29 Dezember 2006

Was die Welt sucht

Immer zum Jahresende veröffentlicht Google den "Zeitgeist" (heißt auch auf Englisch so), eine Sammlung interestanter Statistiken darüber, was die Leute im abgelaufenen Jahr gesucht haben. Die Top 10 für 2006 sind:
  1. bebo
  2. myspace
  3. world cup
  4. metacafe
  5. radioblog
  6. wikipedia
  7. video
  8. rebelde
  9. mininova
  10. wiki
Wer kennt sie alle (ich nicht)? Mehr Infos hier.

22 Dezember 2006

Weihnachtsbotschaft

Es ist ja vor Weihnachten üblich, ein paar lustige und/oder salbungsvolle Worte herumzuschicken, und da möchte ich nicht hintanstehen. Ich war die letzten Wochen auch sehr beschäftigt und hoffe, dass ich zumindest das mit dem Bier demnächst nachholen kann. Euch allen ein schönes Fest, und bis bald!
Philosophy of Life

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends, your favorite passions--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else--the small stuff.”

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."

07 Dezember 2006

Weihnachten wieder zuhause (updated)

Liebe Leser,

da sich schon die Anfragen häufen, hier mal meine Pläne für die Feiertage:
  • 22.12. Flug nach München. Ärgern, dass ich den Klassenstammtisch verpasse.
  • Heiligabend in München - erstmals seit 2000
  • 26.12.-28.12. in Kriseszell. Regensburger: Das ist die Chance für uns, uns zu treffen!
  • 28.12. Familientreffen in oder um München
  • Silvester in München - Feier bei mir; fragt mich nach den Details...
  • Neujahr flieg ich abends wieder zurück
Und was macht ihr? Gebt mal Bescheid, ich freu mich natürlich, wenn ich viele von euch sehen kann.