June 16, 2012
Source: Games to train and relax body and mind by Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths, 1796
Translation by: Beate Brockmann
For further understanding and terminology check this out.
2. The German Ball Game
This game which has not yet been described anywhere merits very well a detailed description. It is not my goal to be entertaining in this endeavor – try just to understand these dry explanations, entertainment will be found in practicing.
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May 26, 2009
Intel Corporation is investing $12 million to create a new research center that will explore advanced graphics and visual computing technologies. Opened May 12, the Intel Visual Computing Institute is located in Saarbrücken. The investment, to be made over 5 years, represents Intel’s largest European university collaboration.
Link: Intel Visual Computing Institute website
September 1, 2008
They say a picture is worth 1.000 words, so here is a 2.000.000-words-worth collection of pictures I took in the nicest holidays I had for a very long time.
Disclaimer. The quality Picasa displays online is absolutely horrible, for which I apologize. I usually scale down the pictures myself at reasonable quality, but this seems to no longer help — Picasa now scales them one more time and compresses them so much it destroys them. One thing that might work is downloading the albums you want to see as a whole using the Picasa client for Windows.
April 17, 2008
This morning I went with my office mate and some of his student residence mates to the Bruch brewery very close to my home. We found out more about the Bruch family business, we were thoroughly explained how beer is brewed, we did a tour of the brewery, we ate, and finally we drank a lot of Bruch bier (Bruch’s No1). Then I returned home and slept during the day. This was exactly what I needed after the recent deadlines
October 20, 2007
Both excellence proposals in Computer Science coming from Saarbrücken were accepted. One proposal concerns a new graduate school which will encompass all graduate education in Computer Science at Saarland University. The other is about a new “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” excellence cluster which will host 20 new research groups. Happy, happy, joy, joy
Press release in English
October 3, 2007
Other than Germany’s national holiday, I have one more reason to celebrate today: two years ago I came to Saarbrucken.
(The picture is from one of my friend’s good-bye party last night.)
September 19, 2007
vom Schmausen und Hausen der Saarländer