It's so easy to fall in love

Tuesday, 20 July 2010
It's been a while since I had baby photos to show, Felix grew just too quickly. But we two have a lot in common, and the latest addition to the list is the love to his sister: Read More

10 inches in one year!

Friday, 15 August 2008
Tomorrow is the last power-of-two day in the year and this happens to be Felix's birthday (if you remember 2^4*2^3=2^007 - a year has passed). I just finished burning a DVD with the movies we recorded and a slideshow of the best pictures and it's a strange feeling seeing him grow up in 5 1/2 minutes. Read More

Viennale! We're ready.

Thursday, 26 June 2008
After a very relaxing night, we can finally plan the dressing code for sunday.

How to install perl modules

Friday, 11 April 2008
Ever called a perl script and got this? Can't locate Regexp/ in @INC (@INC contains: SCRIPT /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at SCRIPT line 18. Well, use zypper: Read More

openSUSE 11.0: Package installation 743% faster for default patterns

Wednesday, 9 April 2008
We implemented some very interesting features for openSUSE 11.0 to make the installation easier and faster: giving it a green face making the configuration automatic switching from bzip to lzma for rpm payload put images of default patterns on the DVDs move online update to the desktop applets improved package management speed Yesterday I installed 11. Read More

Just two calories?

Tuesday, 8 April 2008
At times when we have only 512MB Compact flash, we always had to download the pictures off the camera, but with these affordable 4GB cards, it can take a while before we see the need to download. Read More

Experiments with Rpm payload

Thursday, 13 March 2008
I appologize to everyone thinking WTF? at the following, but I have to blog about it, otherwise I'll explode :) This is the reference for our current payload: -rw-r--r-- 1 coolo suse 36966400 13. Read More

When the cat's away, the mice can play

Thursday, 6 March 2008
It may work earlier for other couples, but it didn't work out earlier for us. So yesterday was officially the first evening mom was out alone - that is without being called home at 7pm because coolo ran out of ideas how to calm the baby. Read More

Back in Fürth

Thursday, 3 January 2008
After almost one month, we're finally back in Bavaria. First I picked up my wife in Berlin, where she had a week of vacation. Then visited Rostock for almost 2 weeks and then drove back to Berlin on 26th where my mother married. Read More

openSUSE Factory

Thursday, 13 December 2007
One picture is worth more than 10 words, but that's the limit for a blog entry :)

Having too much time

Friday, 30 November 2007
Due to our little hackweek project winning in two categories, I have the rest of the year so called "Innovative time off". In the beginning 10 days ITO sounded like nothing, but now I'm kind of forced go give up on real work and do fancy experiments :) Read More

So little hands

Monday, 20 August 2007
This is my first evening I have on my own, so I thought I let the world know: On the 16th of August 2007 our son Felix made world++. It was a busy day - after I complained on the 15th about deadlines it came a bit out of the sudden. Read More

Feature Driven Development

Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Just three words: I hate it. The deadline was 9th of august, just one feature to finish and what happened? It's late. No feature, no release. That's why I hate feature driven development. Read More

I can blog again!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007
There is just so much I wanted to tell during the offline weeks :) Didn't miss akademy, had bad weather myself Our future is still "in utero" My faster booting project is finished - I blame you can't boot faster into a konsole window without optimizing for a specific setup Won " Read More

Rainy weather

Sunday, 17 June 2007
After a week of about no sleep due to aweful heat, it was really rainy around here. So what are you doing with a rainy weekend? Right, improve openSUSE boot time :) Read More

13 days

Wednesday, 25 April 2007
Just to keep you informed: the KDE sysadmin team is working on migrating our svn server to subversion 1.4. If you look for an howto on this you will find "dump and load" - aka svnadmin dump old | svnadmin load new. Read More

Parking aint easy

Friday, 30 March 2007
Bild-Leser-Reporter Stephan K. found that while trying to grab some icecream for his pregnant wife:

Back to prime numbers

Friday, 23 February 2007
Last year I turned 30 and I know people still wonder when I end up being as old as I look. But on the way to this I pass today the next prime number - and I must say it feels much better than last year. Read More

More KConfig love

Tuesday, 20 February 2007
I wanted to use the title "merged kconfiggroup_port branch", but I think I should learn from Aaron, so there we go :) It all started by a bug David fixed in kmail: KConfig *config = giveMeRandomKConfigObject(); config->setGroup("Hallo"); config->readEntry. Read More

I forgot to mention...

Thursday, 11 January 2007
... my nephew Lino Vincent was born on November 13th and I met him first over christmas. This is my current wallpaper (and people knowing my screens will notice a massive change :):

Icecream died

Monday, 8 January 2007
On December 25th the icecream scheduler died (as we found out today). This is the last log message: 19:43:07: put 281278480 in joblist of tangelo So the scheduler worked fine for over 281 Million compile jobs (roughly 5400 KDE compilations from scratch) and then died - without any hint on what he died on. Read More

Horrible News!!

Monday, 6 November 2006
Let me introduce: I reviewed the wishlists of kpat after fixing all bugs reported to Now 112032 - showing if a solution is possible found my interest. Not exactly for freecell (which I master quite well after all these years kpat QA), but it's surely interesting for games less likely to win. Read More

And the oscar goes to... kpat

Tuesday, 31 October 2006
The kdegames survey has shown it: People love kpat. It's the only game that reached an overall score of 4 (with 46% saying it's game play is very good relative to the rest of kdegames)! Read More

The "you have clothes too?" pick up line

Tuesday, 31 October 2006
I've seen it before, but yesterday the thought stroke me: What use does the condom box outside of the laundromat next to the Hauptmarkt have? I have my theory (and the single student in the laundromat in my neighbourhood that looked as if she was bored and open for a chat kind of proved it), but I ask myself: is it really justifying such an open box? Read More

The Perfect Platform

Friday, 27 October 2006
I like how the dot article stresses Kubuntu as the perfect platform for KDE4 development. While I can't say much about it (only knowing that David spreads his "install that list of packages to make kubuntu useful" Read More

I got my password back...

