Coming from abroad, working in Germany and in need for some good advice around the german health insurance system? Maybe Health-Insurance.de, a service by german internet portal krankenkassen.de, can be your ticket for onboarding to the strange world of german health insurance.Continue reading
Bode Museum, Berlin
Impressions from the Bode Museum in Berlin. Pictures taken with Olympus E-420 in February 2020.
December 2022 in Berlin
The harvest from my first Photowalk with Meetup Group Photoresk Berlin.
Review: Carless on tour with my Burley Travoy
My first Trip to a rehearsal with “Orgelnauten” by bike. All my percussion gear packed on my new Burley Travoy. Since I changed from a traditional drum kit to my cajon kit, I dreamed about traveling to gigs and rehearsals by bike, at least in my neighbourhood. I thought about buying a cargo bike, but turned that idea down. Firstly, because I have to carry my bike down to the cellar, and I’m not that young to lift 30 or 40 kilogram the stairs up and down on a daily basis. Secondly, because I simply love my trusty old Kettler Alu Rad (Kettler Alloy Bike?). It weighs less than 15 kilogram and rides like a dream.Continue reading
WordPress local with XAMPP
My new online project is to build static websites with WordPress. Just to see if it can be a viable alternative to the light Typesetter CMS, which I’m currently using for some static websites. For that I needed a local server on my Linux Mint machine. On Linux you can choose between two alternatives: The first is called LAMPP, a locally installed server package with an Apache2 server MySQL and PHP. That demands an endless number of entrys on the command line – with uncertain results. Not my path. I chose XAMPP, a solution with graphical interface, that brings you Apache, MySQL, PHP and PHPMyadmin by just a few clicks. I found an howto at Squarenoid, which worked for me, with some minor supplements:
After Installing XAMPP I had to create a new database for my project before installing WordPress. It’s a doodle in PHPMyadmin. After installing XAMPP and WordPress, I was shutting down my computer. Restarting the machine brought a bad surprise: I couldn’t connect to my server nor my WordPress installation. Solution: I had to restart my server manually.Continue reading
Van Morrison and the Chieftains on Raglan Road
One of the most beautiful irish folk songs sung by Van Morrison and teh Chieftains, the veterans of Irish Folk, founded by the unforgotten Paddy Molony in 1962. This one features Van Morrison on the drums.
Winter in Plaue, Germany
I was walking through a winter wonderland in Plaue (City of Brandenburg) in Germany this weekend.