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How I learned about the 4th of July

It was a warm summer evening. I was studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Erlangen in my native country, Germany. As usual, I worked on homework that evening. I sublet a small room on the third floor under the roof, and I had the window open because it was so warm. All of a…

Bragging Time

I'm trying to get fit to hike Mt Whitney in August. Glad to report that my chances are improving: this Sunday, I ran and finished my first-ever half-marathon. Yay! My goals had been to 1) finish, and 2) not finish last. Surprisingly, I did quite a bit better than that: although I am older than…

Remodeling my home office — let’s get started

I started to remodel my home office today. Isn't it nice and, well, not so clean? The old carpet is gone, and the walls look like they really want new paint. I have some plans that should make it worth documenting this project ... :-) Stay tuned.

Update on: the Pain in my Butt

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="147"] Piriformis Muscle[/caption] TL;DR: Forget about medical doctors when in musculoskeletal pain; use Google DuckDuckGo, a good chiropractor and systematic exercise. Open-sourcing my condition has been a total flop. Here's the good news: I'm much better. As you might remember, a couple of months ago I put as many details as I…