Monday, 25 September 2006
Top sign you worked too much on kdm I was in the talk of keithp and he referenced had on his slides "X -- ossified" and I was just thinking "no! Read More

Stopped escalators

Thursday, 14 September 2006
Why is it so complicated to walk on stopped escalators? Is it because it feels like walking back in time? Or are the riffle telling the feed not to move? Or is just because you're loosing your rythm? Read More

Deprecated functions

Wednesday, 13 September 2006
From time to time I do a fresh trunk compile to entertain myself on the logs (as I have no time to do real development at the moment). So this is the top list of warnings about deprecated functions: Read More

We made it back to the top!

Wednesday, 6 September 2006
That's all I wanted to say! The details are on - many thanks to those helped.

What you miss if you don't watch F1

Monday, 28 August 2006
The Formula One is more exciting than any since Hill retired. But to top this, RTL decided to field test new commercials during the "break" 10 gaps to go. In case you missed it, you should look at this - especially if you're male :)

Accessibility at work in Trysil

Wednesday, 5 July 2006
I get so seldom to blog about such an important topic as Accessibility, but I think this is worth noting: Gunnar's IRC client is reading incoming messages alound using kttsd and it's puzzling the first time you hear it, but after some time you notice how much fun is related to it. Read More


Tuesday, 27 June 2006
What's up with all these teams being unable to score and then claiming the referee was unfair? To remind everyone: this game is not about standing still and wait for the referee to signal penalty shoot out. Read More

I told you it's flying

Friday, 2 December 2005
Seems I scared some people with my 15 fonts story. So no more worrying, a SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha3 (pretty standard system) can be pretty quick: That is with 280 fonts - and as you can see my bash is up after 4 seconds. Read More

It's flying - if done right!

Wednesday, 30 November 2005
It's great to see the progress fontconfig does performancewise after such a long time without much progress. And it's great that Dirk and me are referred to as "perf guys" in the fontconfig changelog now :) Read More

Back in Fuerth

Wednesday, 7 September 2005
I don't know about other cities, but for Nuernberg/Fuerth the definite sign for being home is entering the metro and the driver saying "Pleahz schteb bek" (trying to mimik franconian accent in English isn't really easy :) as the train leaves the stations. Read More

I'm lovin it!

Sunday, 4 September 2005
Whatever you guys took out of the Malaga conference - for me it's this: I love my wife (knew that part before, but I better list it to avoid misunderstandings), my bed, my couch, the silence in my bedroom and speaking german (having meals without having to guess what it is pretty cool :). Read More

Could be just me, but...

Saturday, 3 September 2005
OK, this is my first and only blog entry during the Malaga conference. And so I have to report about what really bothers me about this city. Yesterday we decided to take a random trip through the city and then we found this nice little place with a huge obelisk on it. Read More

Back to Future

Thursday, 14 July 2005
As I said before, I'm ringed now. Our families and friends joined us celebrating our love. Two days later we made a trip to Rome and everyone claiming it is cool, was damn right. Read More

Time for me to start a new life

Tuesday, 28 June 2005
About time I tell everyone interested about it: Friday, July 1st 2005 I will stop being Mister Kulow, the boy friend and become Mister Kulow, the husband of Mrs. Kulow :) Read More

Everyone knows the rule...

Tuesday, 31 May 2005
... if freecell runs the rest is just fun. So our first mile stone in Qt4 porting was getting freecell up and running. From now on the rest are peanuts:

128 is the magic number

Thursday, 19 May 2005
I know you all heared rumours about different numbers, but it prooved yesterday: 128 is the real magic number. OK, the story is much longer, but here is the summary: I just love cycling and trying to watch heros in action I browsed through the channels my DVB-S receiver gives me. Read More

Do you know the feeling?

Wednesday, 18 May 2005
Do you know the feeling when your job just isn't fun because you have to come to work every day and hack at features you don't like or don't need or both? Read More

This is sooooo boring

Tuesday, 3 May 2005
I watch since weeks output like this: Starting Subversion commit 371950 / 409201 Starting Subversion commit 371951 / 409201 Starting Subversion commit 371952 / 409201 Starting Subversion commit 371953 / 409201 Starting Subversion commit 371954 / 409201 Read More

playing with python

Tuesday, 21 September 2004
I'm not one of those guys that promises their girl friends to not touch the computer when on vacation, but sure I promised to do only fun things :) I had two projects I took with my laptop (that I take with me for photographic reasons - in case you wonder): clucene to write kugle and unsermake. Read More

cvs2cl rocks

Sunday, 5 September 2004
Time passes by too quickly for me to remember what I fixed the last week within icecream. But for the RPM changelog I need to know, so I looked for some tool to create Changelog files from cvs history and found the perfect one: cvs2cl. Read More

I had enough

Friday, 3 September 2004
I promised I would improve my blog rate, so here I start. The day started interesting: Got a mail from Martin Pool asking why we forked icecream and it took me a while to give a good enough answer. Read More

Thinking about beta 2

Saturday, 8 November 2003
Now that the first dust about the first beta is settled, my thinking of how to continue gets more and more in foreground. Bug fixing continues at a nice rate, but there are still some show stopper bugs that were fine for beta1, but are not for whatever comes after: Read More