The Day Disaster Struck.

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

Due to a server error my whole website was wiped off the face of this planet. While the homepage itself was easy to restore, The Cartoonist is not that easy to get back up and running again. My thanks go to the technicians over at Server Centre – without their help  the SQL database would have never been sorted.

Over the weekend I will slowly restore single posts to the weblog, but I’m afraid quite a few will be lost forever. Mostly because I simply can’t be bothered uploading all the images again and then assign them to each single post. Anyway, most of the stuff is up and running now. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Failed Selfie.

Francis Bacon would be proud.

Francis Bacon would be proud.

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Shooting the Messenger

An old European tradition. This is basically censorship, nothing else.

EU Court Tells Google To Abide By The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

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Nebenbei bemerkt.

Meine Bücher Das Ratinger Hof Buch und Die Werkzeuge des Graphikers sind immer noch direkt vom Robert Wiegner Verlag zu beziehen oder in jeder Buchhandlung bestellbar. Und die Antarktisexpedition gibt es auch noch bei Amazon.

Ich schreibe das deshalb, weil irgendwelche Spinner die beim Wiegner Verlag veröffentlichten Bücher zu weitaus überhöhten Preisen bei Amazon anbieten. Dabei war ich immer der Meinung, in Deutschland gäbe es bei lieferbaren Büchern so etwas wie Buchpreisbindung. Seltsam.

Also: Robert Wiegner Verlag.

Ratinger-Hof-Buch

Das Ratinger-Hof-Buch in der Blechkiste.

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Da, ein Zeigermann.

Zeigermann, © Zeigermann

Zeigermann, © Zeigermann

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Statistics.

Bastards.

Bastards.

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Stuck in the nineties.

Ah, those old websites where everything blinks and flickers and the main typeface is Comic Sans. They still exist. Here’s one recommended to me by @ironmadna and here’s another I discovered through coincidence this morning. Of course there are still a lot more of those around, but I think those two examples will do for now.

Happy surfing on the Datenautobahn!

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What on earth is she doing there?

Surely not painting.

From a Lidl flier, December 2013.

From a Lidl flier, December 2013.

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Aside

A week ago I installed Mac OS 10.9, “Mavericks”. Since then I experienced several kernel panics on a daily basis, Time Machine refusing to work and Spotlight crashing and being caught in an endless loop.

Last night I had enough. I erased my hard drive and did a fresh install of Mavericks. Absolutely no problems anymore, everything is now working as it’s supposed to do.

Don’t install Mavericks over the old system. Start from new. It’s definitely inconvenient getting the old data across and installing all the apps again, but I think I’ve learned my lesson.

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The paper torsos of Horst Kiechle

Yes, this may be old news, but perhaps a few of my readers won’t know about this. Horst Kiechle sculpts anatomical models from paper and you can download the templates, print them out and stick them together. Have fun. In fact I may have a go at this too.

Kiechle Paper Torso

Horst Kiechle’s paper torso on Flickr.

Here’s a YouTube Video of ‘how to load the torso’. Enjoy:

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