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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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Sunday, 14 September 2008
Mabuhay Filipino
Topic: Life

Today I met my fellow Markus at his home in Zurich at his farewell party. He started a Master's degree programme in Microfinance in the Philippines this summer and came back home to lift the anchors and to say good bye.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 8:48 PM MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2009 1:46 PM MEST
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Thursday, 21 August 2008
My NAS is up and running now
Topic: ICT

Ufff, it took me 20 months to find patience to setup my Thecus N5200B NAS which was purchased in December 2006. Firmware-Updates to Host and Drives before setup. After some hours I must say this is a fine system.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 11:13 AM MEST
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Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Now it's said but not done...
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Work

Wow, another year has passed. No entry to the Blog for over a year!!!


You know meanwhile I'm 40 now and IT starts to hang. It? Guess what (belly?)?


3 years after my original decision the right time has come. So it’s said now, but still it has to be done and completed. For now it’s still a secret. Tell ya what’s about when the secret has been opened.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 5:07 PM MEST
Updated: Thursday, 21 August 2008 11:24 AM MEST
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Wednesday, 15 August 2007
YouTube account, group and videos added - Website updated
Topic: QL

Today I opened my personal YouTube account. I also opened a Group called "Sinclair QL".

First uploads are
- Maximilian-Tim skateboarding
- Sinclair QL TV advertisement 1984

I also slightly updated my website

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 1:55 PM MEST
Updated: Sunday, 14 September 2008 8:43 PM MEST
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Sunday, 5 August 2007
Sleepless in Eschenbach
Mood:  not sure
Now Playing: Mix Megapol (Swedish Radio Station)
Topic: Life

Wir hatten einen schönen Abend mit Edith und Seppi. Die Ausfahrt mit dem Adler (Baujahr 1939) und das Essen in der Kaltenherberge war unser Hochzeitsgeschenk an sie. Ich hoffe die Überraschung ist geglückt...

Irgenwie ist mir der Wein nicht gut begekommen, mein Magen ist echt übersäuert. Seit 6 Uhr kann ich nicht mehr schlafen und bin aufgestanden. Zeitung gelesen, eMails auch, was könnte man noch machen?! Wieder mal einen Blog-Eintrag. Here it is.

 Mal sehen was der Sonntag noch bringt.

Posted by retro/qlvsjaguar at 7:13 AM MEST
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