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I started studying Innovation.
I went to a lot of concerts: Feist, Lisa Hannigan, Dillon, Damien Rice, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Waves Festival, Muse, Efterklang and Two Gallants.
I visited Istanbul, Berlin, Liechtenstein, Madrid and Lisbon.
I saw a lot of great movies and TV shows and listened to awesome music.
I moved to a new flat with the best possible roommates.
I had amazing times with my friends and especially with Daniela (who is the greatest girl in the world).

2012 was a great year for me. Thanks to everyone who had a part in it.

Recently I scraped a database of 24000 videogames to determine percentages of genre and platform releases since 1975 →

Popularity of Game Genres and Platforms since 1975

I think it is no surprise that with the increasing popularity of games on mobile phones Puzzle games become more popular.

Uuni – a small, fast & affordable wood-fired pizza oven →

Kristian Tapaninaho:

About a year ago I wanted to get a wood-fired pizza oven but couldn’t find a suitable one; they’re all expensive and heavy. We were renting a house with a small garden at the time and knowing that we’d one day move meant I’d have to leave the oven behind.

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one with this problem.

I find it interesting how often such obvious products are ignored by traditional companies.

Facebook helps some local businesses provide free Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins →

Brittany Darwell:

Facebook is testing a new service that allows local businesses to offer customers free Wi-Fi after checking in on the social network, the company tells us.

I don’t see a lot of checkins on Facebook and this seems like a clever idea to get users to start using this feature.

The Pirate Cloud →

Winston Brahma:

So, first we ditched the trackers.

Then we got rid of the torrents.

Now? Now we’ve gotten rid of the servers. Slowly and steadily we are getting rid of our earthly form and ascending into the next stage, the cloud.

I forget to post that one. The Pirate Bay is now hosted on cloud services, that is, there is no longer a single physical location that can be raided by the police.


Mosaic is a photo book that you can design and order on your iPhone. The result looks great and I hope that they will ship to Austria.

Alone Together, Again →

Alex Payne:

I am grateful that I live in this time. For all the loose threads in my life, I don’t feel trapped. Technology allows me to make choices that can shape and reshape my world. I don’t yet know what I will do, where I will live, or who I will love. For each of those decisions, though, there are tools, and the tools present options.

The Magazine is a new magazine published by Marco Arment. Its €1,59/month and is published every two weeks. You can get The Magazine in the iOS App Store.

Mapping The Entertainment Ecosystems of Apple, Microsoft, Google & Amazon →

Mapping The Entertainment Ecosystems of Apple, Microsoft, Google & Amazon

Graham Spencer:

I’ve collected data on which countries each service is available in and then added in population figures to create many of the graphs and diagrams you’ll see below, mixed in with some of my own analysis and thoughts.

Why Software Is Eating The World →

Marc Andreessen:

Companies in every industry need to assume that a software revolution is coming. This includes even industries that are software-based today. Great incumbent software companies like Oracle and Microsoft are increasingly threatened with irrelevance by new software offerings like and Android (especially in a world where Google owns a major handset maker).

Reading this made me even more angry that the Vienna University of Vienna (where I study) started limiting the number of Computer Science students starting with this semester. Bullshit like this will give Vienna and Austria a mayor disadvantage in the future.

Function, Form, Future →

Shawn Blanc:

Three things to think about for whether or not a gadget, app, or any other product is worth your continued investment of use and money.

Good list, however I would add another point:

  1. If you don’t like to use it would it be even worse if you wouldn’t use it?

This point is, for example, for finance applications. Everybody hates dealing with financing and no app can make that fun again, but at least they can make it less worse.