Friday, May 27, 2011

Nice Short Video

I'm back from my travels, just to let you know, sorry for beeing inactive for so long!

Check this out:

Easy Flyer from Goulven Jaffrès on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Hi Guys,
I made it, I finally made it. All my exams for this term are written and I'm finally free.
I already now that I passed my Business Administration exam, which was really shitty and I was afraid that I failed it.
Well and the rest, macroecon, statistics and civil law, I rocked.

That also means that I can post more regularly again and will soon commence my tripreport about travelling from Germany to Turkey along the Adriatic Sea.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Take Away Show - again

Hi Guys,
just wanted to say im still alive.
It's the last 2 days before my final exams for this term so I'm hardly at the PC and don't have a second of time left for blogging. But next tuesday it'll all be over. 'Till then you have to read rather short posts, like today, and today is not even original, it's just another Take-Away-Show that I like. I'm sorry.
But Enjoy anyay:

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Take Away Show

Hi Guys,

do you now the Take-Away Show made by La Blogotheque?
It's a really cool concept, they film Music artists, mostly in Paris, playing their songs accousticly while walking through the streets or just beeing in random places.

Two of my favorites:


Enjoy :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

You'll have to wait a bit

Hi Guys,

the feedback on the last post regarding my last tour through the balkan states was really good.
I'm really happy to share some stories and pics with you, i even wrote a litte travel-diary, so i'll be able to post some detailled stories.

The sad part is, that at the moment, due to my exams, I don't really have time to write long blog entries and scavenge all the pictures made on the trip. But I promise that, as soon my exams are over, I'll write some stuff down and share it with you guys!

As a little teaser, I uploaded a picture, taken at our final desitination, Istanbul, Turkey. Showing the Bosporus and the asian half of the City

The music today is from a serbian band called S.A.R.S. with the title Budjav Lebac, what means as much as "rotten bread". Enjoy :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quick entry

Hi Guys,

I'll just make a quick post for today because I don't really have anything else on my mind than studying statistics and macroeconomics.

In my last post I talked about planning a roadtrip through eastern-europe, thanks for the tips so far, but i need more specific ones.
Anyway some people commented that it's very different from western culture. Well, guys, that's the point why I want to do that.

I've made a similar trip two years ago, more in south eastern-europe though. We went from Stuttgart to Istanbul by train, bus and hitchiking. Made it all the way from Germany to Turkey in six weeks. We visited Germany, Austria, Slowenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Albany, Greece and Turkey.
It was a very intense experience and so much fun. That's why we want to do something like that again.

If you want to hear more about it or see some pictures, just say so in the comments.

Todays video is a song that probably everone knows, but I really enjoy listening to it right now, so you have to, too ;)
It's Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2nd exam ... halftime

Hi guys,

just wrote my 2nd exam for this semester. This time it was civil law, a complementary minor subject for my economics major.
And i've rocked it, well the exam was pretty easy and the topic fairly interesting, so I expected it to be good.
So, it's halftime now, 2 exams to got, another 8 days of studying day and night. I kind of really don't want to, but am motivated by all the free time I'll have after it.

I am currently planning a trip for my Holidays, I thought about a roadtrip trough eastern Europe, like old sovjet Russia: Rumania, Moldavia, Estonia, Belarus etc. Has anyone of you been there before? Any tips for what I have to see, where I must go to etc.?

The video today is, I hope it won't shock you, no jazz but minimal electro music by Paul Kalkbrenner. An outstanding artist from Berlin. Enjoy it

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brain steers car: Berlin scientists present BrainDriver

Hi Guys,

I've discovered a really cool project, made by scientists of the university my brother is attending.
To use your brain while driving is never a bad idea, but scientists of the "Freie Universität Berlin" take that to a new level and "link brainwaves with driving technology". In project BrainDriver a driver who is equipped with EEG-Sensors steers a car with thinking of commands like "break" or "drive left". Those commands create typical Brainwavepatterns which a computer learned to interpret before.
The project was testet on the abandoned berlin airport "Tempelhof" and was captured on video, here you go:

Sunday, February 20, 2011


hi guys,

i don't have any time to write a longer blog entry.
So here is just a Video from avishai cohen trio, once again.

Live in Belgrad with the title remembering

Saturday, February 19, 2011

First exam this semester

Hello everyone,

I just came home from University, its Saturday and 10:30 AM here. Got up at 6am for some repetition and half a liter coffee. And all that on a Saturday... damn somehow the university thought it would be nice to schedule my first exam this term on a saturday at 8:30am. I honestly don't know what they were thinking. I mean, despite the fact that i normally don't  have any classes before 10am they just can't put an exam on a saturday, my body isn't prepped for that kind of stress on a weekend. thats freaking inhumane.

