Through a series of unfortunate events I’ve been without a fridge and a freezer for almost 1 month now. My initial anger has since then almost vanished and eventually it turned out be a quite interesting – and still ongoing – social experiment. So what happened:
I became more social
I met more of my friends
I spent more quality time with my girlfriend
I started to think more about food and how much I should and from where it comes from
I found out about a bunch of awesome new bars and restaurants I haven’t known before
I’ve spent more money on food than usually (which is a postive effect imo)
My kitchen has never been that clean in ages
Really, there is no more dish washing
I didn’t have to constantly run errands, which saved a lot of time
I discovered a variety of new, smallish and exotic dishes, I wouldn’t have tried if going to a restaurant was something special (if I go to fancy restaurants, I like to order stuff I know so I reduce the likely hood of not being happy with my food)
I became more active and sporty since I had to actively “seek” food somewhere
When I bought food, I only did so in very small amounts and only the freshest of the freshest
My electricity usage is less (and so is the bill)
I stopped eating unhealthy, small stuff in between meals
My good pal Franz and I have started a blog that is primarly targeted towards physicians. We have a lot of things in mind we want to share with others out there, but it’s mostly going to be about “how to hack medicine”.
Es grassiert (sic!) ein Meme. Ein österreichischer Meme, der den ehemaligen Finanzminister Karl Heinz Grasser als Internet Meme persifliert. Mit einer gesunden Portion Humor begibt sich die österreichische Twittersphere auf dünnes Eis (Ainedter!) und bringt eine Vielzahl an wirklich lesens- und lachenswerten Tweets zum Vorschein.
Die Idee dabei ist es bekannte Filmtitel mit Herrn Grasser und dessen vermeintlich unlautere Geschäftspraktiken (es gilt die Unschuldsvermutung!) zu vermischen und so ein grandioses Lustspiel des Internets darzubieten.
There is a variety of entities that make up “great people”. I hate to say so, but there are people who are more enjoyable to talk to than others and there are people who are nice and some that are not so nice.
There is a plethora of research and semi-reseaarched books out there that tries to find elements that connect these “good” people. Be it mirror neurons, continuous states of FLOW or a healthy family background. The more studies are conducted, the more elements will be found.
For a little more than a year I’ve been an occassional contributor to TechCrunch Europe and there are several things I’ve learned. I am miles away from being a professional journalist, largely due to the fact that I’ve never went to journalism school and never learned or studied Journalism’s most valuable and most important aspect: Research.
I hate Television but most probably know that also people who hate TV should watch Mad Men. People should watch Don Draper smoking cigarettes 24/7, kicking off the day with Whiskey in the office and listening to RJD2 at the very beginning.
It’s a perfect blend of everything. Style, story, playing with the viewer’s wishes, strong characters, great acting, well dressed, intense….and the best opening sequence in a long time (Curiously disabled for embedding by AMC).
Das heisst wenn man Alter und Tod wie ein Kuchenrezept verstanden hat, dann hat man auf einmal unheimlich viel mehr Zeit und unendlich viel mehr Lebensqualität und ist unendlich viel mehr entspannt…So, ganz einfach ist das.