Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dancing, wine, beer – life is good!

While a lot is happening at work – for those you who do care: the 77-GHz VCO and the PLL seem to lock! – spare time is fun too! Here’s a photo of the party people before we went to the dace last  Saturday:

Thank you Markus for not letting me alone, I enjoyed your company. On Monday I joined the people of my old dorm for the annual wine tasting. The vintner was there himself to present some of his best wines! And it was good to see all these great people, its amazing how we all evolve and still stay the same somehow. I had some great conversations with Rene, Severin, Martina, Lukas, Elisa, Richard …

Tonight is a little bit more calm. Just a nice glass of wheat beer with my roomie Richard!

I do work a lot right now, but it is important to save these nice moments where you give yourself a break!

Socializing Can Be Exhausting!

This week was big socializing week. Monday night I attended a panel discussion with Landeshauptmann Pühringer at the KHG Heim Linz, which was pretty interesting. Tuesday evening was the Mechatroniker Stammtisch where I got to talk to some old friends that I hadn’t talked to in ages.

Wednesday was the IEEE Student Branch, JKU Linz excursion to ZIZALA Lichtsysteme ( That really was a highlight. For starters I guess I just like the people in our group so much! They are such a great bunch people who are motivated, eager to explore, committed, a lot of fun …

The food was also awesome! Here’s a photo of the CEO of ZIZALA and our group:

It did not end there! Thursday night some colleagues and I decided to give the new Schnitzelhaus around the corner a try. To not get an overly guilty conscience because of the fat food all the time I had to go for a “Schnitzelhaus run” first ( but finally we did it. That the three of us at the Schnitzelhaus:

Well, guess what it did not end there either, yesterday my friend Hari came by to work on his website ( and later I had a rehearsal with our wind band (which did not work out, as some just didn’t show up). Today was IEEE Austria section proposal writing day, and I hope that I can clear out my head by running before I’ll go to a dance with Andrea and some friends of hers tonight …

While socializing can be rewarding it can also be pretty exhausting sometimes, I’m really looking forward to an evening of just … well … nothing …

We Send You Pickles!

Johanna and Monika, two sisters of Andrea are in Mexiko right now. They really seem to enjoy it. However despite all the fun, new experiences, beaches, sun … Johanna misses one thing: Pickles! It sounds crazy, but that is what she seems to miss the most. So Andrea and me, we use the web to send them this virtual pickle:

Just make sure you don’t eat it all at once ;)

Herbstkonzert 2010

It’s a beloved tradition. Once every year we have our fall concert with the Trachtenkappelle Thalheim – a wind band consisting of a bunch of frenetic amateur musicians, such as myself. Some every-Friday rehearsals

led to the final event

I couldn’t resist the temptation to take some pics while the moderator was talking ;) The audience (some 300 people) seemed to like the concert

and so we are all glad and thankful for that wonderful evening. A personal highlight for me was that Andrea and ever her parents came to listen. Thank you and thanks to all of my fellow musicians for their efforts!

Being part of the Herbstkonzert 2010 of the Trachtenkapelle Thalheim is a once in a lifetime event! But for all of you who couldn’t make it, one year from now, another concert is waiting for us!