What's making the whole damn thing even worse is, that the exam i just wrote was "basics in business administration" ... i hate this class. it's nothing but peoples thoughts that you have to stupidly memorize... well i don't doubt the fact that their thoughts are somewhat usefull etc. ... but i just hate learning that way, thats why i decided not to study business administration but economics.

I really like the economics classes, well of course its human made too, but it can be statisticly proven and depends on mathematics, which makes it far more logical and seems much less made up by some dude from 1909 who thought that location factors should depend more on procurement than on distribution.

well anyway, it sucked and i hope that i somehow passed it anyway... but kind of doubt that. 1 1/2 weeks high intensity learning and 3 exams to go until i finally have holidays... for 2 months, thats worth working for ;)

Todays Video is Jazz again, i'm really into that at the moment. xDarkSadye  remebered me of a track i really used to love, but sadly forgot to listen to it over the months. It's Godot - The Fragrance of Dark Coffee.

Enjoy it, many of you will know that track... i can advise to open in a other tab, it's just unbelievably relaxing!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Over 100 followers

Hi  guys,

I have over 100 followers!!!
That's so great, i want to thank you all for following me and commenting so frequently.
That really shows that my work is appreciated and that somebody reads the stuff that I write, even the boring statistics entries ;)

In my last Post I asked you to name your favorite Jazz Bands. My video today is by a group called "Jazz is Dead". Peter Hildebrand recommended them in the comments, and i have to say, thank you man. I really enjoy their style. And I want you all to listen to it, too! So, here we go:

Ps: Keep the Jazz tipps coming!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hi Guys,

I noticed that you liked the Jazz video from the last Post very much.
Well, I do like it to.. well wouldn't have posted it if i didn't.. but sadly I don't know anything about jazz, apart from that I enjoy listening to it.

And because I know nothing about it I, of course, don't know many jazz groups. In fact the Avishai Cohen Trio's CD is die only jazz CD in my possesion.

That's why I ask you to tell me what your favorite jazz group is, why they are, and what kind of jazz they play.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Hi there,
todays post ist about statistics, again.
Thats because I discovered a really interesting example of how statistics can be misused if not understood correctly.

The quotation which my follower -DO- used "glaube nie einer statistik die du nicht selbst gefälscht hast" what reinterprets as "Never believe a stat that you did not fake on your own" or just "Lies, damned lies, and statistics."
is what brings it to the point.

The german Tax office uses the Chi-Square-Distribution to uncover irregularities in the billing of companies.
What they do is, they use the Chi-Square-Distr. to meassure the number of the figures 0 to 10 on each position of a Value which is listed on the Bill.
The result they get is the deviation of which should be the actual number (They expect each figure to come up equally)
And if the deviation is too high they assume that the bill has been rigged.

What they often do forget is, that this deviation only expresses that the values aren't coincidental but have a certain reason. This reason can be a lot of things, and by no means it has to be that the bill is manipulated.
The reason for not coincidental values can be a lot of things, especially in smaller firms or businesses with a uncommen price strategy there can be prices which only end in .00 or .50, which naturally makes values of .00 and .50 much more likely than any other value.
But, of course, if they invested time in doing the allmighty Chi-Square-Distribution there must be something wrong and so you'll get problems with the taxoffice, just because they don't know what they are doing.

Because there are no interesting youtube clips, other than explanations of Chi, the daily video is a litte smooth jazz from the fabulous Avishai Cohen Trio. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Hi folks,
due to my heavy learning workload I only can afford very little time to blog.
But whats on my mind today is: Statistics (that topic is kind of related to what I'm supposed to be extensively studying at the moment.)

As rather boring at is can be as a subject at University as fun and interesting it can be if it's gathered and processed properly. Of course I do have a little example of that in form of my daily video!

What do you think about statistics? Have you had it in University or do you just like the statistics column in the newspaper?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Grand Blog Opening

Yep, I too have a blog now. Nice for me isn't it?
Well, what I gonna try to do is, to write regularly some stuff that happens in my life and , hopefully, will be at least a little interesting to you, too.

I'll try to post a little Video at the end of each Blog-Entry... this time, since I'm studying economics and am currently preparing for the first exams of the semester... is a litte econimical knowlegde packed into a pretty kewl rap song.