For my last birthday I got a helicopter flight, and now I wanted to make that flight before the gift certificate expires.Takeoff was in Gstegwiler near Interlaken, from where we slowly ascended passing the MÃ¤nnlichen to the Eiger north face. The ascend was with a constant 4 m/s climb rate, and I was not too […]
Google employees can spend 20% of their working time for their own projects. We at cubx (The CAD development department recently split from BORM) have now something similar. We get to spend every second friday afternoon for some projects of our own. The only restriction is that it has to do with computer graphics. I […]
As of today, we accept BitCoin as payment method for our tandem flights at paraeasy.ch BitCoin is a decentralized online currency. It was in the news lately. While banks and politicians made it sound bad, it’s actually a great experiment. True, it has some shortcomings, but these shouldn’t bother us for the next couple of […]
The Alix served well for the last two years as my webserver, but then I decided, now it’s time for something a little more beefy. I’m in the process of migrating everything to the new server. With the new server, I move everything to my http://ulrichard.ch domain.
Last year, I spent some time rewriting internals of how groups are handled in our CAD software. Before that, groups were just to help with the selection of elements that belong together. The grouping was only one level deep, and the elements were organized flat on the document. All the calling functions had to uptate […]
My wive wanted to give me the first kit for a RepRap Mendel for Christmas. She was really sorry that the kit didn’t make it under the tree, as it was sold out. I was excited about the Project for more than a Year, but it was too expensive to just give it a go. […]
Voip used to be a big hype, but nowdays you don’t hear a lot about it. I thought that was because it gained wide adoption. But maybe not. At least in the company I work, we went back to a regular telephony system after having constant trouble with the voip installation. From time to time, […]
I heard of mesh networks before,Â be it from the OneLaptopPerChild or the German Freifunker community. But the recent episode of ChaosRadio about the MeshPotato got me interested enough to give it a try. The meshing community here in Switzerland is organized at openwireless.ch. Sure, I could buy a compatible router and install the provided […]
Last saturday February12th, five minutes before the deadline (midnight) we received our second son Noah Lauro. Everything went well, and meanwhile the whole family is home again.
At the company I work (BORM), we have an internal web page with the company news. We’re required to log in and check every once in a while. Now to get notified automatically, wehen some news are to be discovered, I hacked together a PHP script that logs in, downloads and parses the news. It […]