2013
01.26
Windows 8 has a new cool backup feature called the file history. It is supposed to backup user data only and not the operating system. For the average user who as a single hard drive and only a few gigabyte of data this should work fine. In my case there is roughly 1  TB of data of 'user data' to backup including a large Lightroom image library. File History uses a cache for an intermediate storage of data while the external backup drive is not connected. Once the backup drive is conected again, the cached data will be written to the backup medium. Via the File History GUI you can set the cache size as a percentage value of the internal disks space. However, you cannot set on which internal drive the cache is located. You migtht have guessed that the default is the windows drive, typically c:. If you have installed Windows on a SSD as I have , the cache space is very limited. Better to have the cache on the large 2TB internal second hard drive! Here is how to change the cache location: The cache configuration and data is stored in this location: c:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory There is a 'data' and a 'Configuration' sub folder. In the  'Configuration' sub folder you find Config1.xml and Config2.xml. Open them up in a file editor and look for the entry <StagingAreaPath>.  Simply change the path and your done! I changed mine to: <StagingAreaPath>d:\backup\FilfeHistory\data</StagingAreaPath> The capacity and threshold values below <StagingAreaPath> will adjust automatically if you go the 'advanced settings' GUI of File History and set the cache  size.      
2011
07.23

T hunder

mächtig viel wind auf dem Tempelhof Gelände....    
2011
05.29

Ehrfurcht 2011

"Mit Trüffeln läßt es sich belegen, daß man - schon ihrer Süße wegen - sich gern die Fingerchen verklebt und trotzdem sauber weiterlebt" Fotos Copyright: Oliver Frank
2011
05.15

Protected: Nice to have

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2011
02.05

5 Tage in Sterzing

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2011
01.25

Introduction:

For some years I have used the Bibus python script as my reference manager software. The software works fine but the import of new references was always a bit cumbersome. Then Zotero and later on Mendeley appeared as viable alternatives to Bibus. Both featuring much better import and synchronization features. I have used Zotero for some time to collect scientific references and webpages. However I couldn't figure out a transparent way to import my old collection from Bibus. My trials in importing via a RIS file failed badly and I couldn't find a way to import my old collection of pdf files which were referenced in the bibus database. When I first tried the RIS import in Mendeley it worked immediately which means it did import all the records without giving up somewhere in the middle. However there were some minor problems related to file paths, conference proceedings and keywords. In the end I was able to fix all this by editing the RIS file before importing it. The details are given below.

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2011
01.16

There is no break/pause key on the Thinkpad Edge. Here’s the key combination that emulates this key:

Break Taste: Fn+Ctrl+P

Pause Taste: Fn+P

RDP – fullscreen toggle (Alt-break): Fn+Ctrl+Alt+P

2010
12.28
Am 27.12 auf dem Weg zu Jens Geburtstag. Am Ende des Abends war selbst die Stadtautobahn so verschneit das sich die Füchse dort wohlfühlten!

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2010
11.06

Gallery: 2010 Herbst

A new gallery: 2010 Herbst

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2010
11.06
A new gallery: Schöneberg im Novemeber

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