Archive for July, 2010

Surf’s Up Again

July 30, 2010

Tubelet Wave

Tubelet Wave


You normally wouldn’t associate the Baltic Sea with surfing (the sailless variety, that is), but yesterday for the second time in our holidays here we’ve had fantastic waves. There’s a special, secluded beach where several sandbanks a few meters offshore make them build up and break beautifully. Reminded me of this:



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Festnetz

July 29, 2010

Translation: Wired Network

Translation: Wired Network


That’s what a server needs to be on, and mine isn’t. Only WLAN here, so it is slooooo … ooow from the WLAN and from outside.
Patience is a virtue ;)

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Server Set Up in a Day (plus Holiday Activities)

July 28, 2010

Success at the End of the Day, Webserver Running

Success at the End of the Day, Webserver Running


On the one hand, I’m on holiday. On the other hand, as I said, that often involves fiddling with computers, which I enjoy. So, I decided to set up a server. (more…)

Bootstrapping a User out of a Panther

July 25, 2010

Gather round, children, it’s story-telling time. I bring you a strange and terrible tale of Mac OS X, Unix and recalcitrant Apple computers. (more…)

Amusement Park

July 23, 2010

In the Queue

In the Queue


Some things you got to do. For example, visit an amusement park with your youngest daughter when on holiday. Took the opportunity to try out ART filter 3 some more on my Olympus E-PL1. So here are some results: (more…)

Samiel, Help Me!

July 22, 2010

Weber's Freischuetz at the Eutin Summer Festival

Weber's Freischuetz at the Eutin Summer Festival


Picture made with iPhone 4, after a slight noise reduction in Photoshop entirely web-useable, don’t you think?

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A Changing of the Mobile Guard

July 22, 2010

From the Department of Unashamed Fanboyism

From the Department of Unashamed Fanboyism

All enthusiasm aside, there are things you can’t do on an iPad or an iPhone on a mobile basis. Coding for one. Cory Doctorow is right, you know. If you’re a maker, you”ll find yourself hemmed and hindered by the character of these devices and their ecosystem. (more…)

Family Resemblance

July 16, 2010

My Apologies to Andreas Feininger

My Apologies to Andreas Feininger


The Olympus E-PL1 with a Voigtländer 40 mm viewfinder reminded me of this famous photo.

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Olympus E-PL1 is a Poor Man’s Leica M9

July 15, 2010
"Ludwig the Jumper" on the Wartburg, Eisenach

Well, that is fun! I can use all my old Leica M bayonet lenses with my new Olympus E-PL1. Above is a photo of a mural relief of the duke that built the Wartburg that I took with the Voigtländer Nokton 35 mm f/1.2 at open aperture. (more…)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Phone

July 14, 2010

Trippin' Reflections

Trippin' Reflections


The dealer of techno-chic got me again. I scored an iPhone 4 yesterday, but only with a trick. (more…)


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