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Tuesday, 08. July 2008

Coming out

00:13

If you want to see, what I did the last weeks, you can come along and play a little bit with me and my extension.

(Damn, sometimes I have absolutely no ideas for good headlines and sometimes I have at least two superb headlines for these one sentence posts… )

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Saturday, 19. April 2008

Copywriting in the Darkroom

10:54

Don't panic, this post is about software and contains no sexual content. (Smiley: smile) I just found a interesting programming that may be pretty cool especially for the blogging people out there: JDarkRoom.

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Wednesday, 16. April 2008

Mr President, one question…

22:34

Jean Luc Picard as president of the united states doing a press conference

Some of the other pictures from the image manipulation contests at worth1000.com are quite funny, too:

My favorites are Being Jean-Luc Picard, Spock, The Pope , Gangster Shatner, Shinzon Rockstar and Scottish Whisky. Which one do you like most?

[ Via Spreeblick]

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Tuesday, 15. April 2008

Shirt Spam! Finally!

22:05

Everyone knows, that Spam is poetry, it's no news. But, like every serious poetry, Spam is now available on T-Shirts!

[ Via Shirt Blog ]

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Wednesday, 09. April 2008

Report from the support front

12:12

Person 1 explains some computer related problem to person 2.

Person 1: Double click here.
Person 2: Two times?
Person 1 lapses into coma inwardly.

[ Via Voice communication with krümelchen ]

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Friday, 04. April 2008

Nerd-Bugreport #3

18:14

Hey, it seems, there can be a new category on this blog. This time it's Linus Torvalds himself, who fears the consequences of bug, because he thinks his wife will kill him: Redhat Bugzilla Bug 439858: swf mozilla plugin - no youtube

[ Via Pro Linux ]

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Tuesday, 01. April 2008

Attention, Windows Users: New dangerous virus found!

10:18

The F-Secure Team found a new highly dangerous trojan this morning: Win32.Pril.A. It's best to stay at home – offline…

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Monday, 24. March 2008

Nerd Bugreport #2

12:48

There's more of that: Adium Bug Ticket #2414: Talking to girls. (Smiley: grin)

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Tuesday, 11. March 2008

Godbot

21:35

If you wanna talk to god, you can do that on a dedicated page.

And like every good christian, I want share my personal enlightenment with everyone:

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Saturday, 08. March 2008

Delicious Library

20:17

Delicious Library is another example, that Mac OS has the nicer applications. And it's not just a beauty.

Screenshot of Delicious Library

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Monday, 25. February 2008

Gossip Girl

20:25

Can I series with such dialogs be bad?

Person1: Wait, how can you even have an opinion on Ubuntu if you haven't tried it? 2.6 kernel, Live CD, they even had GNOME 2.0 the day Warty Warthog came out.

Person2: I'm sorry. I'm perfectly content with OS X. I have all the awk/grep-ance that I want without any need for that pitiful font de-uglification.

Person1: But the fonts are de-uglified and it's free. You know, fine, you know live in the dark ages.

Person2: I know what I like and I like what I know.

I think I'll give Gossip Girls a chance, when it's aired here in germany. Because I really want to try the first series, that was able to bring flamewars into the television. (Smiley: grin) That's why I excuse that Gnome 2.8 was shipped with Warty Warthog and not 2.0.

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Monday, 18. February 2008

Chumby

23:22

Wow, there's a more geeky alarm clock, than Clocky: Chumby can be online and so it shows RSS, Internet Radio, Podcasts, Weather forecast and it looks good, too. Two USB ports are included two. For that, I think the price of 180 Dollar is okay. Well… (Smiley: grin)

[ Via geeksugar ]

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Sunday, 17. February 2008

Airflowrate conversion

18:58

CFM * 1.676190476 = m3/h

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Wednesday, 06. February 2008

TrueCrypt for Mac OS X is in the air [Update]

13:34

No, I'm not talking about the fork I mentioned some days ago. TrueCrypt 5.0 really supports OS X out of the box. As soon as the website is available again, one can start testing. DMG files are offered for Intel and PPC machines that run with Tiger or Leopard.

If someone already has the package and would send it to me, I will mirror it here for some time. I thought about it and will not mirroring the file, because I can't assure that it is the original file.

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Saturday, 02. February 2008

“Rock Band” delayed

00:34

It looks like we have to wait until 2009 to play Rock Band in our living rooms, here in europa. But the Wii will be supported, too.

Source: forums.maxconsole.net and some other german websites.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, wath this video:

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Friday, 01. February 2008

WebDAV with Windows Explorer

20:33

I still have another sysadmin post for today… (Smiley: smile) I wanted to note the following somewhere:

WebDAV rocks! But, if you want to do it with some windows client and the windows explorer – Microsoft claims that the explorer is able to speak WebDAV – you should add the following lines to your Apache Config:

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Other mothers penguins animals *argh* have nice daughters, too…

19:51

…and it's also cool to ride on FreeBSD, Me, after bringing my first FreeBSD based server into production state.

If you played around with Debian oder Gentoo before you might also give FreeBSD a shot. I think I will use it more in the future, it's a nice system.

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People, be aware of long paths

19:37

This week held one of the surprises, one never needs. To make it short:
The Windows Explorer isn't able to handle paths with more than 256 chars.

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Mounting FreeBSD partitions with Linux

12:49

… works a bit different.

