Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/; German: Schweiz [ˈʃvaɪts]; French: Suisse [sɥis(ə)]; Italian: Svizzera [ˈzvittsera]; Romansh: Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ] or [ˈʒviːtsʁːɐ]), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt ("federal city"). read more at WikiPedia

  • I was also this year at the Swiss-Moto show 2007 and I take some pictures...

    Billion of horsepower that we can (and should not) use on open road...what a shame!

    I was sitting on maybe one of my next motorcycle, in no particular order: Honda CBR1000, Suzuki GSXR 1000 (horrible exhaust), Yamaha R1, Kawasaki Ninja Zx-10R

    The Ducati 1098 being too expensive for what it has to offer (27000 and 32 000 CHF).

    Asimo(Honda robotic flagship) was also this year replacing Luthi, unfortunetaly Asimowas not speaking swiss german...

    RDV in the gallery HERE to see them all and some others.

  • Seen at the Swiss Moto Show 2009



    Engine Type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
    Bore x Stroke 74.5 mm x 57.3 mm
    Engine Displacement 999 cm3 (cc)
    Compression Ratio 12.8 : 1
    Carburetor Fuel injection
    Oil Capacity (overhaul) 3.6L (1.0 US gal.)
    Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
    Starter System Electric
    Lubrication System Wet sump
    Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
    Primary Drive Ratio 1.617 (76 / 47)
    Final Drive Ratio 2.471 (42 / 17)
    Frame Type Twin-spar (aluminum alloy)
    Rake/Trail 23.8 degrees / 98.3 mm (3.9 in.)
    Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, spring pre load fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable

    Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring pre load fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force 2-way fully adjustable

    Wheels Front 17 M/C x MT3.50, cast aluminum-alloy
    Rear 17 M/C x MT6.00, cast aluminum-alloy
    Brakes Front Radial mount, 4-piston calipers 310 mm disc, twin
    Rear 1-piston caliper, 220 mm disc
    Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
    Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
    Fuel Tank
    17.5 L (4.6 US gal.)
    Overall Length
    2,045 mm (80.5 in.)
    Overall Width 710 mm (28.0 in.)
    Overall Height
    1,130 mm (44.5 in.)
    1,405 mm (55.3 in.)
    Ground Clearance 130mm (5.1 in.)
    Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in.)
    Curb Mass
    203kg (448 lbs.)

    Visit the gallery with all the above pictures in their 4000x3000 glory

  • Customized by EGLI (www.egli-racing.ch)


    Type 1679cc liquid-cooled 65 V-4, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
    Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm
    Compression Ratio 11.3:1
    Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
    Ignition TCI
    Transmission 5-speed, multi plate slipper clutch
    Final Drive Shaft
    Suspension/Front 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable pre load, compression and rebound; 4.7 in travel
    Suspension/Rear Single shock w/remote reservoir and remote adjustable for pre load, compression and rebound
    Brakes/Front Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo® radial pump master cylinder
    Brakes/Rear 298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper and Brembo® master cylinder
    Tires/Front Bridgestone Radial 120/70-R18 59V
    Tires/Rear Bridgestone Radial 200/50-R18 76V
    Length 94.3 in
    Width 32.3 in
    Height 46.8 in
    Seat Height 30.5 in
    Wheelbase 66.9 in
    Rake (Caster Angle) 31.0 in
    Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
    Fuel Economy** 27 mpg
    Wet Weight 683 lb (310 kg)

    Visit also Yamaha VMAX official Site

  • ENGINE: liquid-cooled, four-cylinder DOHC four-stroke with a bore and stroke of 72 mm x 46 mm and four valves per cylinder. The valves are set at a very narrow included angle, allowing the combustion chamber to be very compact, with the intake valves each measuring 27.2 mm in diameter and the exhaust valves measuring 22 mm in diameter. The compression ratio is 12.3:1, with lightweight cast aluminum-alloy pistons. Those details improve combustion efficiency, and more complete combustion is the key to better low-rpm and mid-range response, acceleration and fuel mileage, as well as reduced emissions. The engine powers an integrated close-ratio six-speed transmission.

