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On Friday we finally launched the website of my new project CUVIO. CUVIO offers high-quality custom textile printing on a big variety of textiles.
It is time for another ‚End Of The Year’ post. I think I could not have hoped for a better 2013. Sure, there have been a few relatively small things that didn’t go to plan or weren’t to my liking but all in all I am very happy. Compared to last year, University required much more time and was a bit more challenging. Considering the fact that 2012 was my first semester, that didn’t really come as a surprise. Given the fact that business-wise 2013 was a big success for me, juggling work and Uni wasn’t always as easy as I hoped. The first of two very stressfull periods this year came in July. In July I had to write about 4-6 tests and at the same time we obtained a big client who needed a lot of attention and meant a huge workload. Most of that work needed to be done in the exact timeframe I had to write all my tests in. In the end I managed to get everything done successfully. Right after finishing with all that I flew to New York to see my relatives and enjoy two weeks of hard earned vacation time. New York was awesome as ever and I really enjoyed every second of it. One of the highlights of that trip was a day at Monticello Motor Club. They have an amazing track with many challenging corners and great facilities. The fact that I had an instructor drive with me and tell we where to improve was a great experience and gave some new insights into how to drive a car at the limit without overdoing it.
After coming back from New York, my business took off like crazy and we took on new clients left front and center. Also I decided to start a new business called CUVIO which I am starting tomorrow on January 1st. CUVIO will offer high-quality textile printing on all sorts of textiles like t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Formula 1 was one of the big dissapointments this year. McLaren where nowhere near to being able to fight for wins or even podiums and finished the season in fifth place. It was the worst year for the team since 1980. For the first time since 1980 the team have gone through a season without winning a single podium position. This helped Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull to secure a fourth drivers and custructors championship in a row. In fact Vettel won the last 9 races of the season. It actually really hurts to write this.. Next year can’t get any worse and will be very exciting given the drastic rule changes. Furthermore McLaren announced a driver change. Instead of Sergio Perez we’ll see Kevin Magnussen alongside Jenson Button. I am very excited to see how Kevin will do in comparison to Jenson. Since my last F1 live event was in 2011 it is time to get back to the track next year. Spa-Franchorchamps is already booked and if 2014 is financially a similar success as 2013 has been I hope to go to Silverstone or Abu Dhabi as well.
So.. this has been the short version of my year.
I wish you all a happy new year!
2013 has been a very busy year for us. We launched major new versions of our app, a brand new ad platform, and (what I’m most proud of) real-time recommendations … that magical buzz from your phone when there’s something awesome nearby. It’s one of the reasons we started Foursquare almost…
Indeed, great news from Foursquare. In case you haven’t already tried out the last update with real-time recommendations, you should do that now! it is seriously awesome.
A week ago the 2013 Formula 1 season finally came to a close in Brazil. As witnessed in the previews 8 races, Sebastian Vettel took the win and completed a very dominant season in style. Brazil also marked the end of Mark Webber’s successful F1 career. It is truly sad to see him retire from F1 as he was basically the only one who openly and honestly shared what was on his mind and how he saw things. I hope his time at Porsche where he’ll drive in the WEC and in Le Mans will be a success.
I am glad this season is over now. It was McLaren’s worst season ever in which they failed to score a win or even a podium and finished only 5th in the Constructors Championship. This tough season for McLaren was even more sad as the team celebrated their 50th birthday.
So from that point of view it is good this painful season is over. Next year can’t be any worse and will be very exciting given the drastic rule changes. Furthermore McLaren announced a driver change a few weeks ago. Instead of Sergio Perez we’ll see Kevin Magnussen alongside Jenson Button. I am very excited to see how Kevin will do in comparison to Jenson. After seeing him win the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in brilliant fashion I have very little doubt he will be quick and able to challenge Jenson and the rest of the field.
Apple’s June preview of a huge redesign for iOS — its first since launching in 2007 — drew a fair amount of criticism. Designers took to sites like Dribbble and Behance to show off their “improved” versions of iOS 7, with common complaints including typography, iconography, and transparency. Three months and six betas later, Apple is gearing up to ship a pair of new iPhones with the new OS, as well as preparing to push iOS 7 to all iPhones and iPads dating back to the iPhone 4 and the second-generation iPad. Although at first glance it might appear that little has changed since June, Apple has actually spent the past three months making adjustments. So what’s new? And is it an improvement over what we saw at WWDC?