Research can be quite dull sometimes, but not today! We are experiencing problems with the vacuum in our FEI Tecnai TEM since beginning of the year and today was the "Tag der Mathematik und Physik", too. Therefore I was not very fond of the idea of spending the hole  afternoon in the TEM lab. So I set up a VNC server of the PC.

After some experiments with my Android smartphone I finally could establish a SSH tunnel from the smartphone to our Linux server standing in the TEM lab. Once this mission was accomplished I managed to establish a VNC connection through the tunnel to the Tecnai PC.

I was sitting in the lecture hall listening to the "Festvortrag" and watching the vacuum system via the university's WLAN at the same time! This is how work can be real fun.

But unfortunately the problems with the vacuum system is still an issue :-(