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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...

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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.

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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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Thursday, 23 July 2009
Today is my last day...
Mood:  hug me
Topic: Work
After more than 17 years today is my last day with PC-WARE. After the summer holidays I will start my sabbatical.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 12:01 AM MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 December 2009 11:40 AM CET
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Friday, 1 May 2009
Catched it! Oops!... I did it again
Mood:  energetic
Topic: Life

- Pike season opening 2009.
- All my fishing colleagues go for it every year (they’re on the lake at
- I missed the day at least for a decade.
- I started late today (
- At
I was planning to go home to cook for the kids.
- Last try on
, strike!
- Landed
- Pike (a Lady), 98cm, 6kg.
- Released
11:05am (needed some more minutes before she swam away).

- It was the record pike of the day (as far as I know).
- It’s my second biggest pike, missing my record of 1987 by 2cm.

Picture? Here (no more space on Angelfire):

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 9:08 PM MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2009 1:39 PM MEST
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Now it goes public within 3 days...
Mood:  special
Topic: Work

The silence is over! The secret will be onfold within the next 3 days.

The message will be spread now as following: Today to the board and my key employees, tomorrow to all employees, the next day to customers, partners and media.

The message is:


Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 10:46 AM CET
Updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2009 1:43 PM MEST
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Sunday, 25 January 2009
Oh dear, 2009 seems to be even worse than 2008
Topic: Life

While the first few days of 2009 were OK (skiing holidays in the Alps, first week at work was silent, QL 25th anniversary went great), the last two weeks were just horror!

Both kids were sick with up to 40 degree Celsius fever. One of our customers forced us to work two weeks day and night even last weekend. Sandra was also sick and still had to go to work.Cry

This weekend was better if not ok. Smile

Time for the family. Saturday evening I went to the cinema with Sandra. We were highly hit by the movie slumdog millionaire It's a must see, especially if you are in a mood as we are those days.

Tomorrow I have to go to our HQ in Leipzig. So let's see what this week brings?!

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 9:29 PM CET
Updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2009 1:45 PM MEST
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Monday, 12 January 2009
SINCLAIR QL's 25th birthday
Mood:  happy
Topic: QL

On January 12th 1984 Sir Clive Sinclair presented the Sinclair QL Professional Computer in a Hollywood-style launch event at the Intercontinental Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London. This was exactly 12 days earlier than Steve Jobs presented the Apple Macintosh.

The QL still is a very good example of an innovative, stylish, powerful and underestimated product. On one hand it failed in the market in the long run but on the other it influenced many developments which ended intoday’s products.

Today, 25 years later we congratulate and celebrate the 25th birthday of the Sinclair QL!

Check out this 25th anniversary web page and presentation.

It took me several hours on a cold winter Sunday to prepare the information, pictures and finally build the anniversary web page and presentation. This is my present to the QL community. 

Happy 25th anniversary and QL forever!

Urs König (aka cowo)

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 9:35 PM CET
Updated: Thursday, 10 December 2009 10:46 AM CET
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