Arno

During today’s lunch break I was out with the camera, the normal (25mm) lens, and my circular polarizer in front of it. I wanted to get a bit more contrast into the half blue half cloudy day. And when I…

Flower(s)

Since we’re back from Malaysia – where I mostly took family photos – I’m much more selective with what I photograph. It’s either documentary, like in the previous computer-related posts, or it’s things (or people) I just *want to* photograph…

"Natural" scrolling

I’m back to some kind of developers’ setup at home, installing several virtual machines over the weekend. So in addition to the stable Debian 8, codename “Jessie” which is my working machine at home, it now also hosts Windows 7…

As it turned out yesterday, I had spent more or less the whole weekend for nothing – the IBM ‘Open Client’ layers didn’t accept my preinstalled and preconfigured version 16.04 LTS of Ubuntu. Too new, not yet supported. So what…

A new machine for work

Three days ago at work, I received an email with the ‘final approval’ for a new notebook/laptop computer (everyone around here calls them ‘laptops’, but they’re sometimes too hot and/or too heavy to keep them on your lap for long)….

Happy birthday

Today is not only my sister Silvia’s birthday. It’s also Linux which was announced on a mailing list 25 years ago. And so, the “article of the day” on the German Wikipedia start page is about Linux: Working with and…

If you want to lose yourself for about a good half hour, listen to these guys: Emile and Vincent are marvelous. Extraordinaire! Merçi…

It’s the middle of the third week after returning from Malaysia. Which means that I’m at work again since two and a half weeks, and it’s also the last week of school holidays in our area. Then everything will be…

R.I.P. Toots

Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans died yesterday, aged 94. I heard and saw him some 40 years ago in a Jazz club in Cologne called “Subway”, together with the young and aspiring bass player Jeff Berlin (who was unbelievably good)….

Malaysia, the last half week

After returning to paklong and maklong (my brother-in-law and his family) on Wednesday, the first thing I noticed was how fast these workers outside were building that new “Elmina Valley” – the first of the roofs were about to get…