Creating Adventures

“Why do you spend so much time on this?” one of my close relatives asked. I was sitting in my family’s living room on a Saturday afternoon, with my notebook computer in front of me, and working on writing a DSA adventure. Some of you may be wondering “What the heck is DSA and howContinue reading “Creating Adventures”

Cold Winter

After most of January was fairly warm, the weather has been freezing cold with wonderful sunshine since about a week. A stream in the woods next to my university is frozen solid, the ponds nearby are at least partially frozen, but there’s no snow. Today I took the opportunity to take some photos. Enjoy! IContinue reading “Cold Winter”

Side-effects and “Human Error”

Have you ever considered possible side-effects when making decisions in a stressful situation? A while a go I read “What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447” by Jeff Wise, explaining what happened on a French air plane that crashed into the Atlantic ocean on June 1, 2009. The pilots’ actions reminded me of a GermanContinue reading “Side-effects and “Human Error””

H-Bahn construction

My university, TU Dortmund, has a unique transportation system: The “H-Bahn“, a suspended monorail connecting the two campuses, the university train station and two other stations. Since last Thursday service has been suspended (well, there are replacement buses) while they’re adding a new switch at the South Campus station. To give those of you outsideContinue reading “H-Bahn construction”