• Just watched the new Star Trek

    Because Carolin participates in the YCW meetup with Amalia, I can spend the weekend on my own. After cleaning the apartment and doing some laundry, I spent the evening at the movies.

    I haven’t been to a cinema for almost two years and Star Trek was the best choice to end that time.

    The film brought many smiles to my face. I’d like to thank J. J. Abrams for an entertaining movie, Leonard Nimoy for gracing the movie with his dignity and Chris Pine for a convincing portayal of a young Kirk, Shatner-style.

    And thanks to my love Carolin for the courage to spend the weekend on her own, in a tent with a baby that needs a lot of care, giving me the opportunity to go out without a bad conscience.

  • Just watched the new Star Trek

    Because Carolin participates in the YCW meetup with Amalia, I can spend the weekend on my own. After cleaning the apartment and doing some laundry, I spent the evening at the movies.

    I haven’t been to a cinema for almost two years and Star Trek was the best choice to end that time.

    The film brought many smiles to my face. I’d like to thank J. J. Abrams for an entertaining movie, Leonard Nimoy for gracing the movie with his dignity and Chris Pine for a convincing portayal of a young Kirk, Shatner-style.

    And thanks to my love Carolin for the courage to spend the weekend on her own, in a tent with a baby that needs a lot of care, giving me the opportunity to go out without a bad conscience.

  • Shooting closeups with the iPhone

    If you've tried to do short distance photos with the iPhone, you know that it can't focus any more if the item is only a few centimetres away. I noticed this shortcoming when I had the idea to photograph all my collected business cards and make them searchable in Evernote. Their OCR just couldn't make sense of those blurry letters.

    But I've found a solution. The Griffin Clarify case not only protects my iPhone from hits and scratches, but also adds a lens that I slide over the camera window when I'm going to do closeup shots.

    With the Clarify, I've got rid of all business cards. I now can search for a name on Evernote and get a sharp photo of the card back.

    Goodbye Rolodex. Hello iPhone.

  • I am a Geek

    geek, n.: A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and
    new media. Geeks are adept with computers, and use the term hacker in a
    positive way, though not all are hackers themselves. A person who has chosen
    concentration rather than conformity; one who passionately pursues skill and
    imagination, not mainstream social acceptance. (Wikipedia)

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    Dear fellow geeks, join the Society for Geek Advancement!

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    Now, criminals even steal the police’s work!