I don’t own this domain and I’m giving up this blog -> read more

One day I gave this domain “schlichting.net” to my son. There is a hell of a story behind that, which I won’t tell here. Basically the administration of this domain ended up with my ex and since we have a very dysfunctional relationship, the administration of this blog suffered severely.

Due to this issues (private and technical) I’m moving.

My new blog is: update from the abyss

You can see it from this blog, that I’m not a professional writer, but I’m at least trying to get better.
the blog yael.schlichting.net will not get any further updates. I will take a few posts from here and move them over to my new blog and then I will dismantle this site.

You may also find me at Thinkspot – look for YaelSchlichting.

I have also taken most of my former posts OffLine. So you won’t find them any more. As soon as I’m finished post-processing all this, all former posts except this one will be deleted.

Ach wie dumm!

Gerade habe ich wieder einen Artikel in einem Deutschen major news outlet gelesen. In welchem, sage ich nicht, denn im Grunde sind sie doch alle gleich.

Da steht dann wieder mit Bezug auf Juden dieser außergewöhnlich dumme Satzteil: »…… Anfeindungen wegen ihres Glaubens.«. Wo anders heißt es Gebetsmühlenartig: »Menschen Jüdischen Glaubens«, aber was ist mit den Juden, die nichts glauben? Was ist mit den Juden, die Buddhisten geworden sind. Die sind trotzdem Juden.

Abbas log vor dem EU-Parlament, daß sich die Balken
bogen. MartinSchulz fand Abbas’ Rede inspirierend.
Wenige Tage später gab Abbas unumwunden zu, daß
seine Anschuldigung frei erfunden war. Das ist eine
beliebte Taktik des Antisemitismus. Vielleicht was es
dieser Aspekt von Abbas’ Rede, den Schulz so inspirierend
fand. Sigmar Gabriel hatte diese Technik da bereits längst
verstanden und erfolgreichangewendet.

Würde ein Antisemit, sei es ein Sozialdemokrat¹ oder ein Araber, einen solchen atheistischen Juden erkennen, dann ginge es auch los, nur sind die halt schwerer zu erkennen, weil sie keine Kippa tragen und nicht in die Synagoge gehen, aber Juden sind sie trotzdem.

Vor 80 Jahren haben die Deutschen auch keinen Unterschied gemacht, ob ein Jude nun in die Synagoge ging und beschnitten war, oder ob er katholisch oder evangelisch war und sonntags wie alle braven Christen in die Kirche ging. Sobald man sie ausfindig gemacht hatte, waren sie nur noch Juden und wurden sorgfältig ermordet.

Wenn heute ein Europäer von »Menschen Jüdischen Glaubens« faselt, kann man sich sicher sein: Der hat keine Ahnung und will sie auch nicht haben, denn die hatten mittlerweile über sieben Jahrzehnte Zeit, um auf einen grünen Zweig zu kommen und was dabei herausgekommen ist, sehen heute auch die gutmütigsten Juden.

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1) Ja, ein Sozialdemokrat. Von denen bin ich schlimmstes gewöhnt. Willy Brandt, Sigmar Gabriel, Martin Schulz, Andrea Nahles……. und viele viele andere

Gamblers have taken over

Imagine, I have an important poetic religious book, written biblical Hebrew and nobody understands it. So I take a 8th grader, offer him good pocket money and ask him to translate this book, with the help of google translator, to English. The kid does it for the pocket money I offered him and look what came out starting with the first line

בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ

Google translates this to:

At the beginning of the day, there is no god but God, and there is no god but God, and there is no god but God.

But to someone who understands biblical Hebrew, the text means:

In the beginning of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth.

This is the result of an automatic translation.

Today I visited a job fair. I wasn’t too serious about it, because I do not fit into these representatives’ prey pattern. Female, 53 years old. You probably agree, you’d never hire someone like me, right? I have a job, it pays my bills. I won’t get rich, but I have nice colleagues. I wouldn’t leave from there without a really good job opportunity.

So there was this guy from Deloitte. It’s a large consulting firm. And this guy at the stand of Deloitte told me about a project they are currently doing. Initially I understood it as if this was an inhouse project with their own software. So he said, that they had this large Cobol written analytical software and the three software engineers who maintaine(d) the software are all well in their 60s. Basically nobody knew how this software worked. They had lost the know how. So, what they are doing is to use a tool, that translates this Cobol code into Java and with that being done, they would be able to analyze the code with modern coverage and reference analyzers…… I objected, that by analyzing the Java code, they still wouldn’t have the know how. They still wouldn’t have a Feature List, nor would they have a specification for the software. They still wouldn’t have the know how.

But it comes much worse. Above, I used an example from natural languages and this example is well portable to artificial languages, because Programmers often use tricks to achieve a goal efficiently and you really have to learn a programming hard and long to be good enough to understand and use these tricks. A software, which just translates code written in one programming language to another, would not understand these tricks and probably misinterpret them. Worse, I’ve never seen code generates which produce good easily human readable code.

Finally that guy said, that it was a customer having that problem and not them. I’m not so sure, whether this was an excuse or the truth, but no matter what, I would never hire at Deloitte. A company that produces a nightmare like this probably has a few more skeletons in the closet.