Stairs UP!

That title is copyrighted by my wife. I couldn’t come UP with one. But I like stairs UP a lot, why not. It’s taken somewhere in Tribeca, New York City. Obviously, the camera was pointing UP. And I pushed the visual quality UP with Photoshop and other HDR software. Okay, it’s getting annoying with UP, right? I’ll tell you why I keep repeating it: We saw Pixar’s UP in 3D some days ago in a cinema near People’s Square. I was speechless. Not only are those new Dolby 3D glasses amazing and completely headache free, but also the movie itself – it was a masterpiece. I had a 15 minute long goose bump during the opening. The way the story is told, almost without dialogue… Unbelievable. Genius. 10 points. A+. This movie rocks. It’s fantastic, Pixar’s most sophisticated work to date. For everyone. Watch it! In 3D! […]

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The View.

Gotta start to treat the 2500+ usable USA pictures that I shot someday… Made this really quickly before I went home today. Busy as a bee at the moment! In other news, I saw our 7 centimeter long child on a ultra sound machine today… Fantastic. Can’t wait for the little one to come out and play! […]

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Getting disconnected…

Since a certain government decided that websites such as Facebook or Twitter could harm the harmony, they were unavailable here in Shanghai. When that happened in 2005, I actually asked my wife to call the internet company and to tell them that I am a foreigner, hoping that they’d ‘unblock’ my line completely. Well, that didn’t happen. And they tell you always the same thing, anyway: The website is offline. Facebook is offline for weeks now? Yeah, sure. So, to access the websites – that’s one of the ways I’m staying in touch with friends and family – I used to use a certain software which would open me a gateway to the country of the free, from where on I could access anything: Facebook, Twitter, YouPorn YouTube. But yesterday, something weird happened. After the little icon turned green and I surfed around for about three minutes, my internet got disconnected. It simply stopped delivering data, the modem said it is connected. After an hour, the connection was back. I thought it was an error in the line, probably someone somewhere was fixing a cable or something. Wrong. It happened again, as soon as I turned on the proxy software. […]

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