Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter is Approaching

As we have - despite some warm hours per day - long freezing periods, winter is now visibly approaching in big steps. Ponds around Böblingen are partially frozen in the early morning hours. Fog is everywhere, not always dissapearing before noon. But if it moves away, we see sunny, cloudless afternoons.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

GLOG II in my own domain

Just have added a personal domain to my blogger account



Have to test , if the "missing file" feature is working , tried redirecting it to my s subdomain, which itself  is a http://bit.ly redirect.

If it works, it should show a picture of a Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) below:

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies aka "Guetsla".

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AVAAZ: Save the Internet

Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world’s Internet — creating a blacklist that target Youtube, Wikileaks and even Avaaz! Now if we stand with key members of the US Congress, we can defeat this global internet censorship. Sign the petition! Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users’ activities. And, because so much of the Internet’s hosts and hardware are located in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us.

To all Members of the US Congress:


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

USA: don’t play with cluster bombs !

In 2008, over half of the world’s governments outlawed these weapons by joining the Convention on Cluster Munitions. But now, shockingly, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK, who all signed the Convention, are under pressure from the US, China and Russia to run rings round the ban by signing a separate agreement that would allow them to use cluster munitions. Only Norway, Mexico, Austria and a few others are fighting this horror. Convention on Conventional Weapons meet in Geneva next week.

Let's call on our governments to reject this deadly and cynical US campaign to legalize cluster killing

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zagreb, Monument Displaying Weather Info, Time and More

In Zagreb, at the park “Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square”, you find a kind of a weather station. It shows, on different sides, pressure, temperature, time + time in 24hrs form, day and night cycles, as well as coordinates.
This gave me a chance to check the coordinates with my android phone, using the GPS status app. This gave me values , which differed by several degrees mainly in latitude.
I verified the values with Googlemaps, and found out, my GPS was matching Googlemaps values.

Two reasons may be the background of the diffence :
  • one of the positions is wrong, most probably the one on the monument
  • the monument does not show its own location, but something nearby of some importance
I checked the coordinates on the monument with Googlemaps. It pointed to a free field south of the Lubljanska Avenue.