Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's a toss up


It's a toss up, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Cookie or lego train?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Huge newspaper glider


Huge newspaper glider, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

In case you didn't know it: the Americans have the biggest of everything and it friggin flies the moon man!
350 ppm now!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Anton' school fund raiser


Anton' school fund raiser, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

You can't see it but the penny box is magic - the coins simply disappear!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bust!


Bust!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

And boom! He exploded back out of it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tim Heuer's Silverlight 4 collection

http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2009/11/22/pdc-silverlight-resources-link-dump-learn-silverlight.aspx

Just watched the new MEF shipping with Silverlight 4. kind of confusing, I'd better read up on or watch a different video: http://development-guides.silverbaylabs.org/Video/Silverlight-MEF#videolocation_0 talks about "Separation of Concerns": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_concerns . The big idea behind MEF seems to be that one can instantiate objects - from the extremely simple such as a string to very complicated such as a database access object - by referencing an object external to the code, say in a different Silverlight App, instead of explicit instantiation by "new". MEF ties the instantiation and the external object together by a string token: The exporting module uses a [Export("MyObject")] decoration above the instantiation, the importing module a matching [Import("MyObject")]. When the import is triggered, the instantiation pointed to by the "Export" happens. This allows the concrete implementation of the needed type to be separate and outside of the core code, and therefore easily extensible and changeable. How does MEF find the right package? The magic seems to be in the PackageCatalog class.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Snow bunnies


Snow bunnies, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

I am probably taking similar ones every year :-)

Tahoe again!


Tahoe again!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

It's just magical for everybody

Friday, November 20, 2009

Autumnal colors


Autumnal colors, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Even in San Jose's office parking lots

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rare photo of Heike with Mandala painting

Im gonna put this on Ebay - ha. The pic not the mandala that is.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Final product of this afternoon's child labor

Will go into the remodeled haunted house. Several ghosts have already inquired!

Na Mama gemma stoebern?


Na Mama gemma stoebern?, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Gesehen in unsrem Graetzl

Haunted houses live on!


Haunted houses live on!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Making their own with lots of RIP

Friday, October 30, 2009

What makes children happy


What makes children happy, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Sweet cupcakes, with lots of brightly colored sugar frosting

School birds


School birds, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Special school lunch


Special school lunch, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

It's not like this everyday but close!

Halloween!


Halloween!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Croc with LEDs and EL wire and Anton inside

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Show!


Show!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

That time of the year again


That time of the year again, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Kiddie maze tons of kid fun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sf embacadero


Sf embacadero, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Jean Dubuffet with a drun inside (invisible)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

ampel


ampel, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Lieber Onkel Oli,
Schau der Legozug macht mir viel Spass, Papa und ich haben eine Elektronikampel gebaut und hier kannst du sie sehen!

Lego train


Lego train, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Carlos santana


Carlos santana, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Anton: black magic walnut
Annika: black magic robot
Oder doch black magic almond?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Maroon 5


Maroon 5, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Courtesy of Intel at its 2009 develioper

Maroon 5


Maroon 5, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Courtesy of Intel, they invited me as a Platinum guest, thanks a lot!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Family beach day


Family beach day, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Oh the joys of living near the ocean! Made Gerda wet her pants (with salt water). Nice big waves for David and me.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

snort


snort, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

No he does not know how it looks like and it's pine nuts

Monday, August 03, 2009

The infinite uesd of a hammock


The infinite uesd of a hammock, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

But you must make bird's sounds!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Instant hair growth is scary!


Instant hair growth is scary!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

It makes you cut up chairs with kids scissors

Saturday, July 25, 2009

What is this?


What is this?, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

It is an Octopus PeƱata! Vanessa has tuned 30 so this is only logical. (????) you do may ask though :-)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The world in a bubble


The world in a bubble, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Soap not housing!
Soap not hi-tech!
Stern Grove rules!

Another sunday at stern grove


Another sunday at stern grove, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Hooray - looking forwrad to some great salsa reggae (dont ask i dont know either :-)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another one from the rich uncle from Austria!

Und man die (angezogenen) Puppen reinstopfen! Anton heute um 6 aufgestanden um weiterzuspielen und -bauen

Geschenk vom Onkel Oli!


Geschenk vom Onkel Oli!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Ein Koffer mit Puppenkleidung - Beschaeftigt fuer die naechsten Wochen. An, aus, der Baer auch und die Olivia und der Drache kriegt auch eine Untergatte

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hazel coming into focus


Hazel coming into focus, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Or out but it was great fun either way

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

wilco


wilco, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Scientific review session in DC ;-)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

300 sec later


300 sec later, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Treehouse 4th of July activities


Treehouse 4th of July activities, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

They have more of everything here! Thanks so much Jen and Dan!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Speak easy


Speak easy, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Bootlegger lager - really goooood

Monday, June 29, 2009

Space ship Anton One


Space ship Anton One, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Egg carton and headlamps and tape in space-worthy quality

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Xavier - now he's 1!


Xavier - now he's 1!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Ready for the big kiss?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Very secure


Very secure, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

And very locked!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ruminations towards beer


Ruminations towards beer, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

True home brew!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Anton inspired by the power of the rubber band

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Garden idyl


Garden idyl, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

With kids!

I knew it!

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/red-wine/HB00089
Not that the finding that red wine in moderation is good for you will immediately answer the question whether it's nicer to die from heart attack (less fun but faster, both potentially) or from alcoholism (more fun but slower, also both potentially) but at least it appears you won't die from both at the same time. Pity you white wine drinkers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hannes!


Hannes!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My boy is a Pretzel


My boy is a Pretzel, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Annika Butterfly


Annika Butterfly, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

At our May Faire

Sunday, April 26, 2009

First dollar!


First dollar!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

We'll frame it - sold Rosemary salt

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Badespass im Garten


Badespass im Garten, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Nach einer Portion hausgemachten Eis grinst auch du

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beach blanket


Beach blanket, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Annika!