daily dose of melancholic music, but at the same time I need something that’s still got a drive. Something that makes me get up and do things.
Personal · 25 May 2009 ·
…yet. But there isn’t much left.
Old grannies get scammed with electric blankets and knife sets. But whilst an electric blanket probably wouldn’t attract the attention of students, other goods do.
A short rant about Hobbes
Not only did I pass my examinations, but also the sample questions of the soon-to-be-introduced application for German citizenship questionnaire.
Using the g-brief letter class in LaTeX I encountered a problem—which wasn’t a problem after all.
Personal · 16 May 2008 ·
Recently, a few prospective students have asked me what studying in Scotland and particularly Glasgow is like. Thus I decided to write an article on my personal experiences and a brief overview on the Scottish undergraduate system.