    CHASSIS: A unique chassis incorporates the best qualities of a compact tubular girder streetbike frame and a twin-spar sportbike frame, and is built using a combination of D-section and round-section steel tubes for an especially smooth ride. Wheelbase is 1,450 mm with 25°15′ of rake and 102&160; mm of trail, again contributing to a comfortable ride.

    BRAKES: The GSR750 features lightweight three-spoke cast aluminum wheels. The front wheel carries two 310 mm fully-floating brake discs, with Tokico hydraulic dual-piston calipers. The rear wheel is fitted with a single 240 mm brake disc and a Nissin single-piston caliper.


  • SUCON is a emerging conference focused on topics related to the Unix operating system. Our goal is to bring together developers, system administrators and users in the field of Unix to foster projects, ideas and the knowledge of every individual.
    Programme - Captured Talks - Speakers -

  • 30 anniversary of the Zürcher Silvesterlaufhas taken place  place today 10 December 2006...

    All participants of the adult categories did receive an anniversary Shirt. Children were distinguished with medals. Again the start is near the Stadthausquai. The goal being near the woman cathedral Muenster toward stock exchange road. I was there and made some pictures with my old 2MP camera (it is really time to buy a new one ;-) )

    Click read more for some funny pictures of running people throught the city of Zürich

  • I will be at air04 on saturday 4.09.2004
    The most important air show organised in Switzerland at the start of the 21st century. AIR 04 offers a large portion of the general public the opportunity to indulge its passion for military aviation over two whole days. In addition, the fact that the Swiss Air Force has existed for 90 years, the Patrouille Suisse for 40 years and the PC-7 Team for 15 years is enough of a reason to make the trip to Payerne. more at Air04 homepage

    We were more than 100.000 persons on sat! a perfect weather and some great demo of F16-F15-F18-Rafale-Harrier-Eurofighter-Red arrows... Spectators : 275'000 
    Flying displays : 67 
         Personal : 2'718 + 101 vehicles
    Drinks : 555'000 
    Sandwiches : 121'600
  • http://www.air04.ch/internet/air04/en/home.html
  • The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland
    and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
    is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first
    planned particle collisions before the end of the year. The final step before starting is the chilling of the entire
    collider to -271.25 C (-456.25 F). Here is a collection of photographs from CERN, showing various stages of completion
    of the LHC and several of its larger experiments (some over seven stories tall), over the past several years. (
    27 photos total)

    from http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/the_large_hadron_collider.html

  • I was today at Art On Ice 2006 (Last days) thanks to a friends that got a ticket too much (Thanks Lorenz ;-) )

    t was a great pleasure to be there, see all those beautiful women on ice and Lisa Stansfield singing its greatest hits in the background...

    Ive made some picture with my old camera DSC707, not bad for a 1997 digital camera...more than time to buy a new one...

    RDV in the gallery HERE

  • As seen from the train station of Zürich Alstetten


    Größere Kartenansicht
  • For the first time a comprehensive overview is available that shows the size, importance and diversity of the whole ecosystem in the Crypto Valley. http://cryptovalley.directory lists more than 350 companies developing and using blockchain technologies

    The Swiss blockchain ecosystem, also known as the Crypto Valley, is home to a growing number of startups, service providers and other organizations. The Crypto Valley Map is a constantly updated database of these ecosystem contributors, provided for free.

    I was having lots of fun implementing it with all my colleagues of inacta AG & Lakeside Partners AG :-)

  • The S 1000 RR represents a milestone in electronic rider safety: ultra-lightweight ABS (2.5kg), which can be used in conjunction with the extremely efficient DTC dynamic traction control

    Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, two camshafts, four valves per cylinder
    Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
    Capacity 999 cc
    Rated output 193 hp (142 kW) at 13,000 rpm
    Max. torque 83 ft-lb (112 Nm) at 9,750 rpm
    Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
    Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K-P)
    Emission control Catalytic- 2 Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 ready
    Performance / fuel consumption  
    Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
    Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h Euro Rating: 5.7 l
    Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h Euro Rating: 5.9 l
    Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane number 91-93, automatic knock control
    Electrical system  
    Alternator three-phase alternator 350 W
    Battery 14 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
    Power transmission  
    Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, anti hopping clutch, cable operated
    Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
    Drive chain
    Chassis / brakes  
    Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
    Front wheel location / suspension 46 mm Upside-down fork, rebound and compression adjustable
    Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum swing arm, Continuously adjustable rear inbound-rebound damping, high and low speed
    Suspension travel front / rear 4.7/5.1 inch (120 mm / 130 mm)
    Wheelbase 56 inches (1,432 mm)
    Castor 3.7 inches (95.9 mm)
    Steering head angle 66,1 °
    Wheels Cast aluminum
    Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
    Rim, rear 6.00 x 17"
    Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
    Tyres, rear 190/55 ZR 17
    Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs,radial-fixed 4-piston calipers, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thickness
    Brake, rear Single disc brake, one-piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thickness
    ABS DTC**: DTC 4 mode dynamic traction control adjustment, only avalibale with Race ABS, disengageable
    Race-ABS*: 4 mode Race-ABS adjustment, disengageable
    Dimensions / weights  
    Length 80.9 inches (2,056 mm)
    Width (incl. mirrors) 32.5 inches (826 mm)
    Height (excl. mirrors) 44.8 inches (1,138 mm)
    Seat height, unladen weight 32 inches (820 mm)
    Inner leg curve, unladen weight 71.2 inches (1,810 mm)
    Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 450 lbs (204 kg), 455 lbs (206.5 kg) incl. Race-ABS
    Dry weight 2) 403 lbs (183 kg)
    Permitted total weight 859 lbs (390 kg)
    Payload (with standard equipment) 412 lbs (187 kg)
    Usable tank volume 4.5 gln (17.5 l)
    Reserve approx. 1 gln (4.0 l)

  • I was also this year at the Swiss-Moto show 2011 and I take some pictures of the offering of Can-AM




  • Viel, viel Glück. Alles Liebe und Gute für den weiteren Lebensweg!


    Samstag, 23. August 2008, Trauung und anschliessender Apéro

    "Der Mensch allein ist unvollkommen. Er braucht einen zweiten, um glücklich zu sein." (Blaise Pascal)


  • Available with a ridiculous price tag...

    • 45'000CHF for the Ducati 1098R (white one)
    • 98'000 CHF for the Ducati RR Desmosedici (red one)




    Ducati RR Desmosedici
    Type L-4 cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, Desmodromic, 4 valves per cylinder, gear driven camshafts
    Displacement 989 cc
    Power More than 200 HP @ 13,500 rpm (with racing exhaust (102 dB) - without catalytic converter)
    Torque n/a
    Fuel injection Four 50 mm Magneti Marelli throttle bodies, 12-hole "microjet" with injectors over throttle, manual idle control
    Exhaust '4 into 2 into 1'vertical exit exhaust/silencer
    Emissions Euro 3
    Transmission &160;
    Gearbox 6-speed; Cassette type
    Clucth Dry multi-plate slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
    Vehicle &160;
    Body Full carbon fiber bodywork
    Frame Tubular steel trellis hybrid, carbon fibre seat support, aluminium swingarm
    Front Suspension Öhlins 'FG353' PFF forks USD 43 mm pressurized, with preload, rebound and compression adjustment, TiN coated sliders
    Front Wheel Marchesini forged and machined magnesium alloy wheels, with 7 spoke design as GP6
    Rear Suspension Öhlins rear shock, with rebound, low/high speed compression adjustment, and hydraulic preload adjustment
    Rear Wheel Marchesini forged and machined magnesium alloy wheels, with 7 spoke design as GP6
    Tyres Bridgestone
    Front Brake Two Brembo radial "monoblock" calipers with four 34 mm pistons; two semi-floating 320 mm x 6 mm discs, with machined flange: the same as GP6 wet race set-up
    Rear Brake 240 mm fixed disc, floating caliper with two 34 mm pistons
    Fuel tank aluminium alloy
    Dry Weight n/a
    Instruments New lightweight Corse electronic multifunction dashboard with LCD 'bar' graph tachometer, trip/odometer, anti-theft immobilizer, lap time measurement, oil pressure, fuel reserve, EOBD, clock, air temperature, rev counter
    Colors Two versions - 1) Desmosedici RR: Rosso GP with a white number plate on the tail section; 2) Desmosedici RR "Team Version": Rosso GP with broad white fairing stripe. A team sponsor decal kit will be provided with each bike.
    Versions Single-seat

