Monthly Archive for December, 2009

The Mysterious Universe

“The stream of human knowledge is impartially heading towards a non-mechanical reality. The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter. We are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of this realm.”

~ Sir James Jeans (from “The Mysterious Universe“)

Merry Christmas

“May you have a very merry Christmas, and may you receive the greatest gift that anyone can wish for you − the perception of the Christ spirit in your own heart…Open your hearts to receive the wonderful gift of Light.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

Merry Christmas

The photo of the crib was made in the cathedral of St Johann im Pongau (Salzburg/Austria).

In Lebensfluten, im Tatensturm …

“In Lebensfluten, im Tatensturm
Wall’ ich auf und ab,
Webe hin und her!
Geburt und Grab,
Ein ewiges Meer,
Ein wechselnd Weben,
Ein gluehend Leben:
So schaff’ ich am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit
Und wirke der Gottheit lebendiges Kleid.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust I, “Gesang des Erdgeistes”

Google Chrome: Reducing High Disk and CPU Activity

As Google released their first beta of the Google Chrome Browser for Linux on December 8th 2009, I tried it out on my Debian Lenny system. Google Chrome is fast, lightweight, … but … I was bothered by occasional periods of high hard disk and CPU activity, which could last for a minute or two. I was searching around in the web and found a solution (for me*): Disabling the ‘Enable phishing and malware protection‘ (‘Options‘ -> ‘Details‘ ->  ‘[ ] Enable phishing and malware protection‘) solved the problem completely, and Chrome is now very light on CPU and Disk usage. 🙂

*  Of course, disabling a security feature is at your own risk. But in my case it was a matter of being able to use Google Chrome at all.


Sunrise Snow, snow, snow Snow. snow, snow

The photos were made during a morning walk in Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg. Finally it is cold and there were sun and snowfall at the same time. Magical advent season.

The Real Spirit Of Music

“Music is a state of mind which is unbelievable; it is so beautiful. It is an ecstasy that cannot be explained. Often tears come to my eyes; it is a beautiful pain. It is the pain of trying to reach out. You feel that someone is there…. You are trying your best to reach out but you cannot reach. So it is a pain which makes you so sad but that sadness has such beauty in it that it is like a happiness at the same time. That is the real spirit of music.”

Ravi Shankar

Happy Advent Season

Happy Advent Season   Happy Advent Season

Need a “fast” food? Why not. Eating fruits make happy. 🙂

I wish you a contemplative time,


Winter – endlich!

Winter in the mountains Winter in the mountains Winter in the mountains

Das war vielleicht ein milder November. Am Sonntag war bereits der 1. Advent und es war warm wie im Frühling. Seit heute ist es kalt und ich freue mich richtig. Dieses Wetter paßt doch schon viel besser.