Cookie, and an ice café

Yesterday, Zuleikha & Mitchie wanted to have some ice cream, so we went to an ice café in Groß-Gerau, where Zuleikha’s school is. On the way out, we saw cookie:

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Cookie in the half shadow in front of Kindergarten, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

After the ladies got their ice cream, I took a photo of the place:

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Going for icecream, Groß-Gerau 2022

That’s right in the central part of Groß-Gerau, I marked it on Flickr.

Later when we were back, Cookie visited us again, and after having some snack, he looked back at me from the veranda before he left again, like this:

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Cookie on the veranda, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

As always, thanks for viewing.

Thanks, but no thanks!

A friend of mine is a journalist, normally he writes all kinds of interesting stuff about motorcycles, cars, and e-mobile devices of all kinds.

On his blog he linked to an article which he published on Heise Online, a big German computer magazine publisher. And these ask for more before they let you enter:

Heise “Paywall”

Last time I looked, they allow more or less the half world to track you with their cross-site cookies and such – that’s why I called this screenshot “Paywall” here. You pay with your data – and this should be forbidden.

Same goes for Spiegel Online, Zeit, and some other very good magazines. Sorry guys, the price is too high. And having to pay to be protected from that spamming business is morally questionable to say the least.

k, I’m out. You lost one reader.

P.S.: just wanted to have a look if their new c’t magazine is out, and what’s in it – but even that is covered by their stupid paywall. So you *definitely* lost one reader, guys. Not the smartest way of doing business, don’t you agree? Keep your crap and your cookies for yourselves… 👎

Art buyers

Last time we were in Frankfurt, I discovered that little store where they sell limited photography prints of all kinds of things. Mitchie and Zuleikha loved it, once inside and browsing, and in the end they bought a smallish (and not so limited) print of the library of Trinity College in Dublin. You can see a bigger version left of them in the shop:

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Art buyers, Frankfurt am Main 2022

They packed it nicely, and it’s not even unpacked yet:

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Art buyers’ bag, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

More about the artist on his website. As always, thanks for viewing.

What a cool place to hang out…

… because there’s always great music at Emmet’s Place:

Emmet Cohen w/ Mar Vilaseca | Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
Emmet Cohen w/ Erena Terakubo & Yotam Silberstein | I’ll Remember April
Emmet Cohen w/ Lucy Yeghiazaryan | People Will Say We’re in Love

Also, this:

Live From Emmet’s Place Vol. 87 – Ukraine Benefit (Jazz4Ukraine)

Enjoy… 🙂

Lost Time (+ one take upright)

Tried my upright today on a piece from David & Xavi, just a one take impro over some kind of Spanish theme:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for the music, and thanks to you for listening to it 🙂

Qotd, from Feb 8th, 2022

And this quote of the day comes from Rick Beato:

“Before ProTools, there were Pros…”

Rick Beato
The WEIRDEST Pop Song Intro of All Time

As always, thanks for viewing.

Cookie, wet as a cat

We’ve had some pretty hefty showers lately, and at the moment it’s still some light drizzle – so Cookie, one of our neighbours’ cats came in twice quite wet already. But after having some dry cat food and some rubbing against our legs, he felt quite comfortable laying down on the carpet in front of the TV set:

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Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Missing Wilma since a while… but since both Mitchie and Zuleikha were sure that Wilma was pregnant, she must have given birth by now, and is probably busy with her kittens…

By now Cookie retired to some quieter area (he prefers Zuleikha’s room and bed), so the birds are back picking up their food outside.

As always, thanks for viewing.