I just bought a network camera and was wondering how easy it is to install such a thing at home. Network cameras are very cheap nowadays. I just payed CHF 130,– including delivery. My model is a wireless model which has motion detection, email delivery and a night modus.
You have to connect it to power and enable the device on your router and it is connected. There is a nice web interface to change settings and you can just browse the IP and see the video. It even comes with an iPhone app which does video streaming.
Making it accessible from outside was much harder and cost me a couple of nights. Finally it worked when I assigned the camera a fix IP address and put it into the de-militarized zone in my router. With a normal Cablecome internet contract you do not get a fix IP address, so you have to use DynDNS.com or No-IP.com to solve this problem.
But now it works, and after having installed everything, I must say that it was easier than expected.
Invent Human Resources
When I went to Switzerland for work, I was positively surprised by the professionalism of Swiss companies. I think, the difference was coming from the internationality of Swiss companies in comparison to Austrian companies.
This has changed meanwhiles. Austria is now a gate to the eastern european countries and has gained a big market share in this area.
One of the very positive examples is Iventa human resources consulting, a company which is one of the leading human resources management companies offering HR consulting and HR advertising in Austria and CEE.
Iventa is a typical example of an Austrian company living this business model: reinventing the old connections to the eastern european markets. Vienna is becoming once again the hub from west to east, the center of europe. More info about Iventa.
This was my sports year 2012. I started writing down my sports activities last year and it is a little surprise, that I did such a lot this year.
But without any question I did more than in previous years. Reason might be that my kids are older and I have more time. Reason could be that I did more different types of sport this year. I also started triathlon and you have to practice more for all three disciples. Reason could also be that I started writing down my activities.
Approximately 6 weeks ago I found out that there is the possibility to do 2000 kilometers in all different categories together. And this was of course another reason which motivated me enormous.
I saw that there are only 70 kilometers missing on racing bike and managed to finish the missing 70 kilometers one sunny November Sunday. Same with biking and in December with skating.
And whats about next year. Next year I have to do more than! Thats for sure. My target is again 1000 kilometers racing bike, 500 kilometer skating, 250 mountain bike but more running. I will try to run also 250 kilometers. Thats my target for next year. And of course all the nice races I have already participated this year.
I already started today with 2 kilometers of crawling in the renovated indoor swimming pool in Unteriberg.