Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

At least where I live the end of the year 2007 is near, and we'll never be able to go back (see photo ;-) ). I wish everyone a happy new year 2008 and much fun with their new-years celebrations.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

ICQ Exploit

Is this some kind of ICQ exploit or just the usual GAIM breakage?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Skype Setup

I improved my computer telephony setup a little...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Small pages...

The day the routers died...

The day the routers died, performed at at the RIPE 55 conference: Video, Lyrics. Update: You can even find the lyrics in WHOIS.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

56 pages

Now that Gajo Simpatico is bragging about his imminent departure from the wonderful world of physics, I have to blog that I reached the number of 56 crappy pages in my thesis. I'll not add a live-counter, though.... So it's only a matter of few more years until I'll finish...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

new airport power supply

Recently. The new and improved power supply, getting about 8V from a wall-wart. Using a LM2575 for 3.3V@1A and the venerable 78L05 for 5V at some insignificant current.


Saturday, November 10, 2007


I have removed the banner in the upper-right corner linking to, obviously the aim of this campaign was not reached: Our beloved parliament has passed a law demanding storage of extensive records about phone- and internet usage of every citizen yesterday. I'll not go into the details of the infamous lies Mrs. Zypries has told the citizens to get to this point, please read about it in the link above. Update: If you want to learn about yet another reason why CDU/CSU or SPD must not be allowed to govern this country any longer, please have a lookt at the names of the members of parliament and their votes on this law.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Airport Express

Claudio gave me his broken Airport-Express, which still seems to work fine if you don't use the switching power supply. As the SPS basically consists of only one chip on the primary side - which is broken - I'll most likely put the Airport Express in a nice plastic box with a new power adapter.

Making Coffee

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

y00ng l1b3r4lz

The young liberals invite to their monthly meeting. In l33t.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007


The interesting thing about this setup is, that it's a infrared laser. You can barely see it with your eyes (yes, I know... you shouldn't) but it's very bright for the camera CCD.

Friday, September 21, 2007

more physics profanities

After only 1294 lines of f*cking GEANT/ROOT code....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Today, Sept. 19th, is Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Friday, September 07, 2007


I'm back home from my summer holiday, all inclusive, in Mallorca.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


My weight loss efforts flushed down the drain....

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tea Water

We sometimes drink tea in the office, Dietmar always does. The water used for this tea until now was flowing through this aerator. Note the rust and lime on it. After I had removed it, the increased water flow released even more brown goo from the pipes which then filled the sink. All in all it did not increase my urge to make tea.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

8000 V, 100 nF

Nice and old. You can still buy it from Plastic Capacitors Inc., but I wonder if the label using this nice script font has remained...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Public Transport

The graffiti artists become more educated every day, or why did they write mother in latin? (or rather: why didn't they translate fucker while they are at it?). Later on, my bus was delayed significantly, maybe it's a long way from =ö^QecdbQßU?

Cup half full...

Today the bakery ran out of small cups, so I started my day with a cup that's half full (optimist) or empty (pessimist)... Or double the size it ought to be (engineer).

Saturday, July 07, 2007

stupid pictures

Pigeon-Defense-System and a full WinNT Logfile.