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Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Clive Sinclair is part of Britain's pop culture!
Mood:  loud

After a few years of silence Clive Sinclair gets more and more public interest again. After last years rush on Sir Clive (BBC’s Micro Men and Electric Dreams programmes), his wedding with a former Lap dancer this spring and his 70th birthday coming soon, the appearance of the recent pop song "Clive Sinclair" by Electric Disorder proves that Sir Clive Sinclair has become a part of Britain’s pop culture.

Watch the music video of Electric Disorder's pop song "Clive Sinclair" on YouTube:

You can even buy the song on iTunes if you like.

Happy Sinclair day!
QLvsJAGUAR - Much more than retro - always remember: QL forever!
Picture gallery:

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 3:43 PM MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 29 June 2010 3:54 PM MEST
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Friday, 12 March 2010
"Moon meets Mars" movie published!
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Battlesphere soundtrack
Topic: Space

It’s already two weeks since the "Moon meets Mars" event which took place on Feb 24th 2010 in the Verkehrshaus Lucerne (Swiss Transport Museum). Meanwhile I found the time to review the material that I’ve shot. Finally I made a short movie out of the best pieces. My personal highlight is the scene where Edgar D. Mitchell tells us what was his most important experience flying to the moon.

To round up the movie I’ve added a copy of the referring article in the NLZ (Neue Luzerner Zeitung) daily news paper and some related images taken at NASM (National Air and Space Museum) and KSC (Kennedy Space Center) during my US trips way back in 2002 and 2004. Enjoy the movie!

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 11:11 PM CET
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010
New offices are now fully functional!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Work

Yesterday the last furniture hauling to my Lake Valley site completed the setup of my new offices. The site is now fully functional. It includes both offices and labs.

See me exhausted at my desk after a hard working and very busy day.

Urs König at his desk in new Lake Valley offices

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 8:08 PM CET
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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Happy Birthday Steve Jobs! | Meet the men on the moon...

Today Steve Jobs is celebrating his 55th birthday. As a kind of birthday present a friend of mine sent me something great to reveal. Even it's in Swedish with English subtitles take yourself 2 minutes and watch this movie:

Later on this evening I will view the movie “The Marsdreamers” and meet Edgar Mitchell who was the 6th man on the moon.

A special day for me in many aspects (past, present, future).

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 5:55 PM CET
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Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tool decision made!
Topic: Work

After a full day preview last summer, a hands-on-lab using beta 2 software in January and another full day with Microsoft today, I finally decided for the tools to build the next line of applications. Here they are: VS2010, SL4, .NET4, Expression Blend, WCF RIA services, ADO.NET Entity Framework and SQL Server.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 10:30 PM CET
Updated: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 10:46 PM CET
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Apple iPad launch Steve Jobs went back in time...
Topic: ICT

Today (01-27-2010) Apple launched their latest product, the tablet alike PC named iPad (fka iSlate). In a Hollywood like launch press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, CA Steve made one of his best performances ever. But somehow he got back 23 years during his keynote speach...

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 8:00 PM CET
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Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Kick Off 2010!
Topic: Work

Today was the kick off for the next line of applications. Due to a NDA I can't tell much more for now. Please be patient. will be the place to track the progress once we go public.

P.S. It’s exactly a year since I unleashed the “QL is 25” bash.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 7:17 PM CET
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Sunday, 10 January 2010
Sinclair C5 launch 1985-01-10
Topic: QL

Almost exactly a year after the infamous QL computer Sir Clive Sinclair launched the C5 vehicle on January 10th 1985. Britains ITV reported on the event in their NEWS at TEN.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 10:54 PM CET
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Monday, 28 December 2009
Happy birthday Linus
Topic: ICT

Today Linus Torvalds celebrated his 40th birthday. Congratulations. My virtual birthday present is still not ready. Please check out my YouTube channel tomorrow.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 11:17 PM CET
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Monday, 2 November 2009
"QL & Mac are 25" international event - The show is over now!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: QL

This is it. The show is over now. Some 50 people attended the event. We enjoyed two great days at the Verkehrshaus in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Soon pictures, videos and session slides will be uploaded to the web. Check out the event webpages:


Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 11:19 AM CET
Updated: Tuesday, 1 December 2009 3:05 PM CET
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