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Sunday, March 30, 2014

My favorite gingerbread recipe

This is the recipe when a potluck or a Birthday calls for a small present.
I translated this recipe to the best of my abilities form German, all data is in the metric system.

Ingredients:
2.5dl Milk
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Cream
250 gram Sugar
250 gram Flour
1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa
1/2 Tablespoon Gingerbread spice mixture
1/2 Pack Backing Powder

Preparation:
mix all ingredients thoroughly with a ladle.
distribute the mixture in a flat form (diameter=24cm)

Baking:
ca. 20 - 30 minutes, 200 Degrees Celsius

Experiences:
I normally use a cake form which is higher than the recommended form, thus baking time increases to approximately 45 minutes.
I never have cream handy, so instead of cream I just add an extra tablespoon of Milk.

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Mein Lieblings Lebkuchen Rezept

Dies ist das Rezept dass ich immer aus der Schublade ziehe wenn ein Geburtstag oder ein potluck ansteht.

Zutaten:
2.5dl Milch
1 EL Öl
1 EL Rahm
250g Zucker
250g Mehl
1/2 EL Kakao
1/2 EL Lebkuchengewürz
1/2 Pack Backpulver

Zubereitung:
alle Zutaten gut mit der Kelle vermischen
Masse in ein mit Blechreinpapier ausgelegte Wähenblech (d=24cm) verteilen

Backen:
Ca. 20-30 Minuten bei 200 Grad.

Erfahrungen:
Ich verwende meistens eine Cake-Form, was dazu führt, dass sich die Backzeit auf 45 Minuten erhöht.
Ich habe nie Rahm im Haus, also füge ich einen zusätzlichen Esslöffel Milch hinzu.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Birthday Cinemathon 2

7 years ago was the last time I celebrated one of my Birthdays with friends. At that time a good friend of mine came up with the idea of a Cinemathon, spending the whole day in the cinema watching different movies. We had a great time and watched the following movies:
  • An Inconvenient Truth (very interesting)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (fantastic!)
  • Smoking Aces (a huge let down, especially right after Pan's labyrinth)
  • Ghost Rider (interesting but not great)
Now that all my friends turned 30 and had a big party, I thought it time to do something as well. And so the idea of the second edition of the Birthday Cinemathon was born.

This time we watched the following movies:
  • Non-Stop
    A very good Action-Thriller that kept us on our seats wondering how it was going to end. Definite recommendation!
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    A fantastically funny movie about loyalty and friendship with a fantastic cast (Willem Dafoe is simply brilliant!) and wonderful pictures. A must see!
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
    Even though it ran for 3 hours, this was a very entertaining movie about the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort, a stock broker on Wall Street. Recommendation: We liked it, but it's not for everyone, since it shows some very questionable behavior.
  • Stormberg - Der Film
    Stromberg is a German TV Series based on the UK hit The Office. After five seasons a crowd funding project enabled the making of the first Stromberg movie.
    We had no idea what to expect from this movie, since we never saw the series before, but I chose it based on a recommendation from a co-worker and because it fit the schedule.
    We were pleasantly surprised. It was very funny and entertaining. Recommendation: If you are an office worker, go and see it.
After almost 10 hours in the cinemas the second event ended with a beer in a nearby pub. Compared to the first time, we were very happy with the film selection. All of them were worth seeing.

Thanks to everyone who joined me for this special day! I'm sure it won't be the last time :)

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Egypt: Brothers, Daedalus

After an eleven month break, I was looking forward to get back underwater. My trip brought me back to Marsa Alam in Egypt. From there I took a one-week liveaboard to Brothers and Daedalus National Park. The highlights of this trip were the drop-offs / wall dives and the Sharks that can regularly be encountered in that area.

Already on our first dive at Small Brother Island we spotted Treasure Sharks, a Shark I never encountered before!

And it kept getting better. We spotted Treasure Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks and White-tip Reef Sharks. Almost on every dive one of these Sharks made an appearance :).

The boat we stayed on was the Heaven Saphire, a 5-star liveaboard, and even though it might have been a bit more expensive than comparable trips, it was well worth it. Everyone on board was very dedicated to our well-being and the food was excellent!

We spent the last day of our vacation in Port Ghalib near Marsa Alam and I used the spare time to look for and find the only Geocache in the area! It was cool to find my first Cache in Africa :).

