Freitag, 26. Juni 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Well, it already seems, like everything is said about MJs death.

Everyone is really sad, and that is actually the right way to take it. Be proud of your feelings and show them to the world. On my way home I was dancing in the train and on the street, hearing his great songs on my player. It made me smile all the time. When I got home the first german national TV station showed the famous Dangerous tour stop in Bukarest again. Watching it again took me back to my teenage highlight. Seeing that show live with 60000 other people in Frankfurt, one day before his birtday in 1992. The whole stadium sang "Happy Birthday".

Thank you Michael - MJ - for the soundtrack of my teenage years. From dance contests to my first girlfriends. Everything is connected with your music. I'll always keep that in my heart. I hope you finally found your well deserved peace.


Dienstag, 16. Juni 2009

Is freedom of information killing democracy?

Due to the recent happenings in the world, I like to come up with that question: Will the freedom of information which the internet provides us destroy the given world order? Will it even get us to some sort of anarchy? 

Look at the situation in Iran: The governing body is trying a lot to censor the internet, to close down the connections to the world, but the internet is grown already way over their heads. And the people is organizing now to demonstrate against the rulers. I like to shout to them: "Good Luck, freedom of speech!"

Look at chinese try to block porn and stuff, which terribly went wrong. Again the net is too big, too many PCs all around too many ways to get online and get the news from all over the world. The installation of this blocking tool turned out to be a total PR disaster! The people of china is waking up too...

Even in the little stories you find a lot of anarchy: Check out the latest flahmob party at sylt. Organized by instance and a guy who just did a group on a social network and said: Lets party at sylt... The governing body, the burocracy, the police were overextended by that situation and it went out of hand.

Soo, where will this lead us? The governing bodies all over the world have underestimated the networking power of the internet so far. There wont be a lot of time, until we will see some kind of "united states of facebook" with the help of google... People want to be connected, they want to get their own information and they stand up to it! And the whole computer technology is now grown up! World, here we come and when we take over, this will be an all knowing happy place! Lets roll... (ok, those last two sentences are bit too much, but I just felt like ;) )

Freitag, 12. Juni 2009

ruptured ligaments...

... are a pain in the ass. Damn it! Well, after about ten days with this injury it is really getting on my nerves. I hate it. I cant really walk, I cant really sit etc. On the other hand: Just another 5 weeks to go.
On the other hand, I am in the nice situation to feel pain which Achmed the dead terrorist never could feel, as he just doesnt have ligaments. So this shows once more, how important all your senses are to feel alive. Even if it is pain, sorrow or any other "bad" feeling you have. It shows you, you are alive! So now get on, don't whine if you feel pain, enjoy the cheese to it and go on! The Future is just around the corner and some pain will be gone the moment, you step around that corner. Now get back to your work, family or whatever and especially keep an eye on the iranian vote this weekend. I feel another change might be coming!
Have a nice weekend!

Freitag, 15. Mai 2009


... in your life and in your virtual life are always strange. Last week basically my whole worklife changed, without me changing my office. On the other hand, the new challenges I see now right before me, are really really great to attack. Out of (almost) nowhere comes a change to your life, you accept it, take the challenge and dive in.

This sort of behaviour kind of reminds me of an old mogul slope in some winter holidays back in my school days. Presented to me as a terrible, unsolvable challenge by my ski-teacher, I jumped into it with the words "No Risk, No Fun!".... I crashed, I failed, I fell a lot of times. But in the end, I succeeded, I wrestled the slope down, I was the king of the hill ;)

Definitely from that moment on, I use to say "no risk, no fun" to almost every problem, every challenge in my way. And that is actually the way to go: Take the risks, and you will succeed in the end. I will take this new challenges now, will work through very cool projects, do new webstuff and in the end... In the end I will succeed.

Hmm, maybe I have to change something on the blog here too. Will see.

Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2009


3DRealms is bankrupt and the Duke is dead. He did not finish... That is the saddest news of this week. I remember hours and hours in our first LAN sessions flying around, shrinking enemies, freezing them and having a hell lot of fun.


Montag, 27. April 2009

Back in Action

I have to say, commentating felt great after this loooong time off. I was in the last 2 and something hours of the 4 hour IGTC race on saturday, commentating. And that felt great. It was a lot of fun and due to a pacecar phase 10 minutes before the end of the race we had a lot of action in the battle for Position 2. Great stuff and I'm looking forward to the next race! Check out the league and stream etc. here:

Donnerstag, 23. April 2009

The egg or the chicken?

Due to some recent events I came to some interesting question:

Guys who played a lot of racing sims and are really really good in it seem to have an easy entry into real life motorsports, if they get an opportunity. Taking Norbi Kiss as the major example, but also some guys who now entered the german OPC Race Camp seem to have a very very good start there. So my question: Are they that good in racing sims, because they have an overall good racing talent and would also be good in those real life racing things without playing race games? Or are those racing sims - our beloved genre - a real good practice? Improve the talents of those racers and give a decent feel for the car and ideas for how to react to fast occuring race situations?

I have an idea, but I don't really know it by now... First lets see, how far our young guys will get :)

Montag, 20. April 2009

This is the return...

... of the space cowboy. Well, it seems like I'll be back. And roumours say, that there might be a return to LFS community too. Not racing, but where else shall I prove that I'm a good one? ;) Stay tuned...