The weather in Munich is brilliant today… for watching some movies.

The weather in Munich is brilliant for watching movies and it’s exactly what I’m doing today.

It’s raining outside and I feel my time with some activities I like i.e. watching movies, drinking very good green tea and exceptionally eating some chocolate, which I actually do pretty much with the same frequency like drinking coffee… i.e. very very seldom(ly).

Yesterday I took some movies in the library and so far I  watched 2 movies out of 18.

I watched “The Mongol” – a film about Genghis Khan, which was OK and the movie “27 dresses” which I have already seen during my life in England. I watched the movie couple of years ago in one of couple of cinemas in Swindon, Wiltshire. The theater name was if I’m not mistaking “Cinemax”.

I really like the movie, despite all it’s predictability.

And this movie gave me a sign that I had to go for my traveling  and leave my comfort zone, which in fact wasn’t that comfortable either.

The main guilt to that was the money i.e. the luck of it.

I was struggling to pay for my accommodation, I was struggling finding money for my food and my credit cards were so deep in dept that I not only couldn’t  draw any money of it anymore I also was struggling with the repayments. With the amounts of the repayments coming my way from different sides and from different credit card institutions and banks.

As you understand I simply had to escape this madness… How I did it it’s a different story… However this is not the story I wanted to write about today.

Today I’m still struggling with money while trying to find good and reliable customers for my IT company, which whom I could change the situation (at least with money) around.

I wanted to write about the/this movie and it’s effects, which it has upon me.

Whenever I watch this movie it always tells me something and it’s messages are changing all the time.

I also weep during the watch like a …. (please find yourself the most suitable to you expression which you’d (like to) use for a male person in his 30+-ies)

If you still haven’t seen the movie I’d suggest you do it, especially females and|or some males with the high amount of female essences in themselves, like it is the case/story with the writer of this post.

If you feels like commenting on/about this post feel free to do so… either here or anywhere else you(‘ve) read this post.

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Bayrischzell – Wendelstein hike

Yesterday I was in the mountains hiking. I took a BOB (Bayerische Oberland Bahn) train from the München-Harras station and headed towards Bayrischzell.

My idea was to get to the Wendelstein. Once arrived @ the final station in Bayrischzell where the train terminates I got out of the station area and followed the signs to Wendelstein. The weather was OK. There were some heavy clouds however there were some sunny spells as well. I have to say that the elevation is nothing for the “small and weak children” and|or for “couch potatoes”. It’s quite steep.

Despite the time stated on the signs – 3.30 minutes it took me to get to the top 1.40 minutes and 1.50 minutes to get back down to the Bayrischzell train station. There are really some “crazy” people in the world. An my elevation I met a person running in the mountains. He easily overtook me and believe me, I’m quite fit and quite quick with regards to the elevation speed. The only more crazier people for me are the mountain bikers, however I didn’t seen any on that day.

On the top of the Wendelstein you’ll find:

        • a cable car, which will take you into the valley
        • a cog train, which will take into the village on the opposite site of the mountain from Bayrischzell where you’ll have your bus connection to the DB (Deutsche Bahn) railroad stations
        • a restaurant, where you can enjoy good food and traditional drinks
        • a church, where you can pray if you want to

and

        • a cave, which you can go discover, if you’re up to it.

Unfortunately on the top was fog, which prevented me and some other hikers not only enjoying the view and also even seeing anything.

That’s the reason why in this post you won’t be able to enjoy many relevant photos.

The similar difficult elevation is in Lenggries – Brauneck, which in my opinion is even more interesting because it offers additional hiking possibilities, however having said that Wendelstein has more attractions such as the mentioned above cave which you can discover, the active church where you can take a part in the service, if you’re a active and practicing believer in Jesus and God and the cog train.

Map of the Wendelstein Ring Line

Wendelstein Ring Line

Memorial

Memorial

Traditional bavarian band

They played some classical music

Bayrischzell train station

Bayrischzell train station

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Cork and rain

Rain is a blessing for Cork.

It literally washes down all the shit down the streets and if I write shit I mean shit.

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I wonder how much our internal state (and our mood) depends from the state which we call like. If someone likes us, we’re in a good mood, if we like someone we’re in a good mood.

Yet yesterday I had my “potential” girlfriend. (why “potential”? because I’m here [I’m in Cork now] and she is there [she is in Munich])

The job which I actually do right now, according to the company, is meant to be fun, however I ask myself what is fun from being “tied up” to the telephone, based on a schedule and working in a call centre providing technical support and receive calls from people who are either not capable to figure out how to use a software and/or who are angry about the program or product?

You have to eat when the schedule says so and not when you’re hungry and so further and so on…

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Linux… again Linux…

What I’ve discovered in Ubuntu 10.04 some of the modules which are actually needed not loaded automatically e.g. usb-storage and/or usbhid.

Both modules are needed as they allow connect USB such as USB harddrives and/or USB mouses devices on the fly.

It’s easy to fix (if you’re familiar with Linux) [just add them into /etc/modules] however what was the reason not to include them per default?

And why is the issue with ndiswrapper still present? It kind of worked in 9.04 and it doesn’t work in 10.04 again.

Which quick, latest laptop computer do I have to buy to have it working stable and wireless?

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There must be something seriously wrong either about my laptop or about Ubuntu Linux 10.04 as it freezes/hangs if I use Flock browser with any other combination of software I’m using on my laptop (which is usually Thunderbird, Opera, Chrome and/or some other)

I’m deeply disappointed and annoyed now.

As it also could be a bad memory management by Ubuntu Linux as when I’m not using Opera and/or Flock and using only Thunderbird and Chrome my laptop seems to be stable and works OK.

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Some thoughts about Ubuntu Linux – Update

Since I moved away from Opera 10.60 Beta my Ubuntu Linux seems to have stabilized.

I haven’t experienced any freezes for more than a week by now and I’m using my Linux laptop quite extensively… running (mainly) 3 different browsers: Opera, Chrome and Flock as they all have different useful features and lots of other programmes.

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