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Archive for December, 2008

Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I nearly can’t believe that it is now nearly a year since I’ve started this blog here, shortly after I had moved to a new hosting provider. At the end and shortly before leaving I had felt very grumpy about the former one, but now since hosting with MT – and even they have trouble too sometimes – I feel happy again and can’t complain about their service.

But also this blog and blogging on it has become some likely behavior for me and I would like to use the chance today to say thanks to all my followers here!
And for sure to wish everyone reading this a Happy New Year 2009. May this new 2009 become some happy, lucky and successfully year for all of us!

Michael 🙂

My Top 10 iPhone Apps

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

As ususaly when I like something, I ask myself now about "Why didn’t I went earlier for one?!" 😐

Anyway! Since a few days I own one of this shiny iPhones and after a few minutes playing with it, it has become one of my favorites toys ever.

Sure at first was just another new phone and needed a few minutes really getting familiar with it first. But everything seems so easy with it that looking into it’s manual really seems to be wasted time to me. Setting up email (even my own domains) was done easily and with a smile I remembered my first tries setting it up on a Siemens Mobile a few years back.

An now after a few days and finally figuring out about it’s installable apps it is not longer just a another new phone … No instead it is an always ready and running little helper for nearly everything I can imagine.

After asking a friend about hers’  and installing a few apps I had already heard about, I strolled Apple Store looking for more and here now is my very own Top 10 list of iPhone Apps:

  • Air Sharing – Setting up your iPhone as WLAN  drive
  • AroundMe – Information about things around you
  • Evernote – Capture information and sycronize it over your devices
  • fring – Multiprotocol Chat client including (VoIP)
  • ifFound – Stores contact information as wallpaper
  • iHandy – Free Level
  • MotionX GPS lite – GPS system
  • NetNewsWire – RSS Reader
  • TouchTerm – mobile ssh-client
  • TwitterFon – Twitter Client

I find it hard to stay with 10 here as announce. It looks like I’ve installed millions and find it hard not being able to speak about online access to public transportation info about busses and trains in realtion to your actual position, online translation helpers, unit converter, Hotspot finder, Internet Radio, Google Earth and Ebay interfaces and and and ….

But here we are, and i’m sure about you will find your own Apps yourself! (Did I already mention the customized Admin Panel for iPhone offered by my hosting provider?) 😉

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I wish all the readers of my blog here a Merry Christmas.
May this Christmastime bring you and your family lots of warmth and happiness.

It is nice to see you all stay or come back again to my humble thoughts here.
Michael 🙂

My new iPhone

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Some one out there tried the Red Wine Cake recipe?   it’s still time to do and worth it 😉

I always was looking at those Apple iPhone with mixed feelings. For sure it does not really need much to convince me about getting some new gadget, but on the other hand I value usefulness and their price before buying anything. But to be honest the biggest hurdle preventing me to buy such an iPhone instantly, were the more or less impertinent expensive T-Online contracts you obligate had to buy together with them. How nice must it be to have some monopoly… And how sad to loose it again! 😉

Now again and again looking for those toys, I recently found out about them now are offered in Italy without a Simlock and even contract. Just I hesitate to buy one over the internet and sending money in advance – to companies which mainly on their pages, does not even publish a contact address.

But asking friends and mates here for help, I found out about a beautiful lady I know was right about heading to Italy a few days ago and quickly asked she promised to pick one up for me there. 🙂

And today with her being back, I guess it will be just hours until I’m able to play with my new baby.
She even promised to come along later and handing it over to me herself. Thats Tops!!

Red Wine Cake

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Fitting into seasons time I thought about sharing a red wine cake recipe with you. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 250gr butter
  • 1 vanilla flavoring
  • 250gr sugar
  • 1/8 – 1/4 litre red wine
  • 250gr flour
  • 1 backing soda
  • 100gr crumbled chocolate
  • 1 tea spoon cinnamon
  • 2 tea spoon cacao

Preparation

  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla flavoring and butter
  • Sieving flour, backing soda, cacao and cinnamon together and spread it into the bowl
  • Finally add red wine and crumbled chocolate
  • Bake at 200°C for a duration of 60-70 minutes

Enjoy 🙂