My taste in music
varies quite a bit, but just to
give you an idea, here are a few bands and musicians I like, in no
particular order: Daft Punk, Ludwig van Beethoven (no really),
Rammstein, Deep Purple, Depeche Mode. I've also come to like
deadmau3, some songs just make me want to dance.
It really depends on my mood though - sometimes I want to feel the
raw anger and energy from Rammstein or Disturbed, other times I
just feel like the more ethereal tunes of Sigur Ros, Einaudi, God
is an Astronaut or Telepopmusik.
And what would this list be without Tim Minichin
If you really loved me
I won't go into details for books
, but Discworld,
Stranger in a Strange Land and Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
are some of my absolute favorites. Letters from a Stoic (from
Seneca the younger) is also inspiring, if you are interested in
stoic philosophy (and you should be), give it a try. Check out
As for more scientific books, QED by Feynman (well, that one is
more pop science), some more textbooks about Molecular Biology,
Quantum Physics and General Relativity; Thinking, Fast and Slow.
It's incredible how everything ties together across levels of
My taste in movies
is quite similar, but I like
comedies just as well as more serious films. Some of the best ones
I've seen: Minority Report, Lord of War and Wag the Dog. The
I also love Doctor Who, Suits, Game of Thrones, House, Dexter,
Sherlock, Orphan Black and Big Bang Theory. And Death Note and Code
Geass. Watch it. It will eat a day or two of your life, but it's
, that's a topic large a enough for a book
(or several) of its own. I'll just say that I like to experiment
and enjoy new tastes, no matter if they seem strange at first. So
far, I really love Sushi, Austrian pastries (the other day, I made
. Absolutely delicious!), Naan
with curry and a good steak. Not all at once.
And of course molecular cuisine - science + eating, what could be
And why are quotations
not part of this heading? I
Far too many people are looking for the right person,
instead of trying to be the right person.
A witty saying proves nothing. --- Voltaire
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they
will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based
on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust,
then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods,
then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will
live on in the memories of your loved ones. --- Marcus
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life. --- Winston Churchill
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet,
balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take
orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze
a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal,
fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
--- Robert A. Heinlein