Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Blue Ball Night in Nuremberg

Yesterday Thorsten, Jana and myself went to the Blue Ball Night in Nuernberg. This year's Blue Night had as theme the ball due to the football world cup. There were more than 60 events in the town and we visited a few and took some photos. A lot of places were nicely illuminated, some like the castle with a beautiful show, others just in blue. At the Gewerbemuseum was a ballet class giving a presentation that we enjoyed. Below are some of the photos I took.

Nürnberger Akademie - "The Blue Palais" - illuminated in different colors advertising for the "Staatsoper Nürnberg".
A lot of balls together like a wing over the river Pegnitz - this picture was taken with zooming out during the exposure (thanks Jana for the idea!).

The Nürnberg Castle was lit as "The Great Ball Machine", with changing images.
This is part of the world cup art exhibition.

The "Balletförderzentrum Nürnberg" gave a great performance - many of the dancers were in Baroque costumes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


We've finished last thursday SUSE Linux 10.1 and those last two days were - as usual - quite hectic with testing and fixing of shipment blockers.
This release took a lot longer than needed to get package management and Xen in a good shape - and we also managed to get the rest of the product in a great shape during that time!

I've received a lot of friendly words of encouragement from various members of the openSUSE community that tested 10.1 - and we got lots of bug reports and suggestions for SUSE Linux. At Novell/SUSE I'm glad to be really part of a team that worked together to get a good 10.1 out - especially my project manager colleagues took over responsibility for some parts and developers worked and tested parts of the product they are normally not involved with. I'm really glad for all this!

This week I worked only on monday and have the rest off. There're quite a couple of things that need to be done now. First thing I did yesterday was booking our holiday, Jana and myself will spend a couple of days in Oslo and then stay for a fortnight on the Lofoten islands. We found a nice house in the middle of nowhere (no internet ;-), just 25m away from the north sea. I'm looking forward to lots of walking and photographing!

Yesterday I also updated my last machine to SUSE Linux 10.1. The update from 10.0 went without any problems at all.