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pictures inside ... )
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Durch die Heizkörper in meiner Wohnung fließt das Wasser zur Zeit mal wieder mit einer wohligen Temperatur von etwa 17°C. Der Druck liegt bei 0,2 bar, mindestens ca. 1,2 sollten es eigentlich sein.
Meistens fängt sich die Heizung nach einiger Zeit wieder, aber heute scheint sie das nicht zu tun. Ich hatte bereits am Donnerstag bei der Hausverwaltung angerufen, weil ich so langsam die Nase voll habe, aber bisher habe ich noch keine Rückmeldung erhalten.
Ich vermute dass sich im Laufe der Jahre und wenig Wartung so viel Luft in dem Heizsystem gesammelt hat, dass die Pumpe nun nicht mehr für Fluss sorgen kann und leer läuft. Ich habe zwar einen Schlüssel um die Heizkörper zu entlüften, aber die Luft ist nicht in den Heizkörpern, sondern im Boiler.
Denke ich zumindest. Jedenfalls "genieße" ich meinen entspannten Sonntag, sitze zu Hause und friere. Ganz toll.
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Quick update:
The ductwork in my apartment has been installed in such a crappy way that the water doesn't flow properly. There's always a little bit left inside the ducts, and since the ducts run near the outside wall of the building the drain duct is frozen solid.
The guy who was supposed to get it working again has given up, since there's nothing he can do to prevent it from just freezing again. It seems that the entire drain pipe has to be removed and a new, insulated one installed, with a bit of a decline too because currently the "decline" is facing the wrong way.

Anyway, a plumber came along around 1pm to take a look at things. Now his boss is doing a cost estimation, and actual work on the issue might start the day after tomorrow.

Oh well, since there's currently puddles of water all over my apartment I've decided to take a bath in the bathroom sink. At least I feel clean again now.

I'm quite pissed off anyway. I'm not blaming the weather of course, nothing you could've done about the freezing temperatures. I do blame crappy craftsmanship though. If those ducts had been installed properly, this all wouldn't be neccessary now.
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So. Ich kann nach wie vor weder Spüle noch Dusche benutzen.
Dem Abflussrohr fehlt Gefälle, so dass sich Wasser sammelt. Außerdem verläuft das Rohr an einer Außenwand, und das gesamte Rohr ist jetzt zugefroren.
Ganz toll.
Nun muß wahrscheinlich ein Teil der Wand im Bad, vielleicht auch in der Küche, aufgemacht werden, und es muß ein neues Rohr verlegt werden. Im Moment weiß ich noch nicht, wann das passieren soll.

Mal abwarten ...

iiii chlor

Jan. 25th, 2010 02:08 pm
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... und zu Allem Überfluss stinken meine Hände jetzt nach Chlor.
Ich hatte Rohreiniger in den verstopften Abfluss gegossen, und das Zeug hat sich natürlich im stehenden Wasser verteilt, das ich vorhin abgeschöpft hab. Hatte zwar Handschuhe an, aber trotzdem stinken meine Hände jetzt. Und ich hab' sie mir schon ein paar Mal gewaschen um den Geruch loszuwerden. Bringt nix.
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Called the facility management today about the drain being clogged. They sent someone over, but the guy couldn't get it working again from the kitchen sink. And he can't reach the pipes from the bathroom without removing bits of the walls, so I'll have to call management again about that ...
Sux, and it's taking longer than expected too. ):

Pity ...

Jan. 24th, 2010 04:56 pm
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My plan to take a hot bath in the evening has been foiled by a clogged drain.
At first it appeared as though only the kitchen sink was clogged, but I found all the water poured in that sink in the bath later. Sucks a lot.
Of course, it being Sunday, there's not much I can do. I don't think it's enough of an emergency to call a plumber on a Sunday. After all I don't plan to pay for his services myself.

Also, I feel like a cold is coming up. That's why I wanted to take a bath too.
It's still very cold outside too, and I had biked home from the office today ...
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I like my living room. It's comfy. )
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... I used to post pictures I made from the balcony back in Lübeck.

I don't have a balcony anymore, and the view from the window is different. But I do like red evening sky, so here goes ...

view from the window ... )
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... um eine Quittung zu bitten.

Jedenfalls habe ich jetzt die Tage Post von meinem Internet Provider aus Lübeck erhalten. Ich möge doch bitte 50€ Abnutzungsgebühr für die bereitgestellten Geräte bezahlen.
Auf meine Rückfrage, ob die noch ganz bei Trost seien, bekam ich die Antwort dass ich die Geräte nach Kündigung des Vertrages nicht zurückgegeben habe.
Hab' ich aber.
Und was für ein Glück dass ich mit das schriftlich hab' geben lassen, dass ich die dagelassen hab'. Auf der Packung hatte ich sogar einen Klebezettel mit meiner Kundennummer hinterlaseen, und trotzdem haben die die verschlust.

Von der Hansestadt Lübeck hab' ich eine Zahlungsaufforderung erhalten, 103.50€ für zu schnell Fahren. Da kann ich mich leider nicht rauswinden. ):

Und in meinem Wohnzimmer ist gerade ein großer Wasserfleck an der Wand aufgetaucht. Das finde ich nicht schön ... ):

autsch!

