Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bavaria -> Saxony

After living more than 14 years in Bavaria I recently moved back to my home town Leipzig (Saxony).

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I play it in Wine, which works surprisingly well.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More time

After a long time it looks like I've got a bit more time for software related stuff. I already looked at fluid simulation, 3D camera tracking and some other very interesting things. Probably something Android related will come out of all this.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Transition to Half-Empty finished

Now no reference (that I'm aware of) to PlanetQuake exists any more at the new place demospecs.half-empty.de. My old email address at PlanetQuake does still work but this may stop any day now. So please better use the new one, which you can find all over the place at the new Demo Specs page.

Hopefully I find the time to add new material. With id Tech 5 coming next year maybe I should finally publish some id Tech 4 findings.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2nd Dan Taekwondo

Over the weekend I passed the 2nd Dan exam in traditional Taekwon-Do.

On Saturday I had to demonstrate the pattern Eul-Ji Hyeong and had to fight a free sparring against two opponents. Both held a piece of wood, which I had to break with a technique fitting into the fight. For one board I used a "normal" 180° Pandae-Dollyo-Chagi with the right foot and for the other a 360° Pandae-Dollyo-Chagi with the left foot. This took place in the Black Belt Center in Gräfelfing near Munich, Germany.

On Sunday I had to perform another three breaking tests right out of (movements 12, 17, and 27) the Euil-Ji Hyeong pattern. One Twio-yop-Chagi, one Twio-tora-yop-Chagi, and lastly a Twio-Ap-Chagi. This second and last part of the exam took place in Lauf an der Pegnitz near Nuremberg, Germany.

If you look closely at the big flag behind Grandmaster Kown, Jae-Hwa (7th Dan, examiner), myself (totally exhausted), and my Master Claus Bernet (4th Dan), all this took place in preparation for the celebration of "45 Years Taekwon-Do in Europe" next year.

Monday, October 19, 2009

PlanetQuake to Half-Empty transition

Since 1998 I had my DemoSpecs page at PlanetQuake. Now finally GameSpy decided to stop all free hosting. So I got my own domain and I'm currently moving DemoSpecs over to Half-Empty. I already copied over the web pages and now I have to purge all references to PlanetQuake and FilePlanet.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Machinima on the radio

The Austrian radio station ORF1 did a short machinima show on Sunday (November 9, 2008). The (German) abstract is available online. Richard Brem did the interview with me about two weeks ago at my place and I'm featured quite a bit in this show.

I did a recording of the audio stream with mimms, cut it later at the right positions and re-encoded it with ffmpeg and have now a 30 minutes MP3 file (14.4MB).