Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mindset Car

Electric car from Switzerland, with 100km battery range + 700km conventional fuel range

140km/h max, 0-100 in 7 seconds

Available by end 2009 ...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Alle großen politischen Verbrechen wurden im Glauben begangen, dass dadurch die Welt besser würde"

Harald Martenstein schreibt im aktuellen Zeit Magazin:

"Ich beobachte ständig, dass kaum etwas die Menschen so aggressiv macht wie das Gefühl, auf der richtigen Seite zu stehen, im Recht zu sein, Opfer zu sein, für das Gute zu kämpfen. Alle großen politischen Verbrechen wurden im Glauben begangen, dass dadurch die Welt besser würde."

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Google Chrome

I like Google Chrome. It's very fast, faster than FF3. Many innovative, convenient features.

However, it will not yet become my default browser because it does not support single-sign-on, i.e. it does not support using your operating system authentication credentials for logging on to websites, typicall corporate intranet websites. Having to re-type my password each time I access a corporate intranet website is not acceptable.

Just one example for a great Chrome feature: open a web page, and press Ctrl+F and type a search keyword. The window scrollbar on the right will now highligh the areas in the whole document where the search term can be found.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Barack Obama's Speech in Denver

I think this is a historical speech, no matter who will win the election on Nov 4th.

I was actually a bit irritated by the amount of coverage the upcoming US election got in German news during the past months, but I think now I understand why. Watch this speech and you will too.

Part One
Part Two

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Missional vs Missionarisch

Was wir damals unter "missionarisch" verstanden:
Zieh los um zu reden.
Zieh los um zu lehren.
Zieh los um zu urteilen.
Zieh los um zu retten.
Zieh los mit der eindeutigen Haltung dich selbst zu schützen.
Zieh los um die Leute mit zurück in die Kirche zu bringen.

Was wir heute mit "missional" meinen:
Zieh los um zuzuhören.
Zieh los um zu lernen.
Zieh los um zu empfangen.
Zieh los um gerettet zu werden.
Zieh los mit der offenen Haltung Christi.
Zieh los um Kirche zu sein.

(frei übersetzt von Simon deVries, Quelle: Makeesha Fisher)

The Church

"In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy.
Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution.
Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture.
And, finally, it moved to America, where it became an enterprise."
(Richard Halverson, former Chaplain of the United States Senate)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Warum tötest Du Zaid - 10 Theses about the "Antiterror"-Policy of the West

Jürgen Todenhöfer traveled to Irak and visited Iraki families and resistence fighters. The central figure is Zaid, a 22 year old young man whose dream is to study and have a big family. After both of his brother have been shot innocently by US army members, he joins the resistance fighters.

The second part of the book contains "10 theses" about the "anti-terror"-policy of the west, and the relationship between the west and the muslim world.

German TV Interview of the author

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gabriela Montero improvisiert

Gabriela is a piano artist from Venezuela. She's not just playing classical masterpieces in her concerts but improvises based on melodies sung by members of the audience.

This is a short ZDF piece about her:

Sunday, June 15, 2008


  • JPMCCC 2008: 29:30 :-)
  • JPMCCC 2007: 32:40
  • JPMCCC 2006: 34:06
  • JPMCCC 2005: 34:15
  • JPMCCC 2003: 33:13

Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Earth" / "Unsere Erde"

"Unsere Erde" ("Earth") is a movie playing in cinemas in Germany right now. This movie is based on a BBC TV production from 2006. I have seen quite a few documentary movies showing the beauty of creation before, but this one does really set a new standard. This movie is a heart moving and breath taking celebration of life and nature - and as such indirectly its creator.

The trailer can be seen here.