    View 8 pictures in their 4000*3000 pixels glory in my gallery

  • Visit the Gallery here


    &160; DucatiStreetfighter DucatiStreetfighter S
    Engine Type L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
    Displacement 1099cc 1099cc
    Bore x Stroke 104x64.7mm 104x64.7mm
    Compression Ratio 12.4:1 12.4:1
    Power 155hp - 115.6kw @ 9500rpm 155hp - 115.6kw @ 9500rpm
    Torque 87.5lb-ft 119Nm @ 9500rpm 87.5lb-ft 119Nm @ 9500rpm
    Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection,&160; elliptical throttle bodies.
    Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
    Clutch Dry multi plate with hydraulic control Dry multi plate with hydraulic control
    Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450 Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
    Wheelbase 1475mm / 58.1 in 1475mm / 58.1 in
    Rake 25.6&176; 25.6&176;
    Steering angle 29&176; 29&176;
    Front suspension Showa 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork &214;hlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
    Front wheel 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17 5-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50 x 17
    Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swing arm Progressive linkage with fully adjustable &214;hlins monoshock with top-out spring. Aluminum single-sided swing arm
    Rear wheel 10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17 5-spoke forged light alloy 6.00 x 17
    Front brake 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad. 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad.
    Rear brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
    Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage 2 years unlimited mileage
    Versions Dual seat Dual seat
  • Petit rappel...
    < Ã 20 km/h
    • 68 euro d'amende (45 euro si réglé dans les 15 jours)
    • Retrait d'1 point
    20km/h > vitesse < 30 km/h
    • 135 euro d'amende (90 euro si réglé dans les 15 jours)
    • Retrait de 2 points
    30km/h > vitesse < 40 km/h
    • 135 euro d'amende (90 euro si réglé dans les 15 jours)
    • Suspension du permis jusqu'Ã 3 ans, 
    • Retrait de 3 points.
    40km/h > vitesse < 50 km/h
    • 135 euro d'amende (90 euro si réglé dans les 15 jours),
    • Suspension du permis jusqu'Ã 3 ans,
    • Retrait de 4 points,
    • rétention immédiate du permis.
    > 50 km/h
    • Jusqu'Ã 1500 euro d'amende,
    • Suspension du permis jusqu'a 3 ans,
    • Retrait de 6 points,
    • Rétention immédiate du permis

     petit rappel aussi, il y a 170 000 morts/ans par accident cardiovasculaires en france...

  • garbage_police_illegal_disposal_zurich

    As seen today in front of my apartment in Zürich: KontrolldienstSchwarz entsorgen ist nicht fair.

    This police in Switzerland dig through bags of garbage for improperly disposed items (recyclables/hazardous materials) and for something with your name and address on it so they could send you a fine.

    I really love living in Zürich but I can not imagine the same happening in France Smile

    Illegal waste disposal is illegal. (City of Zürich)

  • Il semble que l'on va au salon de l'auto autant pour voir les voitures que les nombreuses hotesses et trop rare mannequins. Pour la première fois cette année, je n'ai pas voulu moi non plus déroger à la règle. Comme je possède un GA (abonnement général suisse qui me permet de voyager gratuitement pour 1 an dans toute la suisse par bus, train, bateau etc), j'ai en plus profité d'une entrée à 7CHF (4.76€) au lieu de 12CHF (8.16€). Une journée qui ne revient pas trop cher grace à cela, il faisait chaud dans les 7 halls et les boissons n'étaient pas donné (4,20CHF ou 2.85€). Il faut compter 3h30 de train depuis Zurich. 3 minutes de marche depuis la gare de Genève aéroport et vous étes à l'entrée du salon.

