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PubCon and the rest of my weekend

SEMSEO / PubCon has been loads of fun – thanks Webby for everything! If you wanna read a more elaborate recap, just surf over to one of these dudes -> Mario (ok, that was short…), Hendrik, Frank, ZarDziki, Gerald (I was actually sitting in that pic…), Stefanie, Eric (lots of detailed recaps there!), Thorsten, Alexandra, the Coach, Frank, Tobi, Joel, Pascal, Michael, Jeroen, Christoph, Dr.Evil, Faris (thanks for the last Spargelschnapps!), and last but not least -> Gretus. Oh, in case you really haven´t seen the enourmous bill yet, you can check it out over at Friday, Christophya and Yannick! Did I miss someone??

My Top 3 Highlights were ->

3) Doc Mario twittering – you don´t know who he is? Here´s a (slightly older) pic of him LOL 🙂

2) „Nabelschnurblut“ will be the new SEO Battleground! (Don´t know what „Nabelschnurblut“ is? Here´s a great Article about Nabelschnurblut)

1) „Sometimes it´s better to do nothing right, but everything wrong

And now to the rest of my busy weekend… Without much sleep, I flew home at noon on saturday, and had to drive to Iffezheim (about a 3 hour drive), since our race horse Primo Vero was starting in the prestigious Lanson Cup at the Iffezheim Spring Meeting! Expectations where high, especially due to the lastest win in Frankfurt, and the quotes seemed to indicate us as a slight favour to win… but, due to a heavy rain about an hour before the race, the inside track, where we were starting from, was effectivly ruined, and the jockey Adrie de Vries was jammed in between the leading pack, never able to break free (or switch lanes to set up an attack). So on the last meters, he even stopped trying, since a win was out of question, leaving us in 7th place. The Winner „AirForce“ was actually a huge underdog with a 145:10 quote (and Primo Vero just beat him in Frankfurt!) – congratulations to this great comeback!

Well, the season just started, and Primo Vero will race in about 7 to 8 other races this year, and definetly returning to Iffezheim in September for the Fall Meeting! Here a a couple of quick pics:

Iffezheim Spring Meeting 2009
Iffezheim Spring Meeting 2009
Lena Theresa should seemed to like her first trip to Iffezheim

Iffezheim Spring Meeting 2009
Primo Vero just before the race

Primo Vero wins in Frankfurt!

Last sunday our race horse Primo Vero won the
Metzler Private Banking-Rennen in Frankfurt!! Just one step ahead of Derek and New Life – Primo Vero´s first major win in its young career! And what an incredible last minute performance! First place paid only 3.000 Euros, but after a devastating 7th place in Iffezheim last year, Primo Vero could finally live up to its high expectations!

So expectations are now even higher for sunday´s race in Iffezheim, where Primo Vero will be a definite favourite to win (he will face three of the horses, that ran in Frankfurt!). Will be kind of tough for me, to drive to Baden-Baden right after coming home from SEMSEO / PubCon Hannover, but I wouldn´t wanna miss this race in the world!

Check out the video from the race:

SEOs for Charity – AMAZONICA

AMAZONICA BannerSEOs for Charity Round II – My continuous support for the Münchner Tafel (I try to drive at least 3 times a month with them) is just not enough – there´s more good things to do for SEOs! Since my engagement for the Münchner Tafel is not really „related“ to what I normally do, some people may consider it a waste of time, since I can´t contribute more (besides of my donations) but my brute work-force, although that´s really all they need on a day to day basis.

When I was searching for a next charity to support, I tried to find something more focused on my core skills -> the internet! And then a good friend of mine introduced my to Mascha Kauka. Some german folks might remember some of the fabulous comics the Kauka Verlag created in the past over 50 years, like Fix und Foxi and the famous Bussi Bär, which Mascha actually invented back then (how cool is that?!?!).

Mascha KaukaMascha started a Foundation called AMAZONICA a while back to help the native indian people of the Ecuadorian jungle preserve and make enduring use of this most important global ecological forest system. After all, for millions of years nature has been the most perfect global network – now mankind follows with its own globalization. In a world globalized according to human standards the quality of our future life and economy will largely depend on the way we preserve the natural environment that we are all a part of!

The Indian peoples living in the Amazon jungle are best suited to protect their forest from destructive influences and to preserve it for mankind. They are ready to do it! So the AMAZONICA foundation built the Jungle Academy in the jungle of the Amazon basin! The first Jungle-Academy for Indian peoples and visitors from industrial nations. The academy’s directors are Achuar people with university degrees. They cooperate with professors, teachers and trainers from industrial nations. Hundreds of thousands of Indians in forest communities far from any roads are interested in education, health, production and ecological technologies. Compassion and reason command that we support these people because we all share the same future.

Indio with ComputerAnd now the AMAZONICA Academy is taking it´s next huge step -> They will get Internet access! We built an antenna at the Academy, to connect the staff & students to the internet!

Beginning of June I will fly to Ecuador, and into the Ecuadorian Jungle to visit the AMAZONICA Academy! Together with a reporter, and a photographer from germany´s biggest tabloid BILD am Sonntag we will officially „baptise“ this antenna, and I´ll show the Indio´s how to use the internet!

So we will bring the Internet to the Ecuadorian Jungle
Everybody talks about future – AMANZONICA builds it!

Maybe we can even broadcast an episode of Webmasters on the Roof directly from the Ecuadorian Jungle! How cool would that be 🙂

Wanna support AMAZONICA? Become a Member in the AMAZONICA Supporters Group on Facebook

Help us help the native Indians of Ecuador preserve their habitat – and help to safe our natural enviroment, that we all are part of!