I’m an artsy person. So, the hack I am, I try new arty things all the time. Last week, for example, I had a spontaneous gig. I did something which could be called automobile dancing or car tumbling. It was some kind of performance art. I jumped down 3 meters (10 ft.) onto an acre, did a few somersaults and pirouettes and landed on my wheels. People came rushing from all over the vicinage to cheer for me. The result of this performance is now being exhibited at the local junkyard. But I have to admit, that it was a bit clumsy and rough for the first time. I’ll try doing it better the next time.

Epilogue: Yes, I’m fine, no worries, just a few scratches (my guardian angel excelled her-/himself). As for the car… totally f*cked up. Luckily no one else was involved and I’ve been driving alone. I don’t want to imagine what would’ve happened, if my usual co-driver would’ve been in the car as well. The police let me take off lightly as well. But this now takes a few things of my mind, like scheduling the next vehicle inspection, switching my car insurance, what to do with all the money I’ve been saving up or whether I should get new glasses. And no, I don’t really plan on doing that again.

Everything used to be better

While listening to the Sunscreen Song (Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)) it came to me: The bible must be right in at least one point.

If every generation fantasizes about how everything used to be better and how good it was back in the days and if we follow this path back into the past long enough… we once were living in paradise.

Open Source Beverage

I really like Open Source. No, I love it. Most of the applications I use on a daily basis are Open Source. Not that I’m a very active member or developer of the community, but the spirit behind Open Source is just great.

Free software… free as in free speech, not as in free beer. Well, that is the GNU definition of free software. But Open Source can even bend that rule somewhat, with the free beer projects by FreeBeer.org and [project 21]. You can buy the booze or brew it yourself. Now that’s the Open Source spirit at it’s best. So now, we still won’t have free beer, but free beer instead.

Too bad I don’t drink… but luckily there’s the good old OpenCola as well.