[October 22, 2014] Königsstuhl Funicular Railway

The Heidelberg funicular railway has a total length of 1.5 kilometres, making it the longest in Germany today. At its steepest point the railway has a 43% gradient. It starts in Heidelberg proper, ascending to the first stop (the castle) after which a switch from one of the world’s most...
OnePlus One Camera RAW images for your perusal

OnePlus One Camera RAW images for your perusal

A number of friends on Google+ have asked to see some of the Camera RAW (actually they’re slightly lossy DNG) that are produced by the new CyanogenMod 11S Camera app. The image above is processed in-phone from an in-phone DNG. OnePlus does not apply the same amount of incessant...

[October 12, 2014] Wrapped and Packed

I am going on a little trip around the country. Because it’s not a work trip I get to play around, which means I want to verify my old idea that I am traveling too heavy. For this one I’ll take my phone and Chromebook. That’s it. Since virtually all my stuff goes online anyways I...
[NSFW] Fulcrum – A Dead Salesman

[NSFW] Fulcrum – A Dead Salesman

I approach writing the way I approach most anything: release early, release often. From time to time I am publishing snippets here that feature somewhere inside the Fulcrum Universe. Most of it are either parts of the book I am not quite sure if I want to keep them, others are just me playing...
Webmentions and WordPress

Webmentions and WordPress

Quite a few people reported this with webmentions and WordPress. Turns out it wasn't so much an issue with the plugin but one with the way many themes are coded.

[September 28, 2014] Mercantile Exchange

Former Frankfurt Mercantile Exchange. Now houses some offices and a branch of...
Write MORE

Write MORE

A rant and plea for more content and less virality.

[September 16, 2014] Piano Activism

Arne Schmitt travels the world to make music. He might not be the first musician to play the downtown pedestrian zones of many famous cities but he surely doesn’t have that much competition in the piano department. When the city of Frankfurt denied him a street musician’s license...
“Serious Journalists Only”

“Serious Journalists Only”

This was, no shit, a true conversation today. The original is in German, the magazine in question is a pretty well known German mag: They: “Thank you for applying for a position with us” Me: “Thanks for getting back to me. To clarify, this is not a full time position application...