In the Blink of an Eye

There are a few books that, after I finished reading – immediately start reading over again on the first page. In the Blink of an Eye from Walter Murch is one of them. It had been recommended at this years FMX21 in one of the sessions.

This book show such an insight in movie making, editing and even future prospects – incredible. And it’s also fun to read.

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16 Years Old – Child or Adult?

Last night I saw a documentary on abcNews about Jeffrey Eppstein. Besides that he obviously was a quite disgusting man, a sex offender, and rightly sent to prison, the one hour long documentary raised some further thinking.

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2019: We are back!

With the start of the fresh, new and updated website www.kleisny.de (available in English and German) there should also follow posts here again. Here the subject of the posts can be more divers than on flugundzeit.blog which tends to focus on aviation, future technology and man machine issues.

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Apple: About a new Design and Form and Function

Form Follows Function is one of the basics of better design. This was the way Steve Jobs convinced most intelligent people on this earth to use his products – for whose they never before even had a need of.

Apple-CEO Tim Cook tells everybody now, he never intended to invent cheap products, like a less expensive new iPhone.

That’s fine with me. Apple products so far used to have something in common with skydiving: They are not meant to be for everybody, just for those individuals who are able to respect and appreciate the differences to everybody elses life.

What I cannot tolerate is, when the design gets cheap, a look-alike to Androids. Despite the price.

Ugly. Ugly. Ugly.

When the ultra thin lines of the letters are not readable anymore in difficult light conditions, in cars at nights, cinemas, parking garages…

When the colours resemble the most ugly composition I have encountered so far. No matter what background you choose to not interfere with the horrible combination of colours.

And fingerprints – once they are stored on a device – are only data. Same as passwords. And can such be misused and stolen by hackers everywhere in this world. Nothing new to that for any mediocre technician.

Steve Jobs, hope, you don’t have to see that.

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www.german-seaplane-day.com

If you are looking for the seaplane website – it will be down until further notice because it has been hacked.

So please contact me directly if you need anything in that matter.

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How to choose your seat in an airplane

From www.heraldsun.com.au:

Travel agents are reporting a substantial increase in requests for seats at the back of the plane after a UK documentary showed these were the safest seats in a crash.

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How to successfully publish your E-Book

Usually the posts in my English blog differ from the German blog. But since there are always questions what I have done during the past months (since I came back from the US) – well, I wrote another non-fiction book. And this one was published by the end of the 2012 Frankfurt Bookfair.
More about the Book: E-Books publizieren. (ISBN 978-3-645-60206-8)

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Mission Control at ESOC

Today was a great day for the Americans and especially for NASA (we Europeans had shares in that too): The car-sized rover Curiosity has landed successfully on Mars.

On NASA’s webpage you will find always latest news and information about the mission progress and you can even connect with Curiosity on Twitter and Facebook. The rover’s goals include: investigation of the Martian climate and geology; assessment of whether the selected field site inside Gale Crater has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life, including investigation of the role of water; and planetary habitability studies in preparation for future human exploration.

A few of the pictures I took this morning (it was worth getting up at 4 am!) at the German Space Headquarters ESOC in Darmstadt.

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Somebody left the Gate Open

TV spots shown during a suspense-packed TV series are usually the time when I check my mail. There are two exceptions: Apple commercials and this Citibank spot (I have no relation whatsoever to this bank):

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Music: The singer is a charming female pop/rock artist named L.P. (Laura Pergolizzi), here is a another video to the music of “Somebody left the gate open”.

Also the rock climbers in the TV spot are not enhanced by any any digital means: Katie Brown and Alex Honnold are real life rock climbers, Katie Brown is ranked as one of the top free climbers in the world.
In the commercial she is climbing one of the Fisher Towers near Moab, in the deserts of Utah. A GoPro Camera on her head took the short sequence where she looks on her feet.
Girls Rock!

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Oslo 2012: Heros and Non-Heros

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