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Normally you should find some more info about my private life and my private interests on this page.  
 
Normally you should find some more info about my private life and my private interests on this page.  
[[Image:s_dune_1978_july.png|right|[[help:contents|Dune vista by John Schoenherr]]]]
 
  
Beside hanging around in front of computers a lot, I am interested in sports (jogging, cycling, fitness training, badminton, skiing, climbing) graphics and art (one main reason why I'm interested in computers too), cinema, literature, [http://www.well.com/user/neal/ especially] [http://www.dunenovels.com/ science] [http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/ fiction ].
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Beside hanging around in front of computers a lot, I am interested in sports (fitness training, jogging, cycling, swimming) graphics and art, cinema, traveling, literature.
  
 
Because I regard all this as pretty normal hobbies, I won't tell you much more about it.
 
Because I regard all this as pretty normal hobbies, I won't tell you much more about it.
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== Computers ==
 
== Computers ==
  
This is of course important enough to be mentioned here ;-)), as I would not be able to write and publish these pages without my machines.
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Nerdy stuff ahead: This is of course important enough to be mentioned here ;-)), as I would not be able to write and publish these pages without my machines.
  
Meanwhile six computers have piled up on my desk (selling the old ones is not an option as you would not get much money for them), five IBM-compatible PC's and one [[Palm Pilot|Palm]] [http://www.palm.com Pilot m100] . One P90 with 32 MB RAM and a SCSI-harddisk which runs [http://www.fli4l.de/ fli4l] as a router for my DSL uplink at home. One (currently inactive) P133 with 48 MB RAM and a S3 graphics device, mostly kept as backup and for spare parts in case the P90 breaks down (I used this one to prepare my [[Diploma|diploma-thesis]]). A much faster, but now also hopelessly outdated PII/300 with 256 MB RAM and a [http://www.matrox.com Matrox] G200 graphics-adapter which now serves as a cheap [[Gentoo Linux|surfing-machine]] for my parents (running [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo-Linux] and thus preventing a lot of headaches regarding trojans, viruses and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware malware]), a [http://www.amd.de AMD Duron 700] with 384 MB RAM and a [http://www.hercules.com GeForce 2 MX] graphics-adapter on which I have installed [http://www.ubuntu.com/ Ubuntu-Linux] and finally a really fast AMD Athlon64 with 1 GB RAM and a [http://www.sparkle.com.tw/ nVidia GeForce 6600 GT] card running [[Fedora Core 3 Linux|Fedora Core 3]]
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I run way too many [[my computers|computers]]. Five IBM-compatible PC's and one [[Google Pixel 2XL|Android smartphone]] plus an Intel Celeron with onboard graphics, which serves as a cheap surfing-machine for my parents, running [[Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop |Ubuntu 18.04 Linux]] and thus preventing a lot of headaches regarding trojans, viruses and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware malware].
  
Read my [[Gentoo Linux|installation]]-[[Fedora Core 3 Linux|notes]] regarding [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo-Linux] and [http://fedora.redhat.com/ Fedora Core 3].
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My current desktop is a Intel Core i5 4440 with 32 GB RAM and a nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti running [[Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop | Ubuntu 18.04]].
  
See also my [[Linux|review]] on Linux on Laptops which I compiled for the two machines I have used for my [[Postdoc|work]].
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Read my [[Gentoo Linux|installation]]-[[Fedora 10 Linux|notes]] regarding [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo-Linux], [http://fedora.redhat.com/ Fedora Core 3], [http://fedora.redhat.com/ Fedora Core 6], [[Fedora 8 Linux|Fedora 8]], [[Fedora 10 Linux|Fedora 10]], [[Fedora 13 Linux|Fedora 13]] and  [[Fedora 14 Linux|Fedora 14]] as well as my [[CentOS 6.2|CentOS page]].
  
Currently I have to cope with a [http://www.apple.com/powermac/ Mac], but you won't find much info about [[Apple]]-computers on my site yet.
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See also my [[Linux|review]] on Linux on Laptops which I compiled for the two machines I have used for my [[Postdoc|work]] as well as a less outdated page about [[Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Lenovo Thinkpad x230|Linux on Lenovo Thinkpads]].
  
