Donnerstag, 25. August 2011

always PANIC

Hi everyone,

i think a ghost or thief lives under my bed. Im missing so many things. I wanted to pack my bag because when i dont do it now, i just panic even more right before i want to go.
I cant find my camera, i cant find my lamp, i even cant find my bag. All those things are usually just lying around in my room but now.... POOF, they're gone.
I have to investigate that further. Wish me luck!

Mekkor out!

Mittwoch, 24. August 2011

IM MELTING (also more infos about some things)

Hi everyone,

it is so goddamn hot here, im sweating out of every pore i got, my t-shirts feel like someone threw a bucket full of water over my back, my forehead is shining in the sun because of all that sweat  and my room is like a giant sauna.
I thought summer was already over because July was cold as fuck and now, in the end of August its getting hot and muggy all of a sudden. I also got to work in a company that probably never heard of "air conditioning" so im sweating like a pig in there, too. But it has a good side effect: Im drinking a lot of water (3-4 liter each day) which is healthy (or at least i heard it is healthy).

I also got bad news... actually they are good news. Well, depends on how you look at it.
Im going on a holiday trip for 2 weeks and it starts this Saturday :D
Good news for me, bad news for you because i have absolutely no idea if i get some internet where im going to spend my precious free time.
But Im sure there will be a Interent Cafe somewhere so im informing you with everything that will happen.

I also didnt forgot about that "automatic drawer" i wanted to show you. I have it already written down but I dont like some parts of my describtion and I have to make a animated picture to show you how it works in the end.
Anyone of you knows a good (and free) programm to make a animated picture (.gif)?

Bye :D

Dienstag, 23. August 2011

Finally some internet

Hi everyone,

imagine you have a life. In that life you do many different things. All those things need a working internet connection.
Now imagine you dont have a working internet connection...... PANIC!!!!!!
Well, thats my situation at the moment.
There is only 1 company that provides a fast interent connection in my little village and this company is filled only with idiots that are to stupid to provide what im paying for.
After every little storm something goes *BOOOM* and there are no more internets....

I'll try to blogg from other places but thats not that easy to find some internets in this wasteland.
Hopefully those "profis" get their asses of off their seats and fix that problem.



After more than 30 hours they managed to get a single person to the little box next to the street so he can fix the problem... i dont want to know how fast they are if  a whole town gets problems.... ^^
Well, at least i have my beloved internet back :D

Donnerstag, 18. August 2011

I want my weekend... NOW!

Hi everyone,

i think if there is a god for motivation, he hates me and likes to see me suffer.
 This picture describes my problem really well.

Anyone else got this problem?

Bye :D

Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

Lets start a new project, shall we?

Hi everyone,

it is Wednesday and somehow this day just wont end. Im bored so i took my time to thought about this post and I think I've got an idea that could be interessting for my loyal followers :D

Today we are going to do another project. The last one was somehow not thaaaaat amazing. But when we're done and we do everything right we will have an...

automatic drawer o.O

What can you expect from that? Well, lets all imagine we have a little button. As long as we press the button, our drawer will move automatically into one direction until it cant go any further. Then it can only go into the other direction until it is closed again.
 Sounds simple, right? Well, if it is so simple, try your best and tell me how it worked without my help ;P

But to understand how all of this works, we have to understand how a realy works.

A relay is rather simple. You put voltage onto one side and all switches of the relay swtich. Did you understand that? No?

 At first, the switch 1 is non-conductive (S1) and switch 2 is conductive (S2). Now, when the current flows through the coil, the switches change so that S1 is now conductive and S2 is non-conductive. You also see that the lines between the switches 1, 2 and the coil are not connected.
 This is really usefull if you want to switch different current circuits with one signal.

Now we know about relays. This will come in very handy for your project.

Bye :D

Dienstag, 16. August 2011

I have to say something

Hi everyone,

at first i want to say:
 I'm sorry.
 I didnt put as much effort in my blog as I wanted to. I also missed to read a lot of other blogs that interesst me. I have to catch up to that.
 I have let the Automatic complaint generator (which I found on, all thanks to him/her) make a complaint about me.
 Here is what it wrote about me:

I am not short on words, so please bear with the length of this letter. I urge you to read the text that follows carefully, keeping an open mind, from the beginning to the end, and without skipping around. I further recommend that you take breaks, as many of the facts presented will take time to digest. Imagine getting a dollar every time Mr. Mekkor said he wouldn't redefine humanity as alienated machines/beasts and then convince everyone that they were never human to begin with but did so anyway. You'd obviously be very, very rich. I welcome his comments. However, he needs to realize that his spokesmen are unified under a common goal. That goal is to make my stomach turn. In closing, I ask that you swear in the holy sanctuary of your soul that you will never stop extending the compass of democracy to the worst types of contumacious bribe-seekers there are. That's how I live my life, and that's how you should consider living yours.