More pictures of this trip can be found in my web album.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

300 Geocaches

This summer I've been a very busy Geocacher ;), doubling my finds since June 22nd. Notable is the addition of two new countries (UK and France) and my current series of 50 days of continuous Caching (since August 10th).

Here are updated statistics about my finds:

Statistics generated on 29.09.2013
pratchettfan has a total of 300 finds at 300 different geocaches since 22.06.2012
( 980 mdCachingPoints )

2004 - 2013
 
 
                104
 
196
 
Total number of finds 300
Days with a find 149
Average finds per caching day 2
Average finds per day* 0.6
Average finds per week* 4.5
Average finds per month* 19.7
Average finds per year* 236
Year:                 20122013
Caching days:                 47 102
*The 'Average' is an projected average taking into account the exact timespan between first caching day and gpx file date.
Example: If you started caching a week ago with 1 find the projected average will be 52 finds/year (1 per week).


2013
 
 
24
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
4
 
13
 
42
 
61
 
43
 
     
Total number of finds 196
Days with a find 102
Average finds per caching day 1.9
Average finds per day 0.7
Average finds per week 5
Average finds per month 21.9
Month: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Caching days: 7 2 2 3 3 8 22 27 28      

2012
 
 
          8
 
14
 
10
 
14
 
5
 
17
 
36
 
Total number of finds 104
Days with a find 47
Average finds per caching day 2.2
Average finds per day 0.5
Average finds per week 3.8
Average finds per month 16.5
Month: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Caching days:           6 10 9 3 3 5 11


 Milestone   Date   Time lag   Code   Name 
1 22.06.2012 - GC3MRN3  Wurzel ziehen
100 23.12.2012 184 days GC3QFAD  The Fiddler Down Under Swap Cache
200 01.08.2013 221 days GC2A783  Landscape Bellagio
300 28.09.2013 58 days GC2VNBD  Im Schatten der Brücke
pratchettfan should reach the milestone '400' on 03.03.2014. This is equal to 155 days or 50 caching days*
The milestone '500' should be reached on 04.08.2014. This is equal to 309 days or 99 caching days*
*Predicted values based on actual caching history


 Weekday   Count   %   
Monday 22 7.33
 
Tuesday 23 7.67
 
Wednesday 33 11.0
 
Thursday 51 17.0
 
Friday 32 10.7
 
Saturday 75 25.0
 
Sunday 64 21.3
 
Weekday to weekend = 161 (53.7%) to 139 (46.3%)
 Container   Count   %   
Micro 122 40.7
 
Small 84 28.0
 
Regular 33 11.0
 
Large 5 1.67
 
Virtual 13 4.33
 
Not chosen 22 7.33
 
Other 21 7.00
 
Normal to other = 244 (81.3%) to 56 (18.7%)


 Type   Count   %   mdCP   
Traditional 237 79.0 597
 
Mystery 17 5.67 139
 
Multi 14 4.67 129
 
Virtual 13 4.33 8
 
Earth 8 2.67 43
 
Wherigo 5 1.67 42
 
Webcam 3 1.00 3
 
Letterbox 2 0.67 14
 
Event 1 0.33 5
 


 Difficulty   Count   %   
1 79 26.3
 
1.5 103 34.3
 
2 72 24.0
 
2.5 25 8.33
 
3 15 5.00
 
3.5 3 1.00
 
4 2 0.67
 
4.5 1 0.33
 
5 0 0.00
 
Average difficulty: 1.69
 Terrain   Count   %   
1 115 38.3
 
1.5 121 40.3
 
2 33 11.0
 
2.5 18 6.00
 
3 2 0.67
 
3.5 4 1.33
 
4 3 1.00
 
4.5 1 0.33
 
5 3 1.00
 
Average terrain: 1.53


 Terrain 
Difficulty   1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5  
1 45 26 6     1     1 79
1.5 38 48 10 7           103
2 16 31 11 9 1   2   2 72
2.5 10 10 1 1 1 2       25
3 5 4 5 1           15
3.5 1         1   1   3
4   2               2
4.5             1     1
5                   0
   115 121 33 18 2 4 3 1 3 300
pratchettfan has found 31 out of 81 possible D/T combinations (38.3%).


 Owner   Count   %   
SaschaBänzi 9 3.00
 
speedy166 9 3.00
 
rodz 8 2.67
 
Vatanen73 7 2.33
 
KstarTours 6 2.00
 
 Owner   Count   %   
SomeintPhia 5 1.67
 
Trang 5 1.67
 
sumajman 5 1.67
 
radnoski 4 1.33
 
vondertann 3 1.00
 
pratchettfan has also found 239 caches (79.7%) placed by another 205 owners.


Map of Countries in the world cached in
pratchettfan has successfully searched in 14 countries (6.14%).
ch Switzerland:131, au Australia:49, de Germany:26, se Sweden:23, fr France:20, it Italy:14, uk United Kingdom:11, ec Ecuador:11, pt Portugal:4, cl Chile:3, hn Honduras:3, nz New Zealand:2, pf French Polynesia:2, fj Fiji:1

Map generated with help from World66


Map of Countries in Europe cached in
pratchettfan successfully searched in 7 european countries (12.1%).
ch Switzerland:131, de Germany:26, se Sweden:23, fr France:20, it Italy:14, uk United Kingdom:11, pt Portugal:4,

Map generated with help from World66


 Country   Count   %   
ch Switzerland 131 43.7
 
au Australia 49 16.3
 
de Germany 26 8.67
 
se Sweden 23 7.67
 
fr France 20 6.67
 
it Italy 14 4.67
 
uk United Kingdom 11 3.67
 
ec Ecuador 11 3.67
 
pt Portugal 4 1.33
 
cl Chile 3 1.00
 
hn Honduras 3 1.00
 
nz New Zealand 2 0.67
 
pf French Polynesia 2 0.67
 
fj Fiji 1 0.33
 
pratchettfan has successfully searched in 14 countries (6.14%).


 Km   Count   %   
< 10 48 16.0
 
10 - 20 10 3.33
 
20 - 30 13 4.33
 
30 - 40 21 7.00
 
40 - 50 3 1.00
 
50 - 100 25 8.33
 
100 - 200 22 7.33
 
200 - 500 36 12.0
 
500 - 1000 24 8.00
 
1000 - 2000 25 8.33
 
2000 - 5000 2 0.67
 
5000 - 10000 14 4.67
 
> 10000 57 19.0
 
pratchettfan has searched at an average distance of 3679.6 kilometres from home.


Count of all caches found:   300 found on 149 caching days with 464 days total (32.1% caching days).
Average overall:   2.01 finds per caching day, 0.65 per day, 4.53 per week and 19.67 per month.
Longest phase with a find:   50 days from 10.08.2013 to 28.09.2013
Longest phase without a find:   43 days from 11.01.2013 to 22.02.2013
Current phase:   Pause phase: 1 days from 29.09.2013 to 29.09.2013
Most finds on a single day:   12 finds on 01.08.2013
Best caching weekend:   15 found on Saturday 31.08.2013 and Sunday 01.09.2013
Best calendar week:   23 found from Monday 31.12.2012 to Sunday 06.01.2013
Total cache to cache distance:   64251 km
Nearest find:   <5 Km, ch Das kleine Paradies (GC3VWMV)
Farthest find:   18416 Km, nz Box of Birds (Auckland City) (GC3W7HM)
Northernmost find:   N 67° 50.806, se Pålles Pina (GC1DTQM)
Southernmost find:   S 36° 51.333, nz Box of Birds (Auckland City) (GC3W7HM)
Westernmost find:   W 149° 34.537, pf La Sarciaux (GC39Z9G)
Easternmost find:   E 177° 13.462, fj Welcome to Paradise (GC2NYRW)
Cache centroid:   Lat: N 33° 17.317, Lon: W 35° 43.760 (Show on map)
Oldest cache found:   Cache placed on 23.04.2002 (4177 days old): se Keep an eye on the road (GC50A5)
Newest cache found:   Cache placed on 18.08.2013 (42 days old): ch Cacher-Olymp 2013 (GC4EJEJ)
Most cache types within a day:   5 different cache types on 31.08.2013
Most countries within a day:   1
Most federal states within a day:   2 different federal states on 01.08.2013: Lombardia, 
Logs written:   300 logs - Chars: 124230 total & 414 average - Words: 21899 total & 73 average.
Shortest log (chars):   40 chars at de HTWK Leipzig (GC3FFH9): Show log
Longest log (chars):   1685 chars at ch SWISS-MONOPOLY #05: Thun - Hauptgasse (GC408AN): Show log
Shortest log (words):   7 words at de HTWK Leipzig (GC3FFH9): Show log
Longest log (words):   277 words at ch SWISS-MONOPOLY #05: Thun - Hauptgasse (GC408AN): Show log


