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Brettspiel: Parks

Worum geht es? Wenn man es mal wieder nicht vor die Tür geschafft hat, kann man in diesem Spiel ohne grosse Anstrengung (oder einen weiten Flug) durch die amerikanischen Nationalparks wandern und dabei das ein oder andere Photos machen. Wer die Parks schon kennt, wird die Bilder erkennen. Jeder einzelne Park wurde wunderschön von verschiedenen […]

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Review: Nanoshock (SINless 2)

My review @ Goodreads Nanoshockby K.C. Alexander Genre: Cyberpunk So here’s the first sentence of the book. You haven’t lived until you’ve fisted a nun under the cheap light of a neon Jesus. If you think you can take a book that follows that sentence, go ahead and try. I apparently couldn’t and it would […]

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Review: Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor 1)

My review @ Goodreads Red Sister is book one in the Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence Genre: Fantasy with hints SF-Crossover IT IS IMPORTANT, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy Convent Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men. […]

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Review: Penric’s Mission (Penric & Desdemona 4)

My review @ Goodreads Penric’s Mission is part 4 of the Penric and Desdemona series by Lois McMaster Bujold Genre: Fantasy Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. Penric and his interactions with the demon Desdemona, who is sharing his mind, have fascinated me from the first novella I read, and their interaction & cooparation are […]

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Review: Caliban’s War (Expanse 2)

My review @ Goodreads Caliban’s War (Expanse 2) – by James S.A. Corey Genre: Hard Science Fiction For unknown reasons I kept putting off reading this book for … years. Even though I liked Leviathan Wakes. Recently, I’ve tried to read many different books and committing to an unfinished 9 book series was probably what […]

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Review: Children of Time

My review @ Goodreads Children of Time by Aidan Tchaikovsky Genre: Science Fiction It is a perfect time to read this and that’s why I am posting my 2015 review of this now. Because the other day I heard that  there will be a big-screen adaption of Children of Time by Lionsgate. If you ever […]

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Productivity Help Online

I have started to manage a lot of things through the web and was on the lookout for a good online “todo list” application. So when I saw the Reader Poll: Best Online To-do List Manager? on Lifehacker, I had hopes to find something good. Admittedly at first I only checked out the two services […]

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Morgens im Supermarkt

Wie so oft war ich heute morgen auf dem Weg zur Arbeit in unserem Supermarkt um mir Frühstück und “Proviant” für den Tag zu kaufen. Ein bisschen Joghurt, Käse fürs Brötchen und eine Flasche stilles Wasser. Gemeinerweise war mein Lieblingswasser – und ich schmecke den Unterschied! – aus und ich musste ein anderes nehmen. Schon […]

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Fundstück: Doppelkekstest

Gefunden auf der alten Homepage, fand ich es wert dieses lustige Stück Text mal wieder neu aufzulegen *G* Der Ultimative Doppelkekstest 1998Tester: Yashima ( Uebersicht | Wertung | Kommentar ) Seit der Geburt der ersten Prinzenrolle sind inzwischen Taghunderte vergangen. Im Zuge der Evolution der Nahrungsmittel konnte sich dieser leicht kruemlige Keks jedoch behaupten, da […]

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Lord of the Rings Online

After reading yet another rather extensive three part review of LotRO I am not so sure anymore about not trying the game. Here’s one of the key-quotes from the review that made me re-think: I’ve called it WoW for adults and I think that still holds true at least while we’re in the beta. Its […]