Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007

Pictures from Tannheimer Tal


See the whole set on Flickr for more (Of course the goods ones were taken by my wife Silke).

Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2007


We'll spent the next five days in the Tannheimer Tal in Austria. I don't think we can do much hiking with the kids and relaxing just as well (but there's a little hope as my parents will be there too :-). I intend to be offline all the time (maybe except for sending some holiday greetings).

Dienstag, 15. Mai 2007

What, an atlas?

My wife was looking at the (good old school) atlas this evening and it occurred to me that it's probably been years since I used an atlas made of dead trees. These days when I'm interested in geographic information my first visits are Wikipedia and Google Maps.

The Web really changed a lot (as trite as it sounds..)

Freitag, 11. Mai 2007

French keyboard

Today I was sitting for the first time in front of a French keyboard. Not only that there are some letters in different positions (AZERTY instead of QWERTZ), you even have to enter numbers with the shift key.

The real fun starts when you have to enter a password (of course a secure one with special characters and numbers).

Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2007

Strange Google search result

While searching for "trends" on Google I got the following result with advertisements in the middle of the search results (and not really recognizable as ads for me).

I've never seen this or even heard about it, is it a test for a new way of advertising at Google (which would be bad), an error (can't believe this) or what?

Dienstag, 1. Mai 2007

No ApacheCon EU for me

The (short term) plan I had in mind for ApacheCon EU was to travel from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam by train arriving there at Tuesday morning, stay one night and then back home on Wednesday evening.

But after a visit at it turned out that the price for a return ticket from Karlsruhe to Amsterdam is about 200 €. Adding the fee for the hackathon and a single day pass and accommodation for one night (there might have been a cheap opportunity) it gets way over my budget.

Anyway, hope you all have a lot of fun and see you next time.