Wisdom

Those who fight monsters – watch, not to become one yourself. For if you stare into an abyss – watch, as the abyss will look back into you.

Video games are made of light and mathematics.

We have Paleolithic emotions and medieval institutions, but godlike technology.

Don’t lose sight of what’s right in front of your nose.

As a scientist, I do what I must, because I can.

The medium is the message.

Humans need to develop both roots and wings during their gestation.

No camera may compete with the brush and canvas until such a time as photographs might be taken in heaven and hell.

God does not put a burden onto the shoulders of a man who cannot bear it.

Control is the maximization of required input in relation to a desired outcome. It can be measured as the delta of this function.

What do you want? Support the people I love by doing what I’m best at without burdening my environment.

Yesterday is history – tomorrow is a mystery – today is a gift, that’s why its called present.

Man cannot step into the same river twice.

Trust does not preclude control.

All victors are stuck in the past.

Think, speak and act in unified harmony.

What really drove me to vinyl are the cost and the inconvenience.

Vote populist!

Musik, Architektur, Informatik: formale Theorie am Schnittpunkt von Modellierung und Wirklichkeit.

Don’t judge a fish by it’s ability to climb.

Education: critical evaluation in breath and depth.

Shit happens.

Only speak if to advance the silence.

The measure of importance of any given occurence has a direct correlation to how long before the deadline it is done.

No one will get wet from a simulated rainstorm.

Molding a child into a conforming member of society takes 100x “no” each and every day.

Reality is You.

Let it be.

Negativity is a form of suffering.

A German and a Brit walk through Hamburg. “There sure aren’t any old buildings around here anymore”, says the Brit. The German, calm and resonable, responds: “Well, yeah. You bombed them all”.

Remember: Upright.

Industrialism is rooted in postulating a hopeful future, radically different from the given present, first observed in the 1820s by a generation of people witnessing technological paradigm shifts in daily life: sewage, electricity and refrigeration.

Alles ist im Fluss.

Invert, always invert.

Christians have saints, capitalists have billionaires, ancient Greece had wise men.

Do Children. They Scale.

The Golden Rule of any system: Specific beats General.

The greatest human joy

Be it a woman or a boy

Is very much certain:

A shiny new toy.

Together or not?

Whats the ugliest part of your body?

You tend to worry less about what other people might think of you when you realize how rarely they do.

Der Leib des Rauchers – Gefangener im Korsett des Willens.

Paper: world’s first scalable technology.

Philosophy: a solipsistic periscope.

The grand tragedy of communism: An idea is only ever as good as it’s execution.

All models are wrong, but some are useful.

Wollen befreit: das ist die wahre Lehre von Wille und Freiheit.

Warum eine Lösung suchen, das Problem an sich ist kaum ausgekostet.

The elderly wait for death in their nursing homes, killing time.

Life is more enjoyable without a hangover.

Ein Leben ohne Rausch ist möglich, aber sinnlos.

If you go through hell, keep going.

I really need a crowd; I just don’t need it all the time.

The quality of chain-store fast food might be one step above a garbage can, but they’re reliable and you know what they will serve you.

How far is it?

Habit might be the most powerful force in the universe.

Singapore – Disneyland with the death penalty 

Biology is the only science where division and multiplication describe the same concept. 

There are only two kinds of computer science problems, trivial and potentially impossible.

Lass mal in die Scheisse treten!

I like machines, they might look complex but unlike people all possible interactions are based on simple concepts.

Software ate the world.

It’s harder to read code than to write it.

All problems stem from the fact that man cannot sit contently inside a room by himself.

You got wealth or power? I got intimacy and integrity.

Marriage is a lifelong exercise in expectation management.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. When it has gone past I will observe it’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

White papers are grey literature.

Easy reading implies hard writing.

Bier in Maßen trinken.

Mähen Äbte Heu? Neh, Äbte mähen nie Heu, Äbte beten.

The Pretty Things were intentionally ugly.

Strive to become more of what you are.

QuvlIjDaq yIH tu’be’lu’jaj!

For but two things are certain in life: death, and taxes.

Family diners are communal drug trips.

Hakuna Matata.

There are only two kinds of programming languages: the ones everyone complains about and the ones nobody uses.

If you work very hard there’s no time to earn money.

There are unknowns and known unknowns.

The road to hell is comfortable.

I don’t care if the software I run is unstable crap, as long as its the latest unstable crap.

More. Always more.