Many years ago, maybe in the year 1998 I was a kid who browsing through a game magazine. From the CD I started the demo version of “Theme Hospital”. I was too young to realize that is it a funny hospital simulation game. In addition, I wasn’t a big fan of such simulations at this time. Years later, I found the game on GOG for sale. I found the CorsixTH Mod which allow to play the game in higher resolutions (HD graphics) and with a few nice additional features (helpful zooming, level editor).
Hey hey, I'm René Schimmelpfennig
software engineer 👨💻, bicycle activist 🚴♀️, tinkerer (IoT & smarthome) 👨🔧, Podcaster 🎤, Retro Game Lover 🎮 & squirrel breeder 🐿️
In this post I would like to look back to the origin of my PC affinity, which later influenced my professional career. Technology enthusiastIt started quite early, in my childhood. Even at a young age, I was strongly excited and attracted by everything technical, electronic. Walking with my parents through the department store, left and right pretty clothes, all kinds of household utensils but I was driven to the game consoles: Here you could try out for myself and dive into strange worlds.
I have had my Twitter account since 2009, when I created it for a university project. A whole time not actively used and only in my active time as a bike activist almost like an addict used. I’ve been upset by all the bad news for a long time, so I only check Twitter from time to time. At the moment I have three accounts. Each for its specific target group: one as a bicycle and do-gooder, one for the Ostworld podcast and one, still quite little used, for my development topics.
For the next version is planned to extend the alarm clock with a speaker. This should be able to play an alarm sound but also radio streams. It will be an exciting extension, because I still have an experience with sound and ESP32. Also, it is not yet finally clarified how I implement the control. Here is a recommendable introduction to ESP32 and audio by Adreas Spiess:
Info Hello, yes you are right here. Even if you were redirected from reneschimmelpfennig.de. There is news for you. Since 2003 I have my own homepage, which is publicly available at www.reneschimmelpfennig.de. At that time I was still a student and made my high school diploma. I was the only one from the class with an own domain, probably also the only one who dealt with HTML in his spare time.