• The Creature

    English author Mary Shelley was the mother of the science-fiction genre and an unlikely heroine of the horror fiction genre. In the early 19th century, Mary traveled through Europe with her future husband Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori. They traveled along the River Rhine in Germany and had a stop in Gernsheim which is about 15 km away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was allegedly engaged in sinister experiments. Later on their journey, they traveled in the region of Geneva in Switzerland where the topic of galvanism (contraction of a muscle stimulated by the electric current) was the latest fade due to the recent discovery of electrical current and its role in the human body.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    Think of your special, happy places and your happy memories. Birthday parties, Christmas family dinners, weddings, romantic dinners with your partner, fancy company dinners… These are all special events and everyone celebrates them in their own, special ways. Some like their birthday parties quiet and intimate, some like them big and rowdy, some people like small weddings, while other people like their weddings to be a fairytale-like event with 600 people on board. But all of these events have two things in common: that special feeling of happiness and meat consumption.

  • On the Shoulders of Giants

    I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

  • The Good, the Bad and the Stupid

    Before I start writing a new post, I just want to say out loud that if any of the facts you read on this blog prove to be wrong, I would be very happy if you point them out to me. Mistakes can be made, facts can be overlooked and I don’t balk from apologizing if I’m wrong. This applies to this post and every post from now on.

  • Hello World!

    That might be the most generic greeting in the world. Every computer scientist, web specialist, database administrator, and, lately, every kid that is remotely tech-savvy programmed it in multiple computer languages as its first tutorial. Yet I chose it to be the greeting in my first blog post ever. I consider it to be one of the most empowering greetings ever and one that evokes the most beautiful memories one person can have. For most of you, simple “Hello World!” evokes the memory of when you programmed your first program, your first masterpiece, one of the first things that made you feel powerful and proud, and it was probably one of those aha-moments and wow-moments in your life. So I cannot think of the more appropriate greeting for this occasion.