Photos from Tanzania

November 5th, 2010

I’ve finished post-processing my photos from the recent trip to Tanzania and here they are:

on the ridge of the Meru crater

A click on the image brings you to the Picasa album for the whole trip.

back from Tanzania

November 1st, 2010

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October 15, 2010, 5:58am: sunrise on the Mt. Meru, the second highest peak in Tanzania.

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October 22, 2010, 5:28am: only 30 minutes until sunrise on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa.

Photos and GPS tracks later…

Getting Ready for Kilimanjaro

October 18th, 2010

Just a short update from the Meru View Lodge near Mount Meru in Tanzania. Meanwhile, the Mount Meru is successfully conquered and the next stop is Mount Kilimanjaro, for which I am heading out this morning.

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Shooting Timo’s Minicooper

June 29th, 2010

On Sunday we used the calm roads during the football game to shoot a couple of pictures of Timo’s Minicooper. A selection of my favorites is online on Picasa (link below).

From Shooting with Timo's Minicooper

Vacation in Croatia

June 23rd, 2010

On our vacation in Croatia last week I took “a couple” of pictures. A selection is on Picasa.

From Croatia 2010
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Cafe Aegidius

June 10th, 2010

I spent last weekend in Hann. Münden, where I grew up. Similar to the last 1000 years not much has changed since the last visit about one year ago.

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The building above looks like a church from the outside. But because the church wanted to get rid of it and nobody really wanted to buy it, the director of a nearby hotel (http://www.fahrrad-hotel.de) transformed it into a Cafe.

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The evangelic church removed most of the religious symbols before handing over the building but found it too expensive to remove the altar. Consequently, it was transfered into a high table.

I have some more pictures online on Picasa.

I you want to have a coffee, a snack, or a (a little more adapted to the history of the place) a spirit from this is the coolest location in town.

Ph.D. thesis template

June 10th, 2010

I spent quite some time finding and adapting a LaTeX template for my Ph.D. thesis. My template is based on a class file that was developed over several years by a number of people. Thus, I am far from claiming that this is exclusively my own work. However, I added some details and a brief documentation that  might be worth sharing.

This is what the final document might look like: thesis-template.pdf

You may download the template and the documentation in a single ZIP file.

I provide this template as it is and I will not provide any support or warranty.

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(sub)mission accomplished

June 9th, 2010

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Not many updates in this blog lately, but for a good reason: Yesterday I submitted my Ph.D. thesis.

Photos from London trip

April 11th, 2010

We spent this year’s easter weekend in London. On Picasa is a selection of my pictures.

From London April 2010

New York in Tilt/Shift

March 17th, 2010

Sam O’Hare created an amazing time-lapse film with perspectives from New York. Using a tilt/shift lens it looks surreal and like a miniature word.

The Sandpit from Sam O’Hare on Vimeo.

Here is an interview with him abou the making of.

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