yay! | 09.01.2011
thanks to Lensmate
, I now have a CPL on my S95.
Thanksgiving, "howdy y'all" edition | 03.01.2011
XC skiing yay! | 27. + 28. + 29.12.2010
winter impressions | 18.12.2010
more highspeed photography | 11.12.2010
first attempt in highspeed photography | 15.11.2010
using a SmaTrig2
in light barrier mode, a laser diode, a Nissin Di866 and my Canon 550D in bulb mode I shot this ball falling down - now on to more exciting motifs
(presumably) the last road bike tour of this year | 14.11.2010
being head of ISG D-PHYS | 17.10.2010
side effects may include busyness and overlapping items
playing with my retro adapter | 17.10.2010
Combined with my Tokina 11-16 the retro adapter provides some interesting insight.
amazing discovery | 09.10.2010
Roadbike tour | 03.10.2010
'Autumn Leaves' edition
Motorcycle tour | 02.10.2010
with new cam + lenses
DSLR lenses compared | 30.09.2010
o hai donkey, o hai cows | 19.09.2010
Tour to lovely Mandach
MTB tour again | 12.09.2010
Visiting the Höllbach-Wasserfälle
Quite a bit of climbing involved | 05.09.2010
Andreas has more
Finally, Etzelpass | 22.08.2010
It had me intimidated for too long.
3 summits in 1 tour | 21.08.2010
Another amazing Black Forest tour full of single trails
Hiking near Bergün | 07.08.2010
Due to amazing amounts of snow, the planned roundtrip had to be canceled.
MTB tour to Freiburg | 31.07.2010
Bike tour with my Dad | 25.07.2010
Hiking, "Foggy Sunday" edition | 18.07.2010
Motorcycle tour | 10.07.2010
Near Tössegg | 07.07.2010
Playing with my new cam | 05.07.2010
MTBing Black Forest again | 03.07.2010
First hike in .ch this year | 27.06.2010
new cam (again) | 24.06.2010
3rd camera in 2 years - the last two got stolen. Now I got myself a nice DSLR.
Pimped my picture gallery | 19.06.2010
Movies, pannable panoramas and GPS tracks are now included in the slide shows. An example is
from California. Now my octo-core Thinkpad W510 is busy encoding all remaining galleries.
Go there yourself, it's worth it. | 05.06.2010
soooo overdue | 22.05.2010
Let us draw the curtain of silence over the previous 3 weeks.
Hardcore! | 9.05.2010
Taking MTBing to the next level
Dandelion weekend | 25.04.2010
2 tours: 74 and 106 km
When da evnin sun go down... | 19.04.2010
immensely interesting | 18.04.2010
Back from a 4-day leadership workshop on Schloss Freudenfels
Today's tour | 06.04.2010
Immerhin | 02.04.2010
Easter weather was halfway decent this year.
Eyecandy | 22.03.2010
Small facelift of this website. Hope y'all like it.
Winter mal anders | 08.03.2010
Three amazing weeks on Maui
noch Fragen? | 14.02.2010
Need I say more? | 10.02.2010
Oh, and that's centigrade...
'tis that time of year again... | 20.12.2009
No more fog & rain | 17.12.2009
I just had to..
Pimp my camera | 09.11.2009
Bought a polarization filter for my SX1 IS. The improvement is pretty amazing.
Motorcycle tour and mini hike to Kleiner Aubrig | 31.10.2009
Can you spot Zindlenspitz?
Hiking with my man Steffen | 29.10.2009
Wägitalersee to Zindlenspitz
Lovely fall day | 27.09.2009
hardcore bike week | 06.09.2009
side effect of being in the shop | 05.09.2009
An awesome bike just got awesomer.
If you also want bar end mirrors for your bike,
is the man to talk to.
340 km in 3 days | 01.09.2009
what a tour | 31.08.2009
if you can only go on one MTB tour in your life,
has it all: breathtaking vistas, amazing downhill trails, challenging climbs, you name it. Grab the
and get going!
Two in a row | 17.08.2009
Maiden Voyage Pts I & II | 07.08.2009
I was not aware of the amount of fun one can have on one mountain bike.
Selber schuld | 01.08.2009
That's what you get if you try to mess with my motorcycle.
