Corfu

Corfu

This was our first holiday with both children and our first flight with them. But it ran better than expected. Flying was wounderful and an adventure for the girls.

The weather was very good, I like the greek kitchen and the sea. I hope, we can repeat the summer holidays until the childs are not longer interested in going away with their parents.

Here is a link to our all inclusive hotel LOUIS CORCYRA BEACH in Gouvia, Corfu.

Mandelbrot

Mandelbrot

A long time ago I was impressed from this bizarre images made of the mandelbrot set. And a few weeks ago I developed a screensaver which draws different details of the mandelbrot set.

Meanwhile I know a little bit more about this image and it is much more fascinating than ever before. I invested at lot of time to get this screensaver running. But now it works. It randomly selects a part of the currently painted image and zooms inside this part. The zooming goes on until the computer is not able to calculate more detailed information.

You can download the screensaver Mandelbrot and copy the file into the system directory. Then select the screensaver in the desktop property screen and make some odd settings there. You will enjoy it and be impressed of the different images of the Mandelbrot set.

Peters Map

Peters Map

If you look at the mercator map you must think that scandinavia is almost as large as india. But the real dimensions are at the contrary. India is mor than 10 times larger than scandinavia.

And you could realize that africa is a quite small continent. But in reality africa is much larger as europe. Europe could be a small part of africa.

The mercator map does not display the real size of the continents and countries. It is absolutly europe concentrated. Europe is displayed much larger than it realy is. The petersmap gives a much better image of the real world.

Triangle

Triangle

When I attended school and had some lessons about the triangle I was deeply impressed from this odd figure.

And since I tried some calculations with vector analysis my idea was to develope a screensaver which randomly draws a triangle and calculates and paints all important points, lines and circles of the triangle.

You can download the screensaver Triangle and copy the file into the system directory.

Sudoku

Sudoku

When my wife first introduced this famous game to me I immediatly was impressed and tried to find out the logic behind the game.

After a bulk of solved Sudokus I tried to develope a Jave routine which is able to do the work. My consideration was that the program should make the same decisions as a human. The solution was quite easy.

The Jave routine implements two steps. Step one is to remove all values from the possible values of a cell that are not allowed because they are alread used in another cell of the cell group. If there is a cell with only one remaining possible value, it is the cells value.

Step two is to remove all possible values from a cell that are also possible in another cell of the cell group. If there remains only one possible value in a cell, it is the cells value. Repeat both steps until the

G. W. Bush

G. W. Bush

I really hoped that the Republicans will loose these elections and was shoked when I heard the day before on television that it will not be so sure as expected. But then it went all OK for me.

The Democrats won the absolute majority in both houses and Mr. Bushs hands are bound now.

Salzburg

Salzburg

I’m so proud about the european union, really so proud. Proud about the freedom to go to any country within the european union, from Poland to Italy, to Spain, Greek, Danmark, Germany, France, Ireland and so on. Proud about the new common money, the Euro, proud about the fallen borders.

I have been living in Salzburg for about ten years, a very beautiful and lovely city in Austria just near the border to Germany. Sometimes we went to Germany for playing squash and had to cross the border. Once my friend had forgotten his passport, so we were not allowed to go to the court.

In the year 1999, I think they shut down the border. They really shut it. All the police men there suddenly fanished. You now can go to Germany and back without even beeing aware of crossing a border. There are a lot of German people in Salzburg now and you can travel around as you like it.

Now, a few years later I wonder how it was possible to have borders between so many countries in europe. How much progress it is for the european people to have this great union.

Sometimes I go to Greece for holiday. I really like Greece. And there you have the same money as in Austria, that is wunderful. Sometimes I go to Italy for holiday. I also like this country. And there you have also the same money…

It is amazing, for me it is the best political thing that happend in europe since Alexander the great who unified the ancient greece with the old orient.

Forever Young

Forever Young

A couple of years ago I attended a speaking of Dr. Ulrich Strunz in Vienna. He held a wounderful speak about jogging and easeness of live. Jogging should help to train your physical condition but also your brain.

After his speak for some weeks I stood up early in the morning and jogged for half an hour. And the result was really wounderful. I had a clear brain in the morning and a very fresh physical feeling.

Years later I heard that medicals named a new kind of physical destruction “Morbus Strunz” because all people with this pain got it from jogging in the kind how Dr. Strunz had told them.