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Thu, 26 May 2016
new bLog layout (0 comments)
i did restructure and update my bLog site.
i started with splitting the css into a mobile and a desktop version. so my bLog now adapts to your device, and is even responsive. to achieve this i spent a lot of time on css hacking and tweaking. so there's a revised and shiny new css to both the desktop and mobile version. a positive side effect of this should be a higher compatibility with most blog aggregators.
the text layout also changed, and i cleaned up and removed some of the navigation items. also i restructured the "content" and "chronology" navigation items, which seem to be easier to navigate now, in my opinion. for mobile devices the navigation elements are now in a css only accordion to save precious display space.
additionally i added a "next" and "prev" link to the blog entry site, which should also improve usability and navigation - this was done by writing another plugin for my bLog-software, namely "blosxom".
and finally, i introduced and structured categories, mostly for myself to find entries easier and faster.
so, after almost two month of redoing and decluttering my bLog layout it is finally done - i hope you enjoy it.

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Sun, 22 May 2016
neko atsume (0 comments)
after almost three months of continuous playing, i finally managed to "collect" all the cats and their mementos in neko atsume, the cat collector.
the goal of the mobile game is to provide food and toys in your backyard, which attracts various cats. with the right toy and food even some rare cats appear. if they have paid you a visit for several times, they leave behind a memento for you. mementos are small items the cats collect on their daily tours, to show their gratitude.
in the meantime i have bought all available goodies, so i press on "auto set goodies", which randomly places the items in the yard, once a day. i could even afford all available remodelling styles (with the zen style still my favourite one).
i hope there will be a new release soon, bringing new kitties to collect. neko atsume is a wonderful, great game with tons of cute kitties and lovely animations, where everyone wins.

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Sun, 15 May 2016
a few days in tyrol (0 comments)
again a short visit to nina's parents in tyrol, and the two cute kitties named bonnie[02-05] and havanna[01,06-29]. don't let yourself be deceived by the fact that the cats are sleeping and dozing on almost all of the pictures. this is only, because it is the only time you get to take fairly sharp pictures of them with a mobile phone's camera.
later we did our obligatory hike, this time over the alpsteg bridge and the brunner berg, back to nina's place. nina's brother and his girlfriend joined us.
relaxing and lovely as always, and again after a long time an opportunity to cuddle a cat.

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Sun, 01 May 2016
central eastern alps hiking track, day 03 (0 comments)
day 03 of the hiking tour (my second day, as i skipped the first day). at the breakfast table one crew member announced he will take a bus back home and skip this day. the reason he quit is a mixture of pain, a girl and lack of sleep; he was one of the two seeking a party location in the empty streets of breitenbrunn the night before. as i thought, they did not find such a place. so we were reduced to a group of three.
again the weather was perfect, and our track was mostly through the woods, so we had plenty of shadow. also for a long distance the track was right along the border of lower austria and burgenland. furthermore it was an area used by the military too - at least we thought so, according to all the shooting ranges and strange signs[16] we saw along the road.
on our tour we met several local people, loads of them asking where we come from and where we are heading to. and most of them suggested we aim for mannersdorf, as it would be easier from there to get transport to vienna. so we took that tour, with a few detours as sometimes the signs were lacking or we simply just missed them to take the right turn. in mannersdorf we had a tasty lunch at a restaurant.
then it was time to get a bus home. so we located the nearest bus station, had a look at the plan, and were a bit confused. then we took out our phones, checked the bus schedule, and were even more confused. it seems, there is absolutely not a single bus that enters or leaves mannersdorf on a sunday. it looked like we were stuck in this little ghost village. too bad.
fortunately the mother of one crew member had a friend here in mannersdorf, who we called. we were very lucky, as she was just about to leave for vienna. so she delayed her departure, gave us coffee and biscuits, and let us play with her really super cute dog[23-25]. finally we left and were brought back to vienna. puh, we were saved - very, very lucky us.
thanking her over and over again we got off the car at a metro station and took the metro back home. what a relieve. the total distance for today was 17.30 kilometres. and remember: don't end up in mannersdorf on a sunday if you don't want to stay there overnight.
here is the track for day 03.

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