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Misc

Back after a Break

I didn’t write anything for quite a while. But now I am back 🙂

My break had two reasons. The really good one is that I became father of a little daughter named Thalea in the mid of July. Naturally I hope for the next talent in computer science but who knows. If she is only a little bit like her mother she will absolutely have her own head and push her own ideas!

If you hope that I will publish family pictures regularly now I have to disappoint you. Family business stays private. The next public pictures of Thalea you can see perhaps in her own blog one day. 😉

The second reason for not publishing articles was the deceasing of my beloved IBM Thinkpad Tablet. I think the heat and moisture of Hainan have been too much for it and when the fan finally gave up …

As a more suitable solution for the Hainan weather conditions I bought a desktop computer with many fans 😉 and installed Linux in form of the Fedora 11 distro on it. Perhaps installed is said too much. After over a week of installation I am still struggling to get all components supported and fully up and running. Hope that one day I manage to have installed this cool machine as it should be, including accelerated graphics and dolby surround sound.

Nevertheless I will try to revive the laptop. The tablet functionality is simply cool to manipulate images.

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Around the World China

Empty streets in China

Once a friend who had a look at my China pictures asked me how much time I have spent to erase all the crowds from my images using Photoshop. 🙂 Actually when you grow up in Europe you always think China must be crowded beyond belief because the cinese population is somewhat around 1.3 billion people. But since I traveled through China and live here I cannot understand this idea any more.

You can find places which are crowded and there are times when all the people seem to be on the street at the same time but this is not different than in Europe. If here its crowded around the chinese Spring Festival it is about the same as if you try to go shopping in Europe on a saturday before christmas.

I have assembled some street impressions from my photos: