World record panoramic photo of London

On this page, you can enjoy a gorgeous virtual round trip of London. Many great sightseeing points can be viewed with a unprecidented level of detail – all in one photo. There are certain “landmark points”, as well as a virtual tour.

The panoramic view was stiched together from 8000 photos and is 400.000 x 200.000 pixels in sizes. Try that with your usual digital camera!

A personal tip: also try to look down, more or less where you stand and you can see Londoners in their daily life:

Install Windows via USB Stick

It is quite easy to install one of the more modern Windows variants using a USB stick. You simply have to execute the following steps, using a USB stick of 4 GB or more.

1. Make the stick bootable

from a DOS prompt execute: diskpart
list disk
select disk 1 (assuming disk 1 was your thumb drive in the above list disk command)
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=fat32

Now the stick is bootable.

2. Windows files

Copy the contents of your Windows image or DVD to the base level of the stick.


Make sure that in your BIOS boot options, you have selected USB as primary boot option.

4. Booting

You will notice a significant boost in installation speed!! 🙂

Powers of Ten…

A truly amazing video from 1977 (who would believe it?) about mind-blowing dimensions of the macro- and micro-cosmos. Gorgeous as it is, it makes you feel insignificantly small and huuuuuge at the same time. And in the end, you are left alone with the question what it is that keeps the world together.

The last supper… a modern meme?

Can a mural painting from 500 years ago in a church in Milan still move modern thinking? Supposedly it still can!

Gizmodo, a well-known gadget site, often brings on really cool pictures on top of each post, some from own artists. Especially this post caught my eye, as I had seen a similar picture before. I commented to that post here by posting the “original painting” from Leonardo Da Vinci: The “Last Supper” has a long and moving history and certainly is a true masterpiece:

Obviously the 500 years old painting inspires artists still today, as the  awesome “adaptions” show after the break. Continue reading The last supper… a modern meme?