Author Archive: projektleiterin

I studied Horticulture, so officially I'm an agricultural engineer, but I'm doing something completely different at the moment. I want to get back into this field though.

"Projektleiterin" is German and means project leader. My mom sometimes calls me like this for fun, because as a kid I used to start many many knitting projects very enthusiastically and then had trouble finishing them. On my knitting blog you can see proof that I'm now a much better person than I used to be. :D It may sound funny to those who don't knit, but while knitting is certainly a creative and pleasurable activity, it also teaches you perseverance and discipline. I'm also an extreme sucker for compliments on my knitting, so don't hold back! :D

I'm never really sure what to tell people when they ask me where I'm from. Usually I say, "I grew up in Germany, but originally I'm from Asia."

I think I'm quite conservative at heart, but liberal by choice.

Oh, and be a bit forgiving if you read my posts - English is not my native language.

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Just wondering what Condi Rice thinks about Sarah Palin…

| September 18, 2008 | 4 Replies
Just wondering what Condi Rice thinks about Sarah Palin…

I suddenly had this question pop up in my head – what does Condi Rice actually think about Sarah Palin? What would she say if you asked her? Everybody talks about Obama and the racism he is facing, that his academic achievements and community engagements are discarded as hot air, but imagine being a black […]

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On tolerance and prejudices

| April 2, 2008 | 10 Replies
On tolerance and prejudices

How many people are truly and genuinely openminded, displaying a natural all encompassing understanding for any behavioral trait or characteristics that deviates from the norm? Raise your hands, I’m curious who you are. I hear people muse about the social injustice in our society, they are outraged that the rich get richer and the poor […]

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Visiting Vienna

| March 31, 2008 | 2 Replies
Visiting Vienna

I was visiting a friend of mine in Vienna for the Easter holidays. Here are two things I did which I liked a lot – visiting the Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church) and the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History). If you ever go to Vienna I recommend that you explore them, too (the Arcimboldo exhibition […]

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How to paint the Mona Lisa with MS Paint

| February 22, 2008 | 3 Replies
How to paint the Mona Lisa with MS Paint

Just one word – fabulous. The first time I watched the video I thought, “What can you expect from a picture drawn with MS Paint?” But watch how it unfolds. Other works of his that I also like: here or my personal choice for president. Or check out the videos where he paints with ketchup […]

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Marriage is a game

| January 4, 2008 | 8 Replies
Marriage is a game

Rod Humble, a game developer (I guess, even if you don’t play computer games, names like The Sims, he is Head of the Sims Studio, or EverQuest will sound familiar to you) created an artgame, The Marriage. Available for download from his website. The Marriage is intended to be art. No excuses or ducking. As […]

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Amnesty International Holiday Card Action 2007

| December 30, 2007 | Reply
Amnesty International Holiday Card Action 2007

Amnesty International is encouraging people to participate in their a holiday card action. I’ve never done this before, it’s my first time, others I know do it more regularly, so don’t hesitate to join, too! I bought some greeting cards like two, three weeks ago, but started procrastinating when I realized that the deadline was […]

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Unicef Photo of the Year – Child Brides

| December 19, 2007 | 16 Replies
Unicef Photo of the Year – Child Brides

The “Unicef Photo of the Year 2007” is this picture by American photographer Stephanie Sinclair of an 11-year old Afghan girl sitting next to her 40-year old soon-to-be-husband. Photo caption: Portrait of soon to be wed Faiz Mohammed, 40, and Ghulam Haider, 11, at her home in a rural village of Damarda in Ghor province. […]

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Content-aware image resizing

| December 14, 2007 | 2 Replies
Content-aware image resizing

Check out this video. Isn’t this exciting? This new technique is called seam carving. Seam carving is an image resizing algorithm developed by Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir. This algorithm alters the dimensions of an image not by scaling or cropping, but rather by intelligently removing pixels from (or adding pixels to) the image that […]

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