Archive for the ‘Toys’ Category

Technic Lego 8052 – Container Truck

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Well for Christmas this year my parents wanted to get me the Technic Lego 8052 – Container Truck. Unfortunately the shops had sold out in the UK, so they gave me the money and told me to buy it here, in Germany.

Lego 8052 Container Truck

Lego 8052 Container Truck

Lego 8053 Container Truck Box

Lego 8053 Container Truck Box

Amazon shouldnt take long to deliver it.

Lego Piste Basher

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I’m too excited.

My Lego Piste Basher has just arrived.

I’m just a big kid 🙂

kde mouse for Windows

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I normally use Linux as my main operating system but have to use Windows boxes at work.   I hate how you have to resize windows on Windows.  You have to click them 5 few pixels in the bottom right of the Window.

Under most Linux window managers you can press Alt-Right click and resize the window that way.

I really missed this on Windows and would keep trying to do it only to see context menus appear.

I finally found kde-mouse.exe (198k).  I cannot remember where and the website appears to have vanished.

I know of the following commands

  • Alt + Left Mouse Button: Drag to move a window.
  • Alt + Right Mouse Button: Drag to resize a window.
  • Double-Alt + Left Mouse Button : Minimize a window.
  • Double-Alt + Right Mouse Button: Maximize/Restore a window.
  • Double-Alt + Middle Mouse Button : Close a window.

Simply download the exe and drop into your Startup directory.


C:\Document And Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

I have just 1 problem with kde-mouse though.  It does not work over Remote Desktop.  I constantly resize the main Remote Desktop window instead of the windows inside it.   Its only a small issue though 🙂   Kde-mouse is still amazing.

Helmet Cam

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Well I suppose I could get more than a Rubiks Cube for my birthday.

I have been looking at getting a helmet cam for when I go snowboarding in Hintertux.

The good complete systems are quite expensive, around 800 Euros for a good one, then I need a helmet too, they cost around 40 Euros.

The Elmo SUV


Elmo SUV @ Vegaoptics



VIO POV 1 @ Vegaoptics

I now wish I had bought a better camcorder when I did last year, then I could just get the helmet cam and connect it in, but my DCR-HC37 doesnt have audio or video input.

I think I’ll have to make do with my current camcorder this year, its not even 1 year old yet, at least I’ll have my Rubiks cube.

Rubiks Cube

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Well my birthday is coming up soon and the only thing I want is a Rubiks Cube 4×4.

Rubiks Cube 4×4 Image

I have many 3×3 cubes which I can solve (quite) fast, and I have taught many people over the years.

I actually have to admit that I never really figured out how to solve them myself, my Grandad actually showed me many many years ago.

It looks like there are a lot of online stores in Germany which sell them