Buildings with weird shapes

I read about the shape of this building in a German online newspaper. I don’t know what the architect of this retirement home in Alabama was thinking when he planned this. In Germany he would be probably in prison already… ;-)

So, here you can see what I mean:

Größere Kartenansicht

However, Americans seem to have a thing for the swastika shaped buildings. Have a look at the US Navy Headquarters in San Diego, California:

Größere Kartenansicht

Do you know more funny shaped buildings? Any shapes will make. :-)

Upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 has negative impact on battery life

Since my upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 my notebook’s battery life went considerably down. In my post Battery life of FSC Amilo si1520: Windows Vista vs. Ubuntu 7.04 I was mentioning a battery life of about 3:00 hours in normal conditions on my FSC Amilo si1520, with a dimmed screen and wifi off it was even possible to go up to 4:00 hours.

Now, after installing Ubuntu 7.10 the battery live in normal conditions is just below 2 hours (1:50h). Did anyone have the same problems? Any solutions?

Intel offered a little software to improve battery life on notebooks running Linux. The tricks are helping a little bit, but how can I make the changes permanent? Ideally you have experience with the Amilo si1520, but any tip will help, I guess.

German “Pop Idol” – Part I

Here some videos of German Pop Idol casting shows. You don’t need to know any German to understand how talent free some of my compatriots are.

Raymund really thought he can make it. Poor guy! Does he not have friends who can tell him, that he can not sing nor dance?

Raymund for Superstar

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Why do I have the feeling, that there is more to come?

Well, this video was from Wednesday’s show. I saw today’s show… 😉 Just enjoy.