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time machine

While preparing our relocation which will take place in October I am currently tidying the shelves in my flat from outdated computer magazines. I found some loose pages from the (in the mean time abandoned) magazine “PC-Heimwerker”, issue 3-96. They contain a lot of transcribed paper mailings from users to other users – helping each other…

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I am back in the year 2008 – asking my self: “Why did I have kept the pages?” … Probably because of an article about Bresenham’s line algorithm in 16-bit-assembler(!).

Using search engines, news groups, forums or mailling lists  on a daily basis – life has become so easy…


OpenOffice improves the spelling of the German word “Nudelsalat” (pasta salad) significantly…



At least the flowers on the balcony have been copied and pasted with translation.

A picture is worth a thousand words!

The question is not ‘Is a picture worth a thousand words?’, but
‘Does a given picture convey the same thousand words to all viewers?’

by Marian Petre in Why looking isn’t always seeing

Berlin in Afghanistan

Berlin in Afghanistan

Screen-shooted while accessing

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talks in the store

I have seen – there are a lot of interesting talks in the newthinking store in Berlin Mitte

  • Erste Schritte mit LaTeX (2008-01-29, 2008-02-05)
  • IT im Auswärtigen Amt (2008-01-30)

and in the Kalkscheune

  • Richard Stallman (2008-02-18)

See you there.

Six degrees is dead – long live DBpedia

I’ve just listened to a talk about the DBpedia Relationship Finder and ask myself whether the project Six degrees of Wikipedia is still active. It’s a pitty – it is not (… at least the links server). The algorithm is not the same but it does a good job. Six degrees evaluates the every link in the page and creates an untyped association while DBpedia evaluates only the infoboxes in the sites and gathers also information about the association type (e.g. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach and died in Leipzig).

The combination would be more interesting – to have more information – using all links – than DBpedia and to have better information quality – using the info boxes – than Six degrees.

Use both Forces Luke!

Using The Force (which has recently emerged from the Blue Shirt Studio) you now are able to script the forces Luke has already used a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

safer RFID

STOP RFID envelope

Have you ever felt unhappy because of your possibly tracked movements of your RFID chip in your passport? Just cover your passport with a RFID-ray-impermeable-envelope and you will feel instanly better! If not – try other STOP-RFID-Gadgets too.

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