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Too many Changes

Too many Changes

Change was always good to me.  Even if it did not seem for the better it always proved later to be good. But today was a real bad day, I had to give away my BMW 520 for a few green bills. I am truly sad. “Business is change, and Change is business” was a...
PayAttention to detail

PayAttention to detail

The park is much quieter in the winter. There were hardly any people other than us. Two—a young woman and an older man, spotted at different times—were getting in their daily run, impressing us with their dedication. No one was out walking a dog. Walking in the park in the winter, bundled up, scarfed, woolen-capped,...
Retirement Geek's  "Me" factor

Retirement Geek’s "Me" factor

Am I a Retirement Geek?  Since a few years I support my private website and plan to retire to the internet. This and three blogs help me to learn writing and  prepare to the psychological aspects and my retirement project. Retirement to me is a serious business, which I want to approach it methodical and organized. I am now in the last active year of part-time...
2nd Live Checklist

2nd Live Checklist

It is now 11 month until I sem-retire. I planned the remaining vacation and make a checklist. The last year I already spent in the HQ doing internal stuff in a 8-5 job. That was a hard break after the former 30 years in which I traveled around as consultant and project manager and burned a...
HikingInTirol

HikingInTirol

 
Wiedersehen mit einem Freund. Jeder möchte lange leben, aber keiner will alt werden.

Wiedersehen mit einem Freund. Jeder möchte lange leben, aber keiner will alt werden.

München scheint ein Pflaster für sympathische Schwerenöter zu sein, nicht nur im Film. Die “nördlichste Stadt Italiens” ist ideales Jagdrevier für einen Casanova, der zwar schon in die Jahre gekommen ist, aber mit seinem Aussehen und Verführer-Charme bei der Damenwelt immer noch einen Stich macht. Diese Rolle ist meinem alten Freund und Studienkollegen auf den Leib geschrieben,...

Updated to 3.5 Those guys (and gals) are brilliant.

I am thirty years in the computer business,  updating no commercial product was ever such a smooth sailing oops spelling check doesn’t work before clearing the cache….

Techtalk Kindle Fire

The 40 tricks Basic Getting Started Tips 1. Kindle Fire HD Help and Support – Here’s the link to the Kindle Fire HD help section at Amazon where you can find user guides and help articles on getting started, setting up Wi-Fi, navigating the user interface, troubleshooting, shopping, transferring content, setting up email, and plenty...
Märklin Werksbesichtigung

Märklin Werksbesichtigung

Letztes Wochenende fuhr ich mit meinem Sohn zu den Märklintagen in Göppingen bei Stuttgart. Es war eine bestens durchorganisierte Veranstaltung, die ihres gleichen suchen muss. Ich habe mit vielen Mitarbeitern bei der Werksbesichtigung gesprochen, und war sehr beeindruckt von der Freundlichkeit, der Kompetenz und emotionale Bindung zur Arbeit und Produkt dieser Mitarbeiter. Als Ingenieur war ich...
Neuschwanstein walk

Neuschwanstein walk

Last Sunday we headed west of Munich for the Alps – that is, the more moderate mountains of the Allgaeu. I picked an easy mountain hike – The Great Tegelberg Circle – for the family, including our Labrador, who climbs like a mountain goat. The route offers lots of views, but requires a bit of...
Glai Hamas - Mountain Biking in the Baverian Alps

Glai Hamas – Mountain Biking in the Baverian Alps

By fallen Angel “Glai Hamas” – “we are almost there”, said the fellow biker when he passed me with a soft Munich dialect. The remark was meant and taken as encouragement, while I struggled up the mountain on a very hot summer day around Walchensee in the Bavarian Alps.  With his comments I made back...
Apollo

Apollo