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2017

Subversive? Physics?

My Philosophy!

Scripts Beget Scripts

2016

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

2015

Unspeakable

Self-Poetry

Farewell Posting ...

Hacking away...

Web Project - Status

We Interrupt ...

Poetry from Poetry

PKI-Status-Update

Life and Work

Definition: 'Subversive'

2014 in Books

Physics Postings

Engineering Postings

True Expert

2014

2014 - a Good Year

Physics or Engineering?

Engineering Links

What Is Art?

Bio

PKI FAQ

Google's Poetic Talents

Certificates and Heat Pumps

Nr. 5: A Mind-Altering Experience

Technet postings

WOP!

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'

Writing

On the Shoulders of Subversive Giants

Search Term Poetry

Facebook Art

2013 in Books

2013

Explain, Evaluate, Utilize

Technology

About Life-Form Elke Stangl

elkement and This Site

No. 3: Internet Apocalypso

Retrospection

Newsletter Resurrection

2012

For Free

Subversive Yearly Report

Is My Life a Cliché?

Indulging in Cliché

Torture Turning Trivia

Intermittent Netizen

Knowledge Worker...

Profile

Physics on the Fringe

Graduation Speech

The Element is Back!

Offline

Physics Links

2011

Not Funny

Calendar and Magic

Expert

In Need of a Deflector

About to Change

A Nerd's Awakening

For the Sake of Knowledge

2008

Profession Or True Calling?

No. 2: On Self-Reference

I Have No Clue About Art

Netizen

2007

The End

No. 1: On Subversion at Large

2005

Emergency Exit

Modern Networker

2004

The Scary Part

Exploring the Work Space

2003

Instead of a CV

Favorite Books

2002

Elke was here

Postings tagged with 'Everything', listed in descending order by creation date. All Postings shown.

My Philosophy!

(elkement. Created: 2017-03-05. Tags: Business, Everything, Life, Philosophy, Science, Work. German Version.)

On science and technology

  • I believe there is often a simpler, a more low-tech solution to a problem technology is thrown on.
  • I sometimes call myself a geek but I don't understand this 'geek' movement of cheering science and technology - without any desire to learn any of the details.
  • I prefer to work on seemingly mundane problems that somebody really wants me to solve right now.
  • This explains why I discarded inquiries to participate in and profit from governmentally funded research projects.
  • Yet, I often find a universe of intriguing puzzles when mulling upon a 'simple' problem.
  • Learning about theoretical physics has a mind purging effect: It helps, no matter if I ever need the math directly.

On business and life

  • If a business relationship does not work without a written contract, it does also not work well with one.
  • Don't follow any advice by strategists and experts, especially if their primary role is to act as consultants and not as doers.
  • If somebody has an opinion on something, I judge them on Skin in the Game, hands-on experience, and education - in that order. I keep this in mind when voicing my own opinions.
  • I don't pay for leads - I endorse other for free, and I am endorsed for free. Not necessarily on a 1:1 basis.

On the internet

  • The greatest internet-powered innovation in the workplace I have encountered is to work remotely.
  • I am grateful that I started writing online before there were Likes and Comments. The point of writing online is to hold yourself accountable because others could read this on principle, not because you need feedback.
  • The internet sharing paradox: The more information you share for free, the more requests for free information you get. Learning to say No is a key skill.
  • No matter how eclectic you think your combination of specialties is - you will find people on the internet featuring the same combination. Just better. It's humbling and this is a good thing.

This has once been the so-called serious section of this site, holding the links to the articles full of soul-searching.

Meaning of life, true calling - you name it. See the non-translation of my graduation speech as a prime example.

Fortunately, the Lightness of Being a Geek has finally won. 

The Light Side and the Dark Side of the Force are also reflected by posting on my blog, in sections Life and The Web, respectively. You be the judge on lightness and darkness.

Towel Day in Innsbruck, Wikimedia, user Beny Shlevich

Uh-oh, No Posting in March

(elkement. Created: 2014-04-27. Tags: Everything, Art, Search Term Poetry. German Version.)

But now - here it is.

An Englisch-German cross-over based on a search term poem published on my English blog.

This poem in turn was a cross-over of Q1 search terms and pathetic attempts of mine to take photos with my smart phone. Photos of a trip would have deserved something better.

English lines: © My blog's visitors.

