Remote Controlled Sailboat

Yesterday when I was walking through the city and the outer areas of the city, I saw people navigating remote control sailboats at a lake. It was a very sunny day and not like an October day, we still have mixed weather but the last week was very sunny and then it’s great to see all the people outside with different hobbies and activities. Most of the RC sailboats were far away on the lake, but one of the guys noticed me with my camera and navigated his RC sailboat close to me so that I can take pictures, that was really cool!

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Wandering In October


It’s October but it was still sunny this week, today the weather was fine too and I used the Sunday to get out of the apartment. Today I didn’t have a goal, I just marched through the city and through some parks outside of the city. I shot some usual subjects like bird photos near the river, some architecture photos in the city and so on.

On my way, I found a botanic garden that I didn’t know, it was actually hidden near a path at the riverside, of course I had to take a look. The garden is public and opened until October 31, I didn’t really expect that there are still a lot of flowers, but I was wrong. Many flowers were still ok, I shot quite a lot of photos there, but it was yet again a situation where I wished I would own a macro lens, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I do take more photos at the moment than I can edit and upload. However, as always, you will see me uploading photos over time.

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Charlie On The Couch

I shot two photos of my mother’s dog Charlie when he was relaxing on the couch. He is always in action and you see him rarely relaxing like on the photos, he is really a playful dog. But this time when I visited my mother he was relaxed, resulting in the photos above.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Railroad Boundary

The recent Weekly Photo Challenge is about boundaries. The boundary you see in my photo is a protective barrier for the railroad network. I think it has two functions, stopping people to cross the rails and noise-insulation. What I like about the wall is that it’s not an ugly wall, I like how it’s overgrown with plants, we have other more ugly protective barriers in our city, but this one is quite beautiful in my opinion, what do you think?

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Rising World Alpha Patch 0.6 Released

Rising World Screenshot

The developers of Rising World released the alpha patch 0.6 on September 28. They made some changes to the visuals and reworked all plants and trees. They did also replace several textures and they added background melodies to achieve that the game is more immersive. You can find the complete list of changes below:

Patch Notes


  • New tree types: Spruce, forest spruce, birch, weeping willow, maple, apple tree, lemon tree, rowen
  • New plants (can be cultivated and provide food): Strawberry, potato, lettuce, broccoli
  • New ingame music
  • New sound effects
  • New objects (incl. different variations): road barrier, boom barrier, cone, delineator
  • Item stacks can now be divided in your inventory by using your mouse wheel while dragging
  • Sheep will drop wool now (used to craft cloths)
  • Added different light colors (green, blue, yellow, orange, white) for red lamp model (lamp1)
  • Added new variations for some lamps
  • Added warning when your inventory is full while digging
  • Flowers can now be replanted
  • Sickle and scythe are no longer able to destroy objects
  • Some recipes require cloths now as ingredient


  • Higher resolution and variations for some textures
  • Added support for Nvidia Optimus and AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics (Windows 64-bit only)
  • Object placement key bindings can now be changed in the setting
  • Audio output device can now be changed in the settings
  • Added options to adjust volume of different audio groups (e.g. ambience, animals, footsteps etc) individually
  • New Lua functions: “player:setCreativeModeEnabled(set)” to enable creative mode, “player:slap(damage)” to hurt a player and “player:playSound(soundname, position)” to play a sound for a player
  • Moved to FMOD soundengine, OpenAL is non longer used
  • Improved many sound effects (e.g. ambience sounds)
  • Improved tomato plant and watermelon model
  • Game takes less time to start now
  • General performance improvements
  • When changing the resolution, you have to confirm a dialog within 15 second
  • Game now automatically selects another full-screen mode if current mode is not supported
  • If an error occurs, the game provides more useful information now
  • Improved settings menu, added reminder to save changes and appropriate option to revert changes
  • Increased visibility of glass panes when placing
  • Minor adjustments to main menu
  • Adjusted loading-screen for certain resolutions/aspect ratios
  • Replaced logo after starting the game


  • It’s no longer possible to put chest items into wrong inventory slots
  • Fixed issue when too many objects were placed in the same chunk
  • Fixed camera jittering when standing at slopes
  • Fixed wrong fog calculation in LOD chunks
  • Piano sound is no longer audible over large distances (multiplayer)
  • Fixed issue that prevented a multiplayer server from loading Lua scripts in some cases
  • Game no longer crashes when no audio device is connected
  • Fixed error when removing a WorldElement (e.g. 3DText) via Lua

Bugfix 0.6.1

  • Adjusted some sound effects
  • Improved logging when game_debug_console is enabled
  • Adjusted size of tree logs in inventory
  • Fixed cutting a plant with the sickle (now needs only 1 hit)
  • Fixed wrong positioning of blocks when using blueprints
  • Fixed issue which prevented you to change resolution in some cases
  • Fixed picking up watermelons and pumpkins
  • Fixed crash on startup on some machines
  • Fixed recipes for wooden blocks
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Cute Chicken

Chicken Photo

Above you see a photo that shows one of our chickens. Chickens are not the type of animals that are called cute very often, not so often like cats, dogs or other pets, but the more I saw our chickens, the more I thought they do actually look cute too. I like them so much because the sounds they make are funny and when I enter our chicken enclosure, they follow me with each step. I do also like the picture I shot, I hope you do like it too.

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