After an interesting trip to Boston, which let me experience various wonders, such as
- Logging into the internet on an airplane, 10km above the middle of the Atlantic, to join other Fellows in a discussion on our Fellowship Jabber server. I have to admit this had me excited a little bit.
- Discovering once again that US immigration is distinctly less friendly than their counterparts in Tunisia.
- Experiencing a 20 degree temperature drop in a single night in Boston.
- Wondering once more why German tourists tend to clap when airplanes land (Werner Koch: "That is because of Otto Lilienthal whos glider clapped when landing") and experiencing a feeling of satisfaction when the only person who started clapping trailed off rather dorkily when it turned out this was a flight of people who apparently felt about this phenomenon like me. Or maybe they simply weren’t German.
I am finally back in Hamburg, trying to catch up on real life. Also I will need to start preparing my move to Zürich sometime in the near future.
One of the things I immediately did was signing up with the pledge by FreeCulture.org that
I will pledge to never purchase a CD contaning
any form of Digital Rights Management (DRM),
but only if 500 people around the world will too."