Blog | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

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Mood Swings

Sylvester in Stockholm. We three had agreed on the flight and were about to book it when one decided she’d rather stay at home… and then there were two.


The latest version of Ubuntu Linux, called “Gutsy Gibbon”, was released this week. It features several improvements including the eye candy of Compiz Fusion. You should give it a try.

First Snowflakes

First snowflakes were spotted in Cham. It’s high time to install my winter tires before I won’t be able to drive home anymore. So I’ll most likely miss the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums) tomorrow. :-(

Streamed Maths

A new episode of Where’s my lecture? Today I found out that they had changed room and time on short notice so that they could stream freshmen maths in our intended lecture hall.

Starting Next Week

Stood up at 6:30, drove 40 kilometers (including traffic jam), found the auditorium at 8:10 and discovered that the business economists prefer to start their lecture next week. 🙄


Lunch was anything but delicious. I refused to eat it up. Others seemed to agree as my plate wasn’t the only one returned half full.

Until now the food has been quite good at the beginning of each academic year and got worse in the course of time. Seems to be no longer valid. We can only hope it’s the other way round now.

No Day for Movies

I tried to watch Six Days Seven Nights, The Mothman Prophecies and The Right Stuff but couldn’t focus for more than 30 minutes. I’m just not in the right mood for movies, not today.

Parking Space

First day of the new semester, over a thousand freshmen and I had no problem getting a parking space. Wow.

Mac OS X Concerns

There are two main concerns I have about Mac OS: It might not have more features than Linux and it’s a proprietary system.



An autumn day at the Oktoberfest.


Old Habit

Same wrong way, same traffic jam, but this time I took the right road back and only lost twenty minutes. So how could that happen again? I usually take the highway when driving home from university and the autobahn when I go to Munich. The problem is that they closed the highway due to road works and I have to take the autobahn in the other direction. Well, I’m not used to that, followed my habit and took the wrong ramp…. twice…. 🙄

Too Heavy

It’s not that easy to design a supersonic business jet. But we’ve two more days so we’ll make it loses some weight. Otherwise it’ll never make the specified 4000 miles.

Wrong Way

I took the wrong way, landed in a traffic jam, behind an excavator, in the wrong part of the town and finally got back to where I had started thirty minutes before…

Symposium Supersonic Business Jet

First day of the Symposium: Supersonic Business Jet ‘07. After lectures, workshops, discussions and many formulas and charts I know that companies, not sheiks, are our main customers. And that it’s not advisable to put the engines on top of the wings, at least not for supersonic flight.

Laundry Improvements

No more Aldi tabs and delicates program, Ariel Color & Style rules. 8)