R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
As today’s the World No Tobacco Day, it’s appopriate to mention it: I’ve been smoke free and happy with it for three years now :-). In May 2015, I smoked the last cigarette and live since then smoke-free. Aside from the health aspect, I also grossly estimate to have saved well over 5000 EUR not spent on cigarettes. Money, which I can use in a better way for other things.
In the context of the current discussion about sexual abuse in the film industry, a film produced in 2014 has also been re-staged which looks at the abuse of children in the California film industry and that no distributor wanted to have in the program at that time – “An open secret”.
You can watch this film on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/142444429
Periodical now uses the “AppCompat” package for older devices, so there will be an action bar as well.
Autumn and winter in Berlin…
I’ve been living nearly nine months in this city now and I will soon have experienced all seasons here. It was certainly a good decision to move here in spring and not in winter – because this can be quite uncomfortable in Berlin. The group Seeed expressed this quite spot on in their song “Dickes B”: “Dickes B, home an der Spree, im Sommer tust Du gut und im Winter tut’s weh.” (fat B, home at the Spree, in summer you’re good and in winter it hurts).
In remembrance of Sir Terry Pratchett this website now also sends a Clacks overhead in its HTTP header.
Also see http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com.
… or: “let’s go to the sauna today”.
A few days ago I got a low back pain. One advice from the physician was the regular application of heat. Even a visit to a thermal bath would be quite appropriate.
An institution of this kind, which is easily accessible by public transport, is the Thermen an der Heerstraße.
The safe confinement in Chernobyl is about to be finished and should last for the next 100 years:
I’ve been living in Berlin for half a year now – and nearly three months in the new flat. By now I can say that I arrived, even though there are still many unknown places in the city and many things to explore. I find my ways to the office and to friends without a map and I still enjoy it to be able to use my bicycle most of the time.
Also see part 1.
A week a go I moved to the new flat. There is still a lot to do but at least my computer and the internet connection already works :-).
Meanwhile I also used the opportinity to explore the neighbourhood a bit and also found this view with the Funkturm Berlin and Internationales Congress Centrum (ICC):