Archive for March, 2008

Counting down to marathon No 3

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

85benefiz08.jpg Tomorrow in three weeks, on Sunday April 13, I am partaking in the 7th OMV Linz marathon. As my third marathon, the challenge is set. I am going to try to beat three hours for 42.195 km. Therefore, I have changed my training methods and since November I rely on a program by Georg Ruess, a champion marathon runner and marathon coach. Thus, I have been able to improve my performance considerably with the same training effort as before. (more…)

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You know you are living in 2008 when…

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you

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Running with friends

Friday, March 7th, 2008

P1010324-ausschnitt.jpg I really appreciate any runs I can do outside Graz. For me running in Graz is what I do on a daily basis: I jump into my runners, head down the stairs and out of the building. Then I have to run for about ten minutes across the city in order to reach Augarten, a park situated at the river Mur, from where a bike track goes all the way down to the border of Slovenia. There I get a taste of running in the nature but with the constant background noise of the city and the smell of cars it is nothing compared to runs I occasionally do in Gabersdorf or Leibnitz, approx 40 ks down south.
Last Saturday morning, I teamed up with two excellent athletes for a long jog from Leibnitz to Heimschuh and Tillmitsch.
Erwin (middle) is a triathlete, (more…)

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My favorite Mac applications

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

There are many aspects that make Macs such a different experience. One is how intuitive and natural it feels to work with a Macintosh. Another is the cool and versatile third party software available for the Mac OS X operating system. Here’s a list of my favorite Mac apps:

quicksilver.png 1. Quicksilver: QS, for me, is the ultimative application launcher. It builds upon the keyboard centered Mac approach and renders the mouse almost useless. With only two keystrokes I can launch any application I want without removing my hands from the keyboard. You can also search for docs, send them to applications or email them to an address stored in address book all in one go without clicking around and searching in folders. It boosts your workflow like a rocket and makes searching so much easier – especially when you are still on Tiger where spotlight is a stubborn beast. So check it out, it’s free.

journler.png 2. Journler: Journler is my digital note book, my digital moleskine. I store almost any information in there: my daily memos, text snippets, domain lists, software licences and serials and all the different access codes to my costumer’s webservers. It has a powerful search feature that makes searching and finding really fast and easy. I also like the smart folders which organise your information autmatically according to the tags you applied to a piece of information. In addition you can (more…)

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Avoiding the glitches – iPhone firmware update 1.1.4

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

DSCF1451.JPG Honestly, at first, I didn’t want to try updating my iPhone firmware from 1.1.2 to 1.1.4. Thanks to Alex, who had done it himself, and some valuable tips, I made up my mind and updated my iPhone this morning. Looking back, it was pretty easy but afterwards you always know better, don’t you?
For my update, I used (more…)

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