Wed Jan 31 00:06:06 CET 2007


After 13 years of abstinence I reactivated building kits as one of my hobbies. I started finishing some model kits I started to build in 1994. That means, I had to throw away a lot of enamel colours and buy new ones. I noticed, that there was a big evolution. The future will be no more enamel colours but acrylic colours with water as solution. That will make airbrushing easier; and cleaning brushes too. And the smell in the house is gone. But it's a new feeling and smelling. The modelling gives me balance and it calms down. You will see pictures soon.

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Mon Jan 29 23:45:59 CET 2007


Today we had the annual meeting of our choire called "Stimmquadrat Obsteig". In the election the members choose me as chairman. Well, here I am.

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Sat Jan 27 01:00:59 CET 2007

catman's adventure

Today was the day in catman's live. I had to put him into the cat's basket or call it cat's cage. Then we drove to the veterinary. What an adventure. Because catman doesn't like cars. And then at the doctor: taking the temperature in the asshole, looking at the teeth and giving three medicine shots. Probably it is a virus that causes the diarrhea. Then: The next 10 days no sweets, but only diet meal. If the cat would understand this? Finally back in the basket, driving home and exit. I will tell you more in the next days. Catman was very brave!

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Mon Jan 22 17:17:41 CET 2007

server down

In every semester on a monday at 5 p.m. you can sign for courses online. And as every semester the server breaks down at 5:01 p.m. Surprise!

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Sat Jan 20 01:04:09 CET 2007

The caretaker

On friday was my caretakers day. I was shopping with David from the SH3 at IKEA for a new wardrobe. After the shopping event there was the building event. We made a new wardrob and a new light system for the wardrobe. After the finish we had caretakers-meal: caretakers-spaghetti. The new wardrobe is looking fine. Well done!

Garederobe neu

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Tue Jan 16 22:29:10 CET 2007

tatra's growing

Yesterday I visited my mam. Then I opened tatra's (her new PC) body, entered a PCI USB 2.0 card, 4 ext, 1 int. After the start debian said something like "thank you, I make it work.". Entered a line in fstab and tested it with my usb-stick and with my camera. Well, it works. This was followed by a short introduction to my mam and then she tried it by herself with my help: inserting this tiny usb-stick in the slot - done. Opening the console, arrow up-up, looking if there is the correct "mount ..." and then enter. She thought, she can move the cursor upwards on the screen, so she tried arrow-up, funny? Instinct? Opening gwenview, searching for the usb-stick-picture-directory and opening the directory. She can now handle gwenview: opening the thumbnail-view, opening the fullscreen-picture-view, forward, backward and back (esc). Closing gwenview, changing to the console, unmounting the stick (arrow up-up-enter), typing exit und detaching the stick.
I never heard a word like "strange" or "I'm not a programmer" or something like that. As I told you, she has learned DOS years ago, so it seems she has no difficulties to use the shell. Fine; very fine. I'm proud of my mam.
Mam and the PC

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Sun Jan 14 00:44:46 CET 2007

slept too long

After sleeping too long, that is 16 hours on saturday, I wanted to do something with the PC although I am not well at all. So I changed my favourite programs: I deleted iceape and installed icedove and iceweasel. well. Let's see how it is.

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Sun Jan 14 00:28:23 CET 2007

Still ill

St-ill means
Still ill. 37,3°C

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Sat Jan 13 00:02:22 CET 2007

I am ill

Ill am I

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Thu Jan 11 23:40:21 CET 2007

springtime is out there

Airport Innsbruck says 1 °C. Here in Obsteig right now: 11,8 °C!

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Mon Jan 8 23:33:36 CET 2007

New Linux user

... is my mother! Today I brought her the brandnew PC we installed at the DIP 2 weeks ago. I told her, that she has to put the parts together by herself and she managed it perfect. She missed nothing and failed never. Then she started Linux for the (her) first time and had no problem to insert username and password. She had a short look were she can find programs, clicked on "German environment" and rearranged xfce into german menues by answering questions in the bash, typing Y or N with my help what the questions mean. Nice. Mam at the console. Then she started Abiword and wrote the first sentences, inserted a table and said that it's ok. Had a look at gnumeric and found it not difficult. And then she wanted to know, were she can see the directories and were the files are stored in. (youbel!). I then installed her printer, a HP 520, with no problems and printed a test page. Perfect. Last challenge: turn off the PC. But she found the button, noticed "Herunterfahren", klicked on it and that's it. The only thing she didn't know was that "modern" PCs turn the power off too. She wanted to press the start button again. Maybe I can move her to make a presentation at the next CUG-meeting. The goal of the next future will be the internet. Well, let's go!

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Mon Jan 8 00:09:57 CET 2007

nativity scene

This year I have a christmas nativity scene in the scale 1:87. Very nice and takes not so much place.

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Wed Jan 3 01:53:25 CET 2007

RCX as data logger

Our school got two new LEGO RCX "mindstorm" robo-bricks. I have one at home to test it for use in school. The Robo-brick cannot only be used as robot, that acts in a scenery interactive, it can also be used for taking data and working with them. In my case I attached a temperature sensor and logged the temperature. For this I programmed it so, that it logges the data while it drives a distance. As using the rotation sensor I am able to (later) calculate the temperature with the distance. But that will be another story. The mindstorm project is able to display the data and to generate a website. Have a look at it at this site. And here you can see the robot:
Lego Roboter

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Tue Jan 2 00:50:59 CET 2007

new year double O seven

Went to Stubaital and had a Fondue. Afterwards played Bohnanza and then watched the rockets. It seems that some people have too much money. On new years day slept 'till 12 a.m., had a walk with the dog and visited a passive energy house.

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