The Pandemic Mirror

Here in Germany politics, the government, the states, the people, the schools, the companies, the retailers, the bureaucracy… we/they are all looking into a big mirror at the moment. That mirror was a small one a year ago. We could barely see anything in it. That mirror grew over the last year. It became bigger and bigger and we started to see a dark image of ourselves. It’s an ugly mug it shows us ... [Read More]

10 Years

It’s been that long now. 6 years ago I wrote about 4 Years. I was transitioning into a new role and it meant a lot of adjustments for me during that time. And as it happens, it’s again a period of major changes while I write these lines. 10 years ago today was the last day at my old job. Everything in this old post is still true. I still miss these old days ... [Read More]

A Day at the Office

Two weeks and it would be a full year of me working from home. I only went to the office twice to quickly pick something up during that time. Today is the first day since March 12th 2020 that I work from my actual office desk. I had some other business to manage and I figured it won’t hurt to work from there for a day. I had to borrow a monitor because mine is at home now 😉 Even though it’s been so long, it feels like only a couple of weeks passed ... [Read More]

The Year of Corona

I just realized that yesterday it was one year ago that the pandemic arrived for me. I did not go to a big concert because the virus arrived from China and started to spread in Germany. It was all over the news, we didn’t know much besides scary pictures out of Wuhan. Of course not the „official“ ones, mind you. Things settled a bit and I did go to another, smaller concert two weeks later, which in today’s world would simply be reckless ... [Read More]

☞ Psychologie: Welchen Einfluss hat die Kindheit auf die Persönlichkeit?

… eigene Introspektion sagt viel darüber aus, wer man heute ist, und wenig, wie man dazu geworden ist.

Psychologie: Welchen Einfluss hat die Kindheit auf die Persönlichkeit? - SZ.de

Interessantes Thema… Ähnliches beschäftigt mich selbst immer mal wieder. Warum bin ich so wie ich bin und was gebe ich meinen Kindern davon mit? Klingt nach einem lesenswerten Buch.

Kickstart

… no, I’m not starting a Kickstarter campaign about a product I will never ship. Instead I’m kickstarting yet another try to run a blog somewhat consistently. In the end it’s probably the same outcome. I won’t collect money from you first though. But lets get into the weeds: Relaunch This is the relaunch of Subject to Change. This blog existed before. Actually it’s the n-th reincarnation of something I like to call my personal blog ... [Read More]

I Think I'm Out of This

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This might just be another brain fart and/or a moment of madness (maybe even sadness?), but considering what’s going on in this world, the products Apple builds and the audience they are built for… I think I’m backing out of this business. When I look around me, when I read the news or watch reports on TV, I see a degressive world in pain with problems getting worse each day. I just can’t reconcile all of this with my conscience ... [Read More]

Parental Leave

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I know it‘s a privilege here in Germany to be able to take some - or even a lot of - time off of work to take care of your children. It‘s even more privileged to receive money while not working during that time. It’s also not very common to be able to get a paid parental leave if you’re the father. So, we‘re lucky to live in a country with great social-, health- and family-care! ... [Read More]

Farewell

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Where heaven and sea become one, the sails disappear. Our side has to say goodbye, but on the other side there are friends waiting, happy to welcome you. Farewell.

Follow Up: "Why I Failed at Blogging"

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It hasn’t been too long until I got the first couple of responses to my last post! First of all it’s great to see people reacting to what I write. It makes me think I’m on the right path here. (Shush if you don’t think so 😉) Manton picked up on the part about caring too much about the stats: If all that drives you is the number of likes on a tweet, or subscribers to your podcast, it’s easy to get discouraged when the numbers don’t pan out ... [Read More]