Posted by Matthias Lange on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 3:53 pm

On the last weekend we took a trip down into the Beskid mountains. After a four hour journey with the train we arrived in Piwniczna. From there we were hinking 20km to Szczawnica. Large parts of the path take course on the Polish-Slovakian border. In between we had the possibility to eat blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. We found accomodation in a small hostel in Szczawnica.

On sunday we had a short trip into the neighbor village crossing a famous viewpoint from where you could see the Tatra mountains. To get back to Krakow we took the bus, which managed to return within 2 1/2 hours.

I have uploaded quite a few pictures to Flickr but I will also put some of them onto my Krakow-page later.

Bardzo gorąco!

Posted by Matthias Lange on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 10:41 am

If I was reading the news right, it is not only an extraordinary summer in Poland. In England they negotiate topless, in the US they set the state of emergency, in Germany they are expecting another record summer (after 2003). And here? We are melting more or less in our bureau with temperatures constantly over 30 degree. Our side of the building (south-east) has no airconditioning. We have gotten some fans a few weeks ago, but they only mix the already warm air.

Yesterday I was thinking about buying me such a small children pool and put it under my desk and put my feet in it to cool them. But I haven't put this plan into reality yet. So, what are you doing to cope with the heat?

WWDC 2006

Posted by Matthias Lange on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 3:50 pm

As posted (in german) earlier I am going to attend this years Worldwide Developers Conference of Apple Computers in San Francisco. In contrast to my last year attendance, I will provide a small contribution to the conference: a poster

This year Apple is hosting a "Scientific Development" poster session for the first time. Until last friday one could submit a short abstract to be reviewed by a jury. My abstract was accepted :-). Now I will present a poster about my work on the SIS1100 Driver project.


I start this blog as my english co-blog. A lot of people, especially here in Krakow, asked me to do so, so that they can participate as well. I don't know yet whether I will cross post all my posts in my german blog into this blog or vice versa. So make sure to check them both ;-).