Samarkand and Bukhara

1:59 pm, September 29th, 2006

I have uploaded two new panoramas of both the Registan in Samarkand [1] and the Mir-i-Arab Medressa in Bukhara [2] to my photo album. I have taken the picture of the Registan from the top of the right minaret of the Ulughbek Medressa.

You might want to read some background information on these impressive buildings in Uzbekistan on Wikipedia [1] [2].

Update: I have added a panorama of Khiva.

Almaty to Lake Issyk Kul

10:33 am, August 26th, 2006

Aksu Glacier


10:39 am, August 11th, 2006

Yes, I did again get an invitation from Apple to attend the WWDC, but I couldn’t attend this year due to my travels in Turkestan (Central Asia). Still, I did follow the announcements for sure and I am quite annoyed by the (so far) announced feature set of upcoming Leopard. I am however happy to note there will at last be garbage collection added to the Objective-C language and at least some of the long-outstanding, most-often used refactoring tools will be added to the XCode IDE. I am eager to test this out – I don’t know yet how I’ll manage to get a copy of the 10.5 WWDC build in my hands here (Does anyone know if the developer seed is sent out to ADC Student Members?).


8:02 pm, July 22nd, 2006

Am besten sind diese getrockneten Fischchen zusammen mit einem kühlen Bier!

Dried fish


7:54 pm, July 22nd, 2006

Leider gibt es in diesem Blog wenig Neuigkeiten über unsere Reise nach Zentralasien. Dafür hat Sarah auf unserer 15-stündigen Zugfahrt von Kazan nach Ekaterinburg einiges getippt, das sich am besten zusammen mit den Fotos liest :).

Forums Down

6:57 pm, July 20th, 2006

The Cyberduck Forum is currently down due to a hardware failure. For help about using Cyberduck, see the help pages.

Cyberduck 2.6.1 Nightly Builds

11:00 pm, July 19th, 2006

The latest snapshot of the upcoming 2.6.1 release can be
downloaded at
The current builds feature several
important bugfixes
including the ‘FTP Active Mode’ bug and
frequent crashes seen by some users.

Master of Science UZH

12:36 pm, July 12th, 2006

I could not attend the graduation ceremony, but I was informed by my mother that the diploma was mailed home so I have now officially finished my studies in Wirtschaftsinformatik (Computer Science with Economics) at the University of Zurich. Anyone wants to hire me next year?

Hospitality Club

12:21 pm, July 12th, 2006

While being in Moscow, we make great use of the network of people from hospitality club as accomodation tends to be very expensive here. Consider to join this ‘club’, as it is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people either if you want to host members at your own place or being a guest when abroad! My own profile can be found here (login required).


2:39 pm, July 3rd, 2006

Does anyone know why the russian cellular services provider has a bizarre egg in its logo? Nobody has a good explanation here besides that russians do like to eat eggs 😉

MTS banner in Moscow