Nov. 15th, 2009 08:30 pm
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Today I discovered that it's possible to fall over backwards with my chair ...
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I'm back online after a relocation related internet absence.
Disconnected and packed the computer on Saturday, went to work, then bed, then got up and rented a truck, had a few people helping me load the truck, drove to Husum, unpacked.
Still busy tidying up, and setting up furniture and things.

Labelling all boxes with "stuff" is a bad idea btw.

Internet seems to be working nicely. uTorrent is currently doing 1MB/s down and 151kB/s up, which is a whole lot more speed than I used to have in Lübeck. I'm using Kabel Deutschland as a provider, and the internet connection appears to be through a cable modem, instead of DSL via phone line.

I've also set up the DVB-T antenna, but reception is less than acceptable. It seems that the area I moved to is not entirely covered - I'm getting a few TV stations, but not those I'm actually interested in. I guess I'll have to grab a cable off the shop tomorrow and hook the TV card up to the same outlet I'm getting the internet from.

I've got the week off btw, so I can take things easy and get to know my new neighbourhood etc.
Btw, if you enter Husum into Google Maps, the marker is I guess 300m off from my new domicile.
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Concerts:
Words cannot describe how awesome Porcupine Tree are live. I've been to four of their concerts (Hannover, Bremen, Hamburg, and Berlin) in the past few weeks. Just amazing.
I've been bugging the merchandise guy for a Hoodie at the venues. Unfortunately he was out of XXL ones when I first asked in Hannover. So I returned to him in Bremen, still no XXL Hoodie. Then at the Hamburg gig he asked me whether I was going to attend any other shows. I told him that I'd be at the Berlin show too, so he promised to check the back of his truck and reserve one for me if he found one. So when I visited him again at the Berlin venue, he spotted me, pointed at me and grabbed a Hoodie for me. (: Yay! I paid for the Hoodie, then gave him an extra 5€ for his trouble. And as a thank you gift I got a drum stick Gavin had used the during the Hamburg show the previous day. (:
(Picture of concert stuff)
The journey to Berlin was pretty annoying though. Lots of rain, you could hardly see anything in front of you. And on my way back, the drive-up to the autobahn was closed and my satellite navigation refused to lead me any other way, so I kinda got lost there. I finally managed to get back home around 4am, and was in bed at 5am.
I also saw Sylvan who were pretty good as well. I really like the Ballroom as a venue too, it's quite small and intimate, and pretty good sound. Oh, and totally hot bartendress!

Windows 7:
Windows 7 was quick to arrive in my mailbox, even though I'd ordered from the UK. Installed it on the SSD, it's quick and shiny, I mostly like it so far. Only serious issue I noticed so far is that stuff doesn't run as fluently on the secondary monitor as they do on the primary one. It looks like the refresh rate is off, but it's set correctly, so I really don't know what's going on. Videos don't show properly, and Aero-related windows animations are all jittery too. The weirdest thing though, when there's a video being shown on the secondary screen, windows are jittery on the primary too, so basically things are displayed properly only when nothing but the desktop is shown on the secondary screen.
Other than that I'm quite happy with it though.
Oh, and I've got a spare one. Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit/64bit full UK version, new, unopened. I'm hoping to sell it for around 100€, let me know if you're interested!

My Apartment:
I'm actually moving out the day after tomorrow, so there's plenty of boxes currently in my apartment. I've been packing for the past few days, but I'm not quite done yet. I'll get to that in a minute.
It's surprising how much junk has piled up in the 9 years I've lived here. I've got quite a few plastic bags full of stuff that I intend to just throw out and get rid of. Should've done that ages ago. But at least there's a lot less stuff to actually move to Husum than I first thought.
Still need to pack my clothes. And the computer and stereo. Those will be the last things to be unplugged and packed of course d;

Dentist:
I've had a dentist appointment about two weeks ago to have my teeth checked. Doctor found one instance of caries and recommended I don't wait too long to have it removed and fixed.
So I got another appointment today to get that done. The Doctor let me choose whether to have anaesthetics, so I thought since he's leaving it up to me it can't be too bad. So I went without it, and as it turns out, that was a good choice. The doctor was done after about ten minutes, and I had breakfast right afterwards.
In fact, the first appointment two weeks ago was more painful than today because they removed dental calculus back then, which is quite irritating to the gums.
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Heute waren die Fenster-Leute da. Gestern hatte ich dort angerufen und nach einem Termin gefragt, weil die sich noch nicht gemeldet hatten. Also haben wir heute 07:30 vereinbart, damit das endlich über die Bühne gehen kann. Ich hatte gestern bereits den Schreibtisch so weit verschoben dass man vernünftig an die Fenster rankommt, und die Fenster geputzt hatte ich auch (schon das zweite Mal in den knapp 10 Jahren, die ich hier wohne!).
Also, den Wecker auf 07:00 gestellt, und pünktlich 5 Minuten vor dem Wecker aufgewacht. Wie immer wenn ich mir den Wecker stelle. Keine Ahnung wie meine innere Uhr das macht ... o_O
Die Handwerker waren dann auch pünklich hier und haben angefangen die alte Versiegelung rauszukratzen. Ziemliche Scheiss-Arbeit sowas. Danach haben die beiden sich dann die Silikon-Spritze geschnappt und von innen und außen neu versiegelt. Nach einer Stunde war's dann auch schon erledigt, und einer der beiden meinte dann noch grinsend, dass ich jetzt einen Tag lang die Fenster nicht putzen dürfte (das war derselbe, der sich letzte Woche bereits ein Bild von der Lage gemacht und da auch meine ungewaschenen Fenster gesehen hatte).