Find Type
1-40 GC3MRN3 GC2HX4A GC3FFH9 GC3KANG GC2N73G GC381FA GCWY8A GC1HYH2 GC3JV7A GC2T5NX GC285N3 GC1BHJG GC2J1XY GC1QRQ1 GC19F5P GC33WXE GC13R20 GC14KCW GC3JNJR GC3E1G6 GC35ZY8 GC35HWZ GC3G4EG GC38V9R GC1J59A GCVY7P GC23XJW GC23YQP GC36KNH GC262Z8 GC26YZH GC250P0 GC34CYJ GCNPWW GCGP5X GC1K4MD GC182AC GC238MC GC2C32F GC18HYC
41-80 GC15JCC GC2MHQ7 GC2B17C GC2QCN3 GC1Y8HP GC2MHJY GCKG9B GCB357 GC22ZGB GC39Z9G GC3X88Z GC237X2 GC3W7HM GC2NYRW GC221KA GC36NYV GC33W0K GC1GRGA GC1KHWN GC2Q2XH GC33KWZ GC33DBV GC33P1B GC33P0R GC33KXW GC33KY4 GC33THK GC3B9DR GC3PTEB GC22Y2E GC23GAP GC33B5V GC1PMPE GC122CV GC1R9ZQ GC1E610 GC1HQD2 GC217WK GCHCP8 GC1HW1K
81-120 GCTX5X GC3PC5P GC20343 GC169HK GC3VDXF GC2AGKH GC3QZHM GC3Y3A4 GC3QZHC GC3QZNC GC105K5 GC3QZKF GC3Y3AM GC109G5 GC3VDXK GC3E5D0 GC3K08G GC3N8FM GC3F81B GC3QFAD GC3648F GC420FJ GC3QFB0 GC3VWMV GC120HB GC1DC1B GC1DBG5 GC430K7 GC1DBGJ GC24MQ8 GC1B3ZA GC1W5ET GC50A5 GC2H2QP GC41NV2 GC3HMQF GC1DBGG GC148A8 GC18T59 GC15F9E
121-160 GCVBE6 GC1DBG3 GC3BBPN GC12WJT GC109NX GC1ECJ0 GC1DTQM GCQGE3 GC2HY5C GC1MEPG GC1M6Z1 GC3BF87 GC43P9Q GC1BRK6 GC2GMXC GC131K6 GC2NV5J GC48K86 GC30MFK GC188JD GC46BDB GCXH08 GC3AHKG GC45YWQ GC4A75Q GC48XD6 GC513F GCQXZM GC3QBW3 GC3P835 GC3Z27T GC3F4DP GC40HJK GC3JNDH GC34M4D GCJBWY GC40P2K GC12HAH GC3EFBD GC4B71B
161-200 GC192QY GC1MBWG GC3TRG3 GC40BVJ GC49A3Q GC3E5HY GC1QVWH GC3W948 GC56E3 GC5E4E GC2M0AF GC56E5 GC56E0 GC56DD GC56E9 GC56E7 GC2P1XA GC494C3 GC56EB GC37E6M GC1F97K GC2QWJ6 GC42Q6M GC3TPYB GC1G8C8 GC4A0VP GC36W8X GC2FP5K GC3T0P1 GC23JHJ GC1K9WH GC2JH5X GC3Y14V GCQYDR GC3M9FQ GCXGGY GC38ZDE GC14G53 GC1BHKM GC2A783
201-240 GC23W8E GC287R6 GC2A81J GC2A74Z GC28671 GC2A646 GC3EK6P GC2A76N GC4EBBB GCXCFE GC4DCY9 GC41TW0 GCT1AF GC42ZB7 GC42ZDG GC42ZD5 GC36D3T GCJE1F GC1M6V8 GC1F5ZM GC38QM6 GC1E919 GCPDY0 GC408AN GC4J6D0 GC4EJEJ GC4JN6N GC1VGWK GC17NBY GC47H4Q GC3V8K6 GC2D20E GC22Z8R GC38X5K GC2HBE0 GC2HJD3 GC2EPBM GC3VEA2 GC1PEH9 GC3QCRE
241-280 GC2KBDP GC3DPHF GCF5C9 GCF981 GC3G4FB GC4HAV3 GC2YHEF GC2JVJB GCHJA0 GC2EFNN GC3JXGK GC3NFFP GC6612 GC1MN5Y GC425YY GC18TKN GC3RH84 GC3BNG2 GC27K4E GC1KB9H GCE488 GCGW89 GC48C3K GC49JMC GC39459 GC1W8M5 GC4FD15 GC379ZT GC22GQQ GC4F8EQ GC3TF7C GC186M9 GC3Q2VC GCZDVA GC2984A GC405QH GC4AW3J GC4CEZH GC49J0Q GC3BCDV
281-320 GC348N4 GC2DYBD GC3D0XD GC2VV97 GC1K6B0 GC24X7N GC4D677 GC1RCD5 GC11JJX GC2MCXJ GC3Y5C5 GC1JWGB GC1JAJK GC236A2 GC27547 GC3NDDN GC11JRX GC3T1XG GC2TZBG GC2VNBD                                        