[[Image:tux_cs.png]] I play [http://www.planethalflife.com Half-Life 2] (especially [http://www.counter-strike.net Counter-Strike Source] ), Operation Flashpoint, [http://www.unrealtournament.com/ Unreal Tournament 2004], [http://quake4.ravengames.com/ Quake 4] and [http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/ Flight Simulator] with this machine (if I have the time).
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There are three pages related to my [[Palm Pilot|Palm]], [[Nokia E71|Nokia]] and [[Sony Xperia Z5|Android]] phones, but they are not too exiting and pretty outdated by now.
  
If I don't play, I toy around with Linux and [[Postdoc|bioinformatics]]-tools, [[Python|programming]] stuff and playing (again :-)) with [http://www.povray.org POVRay], [http://www.blender.org Blender] and [http://www.dante.de LaTeX] . In addition I sometimes run a [[Linux|Game-server]] on local LAN-party's with friends (6-15 people at most). More recently I became a bit more fundamentalistic regarding operating systems, and had to cope with Wine and Cedega to get some of the Windows-stuff to work on my FC3-box.
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For some time I had to cope with a [http://www.apple.com/powermac/ Mac], but you won't find any info about Apple-computers on my site anymore.
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[[Image:tux_cs.png|left|[[help:contents|Counter-Tux]]]] I play [https://web.archive.org/web/20060826172536/http://www.unrealtournament.com/ Unreal Tournament 2004] (no, not really any more), [http://www.counter-strike.net Counter-Strike] and [http://www.x-plane.com/ X-Plane] (if I have the time).
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If I don't play, I toy around with Linux and [[Postdoc|bioinformatics]]-tools, [[Python|programming]] stuff and playing (again :-)) with my [[XBMC HTPC|media center]]. I used to run a [[Linux|game-server]] on local LAN-party's with friends (6-15 people at most). In between I became a bit more fundamentalistic regarding operating systems, and had to setup Wine and Cedega to get some of the Windows-stuff to work on my FC3-box, but this changed again and I am either playing Linux-native games or stuff on Windows 10.
  
 
STOP! That's it! Really! Nothing else to tell!
 
STOP! That's it! Really! Nothing else to tell!
  
 
Pretty boring, eh? You have been warned.
 
Pretty boring, eh? You have been warned.

Latest revision as of 19:44, 9 October 2019

Well...

Normally you should find some more info about my private life and my private interests on this page.

Beside hanging around in front of computers a lot, I am interested in sports (fitness training, jogging, cycling, swimming) graphics and art, cinema, traveling, literature.

Because I regard all this as pretty normal hobbies, I won't tell you much more about it.

Computers

Nerdy stuff ahead: This is of course important enough to be mentioned here ;-)), as I would not be able to write and publish these pages without my machines.

I run way too many computers. Five IBM-compatible PC's and one Android smartphone plus an Intel Celeron with onboard graphics, which serves as a cheap surfing-machine for my parents, running Ubuntu 18.04 Linux and thus preventing a lot of headaches regarding trojans, viruses and other malware.

My current desktop is a Intel Core i5 4440 with 32 GB RAM and a nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti running Ubuntu 18.04.

Read my installation-notes regarding Gentoo-Linux, Fedora Core 3, Fedora Core 6, Fedora 8, Fedora 10, Fedora 13 and Fedora 14 as well as my CentOS page.

See also my review on Linux on Laptops which I compiled for the two machines I have used for my work as well as a less outdated page about Linux on Lenovo Thinkpads.

There are three pages related to my Palm, Nokia and Android phones, but they are not too exiting and pretty outdated by now.

For some time I had to cope with a Mac, but you won't find any info about Apple-computers on my site anymore.

Counter-Tux
I play Unreal Tournament 2004 (no, not really any more), Counter-Strike and X-Plane (if I have the time).

If I don't play, I toy around with Linux and bioinformatics-tools, programming stuff and playing (again :-)) with my media center. I used to run a game-server on local LAN-party's with friends (6-15 people at most). In between I became a bit more fundamentalistic regarding operating systems, and had to setup Wine and Cedega to get some of the Windows-stuff to work on my FC3-box, but this changed again and I am either playing Linux-native games or stuff on Windows 10.

STOP! That's it! Really! Nothing else to tell!

Pretty boring, eh? You have been warned.