After that serious complaint I made up my mind. I want to make this blog a good one, a well known one, a blog that entertains and/or helps people.
 With this decision i made a new blogging schedule for myself.
 Monday, Wednesday and Friday i make a big post like those before.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I make a little post about my day, what i think, what I like... just some random crap, you know ^^
 Then Sunday is may day off so I can relax or catch up to things that have fallen behind. Since work is going well and my few hobbies are "playing video games" and "drinking with friends", I think that I can handle this without loosing to much of my spare time.
 Sounds like a good plan.

Bye :D

Sonntag, 14. August 2011

Even More games & more fun

Hi everyone,

i just cant find anything that looks good as my banner. Maybe i'll leave it like that.
It also looks like no one wants to see me writing german. ^^
Zu schade aber auch. Das hätte mir ein paar Beitragsideen erspart indem ich einfach nur was auf deutsch geschrieben hätte.
Now you'll never know what that means. Hahahahaha~
(believe me when i say: dont use google translate for that. Its like asking a 2 year old baby what that could mean)

Anyway, todays game review is about:

League of Legends

League of Legends is a free online action strategy game with RPG elements.
Basically its like this: two teams of each 5 players, try to destroy an enemy building (the Nexus) to win the game. Therefore each player chooses 1 champion and battles with his 4 team members the enemy team. Each Nexus sends every few seconds a few computer controlled units out to attack the enemy. On the way to the Nexus there are standing towers, which will attack every enemy in their range. So, you have to destroy the towers to reach the Nexus which you have to destroy to win the game and at the same time you have to defend your towers to defend your nexus to not loosing the game.

Pros of the game:
-very addictive
-every game is different even with the same players and the same champions
-over 80+ champions to choose from (at the moment 81 champions but every 2-3 weeks there comes out a new one)
-its a teamwork based game, you wont win if you wont play with your team (teamwork > skill)
-a good beginner guide for newbies
-good support for a free game with millions of players
-a game takes 20mins up to more than a hour (so a game wont take that long if you have other stuff to do)
-you can use runes to improve your stats before a game (minimal status improvements but it can make a big difference)
-through winning (or loosing) a game, you get IP-Points which can be used to buy runes, rune sites or new champions
-you will get enemys who have (more or less) the same skills as you have so the game is balanced
-every week there are 10 other champions free to pick so you can try out different champions without buying them
-you can report players after a game for different reasons and can vote online if other reported players should get a ban

Cons of the game:
-the first minutes are (mostly) the same in every game
-the game is all about teamwork so a single idiot can ruin your game
-there are one-man-army-champions which you dont need any skill for them so those can be annoying to play against
-at first you dont have much champions to choose from
-earning IP-points is hard at first
-servers are unstable sometimes

The game is very addicitve, its free to play and the support is pretty good (im used to really shitty support from other free-to-play games). Every game is a new experience and a lot of wins doesnt mean you are a good player. There are tons of champions to choose from (80+ like i said before) and each champions is different to play and can be played in different styles. A good team set up is the first step to victory at the beginning, so speak with your team what is needed or choose your favorite champion fast enough ;D

Beside playing against other players, you can choose if you want to play with other players against 5 computer champions or with computer controlled champions against computer controlled champions. This is a good way to test out new strategies, new play styles or new champions.

If you like those kind of games, give it a try. The support is good, it never gets boring and playing with friends over TeamSpeak is even more fun =)

Bye :D

Freitag, 12. August 2011

More games, more fun and some cuteness

Hi everyone,

I had no time changing the banner of my blog, probably because im just to lazy and coulndt stop playing LoL. I'll do it tomorrow... maybe.

Do you know these days where you could write like 100 blog posts but you have to decide which one you should take? Well, i had one but its not today so i was sitting in front of my laptop for like 30 minutes till i had the final idea for my post today. I also have to write some post ideas down so this wont happen again.

