the oktoberfest poster 2017

each year the oktoberfest poster is announced and people (including me) criticise the choice of the “experts”. this year the muenchen town council have decided to allow the general public (i.e me and you) to help with the deselection process.

people can vote on their website and it will help take the choice down from 49 posters to the top 30. a jury of experts will then make the final choice.  using the general public to narrow down from 49 to 30 is really not that much of an influence on the outcome – but I guess its a start.

the final winner is announced on feb 1st.

new tv on an old tv

most new tv’s are coming with apps included for viewing youtube, netflix etc – but if you have an older tv without this feature what can you do?

at home I have an older Sony LCD. so I just got hold of a windows PC on a HDMI stick. add a small bluetooth keyboard and you have a working PC on your TV. you can view whatever you can watch in a web-browser. perfect for netflix, amazon prime, zattoo or any other media service you may want to you.

i am also a big fan of smart dns proxy. if you are looking for such a tool – here is my affiliate link (thanks)

that picture of me

if you are wondering who captured that picture of me at the top of the blog – thanks go out to Celticon Photography based in Munich.

Roger caught me while I dropping off Stadtkapelle Germering for the start of the Trachten- und Schützenzug during Oktoberfest 2015. (hey Phil – look at the camera before the police move our bus on).

Roger takes great pics – the majority of my facebook profile shots come via him.

hello blogging, my old friend

I’ve come to blog with you again

So I stopped blogging when social media exploded. I got used to writing 140 characters and then getting a bit frustrated when I ended up with a -4 and still had to remove grammar and punctuation (not that I could ever use either properly).

So now we’re back again. I guess it wont be daily posts, but there will be at least some thoughts shared at least a few times a month.

Enlightening, thought provoking – don’t get your hopes too high.