Genug gearbeitet | 02.07.2009
Worth the wait | 29.06.2009
California 2009, 'Luggage Theft' edition
I agree | 29.05.2009
Not too shabby either
Not too shabby | 16.05.2009
Yosemite sneak preview
Stay up-to-date | 28.04.2009
That's it? | 20.04.2009
16 cores with 128 gigs of RAM are pretty compact nowadays.
Two-wheeled Easter | 13.04.2009
The last of several wonderful tours during Easter vacation.
First real road bike tour | 04.04.2009
First tour with the new wheels
Last time this year? | 01.03.2009
XC ski tour to Feldberg
Beautiful | 14.01.2009
I admit it. Winter does have its beautiful sides.
New type of sports | 11.01.2009
Discovered cross-country skiing to get me at least some sun while waiting for summer.
Plan B | 02.11.2008
Due to a lying weather forecast and massive amounts of snow, we had to cut back our hiking plans big time. Little sun, but a spectacular view.
A king for daduke | 07.10.2008
A smile machine if there ever was one.
Hiking with my homies | 28.09.2008
Escaping Zurich autumn fog
For all you Linux WEFUNK heads out there | 25.09.2008
I took as an intellectual challenge... | 05.09.2008
Microsoft once again decided to adhere to accepted standards when storing data in their Active Directory LDAP database. NOT.
Read here to learn what they came up with.
What a tour | 10.08.2008
Just 40 km from Zurich there's amazing Sternenberg. It's one helluva fun on the motorbike, but the beauty only shows properly on the bicycle.
At last | 07.08.2008
Pictures from my trip to the Southwestern USA in June.
And another one | 19.07.2008
Bike Tour with Sunny | 15.07.2008
Zurich by night | 09.07.2008
HDR panoramas | 04.07.2008
A handy PERL script to generate HDR panoramas from a bunch of images.
La Roche Jaune, Brittany, France | 25.05.2008
Relaxing two weeks in France.
Moved d.o | 24.02.2008
This server is now running as a Xen domain on a root server at Hetzner
Pannable panoramas | 03.02.2008
Check this out if you got a Java capable browser.
First tour | 20.01.2008
I hereby declare the 2008 season officially open.
Room with a view | 05.01.2008
Swiss Alps as seen from my apartment in Zurich.
Halloween | 31.10.2007
Carved a pumpkin with Jana.
Perfect combination | 14.10.2007
Motorcycle tour and hiking with (again) friends near Amden
Busy weekend | 24.09.2007
MTBing, Canyoning and Rafting in Tyrol
Wessside! | 18.08.2007
Eastside! | 09.08.2007
Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Hiking with different friends | 04.08.2007
Hiking with friends | 15.07.2007
From Urnerboden to the Claridengletscher. More details in
New cell phone number | 10.07.2007
It's +41 76 571 71 05 now. Please update your phone book.
drduke | 12.06.2007
Got myself a Ph.D.
Seattle and Washington State | 12.04.2007
New Year's Eve in Berlin | 31.12.2006
This city rocks.
Swiss Alps | 26.10.2006
Motorcycle tour in the Swiss Alps.
Hohenzollern | 08.10.2006
Schloss Hohenzollern near Hechingen.
Trip to Prague | 23.09.2006
Spent 5 wonderful days in this beautiful city.
Hiking (Einsiedeln) | 01.09.2006
Motorcycle tour in the Black Forest | 23.08.2006
this man is nuts | 10.07.2006
+ George Clinton
= Party till the cows come home.
offroad | 08.07.2006
Mountain biking to the fullest
VerkleidETH! | 04.07.2006
Christo at ETH?
short vacation | 08.06.2006
5 very nice days in sunny Liguria, Italy.
new roads | 12.05.2006
I decided to diversify my biking experience
10 year old slides | 17.04.2006
I scanned 350+ slides from a trip to Asia back in '96.
wtf revisited | 05.04.2006
April 5, for Christ's sake!!
small is fun part II | 04.04.2006
with the great work of Martin
and the fine folks at Debian
it is now possible to run a complete Debian on your NSLU2
wtf?? | 04.03.2006
yep, the date is 4th of March
hiking trip | 16.10.2005
what a wonderful day in the middle of October
miniaturization fun | 21.09.2005
playing with the world's smallest Linux computer
security at ETH | 15.08.2005
high voltage and water just don't get along
it's called Fahrspass.. | 01.08.2005
now I need some rest | 16.07.2005
played in the Kaufleuten
. 4 hours in a row. Without break. Hottest live act I've ever seen.
how reassuring to know.. | 08.07.2005
that computers get those numbers right
this is what experts are for | 09.06.2005
.. what would we do without people who know things?
