Since I just spent an hour debugging a problem that others probably also have ran into, I’ll post my findings and workaround. I’ve been using lightbox for my images here for a while (the thing that darkens the website and pops up a frame with the image, pretty muth common nowdays). This is a great […]
On the way home from work today I made a little detour to a playground where there are two rocks for bouldering (seems like they are from this company). Yes, I know playgrounds are for kids, but if you ignore the holds the rocks can be a real challenge. Even if they are only about […]
We finally got around to sorting out and uploading our wedding pictures. They can be viewed at the wedding homepage http://hochzeit.dukowic.de/ (I took out the old pre-wedding content), have fun.
Yesterday we went for a bit of climbing. We have two rock climbing gyms here in town but I still seldom manage to find time to go climbing. I used to go once or twice a week, but this last year I only managed to go climbing a handful of times. Anyway, it was tons […]
Sunday we went for a bike ride to a corn labyrinth near here. Although “near” may be an exaggeration since it was nearly 60km round trip. It was definitely worth it, the labyrinth was bigger and harder than I had anticipated. Unfortunately my foot started hurting, must have been wearing the wrong shoes the day […]
Last weekend was full of stuff. Saturday we took a train up to the Gamescom in Cologne. Even though the media has been hyping it in the news and says how great it is now that it moved from Leipzig to Cologne this year, I was pretty disappointed by the convention. Even if it is […]
I’ve been playing around with Virtualbox here at work the last few days (all our MMO games have windows clients, I have a Linux at work), and I must say I am pretty impressed. Before someone comes around the bend and yells “but my favorite virtualisation software XZY can do that too”: I’ve tried a […]
The German politicians are currently still pushing laws to censor the Internet (they actually managed to pass one law, now they are trying to defend it and broaden the spectrum of things to censor). It all started out as a good thing, they were trying to eradicate child pornography. Instead of having the child pornography […]
So I finally got around to getting Facebook to automatically impoort my blog entries. Was easily done technically, all I had to do was decide if I wanted them to end up in the news feed or as status updates. Both had their advantages, but I decided going with news feeds because they provide better […]
Instead of writing tons and tons of small scripts < 10 lines that all depend on each other I have the habbit of writing them as functions and throwing them into one file (easier to edit, less worries about them depending on each other). To be able to use the functions from the bash shell, […]
I just finished setting up my laptop and cell phone so that I can go online from anywhere. It’s not comparable to DSL speed, but it is fast enough to surf around and use SSH/VNC/Rdesktop. The hardest part was actually not the technical part, but finding specific information what I need to do from my […]
This weekend I photographed the local DLRG (German equivalent to American Lifeguard Association) while they kept watch over the swimming part of a large triathlon here (Kraichgau Challenge). The swimmers started in 2 groups (1.9km and 1.5km) at the Hardtsee in Ubstadt-Weiher. It did get a bit cloudy by late afternoon, but the whole morning […]
I admin, I haven’t been updating my blog all to often lately. Mainly due to a) nothing special happening and b) getting stuff prepared for our wedding. So what have I been doing the last few weeks? Well, I finally installed and played GTA IV (which I bought many months ago ;)) Other than that […]
There are various different ways to generate rrdtool images. And most people will probably be generating elaborate ones out of perl or php scripts. The ones I am currently generating are built in a shell script (bash) and I was really having a problem with quotes and white space here for a while. If you […]
Sadly, this isn’t a joke or just being paranoid. The politicians are going a bit overboard with internet censorship right now (elections this year). They are currently trying to pass a law, allowing the BKA (the German FBI) to block sites on the internet and monitor people trying to access the blocked sites. The BKA […]
If you are having problems getting Windows 7 RC networking to work in vmware, try this little trick: shutdown the vmware guest edit the .vmx and insert/edit the following line: ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000” That was it, boot up the guest and enjoy your working network again.
The latest version of sasl2-bin in the debian testing tree is a bit broken, the binaries are all segfaulting. the easiest workaround for the problem till it gets fixed is to downgrade: cd /var/cache/apt/archives/ dpkg -i sasl2-bin_2.1.22.dfsg1-23_i386.deb
I accidentally stumbled across a linksys link today with all the web interfaces for their devices: http://ui.linksys.com/. Very useful for checking out the possibilities of a device before buying it, or for making screenshots for internal manuals if you don’t have access to a certain device.
BANFF was in town yestery. I got a ticket to watch the film a few weeks ago (yeah, I haven’t posted in that long a time). Some nice films this year, two of which I really liked. The Sharp End (climbing) and Crux (mountainbiking/trail). There are short trailers of the two films, definitly woth having […]
Yesterday and today I went and got my Wii controller linked up to my htpc in the living room. No more boring old standard infrared remote control for me, now I can control the pc with my Wii controller. The first solution I found was MythPyWii which worked pretty well, but was nonetheless useless (due […]