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Tue, 06 Feb 2007

The never ending story...

It seems some of my fellow students have found my blog. Wow, took you only four month to do so. I'm impressed ;)

Beside the fact, that I mostly blog in English (most of my posts appear on the thing which interested them most was a recent rant blog.

Most found it quite funny and some warned me, that it might be a bad idea to continue posting blogs like that... just in case someone tells the lecturer1.

Many thanks for the warning! Indeed, many thanks!

But why should I be afraid of someone, who needs three attempts to count without error in binary from 0 to 111?

1: I would really like to point out, that he is not a regular professor at our university. It's just that some people thought it would be a good idea to let him teach that course because of his experience as administrator.

postet at 20:55 into [Debian] permanent link

Sun, 21 Jan 2007


Don't install the new supertux in experimental!

You might lose contact with your friends, your wife will leave you and you will get fired from your job. But you'll surely have a lot of fun ;)

Update: Due to licensing issues, supertux is curently shiped without sound and music files, so it needs to be invoked with supertux --disable-sfx --disable-music from the commandline. Upstream is working on it.

postet at 20:33 into [Debian] permanent link

Thu, 18 Jan 2007


Erich mentioned a storm warning for Germany and the recommendation at his university to not do any lectures.

Well... Here in the north we have quite some wind blowing, believe me... the first time I actually saw roof tiles been blown off the roof. Makes you feel very comfortable when walking home ;)

Interesting: All universities in the neighbourhood have been closed and schools closed at 11:00am. Only we needed to stay till 7:00pm for our math course :(

Wish us luck: We live in a attic floor flat and already lost some roof tiles. And according to the forecast it might still become stronger...

postet at 19:39 into [Debian] permanent link

Wed, 17 Jan 2007

Bjoern Graebe...

... was in the unlucky situation to get a topic for a short talk assigned by his English teacher, he felt uncomfortable with.

Luckily he found some skilled IT people via a mailing list, who helped him regarding this topic.

The final version of his slides about the advantages of the Windows operating system are more or less funny, so you might want to take a look at them yourself.

No, I don't know why English teacher assign such topics.

postet at 20:51 into [Debian] permanent link

Mon, 15 Jan 2007

[book review] Tuareg...

by Alberto Yazquez-Figueroa:

Just finished it; couldn't stop reading it! Really worth to be read.

Tuareg is the story of a tuareg, a nomad in Africa. He's living a happy live in the Sahara dessert, respecting the traditions handed down from his fathers fathers.

His live is changed, when two strangers crossing the dessert stumble half death in his camp. His honour is called into question, when soon after those two strangers, who are in search of a border, soldiers arrive and break the most holy law handed to him from his fathers fathers: His hospitality.

This book is quite exciting. As said: I could hardly lay it away (and that happens not very often). The only negative thing I can say about this book: I dislike the ending. Really. My tip would be to read everything, but the last two chapters.

I saw on amazon, that there is a movie about this book, too. Anyone knows something about it? DVD cover doesn't looks promising, so I'm quite curious if the film is even half as good as the book.

postet at 22:09 into [Debian] permanent link

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.