Archive for May, 2009

InterfaceLIFT – Wallpapers, Icons…

May 16th, 2009 No comments
Wallpapers, Icons...

Wallpapers, Icons...

I love this site – great wallpapers & Icons… for both worlds – Mac & PC.

The quality of the items are high and the site even provides HowTo’s for those which don’t know how to change it 🙂

There’s also a twitter feed available…

Categories: fun, iPhone, MacBook Pro

Coldplay: Free Live Album

May 16th, 2009 No comments
Coldplay - LeftRightLeftRightLeft

Coldplay - LeftRightLeftRightLeft

Categories: fun, iPhone, Movie, Music

CERN: 16 Mio – it’s a crying shame…

May 13th, 2009 No comments

ONLINE-DEMONSTRATION: You may support this cause and the petition on by putting the icon from on your website/blog … to link to the petition. The petition is beyond 15 000 signatories already – Keep it up!!

I support this petition!

Categories: Others

I-Day at Holzkirchen, Germany

May 12th, 2009 No comments

Holzkirchen in the evening

Holzkirchen in the evening

This constellation of the clouds reminds me a little bit of the Hollywood movie ‘Independence Day’ by Roland Emmerich…

Categories: iPhone, Work

An eye for an eye

May 3rd, 2009 No comments

… with a hornet – really a interesting animal:

an eye for an eye

an eye for an eye

Categories: fun, Others

Trail my paths…

May 2nd, 2009 No comments

TrailsThe iPhone can assist you with the build in GPS tracker. Basically it’s used to find your current position and displayes it on the GoogleMaps app which is bundled with the iPhone.

Beside this app there are also some additional navigation tools available on the iTunes store – some are paid apps, some for free…

I was looking for an app which is tracking my paths in the background and shows me the data afterwards in a way that can be used with an external app on my MBP.
What I found was ‘Trails’ – a little app which syncs via mail, TrailRunner application hosted on my MBP over WiFi and a direct account at ‘EveryTrail’.

I played around a little bit with Trails – and I have to say that the export is really working perfect for me. So it was time to test the app on the road.

And well – that is the point here which is giving me a ‘no go’ for this app: I mentioned that the app is definitly not working on standby mode – so you always will have to run the application in the ‘open’ mode which shows up the following problems:
+ display is on – so the power is exhausting very, very fast
+ buttons are on duty –> sometimes you push them when you don’t want to

Other apps support ‘Button-locking’ and / or ‘Display dimming’ – which would solve both issues I found with this app…

Another big problem: incoming calls end the app –> no more waypoints are stored until you restart the app; you don’t have to answer the incoming call – it’s enough that the call is there… bad behavior

I tried to put the iPhone into standby when the app is still open – but (as mentioned above) it didn’t work.
In my opinion the app is not working for me because the power is running out too fast to use it on a longer trail.

What I will have to try in the next days is to test the app with a jailbroken iPhone which supports background tasks… we’ll see.

I know – there’s another app available: MotionX GPS (Lite). But this app does not support the export functionality I expect of such an application… Trails seems here really to be the better choice…

Categories: iPhone, MacBook Pro, Sports

April weather

May 2nd, 2009 No comments


Jogging session Hechtsee

What a night this was! Thunderstorms all the time with heavy rain, flashes all over the sky – wonderful… And in the morning it started again…

I’d planned to start a jogging session at Hechtsee – a beautiful lake nearby Kufstein – but was worried if the weather would be ok. But at least everything looked fine and I met my training-colleagues.

Weather was fine till almost the end of our session – then a little hailstorm started! But it was really fun to run between the rain & ice drops and we got a little bit wet, but what about – we had fun!

Categories: fun, Sports