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  • back to blogs

    We got to go back to using the network, not the platforms. Publishing on the Internet has always had an appeal for me. 22 years ago I started using HTML editors to create my first web pages in the context of my work and for the owner of the stable where my wife had her riding horse. I then experimented with SPIP to create a school wiki, I used phpBB to run a school forum…

  • winter charm

    Having mainly traveled to the sea for the last five years I very much enjoyed spending some days in the austrian mountains. The incentive for this I had from my son who is currently working as a ski instructor in Obertauern. Although I have never been skiing myself I really enjoyed discovering the winter sports world in this hospitable country. The weather was beautiful and the blue sky contrasted well with the snowy landscape. I…

  • easter late

    When we had to sell the house 3 years ago due to divorce, I rented a flat in the only municipality in the south in which some local politicians had initiated a referendum to let the citizens decide whether the municipality would not be better off in the center. No longer a real estate owner I now was part again of a minority in a small country which is so proud of itself that it…

  • the new religion

    The assumption that the scientific method, the scientific process results in like unmovable facts, that’s the problem. — Fabian A. Scherschel Throughout the world many governments have taken drastic freedom restricting measures to fight the pandemic justifying their decisions by referring to science. As most of the members of cabinet are not scientists themselves they rely on so called experts who have one or more degrees in one or more scientific domains. On one hand…

  • wLOG_0A

    So the health crisis provoqued by the novel coronavirus has indeed prevented me from my intention to blog on a regular weekly basis as I have already missed writing on two weekends. But then I read Amanda Palmer’s call on Patreon this morning and with then already around 400 comments I sat down to answer the following questions: where you are? city? country? how long you’ve been in lockdown? what are the rules? are they…

  • wLOG_09

    The first week under lockdown has passed since pandemic Covid-19 has started to show its exponential growth slope in Luxembourg. I have worked from home, mailing the parents of my pupils every week day and putting learning materials for my students online. Although most of them do have the possibility to use a computer connected to the internet, there seem to be issues in dealing with the new situation. On the one hand, a switch…

  • wLOG_08

    I have a bad feeling about this. Today I went for a walk first through the forest, and then across the field. The sun was shining and the temperature was just right for keeping the hat in the pocket. I enjoyed breathing the clean air and listening to a podcast. Some mountain bikers and hikers crossed my way and in the wood a guy was sitting on a bench reading on a backlit e-reader screen.…