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The management of projects

There are projects, and then there are projects. There are projects that reveal themselves as mere tasks. Then there are the ongoing projects: responsibilities and maintenance tasks that you take on for reasons important to nobody but your own delusion of “the greater good”. One of these is my “SA labels” project at Discogs. Continue reading

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Summer 2018

It’s not the best season to do this because you’d rather spend time outside enjoying the great weather instead of wiping off sweat dripping onto vinyl records. It’s been a hot, dry summer. Continue reading

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Career Crossroads

I am currently finding myself at career crossroads. I quit my job. Even after the dot-com bubble burst I jumped back on the hamster wheel and laboured on; at no point did I doubt that the telecommunications/IT industry was anything but the most exciting sector to be in. Continue reading

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Cassette cover art

A few years ago I wrote that I had successfully digitised my precious collection of music tapes. The same announcement also mentioned a collection of ready-to-use pictures to use for cover art. Well, my stash of envelopes full of small pictures turned up again a few days ago. So I emptied out their contents over the scanner. Continue reading

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Everything is broken

It’s that time of the year again. Everything is broken. Nothing gets completed but everything got complicated. Continue reading

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Being Human

Today I learnt a very valuable lesson about humanity. We need not fear machines. We need to fear those who steer them because those who control the machines pursue not death and mayhem but, rather, take aim at commercial targets. And what’s more human than greed? Empathy. Continue reading

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Bora Driver’s Log

Even painful memories are worth noting down. Here be failures, too. As of today, this blog will also include retroactive content from my very first proper blog. Also hosted at blogger.com, it was titled “Bora Driver’s Log”. Continue reading

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Grimm TV

I’d like to tell you how fucked up German broadcast television is. Really, it’s an insult to viewers. There’s no continuity. Unless it’s some staged “reality show” or “docu-drama” featuring a local wanna-be starlet with big tits or a Promi washed-up celebrity we’ve never heard of, it’s impossible to follow any weekly TV series. Characters’ age, voices, hair styles and relationships change abruptly. The dead can reappear at any given moment. Continue reading

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