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Learning to pentest!

Physicist, walking down the stack

The First Search Result

Reverse Engineering


Best of 2017

Working Remotely

Computer Science and IT

Taking stock! Physics

Subversive? Physics?

My Philosophy!

Scripts Beget Scripts


Theoretical Physics. A Hobby.

Self-Referential Poetry

Silent Online Writing

'Are You Still Doing PKI?'

My Philosophy (?)

Impact of physics on my life

Not much happened in 2015




Farewell Posting ...

Hacking away...

Web Project - Status

We Interrupt ...

Poetry from Poetry


Life and Work

Definition: 'Subversive'

2014 in Books

Physics Postings

Engineering Postings

True Expert


2014 - a Good Year

Physics or Engineering?

Engineering Links

What Is Art?



Google's Poetic Talents

Certificates and Heat Pumps

Nr. 5: A Mind-Altering Experience

Technet postings


Pink Spaceship

radices = Roots!

IT Postings

Web Projects

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Uh-oh, No Posting in March

PKI Resources

PKI Issues

Subversive Work

Spam Poetry

A Career 'in Science'


On the Shoulders of Subversive Giants

Search Term Poetry

Facebook Art

2013 in Books


Explain, Evaluate, Utilize


About Life-Form Elke Stangl

elkement and This Site

No. 3: Internet Apocalypso


Newsletter Resurrection


For Free

Subversive Yearly Report

Is My Life a Cliché?

Indulging in Cliché

Torture Turning Trivia

Intermittent Netizen

Knowledge Worker...


Physics on the Fringe

Graduation Speech

The Element is Back!


Physics Links


Not Funny

Calendar and Magic


In Need of a Deflector

About to Change

A Nerd's Awakening

For the Sake of Knowledge


Profession Or True Calling?

No. 2: On Self-Reference

I Have No Clue About Art



The End

No. 1: On Subversion at Large


Emergency Exit

Modern Networker


The Scary Part

Exploring the Work Space


Instead of a CV

Favorite Books


Elke was here

Philosophy and other random thoughts

(elkement. Last changed: 2017-05-03. Created: 2015-09-26. Tags: Philosophy, History Of Science, Books, Outsider Science. German Version.)

I have started blogging in English about 'philosophy' - in a very general sense - on my blog, long before I moved my 'introspective' / 'philosophical' writing to this website - again. Philosophy was the first category the German precursor website had.

I am most interested in the impact of technology on our life and culture, and on How to life a good life in the era of The Web, of global interconnections, of rapid, viral feedback loops, and of existing as a small dot in such large systems - driven by 'algorithms' and by mechanisms closer to statistical mechanics than to the illusion of an individual having much of an impact.

This category is, in a sense, self-referential:  I am writing about technology, but at the same time I try to explore how using technology changes my thought processes. I noticed that my online writing motivation comes in bursts - often when a fundamental change was due.

Currently (2017) I keep up online writing despite the need to change anything - and I am just watching what this (unusual) state of mind does to my 'philosophical' writing. In the last years, I have written about life, work, society, science, and automation on my blog. On I plan to focus more on my personal philosophy of science and technology: On using technology in life and business, and on the (more indirect) impact of learning physics.

Near Teide, Spain's highest mountain, Tenerife

My Philosophy!

My Philosophy! (2017-03-05)
Boiling it down to a short list, manifesto-style: On science, web, and business.

My Philosophy (?)

My Philosophy (?) (2016-05-01)
Pondering on what roles I have had say about my philosophy. Nothing ground-breaking or exciting.

2014 in Books

2014 in Books (2015-04-01)
I had once started a first list of books here, stating that what you write about books says more about you than about the books.

2013 in Books

2013 in Books (2014-01-04)
The Elkement has become a curator.

Physics on the Fringe

Physics on the Fringe (2012-10-18)
and other books on 'outsider science'

Favorite Books

Favorite Books (2003-01-01)
The list reveals more about me than about the books.

Personal website of Elke Stangl, Zagersdorf, Austria, c/o punktwissen.
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