Lutra lutra | 09.05.2005
Cute otters in the zoo
New server OS | 05.05.2005
today everything on d.o moved to a new machine, running Debian sarge on a RAID5.
Fancy clouds.. | 22.03.2005
.. on a lovely day
Trashing frenzy | 17.03.2005
There goes my old hardware
more XSLT fun | 20.02.2005
apart from the XHTML you're looking at and the RSS feed
, we now also generate a PDF version
of this blog (using FOP).
What a piece of crap | 23.01.2005
for some stupid reason, I installed IE 6.0 under wine on my Linux machine. Then I used it to have a look at my website. All validated XHTML and CSS, clean and simple. Now check what this pathetic shitty bastard made with my layout. How can 90% of all people use this bullshit?
Nixie clock case | 02.01.2005
finally. Laser cut stainless steel and all.
Fish Tank v2.0 | 19.12.2004
installed an upgrade
I guess it was inevitable | 09.11.2004
real-life education | 30.10.2004
you learn best while you're young
Frau Schröder got company | 27.10.2004
they're called Endler's Guppys
Fun with physics | 07.10.2004
The flying top
Shopping James Brown style | 02.10.2004
Mama's got a brand new car
'Sleepy' Eddy James plays the Blues | 29.09.2004
The Gig Jazz Bar, Zurich
those pictures suck | 27.09.2004
seen in the Bistro at ETH Hönggerberg.
is this cool or what? | 19.09.2004
Blog entries directly from my cell phone!
Frau Schröder live cam | 18.09.2004
watch her doing stuff in her tank
RSS feed available | 16.09.2004
due to the beauty of XSLT, we have a RSS feed of this blog now
new toys | 15.09.2004
this XHTML blog is now generated from XML with the help of XSLT.
why you shouldn't use Windows in a bus.. | 06.09.2004
.. when you want to display the timetable. (sorry, phone cam)
Frau Schröder | 29.08.2004
meet Frau Schröder.
full ack | 25.08.2004
in case you're still using IE
skinning daduke | 15.08.2004
pictures from the Street Parade and the I'm a movie star
party with Christine and Alexander
birthday entries in Evolution calendar | 09.08.2004
on my Linux page
you will find a program
that lets you create birthday calendar entries in Evolution
this time at 28'000 ft.
03.06.2004 - new bathroom
a lot nicer than the old one.
01.06.2004 - trip to Nürnberg
very nice place indeed.
13.05.2004 - new bike
what a beauty.
12.05.2004 - web browser
if some things on this website look strange to you (like CSS, transparent PNGs or the scroll behaviour), you should stop using IE (which you should do for any other reason anyway) and switch to a real browser
19.04.2004 - Xbox Linux cluster
today we performed MPI speed tests on Xbox Linux.
18.04.2004 - at least they're honest
this is how the craftsmen signed the big modification our house is currently undergoing. 'Murks' means 'botch'.
04.04.2004 - updates
rearranged the pix section
and added the Paris images
26.03.2004 - daduke's going to Paris
next week I will be in Paris for a conference and some vacation...
06.03.2004 - we've got style(s)
view daduke.org in different themes! Use the style switcher in the navigation bar to choose between white and blue!
06.03.2004 - s/<font>/XHTML/g
big redesign of d.o - I hope you like it. It's all validated XHTML 1.0 now, a lot cleaner than the old one.
27.02.2004 - Paris LED lamp mod
learn how to tremendously improve the wow factor of this lamp...
24.11.2003 - Windows fun
this is how your Windows box looks like after you have forgotten to patch it for 3 days..
03.11.2003 - new compiler
forget gcc, vim and all that crap. Get yourself a real compiler.
25.10.2003 - summer school
just came back from a summer school
Electronics in Erice
, Sicily. Lotsa fun.
18.10.2003 - anudda watch
this one's a Skagen
11.10.2003 - mobo repaired
I repaired my ex-server mobo which had died
earlier this year. Working like a charm again.
03.10.2003 - shopping insanity
Beowulf Xbox Linux cluster anyone?
02.10.2003 - another nice sky picture
seen at 6:30 am
30.09.2003 - recycling made easy
yes, you can
do something useful with your Apple mouse after you have bought a real one for your Mac.
