February 21, 2007

Saying Goodbye

Two days ago it was officially announced that one of our upper heads in our local company structure will leave us by end of April. His goodbye has hit many of us quite unexpected altough some of us not unprepared because to some he already told his plans in life and the difficulties he had to deal with every day here at work. I think these difficulties have now worn him out and the reasons to stay are no longer stronger than the reasons to leave anymore. Personally I welcome it that he now can have a change in life and work but I'm also sorry to loose such a great colleague. And I think it's the same for large parts of the company. It is to fear that some more people here will be caused to leave us too as he was an anchorpoint and somewhat solid as a rock against the inanities coming from both inside and outside our companys subsidiary.

I doubt that it will be possible to replace his position with someone of his experience and abilities which connected both the technical and the business parts of our location with so much strength and insight and can be a guide for the rest of us.

February 19, 2007

High-Tech charge

A few days ago I acquired another small gem: a pack of 8 eneloop NiMH rechargeables.

The cool attribute of those nice little white energy-sticks (AA/Mignon size, 2000mAh) is their extremely low self-discarging rate. SANYO claims that its eneloop rechargeables still hold 85% of their charge after one year and 70% after two years. This makes it possible to use rechargeables in places where they sit for a long time without recharging like flashlights, remotes and radios.

I bought my pack to have a reliable and reusable energy source for my Wiimotes which is also more enviroment-friendly than regular batteries or rechargeables. What's even a bit surprising and nice is that the eneloops were even cheaper than most of the rechargeables which were available at the store I bought them (conrad.at).

February 14, 2007

Last day sickness

Ah, tomorrow I'll be back at action again. Yesterday I visited my doc again and asked for his comment and he gave me permission to work starting from Thursday. So in just a few hours from now I'll be working on more than a weeks backlog of work.

Lying around in bed for the last week was quite boring for most of the time until I gathered myself together and reconnected my Wii to the TV. From that time until today I've played surely a few hours of Zelda - Twilight Princess.

Starting last week I thought that I'd completed the game about short before two thirds. Now I've played about twice the way I'd played until last week and i still think that I'm at 2/3 of the game :) It's really a huge world but I really like that warping concept which makes it possible to reach most of the already visited spots in the game within a few minutes.

February 7, 2007

Sickness again

I'm sick again but this time a bit more serious than the three days which I were sick two weeks ago. This time I'm having more than 39°C fever and a heavy cough. Needless to say that I'm feeling really down...

I think I got this infection from my dad who was sick one day earlier than I've been. And meanwhile my mum and my sweetheart are also having light symptoms. I just hope that my darling makes it until Friday because she's got an important test in school then.

February 4, 2007

Climate hopes

The 4th Assessment Report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) is ready. And politics from all over the world, from Bush to Chiraq, are talking about how important it is to protect the environment and lower the emissions into the air. I really hope that people are catching up to the necessary actions which are needed to minimize the impacts our anti-environmental behavior has already caused. The new Assessment Report results are almost in all aspects worse than from the last one in 2001. Temperatures will rise faster, impacts will be greater and all such sorts of bad news. A summary of the report can be found here.

I hope that the changes needed are now more possible to happen and happen fast after this report is out now...

February 2, 2007

Link Collection Dump

Yehaa, it's time again for another breakdown of the open windows and tabs which have accumulated over time in all my browsers.

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