work and spare time

Hi @ all,

the first piece of good news is, that we finished our CISCO project (bgp over mpls) last week.

There was a nasty snag that we solved after taking a tip from a co-worker, but now the network is running and the people here were impressed. Now we are positioned in the service desk of the northern irish goverment, although we don’t answer calls or anything, the reason is that we’re now close to our co-workers and we have to speak more english than before. Sometimes we have the chance to go with a colleague to some outposts to fix some problems (to replace a switch etc.)

The next piece of good news is, that I saw the Giants Causeway. Steffen, Friedrich and me took a bus tour to a few of the sights where we saw the hexagonal stones of the Giants Causeway. That was really impressive and the landscape was so beautiful. We saw an old castle and a distillery (Bushmills – the oldest distillery around the world) too. We also crossed a small suspension bridge to a small island (which name i have forgotten =/) . The water around the island was dreamlike, it was as clear as crystal and reminded me of the caribbean.

We were lucky on the day, because the sun was shinning all the time. (We were away for approximately 12 hours). In the evening we were exhausted but Friedrich and Steffen couldn’t get enough and went into a pub to let the day fade away.


There’s no news

Hi folks!
The weekend passed, like the last weekends. On Friday we went to a club („twenty one“) with some peers of the other apartments,
we drank several alcoholic drinks and enjoyed the music. On Saturday we made our own „pub-crawl“ with our best friends „Guinness“ and „Bulmers“,
incidently we followed the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 at TV. But the weather wasn’t on our side this weekend and I got soaked to the skin, but on Monday when we were also at a club, I took along my German umbrella. Only the umbrella was after a few minutes completely soppy.
Later more about the rainy days in Dublin.

Greetz to Germany!

our district
view from our balcony
view from our balcony
our district 🙂
sign in a pub
sign in a pub

Arbeit! Arbeit!

Moin everyone,

because lee alread told you about our Weekend )hopefully, I didn´t read his Blog so far) I don´t have much things to tell you. Work is the same, this friday I´m going to present the template for Joomla wich I have created in the past few days. Hope John (my Boss) likes it. Anyway I´m looking forward to the next Weekend, I promised myself not to spend mony on anything else than food in this week so I can save some money wich is rare enough for us here in Dublin.

My next Blog will come on Monday evening because we have a long Weekend this time here in Irland and we don´t have to work on monday.

c u soon,


Hi to anybody who’s interested in my new highly motivated blog entry.
So what could I tell you? It’s pretty much the same tiring private stuff as Marco told before. Every day is fairly like the others: getting up, go to work, cook(/clean), skype and sleep. My workplace continues beeing monotonous, I’m pretty much like a computerstore technician. Right now, I’m waiting for the IIS and SQLServer installation to prepare my holidays (subsequently to my return to Germany).

As you may know, Mr. Bavar will come around (Belfast) at friday to visit our companys and appartements. I’m waiting eagerly just because it will give me some variety. Sounds insane, hm?

The only meaningfull message I could tell you is, Oliver left our house at sunday afternoon because of grievances. A really enviable chance for him, enjoy!

Cheers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     byebye, bye…bye!

A Dublin Night

Hello to all!
I think we now had the first days, where the weather was not so good.
But we have made the best of it …
David and Sebastian from Belfast visited us on Saturday, also Marco and Alex, from Herberton apartment were there. We drank a lot of beer in our apartment; we knew how expensive is the evening. see David’s and Lee’s entry.
Then we went to a pub which is called by all: “Le Cirk”, go there and drank a beer and have moved on.

Then we landed in the Tempelbar Street, where we found a club with live music and we have gone into it. The name of this club I do not remember. There we saw also Lena’s win at Euro Vision Song Contest. It was there on television. Then, when David and Sebastian have spent enough money, we have brought them to the bus station.

But for us was the evening of course not over yet! We went to a pub, where we picked up two other friends of Lee. With which we went into the “Porter House”. A very nice club, which brews their own beer!
But unfortunately the club closed about 3am and we went home.

See you next time!

Hello to everyone,

Sorry that I did not write a blog entry for more than a week. It is because nothing happened. I wake up, go to work, go to the apartment and then talking to my girlfriend, so yes, I am a very boring person for most of the people here. HAHAHA

The day before yesterday the dryer in our apartment got broken, so I will buy a clothes dryer during my lunch hour.

Fortunately, my girlfriend com here for two weeks on Sunday, so I think from this date I get started to have a look at Dublin and Ireland in general. We already booked a room for one night near the Cliffs of Moher, so we are hoping to see a beautiful sunset there.

The Africa Centre has many activities to inform people from Africa and people in general about many different things.

Yesterday they had their annual lecture and talked about how sport, e.g. football, can help to improve the development for people. They showed a movie of the Women Fighters FC, a women football club from Zanzibar, which is about how football changed the life of these women in a positive way.

I started to work with their new e-mail system from Rackspace. It is a little bit difficult to get the Company Directory, similar to the global address book at exchange, working. So I am in contact with their provider Host Ireland and we are trying to solve it. As of the day the Company Directory is working fine I have to upload all their e-mails to the new e-mail accounts, because they currently store all their e-mails locally on their PC’s, so they cannot access them from outside the office or on a different PC.

I think this will take a lot of time, because the Africa Centre only have ADSL with an upstream of 1Mbps and I think I have to upload more than 4 GB e-mails.

If there is nothing to do for me at work I continue my self-study about CCNA VOICE, which I want to pass after our internship. It is a really difficult topic, because you have to start from the beginning, my CCNA does not really help me to learn the VOICE stuff. So it will be drudgery to pass it.

Finally, my girlfriend arrived here on Sunday. She will stay here for two weeks, so I feel a lot better nowJ

I know that this blog is a little bit confusing, that is because I wrote him on many different days.

Take care! Bye!