Archives for category: Everything

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Budget: 4,95 for the wallpaper, 7,35 for paste and brush.
Schedule: 3 hours incl. waiting for paste.

Lessons learned:
Some workpackages (pieces of wallpaper) may appear not too big, but once you are in work process (and the paper is soaked and squashy), you start to curse because you did underestimate the needed effort (and the number of needed arms…)
Never ever do such work alone.
If you do it alone, love and accept the result.
Enjoy the silence.

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Halt die Deadline ein, so ist’s fein!
Hol’ die Ellenbogen raus, burn dich aus!
24/7, 8 bis 8, was geht ab, machste schlapp, what the fuck?!
Bück dich, bück dich, bück dich hoch,
bück dich, bück dich, bück dich hoch,
bück dich, bück dich, bück dich hoch,
bück dich hoch, ja!
Das muss heute noch zum Chef, besser jetzt!
Bück dich hoch.
Ach du Schreck, Bonus-Scheck, ist schon weg!
Bück dich hoch.
Fleißig Überstunden, ganz normal!
Bück dich hoch.
Unbezahlt, scheiß egal, keine Wahl!
Bück dich hoch.

Klick dich, fax dich, mail dich hoch,
grapsch dich, quetsch dich, schleim dich hoch,
kick dich, box dich, schlaf dich hoch,
bück dich hoch, ja!

Bück dich hoch! Komm steiger den Profit!
Bück dich hoch! Sonst wirst du ausgesiebt!
Bück dich hoch! Mach dich beim Chef beliebt!
Bück dich hoch! Auch wenn es dich verbiegt!
Bück dich hoch! Komm steiger den Profit!
Bück dich hoch! Sonst wirst du ausgesiebt!
Bück dich hoch! Mach dich beim Chef beliebt!
Bück dich hoch! Bück dich hoch, ja!

Dieses Wochenende Bitch (?), machste mit!
Bück dich hoch.
Denke groß, sei aktiv, hat dich fit!
Bück dich hoch.
Pass dich an, du bist nichts, glaub ans Team!
Bück dich hoch.

deal dich, klatsch dich, drück dich, reib dich,
swing dich, stech dich, grip dich, zech dich,
roll dich, fahr dich, stampf dich, jag dich,
kämpf dich, schieß dich, gräm dich, flash dich,
schlag dich, kick dich, press dich, füg dich,
treib dich, knöpf dich, schraub dich, quäl dich,
bück dich hoch.

Du brauchst Konkurrenz, keine Fans!
Do your fucking Job, till the End!
Nimm dir ein Beispiel an Donald Trump!
Was ist los, reiß dich zusammen, pack mit an!
Deinen Einsatz gibst du denen da oben gern!
Bück dich hoch.
Schenke deinen Urlaub dem Konzern!
Bück dich hoch.
Trink ein großen Schluck Leistungsdruck!
Bück dich hoch.
Wir steigern das Bruttosozialprodukt!

Bück dich hoch! Komm steiger den Profit!
Bück dich hoch! Sonst wirst du ausgesiebt!
Bück dich hoch! Mach dich beim Chef beliebt!
Bück dich hoch! Auch wenn es dich verbiegt!
Bück dich hoch! Komm steiger den Profit!
Bück dich hoch! Sonst wirst du ausgesiebt!
Bück dich hoch! Mach dich beim Chef beliebt!
Bück dich hoch! Bück dich hoch, ja!

Bück dich hoch, ja!

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Some weeks ago I went home from my customer’s office. It takes me about an hour from door to door and I usually use that time to silence all kinds of hubbub. On this special way home I had a dream: a dream about my workplace. It wasn’t bound to a device and didn’t have E-Mail. Yes. It was so simple and it looked so very realistic – in my head.

Until that evening I had tried a lot of collaborative tools. Asana, Basecamp, LeanKit, Flow and some of the agile tools. All of them were perfect for some purposes, none was perfect for me.

Two days ago I signed up for Wunderkit and I think I finally found what I was looking for. The main difference to most of the other collaboration tools is: the focus is on me, not some company or organisation. As a freelancer with many projects and many groups to work with, I love the simplicity (less functions is more!), the UI and the absence of E-Mail. Yes, no E-Mail. I can connect my workplaces with Facebook or Twitter or invite other people by E-Mail, but once they are in my workplace, I get reminded or notified in my Browser. I love it already even though I haven’t really started working with it.

I’ll write down some more details once I get more experience with my new workplace.

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re:publica 12

I just decided to go to re:publica 12 to meet “people who push technology further, rethink education, mobility or finance, develop interactive designs and games, turn thought patterns upside down, pimp conventional businesses, and who screw up things the right way as part of the DIY movement.”

If you are in Spain and you have no clue how to order and eat Tapas, you have at least two choices. You always have at least two choices. You can take a seat somewhere in the restaurant and try to order and hope they bring you something you like. You don’t feel comfortable and you think, that all people including the waiters are looking on you and giggle. The second choice is to sit down at the bar and look what other – local spain – people do and order just by sign and eat what you love and look at the waiter while they work and smile.

If you have a workshop or important presentation and you feel uncertain, you have at least two choices. You know, you already have two choices. You can dress as requested in this company – and most of us don’t feel comfortable to be dressed as required in such companies – and go there and do what you have to do and hope, it passes quickly.The second choice is to wear something special to make you look sexy, certain and consistent. If you are a woman, wear a dress which makes you womanly. Stop wearing jeans, you are not a cowboy. Go to the stage and be a star.

If you never had English at school, you have at least two choices. Stay where you are or start to learn. I am Russian, my English is bad and probably boring, but I will never learn it when I don’t start to use it.

So here I am.