iPhone 4 » 3mm » 1/178th @ f/2.8 ISO 80
I’m still at the hospital until the beginning of next week. But the surgery was successful without any complications and the doctors said the arm will be fully functional again in about two months. That’s good news for me.
iPhone 4 » 3mm » 1/40th @ f/2.8 ISO 80

I’m still at the hospital until the beginning of next week. But the surgery was successful without any complications and the doctors said the arm will be fully functional again in about two months. That’s good news for me.

I broke my arm last Sunday afternoon. It was a – I believe – pretty unspectacular bike accident. But I fell really unfortunate and now I have a semi-complicated fracture right above the elbow joint.
I’m going to have surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) and will be in the hospital for a few more days. Then weeks of rehabilitation. Sucks a little :-(.

I broke my arm last Sunday afternoon. It was a – I believe – pretty unspectacular bike accident. But I fell really unfortunate and now I have a semi-complicated fracture right above the elbow joint.
I’m going to have surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) and will be in the hospital for a few more days. Then weeks of rehabilitation. Sucks a little :-(.

Programming - it’s a little bit like cooking

Imagine you have friends over for dinner. You’re cooking.

Everything is going to plan. There are just a few minor issues: the Mise en place is taking a little longer than expected, the sauce will just not reduce as quickly as you’d like. But you still manage to plate up — maybe not quite at the time you originally wanted to, but still early enough, so no-one got impatient.

You are having a great evening. Everyone tells you it’s delicious. One person needed to sprinkle some extra salt on their dish. But that’s ok. Tastes are different.

Now the party is over. Your friends left.

You’re very happy with the evening and the food you have cooked. But you’re not quite done yet, unfortunately. The kitchen is a mess. All these peels are still lying around. There are dirty dishes and equipment everywhere.
If you’re planning to cook in your kitchen ever again, you should better clean up. And you better do it right now. Otherwise it’s going to smell, and it’ll be much harder to wash up. And who would want to deal with a dirty kitchen anyway, where you’d have to move things out of the way or clean up first, right before you can cook your next meal?

Of course, the kitchen won’t look that messy each time you cook. You’ll sometimes manage to clean up in between the cooking, because you have enough time, it’s a simple dish or one you’re comfortable with, or you just got more organised and experienced.

But the bottom line is: the kitchen needs to be clean in the end.

Die Müngstener Brücke.
Panasonic DMC-GF1 » 14mm » 1/250th @ f/2.5 ISO 100
The cat
Fujifilm X100S » 23mm » 1/34th @ f/2.5 ISO 3200

The cat


  There are probably children out there holding down spacebar to stay warm in the winter! YOUR UPDATE MURDERS CHILDREN.


(via xkcd: Workflow)

There are probably children out there holding down spacebar to stay warm in the winter! YOUR UPDATE MURDERS CHILDREN.

(via xkcd: Workflow)

10 years with a Mac

As the Mac turns 30, I realised that I’ve been using Macs for 10 years myself now.

“The Switch” started in 2003 — during the end of my apprenticeship — when a colleague regularly brought his personal 12-inch PowerBook G4 to the office. It caught my attention, and I spend quite a bit of time learning about his computer. He was happy to tell me all about it — and Apple in general, too.

I ended up buying this very PowerBook from him at the beginning of 2004. I’ve been using Macs ever since, and I haven’t looked back.

The Mac and Mac OS X felt like the sweet spot to me. It seemed to be like a merger of the good bits of Windows and Linux with an extra dose of taste, logic and fun on top. Over the years, I’ve owned 3 Macs:

  1. A 12-inch PowerBook G4. Bought used at the beginning of 2004 — sold again September 2004, to buy
  2. a 15-inch PowerBook G4. This one was retired in May 2012. Later that year, I gave it to a colleague for free.
  3. For my 30th birthday, my family gave me a 15-inch MacBook Pro, which was very generous. It arrived in May 2011, and I’m using it right now.

I’ve used three more Macs given to me at my workplace: a 2009 21.5-inch iMac, a 2009 (or 2010) MacBook Pro 15-inch, and a 2011 MacBook Air 13-inch.

All the Macs I’ve used have been fantastic machines. And they just keep getting better with every generation.

So, happy birthday, Mac!
If you hadn’t been created, I’d be using a different computer and I wouldn’t even miss you.

Up and down

These photos were taken during my CD import- and archive-session a while back. It was time to copy the music from all the CDs onto my hard-drive that I didn’t import before we left for Australia and New Zealand.
Since we left, we haven’t been listening to CDs any more. So, it was only logical to import the rest and archive all these disks. It’s all in iTunes and on Rdio.

The CDs are now stored in the basement. We sometimes get some of them for the car.

(this post was reblogged from galenking)