30.08.2003 - small MP3 player
with 256M, it is just right to be taken everywhere. I wrote this bash script
to recode my
MP3s from 160k to 96k for this player.
10.08.2003 - Nixie clock project page started
I have no case yet and the μC software still has a bug or two, but the PCB should be ok. So start soldering on the
27.05.2003 - trusting birds
17.05.2003 - hmmmm
ok, I also think they're quite funny, but some people overdo
15.05.2003 - finally
Burnout 2 for Xbox.
14.05.2003 - nice sky over Zurich
10.05.2003 - beware of these capacitors
those sukkers killed my server.
09.05.2003 - as seen on TV
on sat my new server died. Just froze or rebooted. After buying a new Shuttle board and a 1.7 Celeron, I examined the
old board. Apparently it suffered from a known problem
: shitty capacitors
spill their electrolyte all over the place. Not a good idea in a server. Check out the mess they made on the pictures.
new digicam! | 10.04.2003
I replaced my HP618 with the wonderful Pentax Optio S
. Now this is an amazing piece of technology.
new server! | 01.04.2003
all my domains moved to a new server. The old 486/66 has served me well in the last 4 years, but now it's time for a Celeron/800, 512M, RAID1, and latest RH8.
nixies are alive! | 09.02.2003
In the last days I built a nixie clock. Radio controlled and all. As soon as everything is finished (case, software..), I will provide schematics, the PCB layout and the microcontroller software.
another piece of art | 01.01.2003
this one is from Nathalie Philipp
got me a watch | 24.12.2002
my first watch, the wonderful Tangente made by Nomos
purchased some art | 29.11.2002
case modding | 24.10.2002
and you thought modding
was for lamers only...
network madness | 10.10.2002
it's amazing how much network hardware
two ppl need.. and that's not even all
enjoying WLAN | 14.07.2002
we just got a wireless access point for our appartment. Web surfing in the garden, here I come...
wiring the new apartment | 20.04.2002
I just moved in to Anthony's apartment. Now we're wiring it, 2 ethernet cables to every room (including kitchen), the projector and the dolby digital system go to the living room. Now we only have to find the time to watch any of the 438 TV channels the DVB receiver offers...
oh yes, and 2 Mbit on the desktop are nice, too. Thanks Anthony ;-)
First days at ETH | 05.04.2002
I'm now back to Zurich and ETH, and I'm really excited about all the stuff we're gonna do in the next months.
Great Linux firewall | 06.03.2002
Today I tried fli4l
, a great one-disk linux firewall solution. Take an old 486, strip out everything except floppy drive, network card and isdn (or DSL) card, edit 4 config files, boot from the floppy disk and you have a nice firewall.
Got myself a PhD position! | 18.01.2002
Starting April 1st, I will work in Günter's
nonlinear optics group at ETH
towards my PhD degree. It's about circular optical microresonators for smaller and faster optical switches and filters.
Europe's got the Euro | 04.01.2002
So they've really done it. We have the Euro. Apparently my job at Commerzbank has not been that bad as they're still alive. Only minor problems throughout Europe. Greatest currency conversion of all times. Wow!
Leaving Frankfurt | 21.12.2001
Today I'm leaving Frankfurt. The project at Commerzbank is over. I really enjoyed the last 9 months and earned myself quite some money. Berger Strasse, I'll miss you.
I'm back! | 30.07.2001
My vacation is over. Yeah, it's only been one week, but I liked it a lot. If you ever happen to be around, be sure to visit Amrum, a nice little island south of Sylt with beaches like in the Carribean. See the pix section
vacation | 22.07.2001
I will be on vacation until 30.07.01. As all good last-minute offers are already gone, I will spend one week in Husum, North Sea. Prepare for some pictures when I'm back!
site finished | 13.07.2001
DADUKE dot ORG
The new layout is finished and going online today. Hope y'all like it...
LinuxTag in Stuttgart | 07.07.2001
Today I visited the LinuxTag
in Stuttgart. Apart from all the booths, I attended ESR's talk on the Open Source community and CmdrTaco's keynote. Very phunny both of them...
my first real job | 21.03.2001
Last week, I finished my studies at ETH Zurich. I now proudly call myself Dipl. Phys. ETH! Without any time to get bored, I already started my new job today: I am working as an IT consultant for Commerzbank in Frankfurt. We are doing source code analysis and are trying to squeeze out all bugs in the transition from DEM to EUR.
- last change: 2014/02/18