Todays game is:

Animal Crossing

When i have seen the game for the first time, i thought "omg, if I should ever be stupid enough to play that game, i'll die on an overdose of cuteness.". I think a part of me died as I played it but it was a weak part so I'm stronger now ^^
Well, what is "Animal Crossing" about?
You just moved out of your parents house and talk to a turtle (yes, a turtle. You are the only human you will ever meet in that game) while driving down a road about where you want to go, what your name is and some other random stuff. Then you arrive at the city but you realize very fast that you have not enough money to buy a house directly. But the local salesman (a racoon) offers you one house of your choice to move in and you have to pay a dept.
With that you try to make money with fishing, collecting fruits, helping the villagers etc. to pay of your dept, to buy new clothes, furniture for your house or to upgrade your house so you have more space in it.
But the game is not all about making money. Its like your own little live. You choose how your house looks, what furniture you have or what kind of name your town has. The game syncronachises itself with your console clock and so the daytime-nighttime cyclus starts. Shops only open between daytime and in the night there are stars at the sky. You can go fishing, hunt bugs and search for fossils which can be sold or you donate them to your local museum.

Its all very cute but also somehow addictive. At first you cant make much. You have to get money to buy new items like a shovel or an fishing rod. You can help the villagers with their problems, talk to them and even play with them little games like "hide and seek".

I first played that game on the GameCube. It was like a drug. I played it over a year, almost every single day. Because if you show a little enthusiasm and have the goal to make your town perfect, you have to come every day to catch new bugs, new fishes, remove weed, plant flowers, recieve and get mails, join festivals...
After i made my town just perfect and got almost everything it was boring. Then "Animal Crossing" came out for the Nintendo DS, witch was (who had guessed that) totally the same just with more of everything. I played it for like half a year.
The latest "Animal Crossing" is for the Wii and after a month i had enough of it. After a while, its just the same old routine you do every day and nothing really new happens.

Yes, everyone talks like "blablablablablablabla" which is kinda funny at first but annoying at the end.

Give it a try if you have some money left because its worth it if you like those games.
If you start a new game in Animal Crossing, look at the map as soon as you can and look if you like the design of your town. If not, restart the game and make a new town. The towns are made randomly but every town has the same buildings. Once you played in your town for a while and realize the bridges over the river are placed bad or you have to walk miles to reach from point A to point B its a waste if you would start a new town.

Bye :D

Mittwoch, 10. August 2011

Hurray, a new game

Hi everyone,

I hope you all like the "new" blog of mine. Took me some time to find the right things and the header came out better than i expected but i think its still not perfect. Funny what you can do by only using Paint and Gimp.
The background looks good and now that I know how to make transparent areas in a picture, i have so many ideas but so less time. Well, looks like i have to skip one or two rounds of gaming for a great looking header-pic.

Anyway, today i want to tell you about a card game. A card game on what i spent like years of my life. I still got hundreds of those cards but i know no one who still plays that game.
The card game is called:

Duel Masters

Its like a modified rip of off the "well known" Card Game Yu-Gi-Oh.
The meaning of the game is to defeat your opponent (wow, who would have guessed that) through destroying 5 shields and then attack him directly.
I'll tell you how a game normally looks like:
You and your enemy have 1 set of 40+ cards. At the beginning, each of you draw the first 5 cards and put then upside down in front of you without looking at them. Those are your shields which are protecting you from the enemys attacks.
The you both draw 5 hand cards.
Then you decide who of you starts.

A normal round looks like that:
1. you draw a card
2. you can put one hand card into your "mana zone". Mana is needed to cast spells or to summon monsters.
3. if you have enough mana, you can summon a monster now which is then "untapped". Normally monsters have to wait 1 round till they can attack. Evolution-monsters that have to be laid onto monsters of the same species can attack immediately.
4. if you have enough mana, you can cast spells which have different effects on everything in the game like: you can draw cards, make a monster temporary stronger, destroy mana of the enemy etc.
5. you can attack the enemy or an enemy monster if you have a monster which can attack. You can only attack "tapped" monsters. If your monster has attacked, it is tapped and will get untapped at the beginning of your next round.
a monster can have different abilitties:
blocker: can block an attack and fight against the attacking monster
unblockable: cant be blocked
evolution: can only be put onto monsters of the same species and can attack instantly
double breaker: breaks 2 shields when attacking the enemy shields but when blocked only attacks 1 monster
strong attacker: while attacking, the monster gets +xxxx attack strenght
and way more abillities like "draw x cards", "retieve a monster", "search your deck for...". "when this creature dies do ...." etc.
if you break a shield of the enemy he takes the shield card and puts it to his hand cards
6. you end your turn.
7. your enemy has his turn

Now the same thing repeats until one of you has lost all of his shields and got attacked by a monster.
There are 5 different colour types of cards which specialise (more or less) on different aspects of the game.

