what we suspected and our paranoid friends have always told us eventually turned out to be true – and even worse than thought. Edward Snowden’s brave revelations were shocking, but not shocking enough to make the normal citizen take consequences in his or her online life. we’re very quick in accusations and blaming politics about the lack of privacy and security of our online data – but in the end it’s our own fault and our own responsibility.
enjoying the convenient and easy to use services of google, facebook, and other corporations for FREE did not make us think about why they offer them for free. they are in fact not. we pay them what’s way more worth than money: our information. of course it was just a matter of time that not only corporations used and abused the info we voluntarily gave them – but also governments and secret services took the logical opportunity to tap into this priceless collection of our private lives. i’ll not go into detail about what this means, i am sure there are zillions of other posts and articles about it all over the net.
eventually i am trying to take this responsibility about my data serious and i want to give some hints and advice about my attempts to gain more privacy and security of my data. >>>
I was super nervous about having to use my new Thinkpad with a new operating system and a new VJ software which I am not used to right at the first huge gig in the burning summer sun, covered with dust, in front of tens of thousands of people at Love Family Park yesterday together with Jem the Misfit…especially after what i’ve gone through last week… >>>
In my previous post i elaborated on my recent decision to switch from Mac to PC. Such drastic changes of course influence my work in various ways. Some things were expected, others surprised me. Of course i was aware of obvious things like suddenly having to deal with graphic card driver settings, not being able to use my beloved Mac VJ software (VDMX) anymore and losing out on technologies like syphon.
…then I got reminded of what it’s like, having to work on a Windows PC… >>>
My beloved MacBook Pro 4,1 (early 2008) started to become a bit flaky in the last weeks and the transitions from PAL to HD and full HD video material in my work left me more and more frustrated with render times, so i began to think about a replacement for my slightly aged digital companion. >>>
«Schluss mit der Selbsttäuschung all der Leute, die gar nicht merken, wie sie aus Mangel an Alternativen die einzige regelmäßige Sendung, die halbwegs ambitioniert ist, zum sogenannten Kult erklären. Schluss also mit dem gemeinsamen “Tatort”-Gucken in Bars und Clubs. Schluss mit diesem Placebofernsehen für Besserverdiener, die unter der Woche von ARD und ZDF so oft verramscht werden. […]
“Tatort” war das deutsche Drama auf 90 Minuten, Sonntagabend, heilige Zeit, Familie und ein Fernseher, den man sich auf Raten leisten kann, sonst hilft einem sicher der Herr Zwegat von der Schuldnerberatung.
Til Schweiger hat diesen deutschen Determinismus enthüllt.
Er ist ein Held der Aufklärung.» (Georg Diez, SPON) >>>
very bad acting, but it touched me nevertheless. >>>
crunching through diamond powder
sparkling flakes on my nose
black smiling faces
selling joy in small bags
innocent bunnies peeking
hobbling off in the dark
reflections of the city
in the white peace >>>
i woke up this morning and had this kinky idea… >>>
the brain on love
“a relatively small area of the human brain is active in love, compared with that involved in, say, ordinary friendship. […] The second surprise was that the brain areas active in love are different from the areas activated in other emotional states, such as fear and anger. […] So the brains of people deeply in love do not look like those of people experiencing strong emotions, but instead like those of people snorting coke.” >>>
1. the place where we welcomed the new year
2. what we remember from this moment
(by Tomasz aka. Mr-I)
thanks a lot to the incredible Mr. I and Ms. M, to Ewa, the Mormon, Emiko and the hundreds of lovely people who received kisses, hugs, and the blessings of Cheesus. unforgettable sylwester! Dziekuje Warszawa!