Meinen Schreibtisch habe ich allerdings noch nicht zurückgerückt, der steht immernoch mitten im Raum. Hab dahinter ordentlich gesaugt, und morgen werde ich tatsächlich die Fenster nochmal mit Glasreiniger bearbeiten, weil die beiden doch einiges an Schlieren und Fingerabdrücken hinterlassen haben.

Das Blöde an "sauberen" Fenstern ist natürlich, man sieht sofort die Kleinigkeiten. Zum Beispiel Fingerabdrücke, die wohl noch vom Hausbau herrühren. Keine Chance die wegzubekommen, da sie *innen* auf der Außenscheibe sind. Überhaupt sind Verunreinigungen zwischen den Scheiben zu erkennen, die bekommt man natürlich nie mehr da raus. Auch ist mir gestern aufgefallen, dass die bei der Balkonsanierung wohl auch etwas rumgesaut haben - auf der Scheibe sind kleine Farb-Sprenkler, die gehen natürlich auch nicht mehr weg ...
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My search for a new place to live is over. Turns out it was easier than I expected. Steffi took a look at the apartment a few days ago, sent me some photos and described it to me. Today I went over, took a look myself, liked what I saw, and signed the rental agreement.
I'm not looking forward to the move, but I am looking forward to living there, it's a lovely place. Bigger than my current apartment, lots of space, more than one room, nice colours, no need to re-paint or change anything much. Doesn't smell of smoke even though the current renter is a smoker.
Yeah, so that's that. Yay and stuff (:

Nothing much else to report really. Busy at work, not a lot of free time. I did have yesterday and today off though. Went to a wedding-eve party yesterday, Chrischi's coworker is getting married. And today was Husum, as I said.

The past few days I watched a lot of new Doctor Who episodes. I'm somewhere 3rd season now. I'm watching at work mostly, since not a lot is happening late in the evening these days.

When at home I've been playing Prince of Persia mostly. I can't really put my finger on it, but for some reason that game fascinates me. Might be its aesthetics. It's somehow just beautiful ...
I actually finished it this evening. Sad ending. And I just discovered that Ubisoft apparently has no intention to publish the Epilogue on PC. Sadface!
inanedirk: (Gir - Shurg)
Hab' in meinem Hoodie eine Spinne gefunden.
Hab' sie rausgeworfen.
Stand ihr eh nicht. Mindestens 2 Nummern zu groß.

buggy ...

Jun. 30th, 2009 04:30 pm
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found in my new kitchen today ... )

bäääh

Jun. 18th, 2009 10:30 am
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Mein Balkon wird zur Zeit saniert.
Laut Info des Bauvereins solle man in der Zeit die Fenster geschlossen halten, damit die damit verbundenen Ausdünstungen nicht in die Wohnung ziehen.

Leider muß ich nun feststellen, dass meine Fenster ganz offenbar alles andere als dicht sind, denn obwohl sie geschlossen sind, stinkt es gerade in meiner Wohnung erbärmlich nach Verdünner oder sowas ... ):
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I was going to wash some clothes just now, but when I started the washer it sounded like it tried turning the drum but failed. You probably know this particular sound an electric motor does when trying to turn something that's stuck.
As it turned out (thehehe), the drum wasn't stuck though, it turned just fine when trying by hand.

I was already through reading the manual for help and had almost resigned to calling tech support in the morning, but then I turned and pushed the drum for a bit, and tried a different program. I chose one that just gets rid of remaining water in the machine, and voilà, the drum turns again.

I put my clothes back in, turned it on again, and ... right, nothing.

I was a little confused by then, but noticed a few drops of water on the water feed.
Ahh right, the stupid thing is broken and the sound is not actually coming from the motor that turns the drum, but from the water pump trying to get at some water.

Well, in the end it wasn't the feed either. When I turned on the faucet to wash my hands, there was no water coming from there either. Cold water is completely out, and there's no pressure on the hot water.

So anyway, good news: washer is still intact.
Bad news: water's out.
inanedirk: (Gir - D'oh)
I think Tesa is trying to tell me something.
Something along the lines of "Our poster Powerstrips are not designed for real heavy posters". Makes me wonder why they call them that when they utterly fail at large posters ...

Anyway, Metalheads is no longer on the kitchen wall, but instead currently resides face down on the floor in my living room, after it fell off the wall rather noisily last night.
I guess I'll have to buy those other Powerstrips that, according to advertising, hold up to 1.5 kg each.

I also need to re-paint a little spot on the wall where one of the Powerstips tore off a piece of paint. Yay.

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