 Rating   Count   %   
Easy 157 52.3
 
Normal 127 42.3
 
Difficult 11 3.67
 
Extreme 5 1.67
 
Hardcore (HCC) 0 0.00
 
Hardcore (HCC): D&T > 4; Extreme: D*T > 13, D/T = 5; Difficult: D*T > 7, D/T > 3; Normal: D/T > 1.5; Easy: D&T < 2


 State   Count   %   
he Hessen 10 38.5
 
sl Saarland 3 11.5
 
sn Sachsen 9 34.6
 
sa Sachsen-Anhalt 4 15.4
 


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pratchettfan successfully searched in 4 (federal) states in this country (25.0%).
he Hessen:10, sl Saarland:3, sn Sachsen:9, sa Sachsen-Anhalt:4

Thanks to the KazokuTeam in Germany for the map data


 State   Count   %   
nb Norrbotten 2 8.70
 
st Stockholm 21 91.3
 


 State   Count   %   
Espace Mittelland (BE/SO) 20 15.3
 
Graubuenden (GR) 1 0.76
 
Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS) 3 2.29
 
Ostschweiz (SG/SH/TG/AI/AR/GL) 4 3.05
 
Region Zuerich (ZH) 65 49.6
 
Suisse romande (GE/VD/FR) 5 3.82
 
Tessin (TI) 2 1.53
 
Wallis (VS) 4 3.05
 
Zentralschweiz (ZG/SZ/LU/UR/OW/NW) 27 20.6
 


Day and Month
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan   1 3 5 8 5 1     1                                          
Feb                                             1 1           - -
Mar                                               2     1        
Apr             2                         1                 1   -
May                       1                       2     1        
Jun   2               2   1 1   3             3 1 2   1   1 3 1 -
Jul 2     1 1 5 2 1 1 1 2 3 7 3 2 2 1 2 1 4 5   1 1 2 1 2 3      
Aug 14   2 2 1 1     1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 1 2 3 10
Sep 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 5 3 2 11   -
Oct                                 1       2   2                
Nov 2                             1                     6 7 1   -
Dec 1   1 3 6       5               1   1 7 1   9               1
pratchettfan has found 130 out of 366 possible calendar day combinations (35.5%).




Month and Year
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2000 - - - -                
2001                        
2002       2 8 1           1
2003     1 2       1 1     1
2004 1       2     1        
2005       1   1     1 2    
2006 1   1 1 1   2 1     1  
2007 3   2 3 2 1 3 1 2   1 2
2008 4 2   3 1 5 3 1 2 1 4 3
2009 5 3   2 4 1 4 1 1 1 1 1
2010 7 4 4 4 1 10 1 2 2 5 4 2
2011 4 4 2 1 4 1   1 13 6 4 5
2012 4 4 8 3 7 6 10 7 5 5 2 6
2013 9 3 3 7 1 6 2 3   - - -
pratchettfan has found 98 out of 161 possible cache placement months (60.9%).


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Statistics generated on 29.09.2013 with data from 29.09.2013 in 3.4 seconds with GCStatistic V1.9.9b3 by MacDefender.
Date format used: DD.MM.YYYY.

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