Buster the cat

Here’s our neighbours cat. We don’t know his name, but we’ve named him buster. The cat is probably female, as she’s so small. So I guess we should have really given the cat a female name.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures of Buster in the wild!

Looking for Karl Bauer / Karl Hunt

In 2007 – 2009 I worked with a Dr. Karl-Peter Bauer at the EPO (European Patent Office) in Munich, and I’d very much like to get back in touch with him. If you know anything about him perhaps you can get in contact via this form. Some other information leads me to think his name was origionaly Karl Hunt. He lived in Munich, Germany since 2005, and possibly worked in Frankfurt before that. He said he was married to a Carolin Bauer, and they had a child together in 2008. He used the name Karl Bauer after this. I last had contact with him in 2010, via email, these email accounts now seem to be cancelled. He said he had a Swiss father, served in The Marines and in Northern Ireland, and in 1996 he apparently broke his back in a ski accident. This all appears to be made up and a lie.

Karl was born on 3/10/1963.

About Karl Bauer

I don’t think he was actually a PhD. doctor, nor any other kind of doctor. He has a strong IT background, and has worked in the IT and finance areas. He said he was originally from Birmingham, with family connections in Switzerland as well. I can’t verify if any of this was 100% true. I’ve been able to track down some information from addresses he gave but they all turn up nothing concrete.

  • Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Glascote Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 2AE

He might also be in the Zurich area of Switzerland with a friend Barbara Simonet.

A picture of Karl Hunt

At the time we lost contact, end of 2009, he said he had MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and that he was going to Thailand for some treatment. Some people I know sent Western Union money to him there, so I can be pretty sure he was there, and then afterwards he went back to the UK. But after that he seems to have disappeared from the face of the planet. Now I don’t think he is a scam artist or anything like that, he was a genuine person when I knew him, but over time his stories didn’t match up.

Possible locations

2003 – 2004 England (London, Birmingham )
2005 – 2010 Germany (Frankfurt & Munich)
2013 – Switzerland (Zurich)
2014 ??

Connected people

Josephine Bauer
Carolyn / Carolin Bauer (born 1981)
Barbara Simonet

Information on Karl Bauer

If you have any info that you would like to share, you can contact me here.

Tweet Up in a Brewery #tub3

After the success of our two previous tweet ups, which were fuelled by a bit of beer, we are getting ready for the next one. This time the location has been chosen by Geoffrey Teale, and it will be at the Löwenbräukeller at Stiglmaierplatz. This is the day before the Munich Google Developer Day (#gddde), so if anyone is coming to Munich for that then you are more than welcome to join in also.

The background : A few English speaking tweeters in Munich have come together and decided to have an informal tweet up. It’s open to everyone, the language is generally English, but most of us speak-the-german too. Think of it as an open coffee club meeting with beer !

Details of TUB3

  • Date : Monday November 8th 2010
  • Time : 18:30 (6:30pm CET)
  • Location : Löwenbräukeller, Nymphenburgerstrasse 2. (near Stiglmaierplatz)
  • Transport : U-bahn : Stiglmaierplatz (U1)

Map :

Google seems to have killed the embedded map, so you can visit the link here : http://goo.gl/maps/BnU9.
Or check out the Bing Maps

HashTag for the event : #tub3





U2 coming to Munich

Just got a quick email today from some concert promoter that U2 will be coming to Munich in 2010. U2 has extended their 360 tour with 12 more shows.

  • 10.08.2010 in Frankfurt – Commerzbank Arena
  • 12.08.2010 in Hannover – AWD Arena
  • 30.08.2010 in Wien / Vienna – Ernst-Happel-Stadion
  • 15.09.2010 in Munich / München – Olympiastadion


After seeing them in Berlin earlier this year, I can say that this is one concert I would see twice. No date yet on when the tickets go on sale, but according this press release they could be as soon as next week.

Update: an update in my inbox today says that tickets for the Frankfurt, Hannover und München U2 gigs next year go on sale on the 10.10.2009.