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… when you arrive at your office door and you try to open/unlock the door with your remote control car key. Strangely, this didn’t work and it took me a couple of seconds that this was not the office door’s fault.

If you see my brain running around in your neighborhood, please point it in the right direction. Thanks.

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I’m currently in Boston for a conference. Though the last time I went to the US is less than two years ago, I’d already forgotten how annoying it can be if everybody asks you how your are … while obviously not giving a X or not even waiting for the reply.

On the upside, I also found something which I have unfortunately never seen in Europe so far. Pain au chocolat – with extra chocolat topping on the outside! Sweet!

Yet another boring post: I’m now on the starters list for two double ironman triathlons this summer. (Or rather just “double triathlon” as otherwise the company ironman might sue me for abusing their trademark.)

E.g. check this or this list.

One of the funny things is: I think it might be enough to finish one of the two races to make it to the top 100 of of the IUTA ranking of ultra-triathletes – last year there were a total of less than 80 registered nuts.

Of course, my goal is just to finish within the time limit (36h) – ideally with a smile. If I’m last, all the better. The first and the last person to finish traditionally get the most cheers.  🙂

So a thousand pictures must be saying more than a million words.

You can find the corresponding (photo) story here and here.

And, no, it is *not* a photo love story but just lots of pictures I took over the last couple of months.

I used to think that Lausanne was surely one of the safest places in the world. But this has dramatically changed.

About a month ago my taste buds (figuratively speaking) were viciously attacked by a young boy here – he mooned me! In case you didn’t know, yes, moon can be used as a verb.

Only two weeks later I was then attacked again, probably also by youngsters. Somebody tried to egg me when I was walking down the streets of Lausanne with a couchsurfing visitor. (Usage number 17. at the link above.) Fortunately, they missed. But judging from the traces left on the pavement, we were not their first victims.

I just printed a 200-page document twice. And twice I had a paper jam (one for each copy). So far nothing amazing. But both of the paper jams occurred at the exact same page (page 96) with exactly the same kind of paper jam.

Now I really wonder, if there are some documents (or pages) which are inherently more likely to cause a paper jam and what exactly could cause such a phenomena …

If you’re at EPFL in October, then you should consider to join the Assassins Game, organized by the GSA.

If elephants mourn their dead and if gorillas can learn sign language, then I wonder how long it will take for progressive, religious zealots, who at least consider the idea that higher animals might have a soul, before they’ll try to preach whatever they consider to be holy scriptures to these pour souls.

I love whipped cream and I’ve always found it somewhat annoying that it has to come with an alibi cake, which only dilutes its true flavor.

So, on more than one occasion, I simply took the can of whipped cream and sprayed it directly into my mouth.

Until yesterday, I thought that this was a rather rare habit. But know I know that Kent Brockman does this with *two* cans at the same time! Just have a look here and search for “starts spraying them into his mouth”.

So I now I have a new idol … and a new idea to try!

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