    Hôtesses et manequins du salon.

    Cette année, la palme des plus beau mannequins revient sans conteste à LANCIA et en deuxième place FIAT. Vous ne trouverez pas de photo de ces jolis demoiselles sur cette page, et cela pour plein de "bonnes" raisons selon moi. D'abord je doit vous avouer que j'etait très souvent du coté des constructeurs italiens cités (au moins 5 fois, disons au bas mot 30% de ma journée) et que j'en ai bien profité. Pourquoi n'avoir aucune photos d'elle? eh bien même si c'est dur à croire, j'ai eu honte, honte de voir que beaucoup de personnes masculines n'étaient la que pour prendre en photo la scuplturale blonde (elle avait du mérite, elle souriait naturellement à chaque salve de photos), alignés comme des rangées d'oignons à la mitrailler avec leurs appareils numériques. D'un autre coté, moi même je doit avouer que je serai incapable de vous dire quelle modèle, et quelle couleur avait cette voiture, donc dans un sens, Lancia a gagné en notoriété de marque (on doit en parler partout sur le net), d'un autre coté, je me demande si la marque vendra plus de voiture grâce a cette opération? Je crois qu'il faut aussi admirer le professionalisme de ces femmes qui doivent sourire en permanence Chez Fiat, j'ai même eu peur qu'un mannequin n'attrape des rides du visage, tellement son sourire semblait crispé. Les sirènes de Fiat portaient une robe métallique qui bien qu'elle soit magnifique de transparence, de couleurs et sans doute de fraicheur était ridicule de par le bruit produit lorsque elle se déplacaient.

    Pauvre manequins et hotesses, elle doivent être très vite blasées par les milliers de personnes qui passent devant elle, d'ailleur une certaines lassitudes se lisait sur leurs visage... Paradoxe cette années, aucun mannequins du cotés des voitures d'exceptions, comme quoi ces marques semblent avoir compris les règles du jeu. En ce qui concerne les hôtesses, elle arborait des tenues plus ou moins variées, mais jamais vulgaires, peu mettaient en valeur leurs corps. Je reconnais qu'elles étaient toutes très disponibles (comprenez par la, plaquettes commerciales et renseignements), et parlaient toute courrament 3 langues (allemand, francais et anglais). Je me suis rendu au salon le 9 Mars, et elle semblaient déja blasées de se faire draguer en permanence...le résultat des 150.000 visiteurs des 2 jours précédents sans doute. Elle ne refusaient pas la conversation néanmoins, sans doute car le temps semblait long pour elle aussi.


    Je ne suis pas un spécialiste des voitures et ne voulant pas en acheté une dans un futur immédiat, je doit dire que ma vue et mon esprit ont très vite été saturé par le nombre de modèle ainsi que par la foule. Mission impossible pour prendre de belle photos tellement la foule s'aglutinait autour des véhicules. Les quelques photos ci-dessous ont été prise le matin vers 11h. Mon objectif a donc été de m'assoir dans un maximum de voitures et de discuter avec les hôtesses (pourr obtenir des plaquettes bien sur). Pour les photos, j'ai préféré noter les références des modèles qui m'intéresse sachant que je trouverai très rapidement sur internet des photos de qualités professionnelles. Humblement je crois avoir trouvé la la limite d'un tel salon. Si vous n'êtes pas sur la photo, n'en prenez pas, cela ne sert à rien, à moins de ne pas avoir internet.


    Rinspeed, protoype
    Une des voitures hors norme du salon. Les photos se passent de commentaires.
    Mercedes CLS 500
    La mercedes CLS 500, un style qui tranche avec les précédents coupés de la marque. Un calvaire pour les créneau, vu la largeur des montants et la hauteur des vitres latérales, mais
    ce n'est pas important si on a un hotel particulier....n'est ce pas?


    Alfa Roméo 8c Competirione
    Pour moi la plus belle voiture du salon, un subtil mélange, phare avant de porsche, belle calendre, phare arrière de ferrari, tout en rondeurs, mais en restant musculeux.
    Pas de prix affiché, donc malheureusement aussrément hors de prix....


