Thursday, 31 December 2009

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

After The Windows Upgrade

I liked the old look & feel better.

After The Windows Upgrade

Seen in Mödling, a lovely city next to Vienna.

Friday, 18 December 2009

The Lonely Tree

This lonely tree already attracted a lot of photographers. It can be found at the Üetliberg next to Zürich.

The Tree

More pictures from the same tree from other photographers:

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Golden Praterstern

Golden light seen at the Praterstern.

Golden Praterstern

Monday, 14 December 2009

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Prater Hauptallee in Vienna

Prater Hauptallee

Looks best large on black.

Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna

The Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna. 2008 the final match of the european soccer championship was played here.

Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna

Greasemonkey Script: Configurable Flickr Homepage

Greasemonkey Script: Configurable Flickr Homepage

This is an announcement for a greasemonkey script named "Configurable Flickr Homepage".

The purpose of this greasemonkey script is to provide a set of modifications of the layout from the flickr homepage. Several modifications are available. All of them can be enabled or disabled by the user.

You need to have Firefox and the Greasmonkey add-on installed.

If you use this script and think that it is helpful, then I kindly ask you to visit my photostream ( and leave some comments on my photos.

The script is available under the GPL license (which implies that I publish it without any warranty!).

The script can be downloaded from

The screenshot shows the script in action. Click with the right mouse button on the greasemonkey icon and select the command "Configuration of the flickr homepage" in the menu "User Script Commands" to open the configuration dialog where the layout modifications can be enabled and disabled.

How To Open The Configuration Dialog?

After this the following dialog will be displayed:

Configuration Dialog

Select the modifications which you like and then click on "Ok". The flickr homepage will automatically be reloaded and displayed with the new settings. Here is a description of all options:

Adjust homepage width to size of browser: The original layout uses a fixed width of 800 pixels and therefore wastes a lot of space from the browser. If this option is checked then the whole browser width will be used. Moreover the contents of the flickr page resizes if the size of the browser changes.

Enable drag & drop: When you are happy with your layout you can uncheck this option. Now drag&drop is disabled. So it's e.g. no longer possible that you change the layout by mistake. If you want to modify the positions again you have to enable this option again.

Use customized module positions: Unchecking this option disabled the usage of the customized layout. The positions of the modules from the original flickr layout will be used instead.

Use gray background for modules: Checking this option will add a light gray border around modules from the flickr page.

Show rounded borders around modules: Checking this option will add rounded border around modules.

Show upload link in menubar: The original flickr page shows a big "Upload Photos & Videos" link on the same level as modules like "Your Photostream". By checking this option this link will move to the menu bar next to the "Explore" menu. This saves valuable space.

Show images in recent activities: The recent activities module shows the latest comments. Theses comments may include images (e.g. awards). If this configuration option is selected then these images will not be displayed.

Show buddy icon: Unchecking this option removes the buddy icon from the flickr homepage.

Show flickr blog: Unchecking this option removes the flickr blog from the flickr homepage.

Link group images to group pool: Checking this option modifies the links to images in the groups module. Now they will link to the pictures within the group context.

Show tips: Unchecking this option removes the tips section from the flickr homepage.

A main feature which was introduced in version 0.12 is the possibility to customize the layout by draggin&dropping the modules of the flickr homepage.

Not only the well known homepage but also the brand new sneak preview homepage (see also this announcement) is supported.

2009-12-12 0.18 Fixed a bug in saving module positions caused by a new greasemonkey version
2008-12-14 0.17 Load jquery libraries from
2008-11-11 0.16 Bugfix for removing tips.
2008-11-11 0.15 Bugfix for moving upload to menubar
2008-11-11 0.14
Added option to show rounded borders
Adapted script to markup changes of the flickr homepage
2008-11-06 0.13
Show images in recent activities by default.
2008-11-06 0.12
Modules can now be positioned by using drag&drop
Use the jQuery framework
2008-11-01 0.11
Group images will now link in the group pool
It's possible to move the photostream to the right column
2008-11-01 0.10 Resize width of comments in recent activities
2008-10-31 0.09 First public version.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Statues in Vienna

A collection of statues in Vienna.

Meinl Woman

Atlas' daughters

Spot The Balloon

Macht Zur See

Muscles For Maria Theresia

Maria am Gestade

Bognergasse 1

Hold Me!

Parlament, Wien

Monday, 7 December 2009

Father Christmas

I saw father christmas yesterday. He looked very tired already.

Having Fun With Picnik

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Monday, 28 September 2009



I'm getting familiar with flash programming. I wrote a clone of the ancient game "Pong" for warming up. :-)

You can play it here.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Industrial Sightseeing

If you travel from Vienna to the Airport in Schwechat by using the City Airport Train, you will pass OMV's refinery. For a few seconds you will have an impressive view of this industry complex. Here are some of my pictures which I took from the train:





Crest I + II

Friday, 18 September 2009

Bus Stop Window Texture #2

Here is another texture from a bus station window:

Texture - Fake TTV #2 (bus stop window)

Download the texture with full resolution here.

Important! This picture is published under the creative commons license. This means that you must not use this work for commercial purposes! (see also here). Please contact me first if you want to use it commercially!!

Please post your pictures with this texture to the "Bus Stop Window Fake TTV Pictures" if you have a flickr account.

Here are some of my own pictures:

Days Of Wine And Roses

Run Steffen, Run! Day #356

Waiting For Spring (Including Tutorial)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

HDR Clouds

This is the result of my first attempt at creating an HDR video.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Marktplatz Heppenheim

Marktplatz Heppenheim

One of my favourite places on earth.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Rowser - Connect Four

Rowser 0.1

I wrote a little connect four browser game. Here is the address:

It's still work in progress and not yet finished. Some features are missing and I am not yet happy with the playing strength.

You need to have java installed to be able to use it.

Please let me know if you find some bugs while playing with rowser. :-)

Tuesday, 11 August 2009



Finally I'm in the mood for taking pictures again! :-)

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Texture - Bus Stop Window Fake TTV

I took a picture of a bus stop window (here's the bus stop) and created the following fake ttv texture from it:

Texture - Fake TTV #1 (bus stop window)

Download the original size of this texture here.

Important! This picture is published under the creative commons license. This means that you must not use this work for commercial purposes! (see also here). Please contact me first if you want to use it commercially!!

In the meanwhile this one became very popular. Many people are using it as a texture layer in their images. Therefore I created a flickr group for such pictures. Please post them to the "Bus Stop Window Fake TTV Pictures" group if you have some, too.

Bus Stop Window Fake TTV Pictures - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

Here are some of my own pictures:

Muscles For Maria Theresia


Waiting For Spring (Including Tutorial)