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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Flying in through Utapao

Lucky me. After having spent 21 looooong hours on tiny Doha airport, everything worked out fine.
After I got out of the plane in HongKong, it took me just an hour to organize a flight to Utapao Thailand. Economy was full though, but I was lucky to get business class for only HK$2700.
Ha! probably the first and only time I'll post from a Thai Silk Lounge ;-) 

Meanwhile the courts in Thailand ruled against the People Powaz fools... [deutsch]
Well then, I should arrive in BKK by midnight thai time. Cheers.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

On my way

BKK is still blocked. Trying to get into Thailand through HongKong. Really missing Nick, Stevie & Nuch! Wish me luck.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Firefox Page Zoom Button

You can access Firefox's zoom function with three keyboard shortcuts Ctrl++ Ctrl+- (Ctrl+mouse wheel) and Ctrl+0 to reset to 100%.

But then there's this great tiny add-on which let's me access the browser's zoom function exactly the way I wished to:

move the mouse cursor over the icon
mouse wheel zooms
left click resets to 100%

install & more info here

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Soccer again

argh - Basel just went down 0:5 against Barcelona. But hey: it's time for another soccer highlight: Goalie G...

Monday, October 06, 2008

Logitech illuminated keyboard

While I was awaiting an illuminated Logitech keyboard for a while now, there are so few extra keys on the keyboard... raises a touch of skepticism here. I'm really into minimal design though.

All the recently released mice don't really satisfy me either, so I keep wondering about their future products with 'bang' features.

source: logitech.com
prices CH

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Canon EOS 50D - 40

Summary of the main differences between the recently released Canon EOS 50D and the 40D owned by some of us. Taken from the dpreview spec sheets.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sony Ericsson G705

Very good looking phone for the ladies. More Info @ sony ericsson

- aGPS
- no Xenon flash, 3 MP cam

Sony Ericsson C905

probably my next mobile phone. 8 MP camera with aGPS, WLAN access and FM radio. Due late october 2008.

commercial video (youtube).

More Info @ sony ericsson
prices CH toppreise
sunrise 2 Jahre Abi verlängern: CHF 247.-

update nov 08:
some more facts

- video recording resolution is limited to 320 x 240
- only HSDPA, no HSUPA (though hsupa providers are VERY rare)
- ActiveSync
- conference calls with up to 5 parties
- WiFi/WLAN connecting just fine with WPA2

Got myself one and can't say anything bad about it! fantastic display and picture quality.

Sony Ericsson W902

The next Walkman Handy looks fantastic. release date october 2008. Features all the usual stuff, inclusive rds radio and 5MP camera. Read more.
No WiFi, no GPS.

PC Preise September 2008

Ich habe die Artikel und Preise in der rechten Spalte leicht angepasst. Obwohl ich kein Fan von ATI-Treibern bin, muss ich doch sagen, dass Preis/Leistung für die 4850-er Produkte immer noch top ist. Zudem empfehle ich euch ein wirklich schönes Gehäuse.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Make Firefox look great

Vista user? Firefox3 user?
Follow these steps to make Firefox 3 look like this:

>> Update February 2010: this article is outdated, new version is here

  • get the hide menu bar extension
  • get the kempelton theme

  • log into the Mozilla add-on site
    otherwise you can't download experimental extensions
  • get the glasser extension

  • for the bookmarks toolbar get the glasser extras.zip
    ( JAN 2009: glasserextras.zip currently can't be downloaded at it's original location! Get it at rapidshare instead)
  • press WIN+R and open the following location: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
  • in there > open the folder xxxxxx.default
  • now open the folder chrome
  • from glasserExtras.zip move the file Vista Personal Bar - Media Player.css into the chrome folder
  • now rename the copied file to userChrome.css
make the menu visible by pressing ALT

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

capitals of europe

When I was a kid, my brain functions didn't allow me to memorize anything taught in geography classes. It's not soooo important to life though.
Anyways, for the coming years it's better to know things about eastern europe too. Try this little flash game.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wenn man im Paradies lebt - vom LSD Entdecker

"... nur der Mensch, dieser Idiot, glaubt, er müsste die Sonne auf die Erde holen und hier Atomkraftwerke bauen."

Erst jetzt habe ich dieses Interview entdeckt. Im zweiten Teil werden auch einige meiner Überzeugungen widerspiegelt.
Dass diese Substanzen denen in unserem Gehirn gleichen, ist für mich völlig neu.

Albert Hofmann ist am Dienstag im Alter von 102 Jahren in seinem Haus in Burg (Basel-Landschaft) verstorben.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Why are manhole covers round?

While reading this article I got a really good laugh. Why? I realized, that up to this day I didn't know the english word for manhole cover... muahahaha.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

True Color Gif?

Never before I heared anything about true color gifs > check out an example and explanation here

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Kempelton 2 for Firefox 2

I fail to understand, why this brilliant Firefox2 theme gets so little attention. It blends wonderfully into Vista. Compared to this I think the new FF3 default theme's a laugh.
And please don't get onto our nerves by pointing out how Vista sucks, because it doesn't. Get it here for FF2. Kempelton is Thunderbird's default theme by the way.

Note > Kempelton 3.0 for FF3

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Office PC

An example of a fast family PC without focus on gaming. Prices are in Swiss Francs from digitec.ch. A reduction of 160.- is possible without losing much performance (CPU & graphics).