Till Rahn A personal blog about anything and nothing

Unlearning Culture

Culture - that intangible set of customs, habits, convictions, and behaviors that are common to people belonging to a certain "tribe" - and its implications cross my thoughts from time to time. Traveling you really notice all these differences. And it gets you thinking. You realize your own customary beliefs and habits and start reflecting on them. What actually is right? What makes sense - to do and to think?

Can the European Union Learn from Switzerland? - An Essay

The following is an essay I wrote for a class called The Idea of Europe taught by Prof. Dr. Dr. Galin Tihanov at the University of St. Gallen in the fall semester of 2012.

Motivation to Learn to Code

I have been learning web development with Ruby on Rails for about 4 months now. Lately, I haven't really kept up my pace though. I am kind of in a ditch. I need some motivation!

Fucking Personal Wisdom

Just some personal thoughts. Careful: not safe for kids.

United States v. Aaron Swartz - The Story of a Courageous Young Man

On January 11, 2013, a 26-year-old was found dead in his apartment in New York. His name was Aaron Swartz and he committed suicide in wake of facing a prison sentence of up to 35 years and a fine of up to one million dollar.