    Daihatsu Copen
    Une taille et une bouille de jouet, la voiture de ville pour les femmes par excellence.

  • DevFest is the biggest Google tech conference in Switzerland. All about machine learning, programming, emerging technologies and much more!  GDG DevFests are large, community-run developer events happening around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google’s technologies.

    This year i will be helping and organizing some of the side activities between the talk session. And i prepared a lot of stuff, enough for 11 screens!

    Not everything is on pictures, NES and SNES classic are missing for example.

    Screen Google Related Flyer Require Links
    1 Google Chrome OS 1 {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} HDMI / Wifi / keyboard / mouse Rapberry Pi 3
    2 Google Chrome OS 2 {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} HDMI / Wifi / keyboard / mouse Rapberry Pi 3
      Google Android Thing 1 {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} Wifi Rapberry Pi 3 + Tensorflow Sample
      Google Android Thing 2 {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} Wifi Rapberry Pi 3 
    3 Google Coder {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} Wifi Rapsberry Pi 1 + Make web stuff on PI
    4 Google Chromecast   HDMI + Wifi  
      Google Home Speaker   Wifi  
    Electronic DIY
      Rapsberry Pi1 + Pi Face Digital  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x}  Wifi / Switch for SSH  
      Rapsberry Pi1 + Gertboard  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x}  Wifi / Switch for SSH  
      Raspberry Pi 2 + PI Sense Hat

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     Wifi / Switch for SSH  
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Magnetometer
    • Temperature
    • Barometric pressure
    • Humidity
    6 Nintendo Wii U 1 + 4 Pad + Mario Kart 8   HDMI  
    7 Nintendo Wii U 2 + 2 Controller+ Mario Bros u   HDMI  
    8 SNK Neo Geo X + Games + 2 pad  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} HDMI  
    9 Nintendo NES mini classic + 2 pad + 21 games  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} HDMI  
    10 Nintendo SNES mini classic + 2 pad + 21 games  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} HDMI  
    11 Sega Megadrive Streefighter / Sonic + 2 pad   RCA  
      2 Gameboy Classic  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} N/A  
      3 Gameboy Advance SP  {fa-file-pdf-o fa-2x} N/A  
      Nintendo DS Lite   N/A  
      1 Gameboy Advance   N/A  
      Chess Game   N/A  
      Rubik's Cube + Mindcuber   N/A  
      Powerball   N/A  


    Get your ticket now https://devfest.ch/ 

    BTW, I was also there last year in 2016, watch the gallery and also the interesting talks


    Rapsberry Pi Gertboard

    Named after its designer, Gert van Loo, the Gertboard is an IO expansion board for the Raspberry Pi with a lot of flexibility.

    Plug the Gertboard into the GPIO header on your Raspberry Pi and you’re ready to start detecting and responding to events in the real world. Jumper wires (called “straps”) and pin jumpers are used to reconfigure the board in any number of ways. Whether you need to detect button presses or analog voltages, control motors or relays, the Gertboard is the ultimate tool for exploring the Raspberry Pi’s full I/O potential!


    • Plugs directly onto Raspberry Pi GPIO socket
    • Motor controller, capable controlling a motor bi-directionally, delivering 18V and 2A maximum
    • Dual-channel D-to-A converter, 8-bit
    • Dual-channel A-to-D converter, 10-bit
    • Onboard Atmel ATmega328 MCU for running off-board programs which are written, compiled and uploaded to Gertboard from Raspberry Pi
    • 6 x open collector outputs
    • 12 x LED indicators
    • 3 x momentary push switches
    • 10 x strap cables included
    • 18 x jumpers included




  • The project VBP (Vertrieb und Beratungs Plattform) of Helvetia Patria is now closed after 3 years of development. We All have reach major milestones:

    • Offline plattform,
    • ePAKT project (where I was working) is a new Web application and the first software for the collective life insurance business in Switzerland. ePAKT offers to customers and selling partners all relevant contracts and policies informations and is completely integrated into the old system acompaNet.(.NET) Indoor service also profit strongly from ePAKT: they now possess a selling-oriented, self-describing information platform.
    • Kubi project
    • Commercio project
    • ...

