Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fixing smugbatch for new smugmug API

I'm using smugmug to share my photos and have used the smugbatch command line tool to upload photos directly to albums at smugmug. Recently smugmug made some changes to the API so that the command line tool did not work anymore. Now it needs the _su cookie to be send back with each request. I enhanced the tool, submitted the fixes back and now they are awaiting for the review by Greg KH at github.

I also packaged smugbatch with the changes in the openSUSE Build Service and submitted the fix to the Contrib repository so that others can use the package as well.

P.S. The primary reason for writing this is to evaluate the Blogilo blog editor. I wanted to know how it works - and will now test it some more and then write about that as well.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

St. Johann in Tirol

I spend the weekend with my two women to St. Johann in Tirol where we met a lot of Jana's colleagues for a lovely and relaxing weekend in the snow. Having a baby with us, we enjoyed the snow with photographing and walking.
I think these were the most photographed sunglasses - and an interesting self portrait.

Saturday we saw two sides of the restaurant Grander Schupf: During lunch a normal place catering for skier, and at dinner a first class restaurant - the proper place to celebrate a birthday which three parties did that evening. We also celebrated Jonna's first birthday and she even enjoyed listening to the three alphorns on the stage.

Using the playground was not possible this time.

We had lovely weather and enjoyed the view to the Wilder Kaiser.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Beaver Damage at Altmühlsee

Last weekend our family relaxed with my parents at the Jahreszeitenhof near Ansbach. Saturday we drove to the Altmühlsee and walked to the bird island. The most interesting thing for us were not the many birds but the damage done by beavers. We've seen in Fürth's Stadtpark now some beaver damage but the damage done at the Altmühlsee was impressive - and in some ways real art, so I had to document it.

The rest of the left tree looks like a fish - quite impressive beaver art.

There are supposed to be at least three beaver families in the area and we think we found the lodge of one of them.

The beavers even used the bridge close to their lodge for practicing.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Visiting the Old Jewish Cemetery

Today Jana and myself tried to educate Jonna about Jewish burial rites. We took part in a guided tour of the old Jewish cemetery in Fürth. Unfortunately it seems to have bored Jonna, she slept nearly the whole time. Jana and myself were glad to finally be able to visit the burial ground since it's only possible to visit it as part of a guided tour. It has been in use from 1607 until 1906 (some stones are dated up to 1919) when the new Jewish cemetery as part of the new town cemetery was founded. Part of the burial rites is that a cemetery is not changed, so e.g. the burial stones are left as they are. Together with the growing plants and trees, this give the cemetery an interesting atmosphere.

A few more photos are found in my gallery.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Visit in the "Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne"

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with my brother's family at the "Erfahrungsfeld zu Entfaltung der Sinne" (experience area to evolve the senses) in Nürnberg. Not only the kids had a lot of fun but also us adults. I took the pleasure in taking two interesting photos with mirrors:

A self-portrait of myself in a distorting mirror and

a photo of a box with mirrors inside and viewing holes - the reflections were really interesting.