minimen blog

… from Europe\’s capital to your heart. On technical & social issues, expression of things that move me.


Daily Kos: State of the Nation
Here is a summary of what some people have to say on the day after!! Here in PNG we celebrated and celebrated and celebrated…..


November 6, 2008 Posted by | Personal | | 1 Comment

EVERY DISASTER IS AN OPPORTUNITY – Towards more renewable energy

Official Google Blog: Towards more renewable energy

Is it possible that this financial crisis actually has something positive? While renewable energy might not be a priority for many people now who think short-term (how can I stop/reduce my immediate financial losses RIGHT NOW), it might be an opportunity for some. One of my favourite places to watch is the ‘development arm’ of GOOGLE.

Also have a look here: 

Powering a clean energy revolution
on GOOGLE’s ideas on renewable energy.

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 1 Comment


When I went skiing recently on my last leave, the phone rang and someone asked me if I wanted to work in PNG between April and November. After I had looked up where PNG was, reading the ToR and speaking to my new friend, I said yes.


Meanwhile we are down to 4 months renewable, from April to August, and I am kind of excited to go. I will live here and have an office in the university two minutes away. It beats my current arrangement!

200803131348.jpg It was of course a very difficult decision, but water, sun, deep sea fishing, boating, food and of course Raposa close by for half a year beats most else.


March 13, 2008 Posted by | Personal | , | Leave a comment


Ein kleiner Schritt noch

von Petra Sadowski

Das ist er, ich spür es,

Diese Vertrautheit trotz Unbekanntheit,

Gleiche Gedanken,

Dieses Lachen,

Diese Augen,

Erreichen mich trotz der Ferne.

Dennoch. Die Unsicherheit bleibt,

Die Wartezeit so lang,

Der Magen grummelt vor Aufregung,

Der Gedanke ans Treffen

Aber wunderschön,

Erschafft ein Lächeln auf meinem Gesicht.

Das Leben kann nicht so krude sein,

So viele Zufälle passiert,

Ein kleiner Schritt noch,

Zum Glück der Zweisamkeit.

Es fuehlt sich gut,

Das muss richtig sein.

January 5, 2008 Posted by | Blog, Friends, Personal | Leave a comment

Indigo Patagonia hotel

Indigo Patagonia hotel

Originally uploaded by e_mOy

what a beautiful hotel. it is time to get to patagonia to go fly fishing. and to get this hammock as well.

August 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

August 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m a Porsche 911!

You have a classic style, but you’re up-to-date with the latest technology. You’re ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige – you’re one of the elite,and you know it.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

January 31, 2007 Posted by | Blog, Friends, Personal | 1 Comment

I had to….

 Joyoftech Joyimages 915

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January 28, 2007 Posted by | IT stuff | Leave a comment

Aceh’s harsh Islamic law is an ominous sign

Ana Gomes International Herald Tribune

BRUSSELS After the World Food Program’s compound in Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh Province, was raided last month by the local Shariah police, a UN official told the Deutsche Press Agentur, “No one wants to make a big deal about it publicly at the moment.”

Indeed, no one seems prepared to raise the issue – not the United Nations, not Europe, not the United States. Because despite the billions of dollars spent to help Aceh recover after the 2004 tsunami and a 29- year separatist war, no one has so far paid attention to the implications of allowing the police who enforce Shariah, or Islamic law, to become stronger than the state police or any other law-enforcement authority – or of allowing a law to be implemented that imposes Taliban-style local government.

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September 14, 2006 Posted by | Personal | Leave a comment

Get-tough visa policy may mean West Bank Palestinian exodus


ISRAELI officials have confirmed a tightening of visa policies in the West Bank that could force thousands of Palestinians to leave the occupied area.

Palestinians with foreign passports who have lived for up to 12 years in the West Bank on tourist visas, many of them raising families, are for the first time being turned away at the border as they try to re-enter.

The change in approach has far-reaching and dire humanitarian, social and economic repercussions, Israeli and Palestinian critics say.

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September 9, 2006 Posted by | News From the Middle East | Leave a comment