Sunday, February 10, 2008

Geese Chase

The Stadtpark in Fürth is home for two dozen or so geese - both Canadian and Graylag Geese. Today my wife and myself enjoyed watching some geese. Around a dozen were grazing on the meadows and suddenly started to fly to the river in groups of three.

They flew straight to us,

but luckily over us and turned to the right,

and landed directly - three meters behind us in the river.

It was quite impressive to see the birds flying that close. I'm glad that my camera was up to speed for capturing this.

Large sizes of these photos are available here.

Monday, February 04, 2008

openSUSE Community Manager Starts

After three months of interviewing and one week of setting up everything for the new openSUSE community manager, I'm looking forward to actually work together with Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier. Read more about him at his openSUSE blog: and this blog entry.

I was impressed by the many enthusiastic people that applied for the job and the comments they made about the project and how they wanted to get involved. For all of us interviewing, it was tough to choose between these interesting candidates - it looked like comparing apples and oranges. I'd like to thank all that interviewed and were interviewed!

The last days I've had quite a lot discussions with Zonker and I'm enthusiastic about working with him. I also look forward to drinking a beer or two with him soon in Nürnberg.