|The things I want to have:|
|Stone of Tears (Hardcover)
2nd book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0312857063, ISBN-13: 978-0312857066
|Blood of the Fold (Hardcover)
3rd book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0312890524, ISBN-13: 978-0312890520
|Temple of the Winds (Hardcover)
4th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0312890532, ISBN-13: 978-0312890537
|Soul of the Fire (Hardcover)
5th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0312890540, ISBN-13: 978-0312890544
|Faith of the Fallen (Hardcover)
6th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0312867867, ISBN-13: 978-0312867867
|The Pillars of Creation (Hardcover)
7th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0765300265, ISBN-13: 978-0765300263
|Naked Empire (Hardcover)
8th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0765305224, ISBN-13: 978-0765305220
9th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0007145608, ISBN-13: 978-0007145607
10th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0765305240, ISBN-13: 978-0765305244
11th book of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
ISBN-10: 0765315238, ISBN-13: 978-0765315236
Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll!
The Hurricane was all you can imagine from a festival and it of course started with the infamous „Helga!“ roamings. „Die Fantastischen Vier“ were better than I expected. I got lucky and stood directly in front of them … second in line. They also played old songs like „Tag am Meer“ I had never expected to hear live. It was a good starter for what was about to come. Right after them I realized the „Beastie Boys“ do not make my kind of music.
Saturday, I had not expected Marylin Manson to be a great act, so I was not that dissapointed by his show. Placebo and Incubus were decent though.
Sunday was very relaxing as the only band I wanted to see was „Deichkind“. Yeah, I know Pearl Jam was playing at the same time, however the live show I witnessed was unlike anything I have ever seen: not only did the members of „Deichkind“ perform crowdsurfing themselves, they also sent out some kind of giant donut with a trampoline inside and were jumping ON the crowd!
On the Drugs side: we had an ever flowing supply of beer and meat from the barbecue 😉
Sex you ask? Well, she was 80/18 … lesbian … and we had a nice weekend. 😀
In summary the slogan „Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll!“ still holds.
Yeah, well, maybe not exactly … but you get the idea.
Update: Jack Daniels managed to upload the photos:
The MacGyver theme and then some
I was reading the ubuntuweblogs when a link led me to youtube. From there I somehow found the MacGyver theme in various forms: accordion, acoustic guitar, piano (and one that misses a few notes and ends quite awful I think), a brrrr keyboard, an even more brrr keyboard, a rock edit and a freak show. Oh, this one does not really exist, but it is a decent remake anyway.
A little off topic, but this one gave me a good laugh after all 😉
Using UMTS with Ubuntu Feisty
I just managed to get a Nozomi based UMTS card working with the current stable version of Ubuntu. The most interesting pages were the Gentoo wiki and Mathias Kellers blog entry. After setting the nameservers to 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 everything worked like a charm. Here is my chatscript:
# This chatfile was generated by pppconfig 2.3.15.
# Please do not delete any of the comments. Pppconfig needs them.
# ispauth PAP
ABORT BUSY ABORT 'NO CARRIER' ABORT VOICE ABORT 'NO DIALTONE' ABORT 'NO DIAL TONE' ABORT 'NO ANSWER' ABORT DELAYED
# auf Fabrikeinstellungen setzen
# Echo an
# Pin schon eingegeben?
# Pin eingeben (replace XXXX with your Pin)
'CPIN: READY-AT+CPIN=XXXX-OK' 'AT+COPS?'
# Netzpräferenz GPRS only
# Netzpräferenz UMTS only
# Netzpräferenz GPRS preferred
# Netzpräferenz UMTS preferred
And my /etc/ppp/peers/umts file:
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/sven"
# do not use as vodafone transmits wrong dns servers
# manually use 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
As a precaution I remove the nozomi kernel module prior to removing the card … the driver is said to cause problems:
sudo modprobe -r nozomi
Happy Surfing! We had a ping of 119ms to google 😉
Open air Cinema in Kassel
I just got a culture „promotion“ book for Kassel. The only thing that jumped at me was the open air cinema that will be open every day except Sundays from June 28th till September 8th. Now, it just remains to be seen what they will be playing …
What are actors good for anyway?
Maybe just as a model for this?
I really like the way Hiro can express his joy. Now imagine me standing on the balcony shouting „YATAA!“ Why? … Well I wasted the better part of the day putting blog-icons or publicons to the right column, even creating new ones for:
Yeah, I know, nothing to freak out about. What I managed to do today was complete the correction of the last piece of documentation I had to deliver before I could start working on my Diploma Thesis. Nothing to freak out about? … Well ok … but I was soooo unmotivated for the last three months that I am just glad to have it finally finished. 🙂
Should you ever wonder why your users can login but fail to resolve their login name try making
/etc/nsswitch.conf world readable…
Remember this when creating a Presentation
I often wonder about how bad Presentations can go. Garry Reynold wrote a nice post on how you should use „PowerPoint“. He talks about cognitive load and multimedia learning. Maybe, I should read some more of his blog …
Welcome back, commander!
Yesterday, I rewarded myself with playing the C&C: Tiberium Wars demo for finishing a first draft of the documentation for my last university project. It is just a draft, but it took me a long time to really put myself to it. I know it’s cheap, but I haven’t heard as nice a thing as „Welcome back, Commander!“ for a long time … 😉