surprise on my 3DS 
22.3.13, 12:10 - nintendo
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about 2 years ago i wrote about an independent game called knytt stories: a perfect playable, moody platformer with brilliant (retro) grafics by a guy called nifflas
as i opened up nintendos 3ds shop last week i discovered a game called night sky. by the promoted video and screendumps i thought that this nearly looked like knytt.
a further investigation brought that niffla is of course also the author of night sky...
Its not freeware as knytt stories, and its not a budget game for 1 or 3,50 €. the pricetag says 10 euro, and what shall i say, its worth every cent.


whats it all about? a mixture of marble madness and knytt stories \o/ the 3d effect is not necessary to play the 2d game (just like in new super mario bros 2)

i'll post some pics later... first i have to play a bit
..... 5 h later... the energy is low ;-)
i've found some pictures on with a little summary

imho this is one of the best 3ds games released so far. but it also means niffla is not the small independent programmer anymore. anyway, i am happy to have this game.

I've found a video reviewing da ting

have fun, stay young, stay curious

I blame the Government! 
21.3.13, 11:48 - Dies und Das
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Why don't they do anything against this brutal injustice?
un be liev a ble

Its officially springtime since yesterday and we stil have to suffer this temperatures. And from what I heard it's getting even worse!

I spur the government into action! Mrs. Merkel, do something:

Spring, NOW!

Frühling, JETZT!

windows port of gphoto2 
18.3.13, 17:42 - Linux
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sadly the weather is not mindblowing, so i still have some spare time to tinker a bit with my toys.
a cheap nikon here in my office shall be used with gphoto2 to make a timelapse film.
all my linux pcs are @home, so i needed a windows port of gphoto2 (it's a remote control tool for nearly any digital camera)

my first guess was just to install cygwin and have a package called gphoto, but ... möööööp ... no.
so back to basic: i learned how to compile stuff on my own sind sshd on my 486 ;)
unimaginable boatloads of dependencies are waiting for you if you try to compile gphoto2, but i made it.
sadly libusb-win32 didn't initialize my camera, but some guys already had this probblem:

Download the latest binary version of libusb-win32 from here, unzip it somewhere, and run ./bin/inf-wizard.exe, select your camera and when you're finished click the "Install" button.

this worked, and i even found a precompiled (older) version of gphoto... so if you di not want to go to alllll the way through the compile sh** just take a closer lokok on this site:

and finally i am able to remotely control my camera with a windows pc..


stop reading news too frequently 
11.3.13, 18:05 - Dies und Das
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... and you will notice to not being lied to so often.
yes, i knew better 
1.3.13, 10:31 - Dies und Das
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I left facebook quiet some time ago, because i felt abused. too much spam and a lot of obviosly wanted security issues.
so i moved on to g+, an identical service, but, as i felt, more intelligent and user centered.

Now lets get it to a more 3rd person view:
the userexperience (UX) is a kind of feeling. i felt abused by facebook and i felt better at google. feelings for an internet service. wierd, isn't it?

Why is it that we have feelings for programs, games, cellphones, operating systems, computers, social networks?
my first guess is that we share our feelings with the programs. We feel happy when we reach a certain point in a RPG, when linux is operating the first time in our life and we feel its uniquness (1994). Our brain combines feelings we have with the programs we use and stores them. (other examples in my life:
the first time i've seen the blue C64 screen when i was 10, the first usable selfwritten programm, etc,) every time i use my c64, i feel like i am 10 again...
This is known for some time now, longer than the existance of any facehooker. i really need to read some books on this topic ( )

With social media we step a littler further. We share our life and build up the network we use. we let it grow with our life. so our brain and the saved feelings are being extended to the internet. And I really think this is why so many people are addicted by facebook, twitter, WoW, etc. All the photos, posts, videos are a mirror of our feelings.

Why do I bother?
hehe, simple ... my feelings got hurt by google :'( oooohhhhhhh. no honestly: google also fucks me up.
Google is not the nice guy you might see. google is very ruthless in reaching it goals. the "always act good" thing will not work for company which is traded on the stock exchange market. lately google produces 'interesting articles' in g+ concerning the german copyright law (leisungsschutzrecht #lsr --- go google :D ). and as you expect only with their opinion, and very frequently. sad. google abuses its service. here is an example. misuse of, recall above - "my brain".

I#m sick of being a traded good of facebook, and i am really not willing to be a googlejunge, waving the flag for a monster

in the end its just computer prgs. nothing you should spend feelings on. go back to RL! have feelings with real people. please move on, there is nothing special to see!

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