    In order to thanks all people (47!) involves in this project, Helvetia Patria has organized a Day in Europa Park (Rust - Germany), the weather was with us (cloudy but still perfectly sunny), and we were able to do as much attraction as we want. For the more intrepid, the Silver Star the biggest and highest roller coaster in Europe 2 to 4 times for example...

  • The Honda Fury was announced in January 2009 and first delivered in May 2009. The development concept was to mass produce a motorcycle to appeal to the custom made chopper market.


  • Voila c'est fait, depuis le 27 Janvier, je suis titulaire d'un permis de travail B (qui remplace le permis de travailleur frontalier G). A ce titre, je peut résider en suisse. Ces pages vont résumer mon parcours du conbattant et les démarches administratives....

    Queleques liens, pour se mettre en jambe...

    • http://zurichfr.free.fr/informer.html
    • http://www.zurichaccueil.ch/content/zuri_zuri.php
    • http://www.zoll.admin.ch/f/private/rv/reisen_einkaufen.php


    3 ans plus tard...

    Je vis toujours à Zürich, et tout se passe très bien. Pour un européen, les démarches sont simplifiés et pour peu que vous ayez un emploi dans une grande société, les démarches administratives sont réduite et pour ainsi dire transparente. Un européen, peut résider en Suisse 3 mois sans rien demander à personne. Il semble que les conditions soient différentes pour les résidents hors EU. Dans tous les cas, il faut contacter votre ambassade dans la ville ou le canton qui vous intéresse.


  • Since I am living in Switzerland, I took the time to start all administrative hassles to use my French motorcycle in Zürich.

    How to convert your driving permit...

    This is probably the most easier part, You'll have to

    • Fill a formular and do a vision test (cost me 10 CHF)
    • Provide an identity picture.
    • Provide the old original license, which will be sent back to your country origin.
    • Go to the Strassenverkehrsamt and pay 
      • 54 CHF for the conversion of the old driving license to the new swiss driving license.
      • 40 CHF fro the new swiss driving license
      • 15 CHF verification of your identity
    • Total costs: 119 CHF

    The new permit arrive with post in less than 3 days.

     How to import Your vehicle...

    This one is more tricky, as it may take more time. If You prepare everything, it MAY be done in a few weeks...or days if you are lucky.

    • If the vehicle was coming as goods at the border, you should have 2 papers, the list of things you bring with You in Switzerland and a formular of the border.
    • You'll have to find an insurance company first for Your vehicle, give all informations You currently have to the insurance and ask for a insurance certificate (versicherungsnachweis), this is a paper which prove that You have an insurance, validity 30 days (can be a fax, it is enough).
    • Go to the road traffic licensing department (Strassenverkehrsamt), and provide all papers, they will give you a appointment for the control of the vehicle characteristics...I first receive a meeting in 2 months! anyway the administration may send You a post letter if they have something closer to offer. That was the case for me, 1 week after, they offered me the Wednesday 3 May 2006 at 9:15.
    • The day of the control (cost 120 CHF), the motorcycle has to be clean and the motor warm. It will take 40 minutes. Bring all papers with you including the motorcycle manual It i more an administrative task for the controller. Looking at weight, noise, gazes and filling a lot of papers. I watch him doing 80% of the control at the desk! If a paper is missing or something goes wrong, You may be able to come back any day between 11:20 and 11:40 to bring the missing paper with. (cost 40 CHF more)
    • The control  will be closed after the controller 3 minutes ride test.
    • You'll to pay
      • Transport cession 58.20 CHF
      • Vehicle identification card: 40 CHF
      • Encashment costs: 30 CHF
      • Vehicle identification plate: 25 CHF
      • Entry obligations: 15 CHF
    • Total costs: 328.20 CHF
    Back to the administration, You will receive your motorcycle plate number (25 CHF), the old  vehicle identity card and it's plate number will be send to the country you come from.