Monthly Archives: March 2009

Big Brother is watching you

It is quiet a while ago that I last read the novels “1984″ from George Orwell or “Brave new World” from Aldous Huxley but it seems that todays reality outdistances these novels by far. Nearly daily there are news like … Continue reading

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Living on a Construction Site

On Haidian Island in Haikou where I am living they are constructing new buildings all the time. I guess the result will be a complete and modern part of Haikou because the old houses, step by step, have to give … Continue reading

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Is Germany on its way back to the Third Reich?

I am a german computer scientist living in China. Therefore I am aware of the lack of possibility of free speech in certain matters and I am often confronted with the internet censorship which, besides the sites which are intentionally … Continue reading

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Lijiang

Naturally our journey in 2008 was to see the old town of Lijiang which is said to be one of the most beautiful ancient towns in China. Lijiang lies on the old tea horse trail and still has its characteristic … Continue reading

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

In 2008 we made a tour to the famous old towns Dali and Lijiang in the Yunnan province in the northwest of China. While visiting Lijiang we took the opportunity to make a trip to the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge … Continue reading

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XXX – the only IDE you need

I am a passionate programmer since I had access to a computer for the first time. I have been working with many IDEs in my professional life. The first integrated IDE for me was the XEmacs which enabled me to … Continue reading

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Mount Huang

Last year we have been traveling to one of the primary touristic sites in China, Mount Huang in Anhui. We started by taking a train from Changzhou to Huangshan, the nearest city to the mountain. Unfortunately we choose the friday … Continue reading

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Living together …

… if you want or not Here in Hainan it can become very hot in summers. Easily temperatures like 40°C are reached and normally these periods come together with a lull in the wind. Most appartments don’t have air conditioning … Continue reading

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Haidian Island Beach

On Haidian Island in Haikou we have our own beach which is about 20 min. walk from where I am living. It is not the most beautiful beach on Hainan nor the cleanest but people like to come out to … Continue reading

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Suzhou, City of Gardens and Channels

A very beautiful city in China is Suzhou. You can find it about 80km west of Shanghai. Even if it is not so easy to find it on a normal european map it has about 6.7 million residents together with … Continue reading

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