The typing class

I started working on a new series of videos about the things and experiences that have helped me lead a better life. My hope is that some of the things that have worked for me will work for you as well. In this first video, I talk about a typing class I took in high [...]

A 1960s Guda-Matic Watch

A 1960s Guda-Matic Watch

This 1960s Guda-Matic watch with a distinctive dial design has a 30 jewel Omega 1481 automatic movement and a date function. The movement needed to be serviced, nothing too wrong with it, but the rotor wouldn't charge the watch properly and it would stop while it was being worn. Now it seems to work okay. [...]

A Wyler Chronograph

This is a Wyler P.W. 1896 Swiss Geneve Automatic Etanche Chronograph 18K gold-plated with date, Ref. 04.93.1631. I bought it in the spring of 2017. When I got it, the mechanism was in bad shape, with the rotor rattling around in the watch case. After being serviced by an expert watchmaker, it works like a [...]

Krimml Waterfalls

In Austria's Hohe Tauern National Park you'll also find Krimml Waterfalls (Krimmler Wasserfälle). This series of tiered waterfalls is Austria's highest at 380 meters. The waterfall begins at the top of the Krimmler Ache valley and plunges downward in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 metres, the middle of 100 metres, [...]

Grossglockner and beyond

During our stay in Matrei, we visited Grossglockner, which is the highest mountain in Austria and one of the highest in the Alps. It has an elevation of 3798 meters above sea level and is reached via the appropriately named Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße). Technically, there are two peaks on the same mountain: the [...]

Matrei in Osttirol

Here is a large set of photographs from a visit to a little town in Austria called Matrei in Tyrol (Matrei im Osttirol). We visited it back in 2008 and stayed there for a few days, taking daytrips to various cities and places around the Hohe Tauern mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps. The [...]

Does Netflix know what it wants to be?

I contacted Netflix support a couple of days ago in order to give them my feedback regarding their choice of programming. I'd become disappointed with what they offered and I found myself wasting lots of time browsing their selections endlessly, only to give up and watch something else on some other streaming service. Furthermore, I [...]