Monthly Archives: November 2012

Weird Thoughts

The difference between designers and artists? The designers take and the artists do not give. What seems to be a similarity at first sight cannot be farther away from the meaning of similarity: the designers take the rules—all of them—seriously; the artists on the other hand do not give a shit for the rules—all of them.

Weird Thoughts

If you read something and if you think:”Oh my, that really reads like pure and utter gibberish!” and it is not, just by chance, a book about quantum field theory, than the probability that it is, indeed, gibberish approaches one factorially.
[Christoph Zurnieden, “Weird Thoughts: Parerga and Paralipomena of a Short Life“, 2012, unpublished]


Autumn is when the weather gets wet and cold, when the leaves change their colours first, then their places, and when that little hairy guy that is the blogger of this blog tries to do some panoramas.
On the evening of the fourth friday of November in the Gregorian year two thousand and twelve I made this picture.

Backyard with autumnal forest in the background.

Backyard with autumnal forest in the background.

And, later on, another one.
Autumnal panorama

In the back of the backyard with the autumnal forest in the background

The deep sun working through a dusty layer (which volcano is it this time? Or is it just smog?) gave the forest a very nice deep, red colour, especially in the second picture.

Comet 168P-Hergenrother

The comet named 168P-Hergenrother broke up. With whom is yet unknown. This is old news, but I found the not-raw picture not very good to detect all of the four pieces they were talking about. If somebody knows about new and/or better but especially raw pictures (in the sense of having at least the full 16 bit resolution. I know I can’t get the real raw pictures without a lot of paperwork and a bigger mailbox), please tell me. Continue reading