What I like and dislike...

If you want to get a better picture of me, well, this is the right place. I won't tell you many stories, but - after the fashion of the "Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" - here you can find out what I like and what I dislike... the items here are not really sorted in any way, except for these two categories. Expect some updates from time to time. (You won't find anything about Physics here.)

I like...

I don't like...

  • taking photographs, particularly night shots
  • the books of J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov and Iain Banks
  • Bridget Jones
  • Coffee and cafes, coffee houses, Kaffeehäuser, ...
  • Cocktails, Cocktailbars, ...
  • Harry Potter (both books and movies)
  • post-colonial literature
  • Mauterndorf, La Thuile, and skiing
  • the music of Dmitry Shostakovich (well, some of it, particularly the movie suites)
  • Salzburg in general and the Salzburg Opera Festival
  • the Comedian Harmonists, Hudson Shad, and String of Pearls
  • the paintings of René Magritte
  • Star Trek (well, most of it), and the re-imagined BSG series
  • romanesque churches and masonry (1, 2, ...)
  • hiking in the mountains, biking in the valleys
  • (Gentoo) Linux, KDE, ... and solving the occasional difficult problem in network administration
  • dry wine (that's something for diabetics)
  • tea (as opposed to fruit infusions and coffee)
  • the magazines "Focus" and "Chip"
  • getting up early in the morning
  • buying trousers
  • pointless philosophical discussions
  • watching movies alone
  • having to solve trivial computer problems when I actually want to have a good time with friends
  • Apple Mac's
  • biking in the mountains
  • litchi (ugh... yuck...) and avocado
  • tidying up my desk
  • the paintings of Pablo Picasso
  • most computer games
  • soccer and tennis, particularly on TV
  • "Sex and the City"
  • checking in at the airport
  • submission deadlines ...
  • ... and if it takes a journal ages to produce a decision on a manuscript, but then the proofs have to be corrected within 72h.