Powered paragliding

After a long time I did some paramotoring again. We swiss poeople have to leave the country to do so. Paramotoring is forbidden in only two countries in the world. One is North Korea, and guess which is the other… But it looks promising that the new electric engines might get approved in Switzerland. Anyway,… Continue reading Powered paragliding

Android Phone

Last week I got my new phone. A Samsung Galaxy 9000 with Android 2.1 (soon 2.2). So, the Openmoko Freerunner was my main phone for less than a year. I tried many different distributions on it. Namely OM2008, SHR, Hackable, Android 1.5 but the one I like most is QtMoko. The freerunner is still the… Continue reading Android Phone

debian/postinst froze when restarting apache2

With my flugbuch2 and flightpred projects I had a problem for a while in the debian packages. Namely the installation froze after restarting apache2, while the installation seemed to have succeeded as the websites were accessible. When I reloaded apache instead of restarting, the installation ran through but the websites could not be found. After… Continue reading debian/postinst froze when restarting apache2

Receptiongreet basic functionality working

Today I did important progress in another toy project. It’s name is receptiongreet and you can find out more on SourceForge. Basic functionality was running today for the first time! The app starts up, reads all the face images provided in a sub directory and trains them. It then observes the area with the web… Continue reading Receptiongreet basic functionality working

Paragliding magazine cover

Lately I learned that I was on the front page of a japanese paraglider magazine: My ex boss visited his parents in law in Japan and brought me an issue. I was puzzled to learn that Japanese magazines are read from back to front. order form