Author Archives: Uli
A few weeks ago there were a few cold and almost cloudless nights. Using the same setup described previously I captured images with a Raspberry Pi and glued them together. More pictures from 2019 are in this Google album.
Using the excellent Heatflask you can visualize my cycling and running around Reading and Kiel . Bike rides are blue and runs are red.
This August I managed to get a better picture of the Airbus Beluga in Hamburg . This amazing plane looks about as airworthy as a bumblebee and unlikely to be able to fly. From the tower in Laboe I took … Continue reading
I wrote this a a few years ago for my website that I have now migrated to wordpress. Soon after Google Latitude started I signed up for it and sporadically updated my location. This worked slightly better with more advanced … Continue reading
I have finally found some time to use my Raspberry Pi as timelapse camera to capture some startrails. I found this useful page showing all the details needed to set the Pi camera to a maximum of 6s exposure. I got the … Continue reading
I finally got round to writing up the analysis of the energy consumption of our home. Using almost 2 years worth of consumption and temperature readings I work out the leakage of our house and look at the seasonality of … Continue reading
This is more a memo to self than a blog post. For an up to date map for the Garmin eTrex 30 go to Garmin Openstreetmap and download the required map. Then copy the file on to the SD card into a … Continue reading
Last weekend we had potato pancakes to use up our surplus potatoes from Christmas. They were particularly yummy with German bacon and apple sauce from the our own garden. From 2016 It is a simple recipe to make potato pancakes: … Continue reading
For a while I had been contemplating replacing my 2008 Macbook (4,1) as it was stuck on OSX 10.6. But I couldn’t find any new affordable laptop that took my fancy (too expensive, too big, too small, just not right). … Continue reading