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30.5.2015

Where is all the time?

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , — Till @ 15:01:12

Wow in 2013 was my last entry… Sometimes I think, that all These social media stuff is too much. Facebook, Twitter, Instagramm, Swarm, Yelp… If you want to follow all these channels there is no time for writing something in  blog.

Today I killed all the SPAM comments and users and before leaving I woud like to send a „ping“ to the internet: So, I am still alive  🙂 and still vegetarian  🙂

The second point – coming and staying a vegetarian was not hard. In the last time appeared many products in the shops.  Therefore you have a lot of Food without an animal inside. The next step is also for me difficult: vegan. I tried it several times for some days. But I always failed, because it is complicated to look every time on the list of the ingredients. So, at the moment I still eat cheese and eggs and sometimes (if the coffee shop do not have Soja milk and I do not like an Espresso at this moment) I also drink milk…

15.9.2013

Why becoming a vegetarian

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , , , — Till @ 16:47:47

I started as most of you with eating meat. Sometimes I thought about the origin of Steaks and Schnitzel but most of the times not.

Than came a phase where I ate meat very seldom. It was not necessary for me but from time to time it was still nice. Maybe because the host cooked a wonderful lunch or maybe Big Tasty…

One day I recognize that I do not like meat anymore and I stopped to eat it. Without exception. But why? And when did it start?

I do not abstain from meat for medical reasons. This was an aspect when I reduced it. Nowadays the thought of eating a part of an animal triggers something deep inside me. It hurts a little bit. It is the Feeling that it is not fair crucify and killing someone for my pleasure. Killing „Someone“? It is only an animal. This brings me to the answer of the second question. It started shortly after my two cats clopped through my appartment. It started with looking into their eyes. They are both black and it is difficult to find out who is who. But after a while I noticed that they are not only cats. They develop ist own character. If a cat lifts its head with a short meow, you know that this is Phoebe. If I water the flowers, the cat running fast to me is Tara. So, they are not longer only pets, they became persons. They are creatures. And what es the difference between them and a cow or a pig? I think even in the past I was not be able to eat an animal that I looked into his eyes, that I stroke. But today it is impossible for me, because I always think about the creature that has to die for a burger or steak.

Many people are against animal experiments but they are still eating meat. The difference between experiments and meat-industry is only small. If you are thinking that the animals have a wonderful long life in a beautiful nature, wake up! This industry is cruel and nothing to do with respect for animals and for life. They torture the animals in a different way than the scientist but they do.  Most of the animals have a horrible life and maybe the death is a salvation for them. Is this the way we should treat the nature? And if you believe in god, do you think that this is the way he told us?

Yes, I changed my way of living late and I follow this way without compromise and sometimes a little bit to radical when talking to friends (sorry for that). But I think sometimes it is important to annoy others. Sometimes it is still a little bit hard for me to resist the flavor of a meal with meat, because I ate it in the past and yes, it was nice… But it is not too hard for me, because my impulse are the eyes of Phoebe and Tara. They changed my life in many ways.

 

14.6.2013

Mütze geht auf Reise

Filed under: Family,Privat — Schlagwörter: , , — Till @ 20:37:00

Eine Mütze hat all ihren Mut zusammengenommen und hat die Reise in die weite Welt angetreten. Wer mehr darüber wissen will, kann einfach auf einer der folgenden Seiten schauen oder am besten auf allen drei Seiten  🙂

https://www.facebook.com/MuetzeGehtAufReise

http://einemuetzereistumdiewelt.wordpress.com/

http://www.twitter.com/MuetzeHL

 

21.4.2013

Finally …. Spring.

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: — Till @ 12:33:57

Yessssss. It is spring. The sun is shining, the leaf buds are bursting and ….. it is Sunday  🙂

So, have a nice, sunny springday.

25.3.2013

Will it snow again?

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , — Till @ 14:12:38

Still no spring feeling because the snow is still in the yard  and there is no chance that it will melt away in the next days. But the main question is , if the next days will bring us new snow…

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18.3.2013

Waiting for spring…

Filed under: Privat — Schlagwörter: , , — Till @ 14:03:26

It is boring…. Again snow fall down and we all are still waiting for the first spring day…

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2.12.2012

No „Voodoo“: Kinesiology Tape

Filed under: Privat — Till @ 14:48:25

Ok… Maybe I am not really open minded for medicine without an active substance (like homeopathy or tapes without a gel).

Last week I went to the doctor with bad pain in the back. She decided to paste three tapes on my back and within hours the pain decreased. I always thought about the mighty medicine inside this tapes and today I found out that These tapes are really only tapes. Great „voodoo“!

