Montag, 14. Juli 2014

DeepaMehta Semantic Antics

I've been watching DeepaMehta's Semantic Antics for quite a few years now. Website still looks more or less like at the end of the last decade. But what's growing under the hood? http://www.deepamehta.de/

Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2014

Things that make me go "Gah!"

Pinesol. You know: That stuff you're supposed to clean the floor with. If you dare. I was first introduced to that wretched Chemical while in Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The smell of that fake forest cleanliness has haunted me ever since. It must have been 1987 or 1988. Today something quite similar entered my nostrils while Kati was mopping up the floor. I sure hope this is not another sign of the Americanization Of Everything. Because that shit stinks. And the slippery slope says that canned sausages and weak beer might be next.

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

Word of the Day

A friend recently suggested I should start fashion-blogging. I thought about that idea long and hard and then decided to do something else instead: word-blogging. Yes, you heard right! One of my newest projects is a "word of the day" blog. On the new blog I ponder (briefly) on a word or phrase that crosses my path and check to see what it's doing on the intertubes. Most entries so far are in German but I do plan on blogging in English there occasionally.

Not sure how long I will be able to keep that up once work kicks back in proper after the "winter break" at the castle and/or work in the vineyards begins again in the end of January. But it's good fun for now and much more interesting (at least to me) than writing about my twitter strategy.

The first two articles in English (and future articles tagged #english) are here:

http://echauffiert.tumblr.com/tagged/english

Sometimes I publish a supplemental collection of tweets, links, photos, videos on the word of the day here:

http://storify.com/echauffiert

Enjoy. Or not. Note: I killed the "Word A Day" blog. It was fun while it lasted...