German lines: © Elkement.

This is not a translation.

It is an experiment.

the theory and practice of combining just about anything
quality assurance poem
funny ways to combine 2 cliches

Warum praktisch alles verbinden - wenn es theoretisch nicht geht?
Gedichte haben Qualität - aber bieten keine Sicherheit
Lustiger kann man Klischeés nicht verbinden

hoops smoke effect
response to existentialism

Bunte Reifen hüpfen in glitzerndem Rauch
Die einzige Antwort auf düsteren Existenzialismus

poetry

intuitive understanding
shallow and deep reading

Intuitives Verständis
Soll ich dieses Gedicht oberflächlich lesen oder in der Tiefe
die vielleicht nicht vorhanden ist?

poetry

non linear art
describes the tendency of the force

Nichtlineare Kunst
oder doch nur, was die Kraft uns vorschreibt.

poetry

polarize antifragile
what is the measure

Polarisierend und antifragil
Wie finden wir das rechte Maß?

poetry

blank sheet
trusted certificate

Nur ein leeres Blatt
oder doch ein vertrauenswürdiges Zertifikat?

poetry

google on my heat
myzen engineering

Wärme sollte man googeln
und Engineering ist Zen

poetry

build einstein refrigerator
steampunk heat sink

Bauen wir den berühmten Einstein-Kühlschrank
aber nicht ohne Kühlblech im Steampunk-Stil

poetry

call center puzzle
automatic clock

Callcener geben uns Rätsel auf
nicht nur wegen der automatischen Uhren

poetry

chinese wall
scrapyard combines

Eine Chinesische Mauer
und was man sonst noch auf dem Schrottplatz findet

poetry

geonometric art
intersecting lines

Geonometrische Kunst
aber bitte nur Linien die sich schneiden

poetry

sitting gyroscope
entropy and no momentum/energy

Der Kreisel ruht
nicht so Entropie und Impuls

poetry

upward communication
i need to remember this

Erhebende Kommunikation
Ich hoffe, ich werde mich erinnern

poetry

elastic glancing collisions
least action

Streifender Einfall - wie elegant
die Wirking ist minimal

poetry

center of mass
snippet shooting

Im Zentrum der Schwere
sollst Du das Schnippselchen wegschleudern

poetry

fringe science theories
intuitive symbols

Am Abgrund unserer besten Theorien
warten intuitive Symbole

which is more important
to just roll over bump

Was ist nun wichtiger
einfach nur schnell drüber und durch und weg?

Subversive Yearly Report

(elkement. Created: 2012-12-23. Tags: Life, Everything, Subversive, Announcements. German Version.)

The Subversive Element is delighted to report on our progress in Elementary Subversion:

All web sites that are controlled by The Element have been resurrected and updated in an extremely professional fashion. We do go to great lengths in explaining the details via appropriate communication channels. Websites that defy resurrection - for comprehensible reasons though - have not been updated. They have been clicked, hailed and worshipped instead.

The Elkement as an artist is undergoing a transformation: The traceable output of its activities has been increased due to recycling (Crowdsourcing)

The history of The Element including all highs and lows is in depth covered by:

We are proud to announce new high-scores with respect to the index of self-referentiality (AKA navel-gazing)

We set new standards in combining: Subversive Entrepreneurship, down-to-earth provincial craftsmanship, MacGyver-like tinkering, and modern communication via social media: punktwissen.wordpress.com

What is the purpose of this site? (Re: subversiv.at)

(elkement. Last changed: 2012-12-02. Created: 2005-06-10. Tags: Life, Everything, Meaning, Self-Referential. German Version.)

Emergency Exit

(Updated: December 2, 2012)

Based on my scientific, extremely thorough logfile analysis this is the main exit page of subversiv.at

So I hope you enjoyed flying with us! The element has finally managed to really put you off!

We had high hopes, now shattered to pieces. This should be *the page* on Life, the Universe and Everything.

But no matter how you do not care - we will keep adding more self-referential navel-gazings to this category. And we will keep commenting on the comments on the comments on these navel-gazings, that once might have been the most serious pieces I had ever written.

You should take into account that irony is like an adamantine shell.

Subversive Energy

The following image has been taken after watching The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy (the movie, not the legendary British TV show).

Subversive elements
need a lot of energy
to contribute
to ultimate subversion
properly
!

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