6.11.2012

My First Week with Windows 8

Filed under: Privat,Windows 8 — Schlagwörter: — Till @ 12:36:46

Upgrade
The weekend after the official lunch of Windows 8, I decided to upgrade my (very) old DELL notebook (Inspiron 6400). The first thing I did was downloading the Upgrade Assistent:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8 (english)
http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8 (german)

Using the assistent makes the upgrade very easy. The only things you need is a credit card and a DVD (if you want to create an installation DVD). The assistant found two programs that were known to be not compatbile. But the assistant already knows that there were updates for these programs. Therefore I updated this software first and launched the assistend again. After answering the question what I would like to keep (nothing, settings or programs and settings), the assistant offers you a Windows 8 version (At the moment Windows 8 Pro for €29,99). You have to type in some personal information and you credit card number and you get your key. Than the assistant starts to download the binaries. At the end you can decide if you want to upgrade now, cretate a DVD image or a USB stick. A I decided to create a DVD… After the image is finished (and maybe burned on a DVD) you can start the upgrade with an icon on your desktop… Some times later… My old DELL needed more than an hour… The installation starts to ask you the first questions for the personal settings (e.g. colour scheme) and for your Windows Live ID. This is the ID Windows 8 needs for logging on to SkyDrive, Outlook (Hotmail) and xbox. My personal opininion is, that Windows 8 (for personal) use is senseless without connecting to the Microsoft cloud services.

I am not a gamer. I use my PC for mailing, writing, and browsing in the internet. For these things Windows 8 Comes with all I need (OK. I still have my Windows Live Mail for storing mails on my disc).

If you are missing the Media Center you should install it soon, because at the moment it is for free:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs (english)
http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-8/feature-packs (german)

Like it or hate it: The new Modern UI
I found some posts in the internet about the new user Interface (formerly known as Metro), were the people wrote that they hate the new design, bad graphics and they would like to have the old start button back. I can not follow them! I like the new desing. It is simple and clear with interactions inside some tiles. This design is perfect for me at home. It shows all information and I can open fast my appps. At the left side you can switch between the open apps and at the right side you have an app-sensitve menu for seeking, sharing, devices (e.g. print on a printer) and settings. At the moment I have not a touchmonitor but even with the mouse I am able to use Windows 8 and the apps I need. And „old“ apps opens on the desktop that is now also in app.

I am starting to like Windows 8 …

22.7.2012

The Cloud is dead

Filed under: Mobile World,Privat,Windows 8,WWW — Till @ 10:57:56

Two days ago there were two german online articles, who said that Microsoft searches for unwanted content on SkyDrive and disables the Live IDs without any warning.

http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/webwelt/article108348396/Microsoft-sperrt-unangekuendigt-Nutzer-Konten.html

http://netzpolitik.org/2012/skydrive-microsoft-durchsucht-nutzer-daten-in-der-cloud-nach-agb-verletzungen-und-sperrt-accounts/

The Microsoft Code of conduct has many rules fot the use of their services:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/code-of-conduct (english)
http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-live/code-of-conduct (german)

For public content it is OK. But for my private files that I do not share?

Pictures of your family at the beach? Forbidden! Pictures of Titians Venus of Urbino (1538)? Forbidden! Pictures of Michelangelos David? Forbidden!

„depicts nudity of any sort including full or partial human nudity or nudity in non-human forms such as cartoons, fantasy art or manga.“

Your CDs (MP3…) Better not!

„includes content that is protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.“

Pictures of a party? If you asked each person on the pictures…

My problem is not that it is not allowed to share special content with the whole world. That is OK. But it is also not allowed for my pesonal, private files or files that I share only with specific persons.

But the main topic is, that I am not able to trust a company that scans, analyzes and censors my files. And maybe delete my account. They offers me a disk in the cloud but my files are not safe, because they read them (maybe automatically) as often as they wants to do.

Therefore the cloud is dead and I am not sure at the moment if I will use Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8, because Microsoft will tell me to use the censored cloud.

19.7.2012

Murder She Said

Filed under: Privat — Till @ 18:28:29

„Murder She Said“ is a title of a wonderful movie with Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple.
But this title was in my mind when I read about the execution of Yokamon Hearn in Texas in the
United States of America.

„Murder I say“ is my personal opinion to this! Nothing more or less. Killing a mentally disabled
person who killed a person when he was nineteen is murder!

„18 and 19 and 20 year-olds are not considered responsible enough decision makers to drink legally,
yet they can be held fully responsible for their crimes and sentenced to the ultimate, irreversible
punishment of death.  On he one hand, we seek to protect our youth from their immaturity; on the
other we punish (and even kill) them for it.“
( http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/why-is-the-us-still-executing-teenage-offenders/ )

And on Monday they will kill the next mentally disabled man in Georgia: Warren Lee Hill…
(http://deathpenaltynews.blogspot.de/2012/07/georgia-parole-board-denies-clemency-to.html /
http://www.gpb.org/news/2012/07/16/clemency-denied-for-warren-lee-hill )

Why is there no chance for mercy? Because they are black?

Is this the humanity of a modern, civilized country?

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