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2013 in review

January 10, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posting a multi-line review comment to Gerrit Code Review from a shell script

October 9, 2013

Because it isn’t obvious and it always takes me a while to figure it out again every time.

MESSAGE="This is a message

with multiple


ssh -p 29418 $USER@$SERVER gerrit review \'--message="$MESSAGE"\' $REVISION

Shinjuku Oktoberfest

January 8, 2013


Shinjuku Oktoberfest 2012

Beer Vending Machine

January 8, 2013

Beer Vending Machine

This vending machine near my apartment sells beer. You have to insert your driving license to prove your age.

Lucky I just renewed mine, eh?

Japanese Driving License Renewal

January 8, 2013


I had to renew my Japanese driving license in August last year.

Unlike in the UK and Germany, where driving licenses either don’t expire or expire after a long time, Japanese licenses expire every couple of years and have to be renewed.

To renew the license I had to submit an application at the local police station, and then a few weeks later attend an information session where they showed a few videos about road safety.

The whole thing took most of the morning…

Monkey Island

January 8, 2013

Monkey Island

Sarushima – “Monkey Island” in English.

There are no monkeys.

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

January 8, 2013


A few pictures from the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum. Not many because photography is only permitted in a few places.

Meiji Jingu in the Rain

January 8, 2013

Meiji Jingu in the Rain

2012 in review

January 8, 2013

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


August 21, 2012


I can’t help but think that this is a completely inappropriate way to drink beer.

Summer Palace

November 22, 2010


Some photos of the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Getting unpacked

July 27, 2008

Crates of Beer

The second and final shipment of our stuff from Munich arrived yesterday.

We still have a load of boxes stacked up in the spare room, but at least we managed to unpack the important stuff…


July 23, 2008


Adam, born at 00:25 on 10th March 2008, in Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich.

Only a 4 month delay in updating the website…

Ian Brown

April 17, 2008

Ian Brown live at the Atomic Cafe in Munich, 15th April.

More photos on Flickr here, 3 from me and the rest from another photographer. Hers are much better than mine…