A few TV Wallpapers.

Anyone who knows me also knows that I’m a big fan of 1960’s television. I’ve always liked the typography of titles, the logotypes, the washed-out greyscale, the test screens.

heute

Over the past few days I painstakingly recreated a few TV logos of 1960’s German television in Adobe Illustrator to use them as wallpapers on my iMac. So far there are 5 of them – I’m not sure if I can be bothered creating even more of those, because it’s a lot of work really. The Testbild almost drove me mad.

So, here’s a little present for you: all 5 wallpapers are here in one massive zip file to download. They come in various screens sizes and resolutions – 4:3 as well as widescreen and they’re all in jpg format.

Tagesschau

Tagesschau

Testbild

Testbild

Heute

Heute

Unterbrechung 1

Unterbrechung 1

Unterbrechung 2

Unterbrechung 2

Needless to say, the copyright lies firmly with the broadcasting companies, most probably ARD and ZDF.

James Joyce’s Ulysses, the Variorum Edition

There’s a new and free e-book out, bundling 5 editions of Ulysses:

THE FIRST:
Shakespeare & Co., Paris 1922.
[source: the facsimile of the 2002 Dover edition]

THE BEST:
The Odyssey Press, Hamburg, Paris, Bologna 1939 (4th impression)
revised by Stuart Gilbert

THE COMMON:
Random House, New York 1961
corrected and reset
[source: the 1961 Vintage Books paperback reprint]

THE NOTORIOUS:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York & London 1984
A Critical and Synoptic Edition, prepared by Hans Walter Gabler with Wolfhard Steppe and Claus Melchior

THE LAST:
Robotwisdom.com, 2000
by Jorn Barger

Available in the epub format here.

Update (from Tim Finnegan in the comments):
“I chose Barger’s for my new hypermedia edition, currently progressing through episode 9, with songs and podcasts and audiobooks and old pictures and autographs and ebook-links, etc: http://ulyssespages.blogspot.com/ “

Weißwein.

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Maigret – 46 – Maigret und der Minister (Simenon, Georges)

Der Kommissar frühstückte nun ebenfalls, immer noch mit einem schalen Nachgeschmack von Alkohol im Mund. Als er aus dem Haus trat, beschloss er, zu Fuß zu gehen, und betrat unterwegs kurz ein Bistro an der Place de la République, um sich den Magen mit einem Glas Weißwein auszuspülen.