Archive for October, 2007

HDD failure.

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

If you are an IT guy, you will not like this message. Unfortunatly on monday my harddisk crashed (and for course with an imcomplete backup of my data). Well — fortunatly we do have a very experience IT support (thanks to Gerhard!), who was able to restore all neccessary data for me. Since today I’m fully up and running again with a new notebook and a even more sophisticated backup system ;-)


Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This year mobilkom’s futuretalk features a very popular guest speaker. Actually there is nothing much to say about: El Gore. Thus this event ended up in high-society (in german you would call it “schicki-micki”) get together of Austria’s celebrities. Just have a look at the pics.

domo arigato

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

… is the Japanese expression for “thanks a lot”. Actually this at the moment the only expression I do remember from the full set of vocabulary Wolfgang taught me in Tokyo.

After the conference I stayed three additional days in the capital of Japan doing some sightseeing and hanging out with Wolfgang and his wife. Pointing out every detail would be much too time and word consuming, thus I’d like to present just a quick overview of the things I saw: “Time Square”, Government District with its NYC-Style buildings in Shinjuku, Hard-Rock Café @ at Ueno Station, singing Karaoke, Akihabara (electronic district), Ginza (with the Sony Flag ship store showing a fancy 12,1″ OLED display for about 1.200 USD), Odaiba (with a traditional bath house, the Oedo Onsen Monogatari), Marunouchi Area, Shibuya with its big shopping centers and this huge street crossing you see in lost in translation, Asakusa (the building with the “golden thing” on the roof is a brewery!) and and and …

Some comments on the pictures: the first one shows the view from my room on the 32nd floor towards east; then there is this fancy, highly sophisticated toilette with a “stand-by-button”, the 12.1” OLED I already mentioned, a picture form the Government district, the NTT-Tower and last but not least the Rainbow Bridge (picture from Odaiba)

Lost in translation

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Just a quick note. After a 12-hour-fligth I just arrived in Tokyo, Japan. Weather isn’t too good (17°, clouded and raining). The hotel I’m staying at is directly down-town at/above Tokyo station, the Metropolitan Marunouchi Hotel. The room itself is tiny but very nice with a awesome view over the city (I’m located at the 32nd floor). I’m now heading for my first meeting (and I do have jet lag, I can’t tell you). I’m looking forward to seeing more of Tokyo.