Sunday, July 17, 2005

YaST is full of surprises - and BIOSes as well

On the SUSE Linux discussion list I read the following article: [SLE] Installing 9.3 - "time is in the past" ?????. Apparently YaST, SUSE's configuration and installation tool, figured out that the time was way off and told the user about it but the user could not change the time in YaST. I tried to reproduce this and got the same message but could change the time without problems, so no idea what went wrong.

The funny thing was that my BIOS allowed to set the year 1981 but once I rebooted, the BIOS told me that I had to check "date and time". Checking it back it showed the year 1988, which neither worked. So I had to use the year 2000 to get through the BIOS. Seems my computer makes similar checks like YaST.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

30. Bardentreffen Nürnberg vom 29. bis 31. Juli 2005

At this year's Bardentreffen (meeting of bands in Nürnberg) a number of Scottish bands will play including one of my favourites Capercaillie. Cool!

So, if you're in Nürnberg around this time, you should stay over the weekend!

I love my camera...

I've gone through the photos I've taken the last weeks and have uploaded them to our server. Here's just some information on what I uploaded:

We spend a few days in June at a small hotel called Nakuk. The hotel is an excellent place where we relaxed directly after we arrived and then enjoyed with our friends Alex and Oli this beautiful area and some excellent food. More pictures are available here.

Last week (2005-07-02) there was a beach volley ball tournament in Fürth. Since Fürth has no beach, the organizers made an artificial beach on our main market place.
Some more photos can be found at our web server.

This weekend we have the Fürth Festival. At eight different places bands are playing. One of the highlights were the Kuban bands Madera Limpias (above) on friday and Seis del Sol (below) on saturday night.

Gphoto rocks

I had my new Nikon D70 camera at work on thursday (Jana took pictures of Scott arriving, see the entry of the 7th of Scott's Blog ), and Marcus noticed it. Marcus is one of the gphoto developers and persuade me to borrow the camera to him for a few hours so that he could add further remote configuration for it.
The D70 seems to have lots of possibilities to configure remotely and do remote shots.
Friday evening he showed me the first results and I was impressed, I'm sure he'll get the camera again to finish it, the cvs commit message shows what he worked on.

This is one of the reasons why I love about Open Source. If something does not work and there's somebody that can fix it - if s/he has the right tools (my camera ;-), time and motivation.

First entry

I've just created a blog, let's see how this works out and what I'll write - and how often...