red cards = fire nation. pure strenght, no blockers and a lot of "kill every monster with strenght xxxx or less"
green cards = nature nation. faster more mana to cast a lot of spells, some really strong monsters, monsters that reduce your mana costs but no blockers
yellow cards = light nation. strong blockers that can attack, unblockable spells and spells which allow you to attack tapped monsters
black cards = darkness nation. reaper monsters which kill enemys even if they are stronger, spells that can retrieve your own monsters, kill enemy monsters, droping enemy hand cards and messing around with your own shields
blue cards = water nation. faster more hand cards, nice blockers, nice unblockable monsters and spells/monster-abillities which send monsters back to his owners hand cards

It sounds a little lame and in the first place you have to remember a bunch of rules.
But i love that card game. I played it every day in school with friends. I knew a website where you can play Duel Masters against other players but there are only pros and you get beaten in a few rounds = No fun.
Normally i would say at this point "buy those cards and start playing" but i dont know any place where you can play regulary with someone or even buy the cards (instead of ebay) so it might be a waste of money if you buy them.

There are also some games for the "GameBoy Advanced" which are a nice try out but in those games your deck can only handle 40 cards and with a little practise the enemys are beaten in a few rounds because only a few of them are hard to beat.
If you want to give it a try, download "VisualBoyAdvanced" which is a GameBoyAdvanced-Emulator so you can play GameBoy-games on your computer. Then search for something like "Duel Masters gba rom" on google and you might find something. Im not sure if owning a rom (rom = name of the game-type for the emulator) is illegal or not so i wont post any links and i also tell you to buy it regulary in a store instead of downloading.
In the end, i just have to say:
To bad that game didnt get any more popular.

Bye :D

Montag, 8. August 2011

Normal life... wait, what is normal?

Hi everyone,

so i've fallen behind my blogger schedule because somehow i only got friends whose birthdays are at the beginning of august.
I also found out that there actually exists an amount of "to much cake" which is defined by the time "eat faster, we have to go".
You know the movie "Inception"? Which is poorly described with "a dream within a dream within a dream....". Well, the last birthday cake was like that. Chocolate cake within a chocolate cake within a cream cake. Somehow awesome but in the dark it looked like a giantic, half rotten burger oO

I also tought about my blog and i think i keep it random. I like the idea of posting whatever i like whenever i want. (whenever = every 2 days) ^^
That also means that i'll have to overthink my blog-layout a bit. I think the background looks good but i may change the colour of the header to fit it more into the background.
I also have to re-adjust the size of the posts, maybe i'll use another font and i want to let the whole blog look a little brighter. I like the colour black (yeah, black is no colour blahblahblah) but i think that maybe appears a little depressive. Blue is also a favorite colour of mine. It appears relaxing and calm. Perfect for a nice blog.

A friend of mine showed me a video. On that video I discovered a weird habbit of mine. I like to trick people. Nothing bad but i like to tell them a little lie or tell them something awkward if they ask me stupid questions which would be solved faster if they think about it for 1 second.
I let it sound like a joke so people wont get angry at me and they realise that they wouldnt need my help.
I think i do it to teach people they dont have to believe everything they hear no matter who is talking to them and if they use their brain, live would be so much easier.
I want to teach people that they should think about things first, then think about their question, then think again and then ask. I know the sentence "there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers" but that would mean the one who asked had thought about it first and not he asked because he was to lazy to think.
But i also do it for my own amusement. I like the mixture of dark humor, irony and sarcasm. With that i have a stupid sounding joke/commentar for even the worst kind of situation. I can say whatever i want and with the right sounding i get away with it.
But that also means that i wont get taken serious sometimes.
Combined with my extremly lazyness everyday is like a joke, a dark humor sounding one but a good one about i can laugh slightly and solve my problems with a smile on my face no matter how shitty the situation is.

When i red through what i have written a few moments ago, this sounds like i have some mental problems...
Well, as long as no one gets harmed, who cares? ^^
Also: More votes for the poll on the right side please =)

Bye :D

Freitag, 5. August 2011

electricity with Mekkor today: parallel

Hi everyone,

I didnt decide on what i specialyse my blog now but it will happen in the next 2 days... hopefully.
 I'm also feeling totally sick because i thought it would be a good idea to drink with friends, sleep 3 hours and then go to work.
 Never gonna do that again. I felt like i have to puke all the day and the headache is killing me. Im going to bed very early today.

But first, I'll tell you how voltage and current are acting on components that are "parallel".
 Personally i find "parallel" harder to understand than "in series" because... well, you will see.

 When are components "parallel"?
 Two components are parallel if both input wires and both output wires are connected.
 How are current, resistance and voltage acting in this shit?
 Its like the opposite of "in series". Here is the voltage the same. These 2 resistors are like 1 resistor with another resistance.

