Sonntag, 30. November 2014


Donnerstag, 27. November 2014

Damn - I want to have that robot

It's like the good old days of Frogger!

Mittwoch, 26. November 2014

Concert: Ben Howard

Good to have friends who know about concerts worth going to. 
After hesitating in the first place I am happy for having had such a great evening! 

Sonntag, 23. November 2014

Nice Workbench-Project

Just found this inspiring workbench video and wonder if some of those features could be integrated into my tinkerTable project.

Mittwoch, 19. November 2014

So there was this woman

She asked me how she would get to the main station to find her train:
Me: You should take the SBahn...
Woman: No, no I just need to take the train..
Me: That's kind of a train...
Woman: No tram, listen: my German is not that good I need to go to the main station.
Me: Yes, sure. It's that direction (pointing in the direction where the main station would be visible if it wasn't three kilometers away)
Woman: No that's the south station. I need to walk to the main station to get my train. No tram. My German is not that good...
Me: Yep, the south station is something like over there and the main station is somewhere over ...
Woman: That's the south station not the main station
Me thinking; weirdo but saying: listen, the SBahn is right behind the corner and takes you to...
Woman: No tram, I have to take the train. Main station ... It's in that direction (pointing into the opposite direction of the main station)
Me thinking: what the fuck. Saying: No there's no station at all in that direction. The main station is...
Woman: No that's the south station. The main station is over there... Only the train no Tram ...
Me thinking: why does someone ask how to get somewhere only to not believe you? Saying: you can walk to..
Woman: That's the south...
Me: No it is not! It's...
Woman: No Tram!!! The main station is over there!!! (Nearly shouting now)
Me: No, there is no...
Woman: pfff The main station is over there... 
She turned around and left to the east. Where she might one day find a main station, maybe it's Offenbach 

Dienstag, 18. November 2014

Concert: Die Nerven

If you can, take the chance to visit one of their upcoming concerts...

Mi 19.11.2014 Marburg (Café Trauma)
Do 20.11.2014 Jena (Kassablanca)
Fr 21.11.2014 Halle (Reilstraße)
Sa 22.11.2014 Dresden (Chemiefabrik)
Mo 24.11.2014 Rostock (Stadtpalast)
Di 25.11.2014 Kiel (Pumpe)
Mi 26.11.2014 Osnabrück (Kleine Freiheit)
Do 27.11.2014 Köln (Gebäude 9)
Fr 28.11.2014 Bonn (Bla)
Sa 29.11.2014 Heidelberg (Häll)

Freitag, 14. November 2014

Concert: Makthaverskan

Sorry for everyone who missed Makthaverskan @Hafen2 in Offenbach. 
Makthaverskan gave a short but really good concert for only a few people - I think they played one song for each of us in the house. When else does the singer say goodbye to you personally when you unlock your bike after the show.

Donnerstag, 13. November 2014

Concert: Blaudzun at Hafen 2

Lots of instruments and even one ukulele (played unplugged in the middle of the audience)! So it's no question that I loved it. The stage crew guy had to take and bring guitars even in the middle of the songs, Band members changed their instruments all the time and Blaudzun put on his songs for the people...was worth the rainy bike ride to Offenbach

Dienstag, 11. November 2014

Saturday project: EBook sleeve

So I've got an old ebook reader now (thank you Mr. F.) and what I needed was a strong and protective sleeve for it. 

Materials: some cloth (felt), some velcro and a sheet of metal (in this case it was part of a laptop inner casing). I've put the metal sheet between the outer grey felt and the green felt to protect the display when the reader is in my bag.

As working with the sewing machine needed all my concentration, I forgot to take some pictures.
In the first step after cutting all pieces, I sewed the top of the green felt and the front piece of the sleeve together.

Then the velcro was put and placed and sewn to the backside and frontside of the sleve.
On the pictures everything's sewn together, but that step was actually the last one: sew the three sides together and put the metal protection sheet between the green and grey front parts of the sleeve. You've got your brand new self-made ebook sleeve!

As I had some felt left, I made a little sleeve for my phone too.

Montag, 3. November 2014

Bike Check and first ride to visit friends in OF

Just came home from my first test of my new old red Supersport bike. Spent all day in the kitchen to check the bike
and it's gears and everything. The saddle should be a bit higher but the post is to short so I'll have to find another one. Gears are working almost fine but could be better. Lights work fine, breaks are better than the ones on the green bike and it rolls smooth and quiet through the night. So far it was a good buy... But still missing my old bike.

Samstag, 1. November 2014

Will this be love too?

Some work to do with my new red Slalom Supersport. I like the look but have to work on the 'feel'. They don't match yet. Less rusty than my stolen green Pegasus, hopefully better brakes...  Can't wait to work on it!