The whole resistance is always smaller then the smallest resistor. (WHAT?)

Look, the current splits itself based one the resistance of each resistor.
 Its like you got one street where cars are driving through. If you build another street around the first one, the second street may be longer but together with the first street there can drive more cars.

cars = current
 street = resistor

Calculating the whole resistance is a little tricky. There are 2 formulas to calculate.

1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/Rx


R = (R1xR2) / (R1+R2)

I prefer the first one because its easier to understand, you can calculate the whole resistance in one formula and its easier to tip into my pocket calculator ^^
 If you didnt understood that, this picture maybe will help you

You dont understand the last calculation-step? Look, you can multiply, divide, add or subtract each side with the same number and the result will be the same. Try it.
1 = 1 (true. now adding 5 to each sides)
1+5 = 1+5 (still true, now dividing through 3)
6:3 = 6:3 (damn, still true. weird math shit)

In the last calculation step on the picture, our fomula looks like that:
1 : R = 0.000325 (now multiply each side with R)
1 : R x R = 0.000235 x R (divided through R and multiplied with R lift each other & now dividing through 0.000235)
1 : 0.000235 = 0.000235 : 0.000235 x R (0.000235 : 0.000235 = 1.   R multiplied with 1 is R)
1 : 0.000235 = R
R = 3076,92 Ohm(like i said, crazy math shit)

 - Voltage the same
 - current splits and get back together
 - resistance always smaller than the smallest resistor

By the way, if you got 5 seconds more to waste, vote on the right side if i should talk some german in the future ^^

Bye :D

Mittwoch, 3. August 2011

Hi everyone,

so, this one and the next post will be the last elecrticity posts for a while. I have to overthink the decission to post something like that.
 The deeper i go into the subject, the more basic information is needed and i dont think a new follower will read through all of that just to understand what im talking about.
 Maybe I'll do more projects but wont explain them completely. Just the blueprint, what you need and what it does.
 And of course, way more game reviews. Maybe some music, too. Or i should make something like a walthrough for some games....
 But i dont want to let my blog look like i have no real theme in it. Or I just stop with those long posts and tell you something in 2-3 sentences about... dunno, something.
 Argh, dessicions, dessicions.

Well, i'll decide... later.
 For now, i'll tell you about "parallel" and "in series" (im not sure if its called "in series". Google translate sucks. If someone knows that, please tell me).

 Lets talk about "in series":
 When are two components "in series"?
 Well, thats really simple. When the components come after each other so the current can only flow through one at a time.

 How are current and voltage acting on components that are "in series"?
 The current in the circuit is the same at all points. The current will never split. Where else should it flow than straight the way it has to?

The supply voltage splits itself onto all components. We remember: On the biggest resistance stands the biggest voltage. Thats why there is always voltage onto your power socket. The resistance between the 2 holes of the power socket is (almost) infinitely.

red = current
blue = voltage

The higher the resistance, the less the current. => Infinite resistance = no current but the whole voltage onto the resistor.

Next time, we'll talk about "parallel"
 Bye :D

Montag, 1. August 2011

electricity with Mekkor today: finally the "big" project *wohooo*

Hi everyone,

Damn, i wanted to post that yesterday (touchè?) but I never realized how damn hard it is to find a good simulation programm for electrical circuits on the internet oO
I didnt want to draw another crappy blueprint for you and i wanted it to look professional.

I searched my ass off for some useful programm. Two hours waisted just to find something that doenst look like bullshit, is freeware and can be used without asking the programmer how to understand his "programm". Now i have to clean my pc off of all crappy programmes i installed.

After that i gave up and played the rest of the day (more time waisted). Damn, im so demotivated right now.

But i thought you guys want to know what we're building.

So i gave up my search and just tried to make a good blueprint with pen and paper. Well, its not bad but in the end its not supposed to look pretty. It should be informative and i think it is.

A "BC 548" is a very common transistor which is very cheap, easy to handle and needs low power. The arrow markes the "Emitter".

E = Emitter
B = Basis
C = Collector

If you acciedently switch Emitter and Collector its not that bad, but if you connect the Basis wrong your transistor will overheat, melt and stink in 2 seconds.

I know you want to know what the finished "thing" does. Well, if you push the button the LEDs will blink. Thats it.
You might think "Wow, thanks for waisting 2 minutes of my life.". It was a pleasure if you think so but with a little creativity and an idea something like that will come out.

Forgive me, i know the sound is shitty, somehow everything looks yellow and its shaking. Well, thats the result of my first video made with my camera.
(I just found out it can make videos ^^ )

So, thats it for today
Bye :D