Let's assume you have a harddrive with one partition, sliced in three “FreeBSD partitions”, then cfdisk will show only one real partition. But dmesg show the other partitions, too, so you can mount them anyway:

mount -t ufs -o ro,ufstype=ufs2 /dev/hda2 /mnt/bsd1 mount -t ufs -o ro,ufstype=ufs2 /dev/hda3 /mnt/bsd2 mount -t ufs -o ro,ufstype=ufs2 /dev/hda4 /mnt/bsd3

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Friday, 25. January 2008

Creativity, Creativity

01:04

I know someone, who would really love and need this piece:


Directlink

More infos about it on http://backin.de/gumball/

[ via Spreeblick ]

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Wednesday, 23. January 2008

Art for Geeks

23:01

Without words:
Painting of a woman, who reads a book. At the bottom right there are four big letters: RTFM.

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Monday, 14. January 2008

Kopozyk.net

17:15

Beside xkcd the best webcomic for geeks out there. Todays episode features everything I like: A Mini Cooper, Star Trek and Knoppix. Check it out, it made my day.

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Wednesday, 09. January 2008

Is that patchable?

11:51

I think you can criticise god for many points, when he was developing this universe. But I think one of the biggest failures of him was, when he decided not to patch the bug “static discharge” for gloating reasons. *sigh*

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Thursday, 13. December 2007

Quote of the day

13:39

Gentoo can only trigger explosions if you set -O6 or greater in your make options.
This is because the resulting binaries run so fast that the CPU melts too rapidly for any gas to escape, and then, BAM.

Found here, original there.

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Sunday, 02. December 2007

T-Online: DSL Username

20:07

Sorry, I have to use my weblog as personal notebook again:

The username of a T-Online DSL access has the following format: [LineID][T-Online Number]#[Usernumber]@t-online.de

Official help page (german)

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Saturday, 01. December 2007

Star Trek Rap

19:56

I'm Jean-Luc Picard, I'm chillin' in my yard
Underneath my chrome dome in the ship I call my home
Kickin' it with Data, my homeboy, my brotha
I wanna get freaky with Wesley Crusher's motha!

Yeah W., the music came automatically into my head, too. Give us more, man! (Smiley: smile)

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It began today

19:47

Not just chronological but also emotional the christmas time started today for me. So I spent the half of the day with baking some christmas cookies and after I dismissed my idea of writing an “Baking with Nerds”-article (There's also a germany cookbook for geeks I recognized some geeky shapes of some of my manufactures. Maybe you can guess what I saw in these pieces of dough?

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Wednesday, 28. November 2007

141 Megabyte…

12:45

…for a printer driver! *misgiving*

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Wednesday, 21. November 2007

The geek fashion wintercatalogue is available

11:19

The winter catalogue has come to hand and we want to introduce some highlights for the guys as well as for the ladies and of course for our small companions too.

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Tuesday, 20. November 2007

Softwareupdate (of our court entrance)

14:35

Release Notes:

  • Fixed a security hole
  • Installed VLC over it
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Thursday, 15. November 2007

You are a (script-)programmer, if…

15:43

…you pay attention to the correct use of the equal signs on your notes (specialdedction===deduction3?).

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Saturday, 10. November 2007

Longtime studies say,…

16:46

…that Frets of Fire is simply the better Guitar Hero Game.

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Thursday, 18. October 2007

Encrypted partitions with linux Loop-AES and GPG

22:09

Yeah, yesterday I had a real linux hacking session again. This time I wanted to store data encrypted on an external hard drive. The target was to find a way that is really comfortable without having to remind a reeeeally long password. Especially when you already have a GPG-key pair you don't have to remember another password.
This is just a quick tutorial. For a more verbose howto have a look for Loop-AES tutorial at riseup labs.

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Wednesday, 17. October 2007

Switching windows in Mac OS X

23:45

Oh dear, the switchingproblems. After finding the backslash some time ago, I'm now happy that I found the key shortcut switch between windows: Apple + <

And before the windows-party is laughing: Apple + Tab is switching between the applications in Mac OS X, not between windows. When have a lot of open windows it's more reasonable to switch between applications first, and then between the windows of this application.

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Tuesday, 09. October 2007

Just to stick on it…

16:05

Blogging is life! (Smiley: yeah)

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Sysadmin Rockstar

15:55

Something to rock on.

And don't forget to listen to the unplugged version! (Smiley: cool)

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Friday, 28. September 2007

Scrennsaver as Wallpaper in Mac OS X

23:01

Works with that line:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background

Please do not comment about the sense of it. I just don't wanted to let this line go away without noting it somewhere. And the line looked sooo sweet to me. And yes, I tried it once. *blushing*

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Thursday, 27. September 2007

If you…

16:56

…recognize a Skype ID for a short time in the email signature of a customer, you can envision how the security consciousness of the administrators is there… *headshaking*

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Tuesday, 25. September 2007

Your gateway sucks

14:23

Again, there's a nice example, why I love to be a geek. Because, which other group is allowed to use such a language (like the following) in really important documents (in this case it's the Pure-FTPd documentation)?

If Netscape clients can connect without any problem, your NAT gateway rulez. If Netscape doesn't display directory listings, your NAT gateway sucks. Use '-N' as a workaround.

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Thursday, 06. September 2007

Isn't he cute? [Update]

12:08

USB Hub in manikin shape. The legs are the input sockets

*wannahave*
…even if it isn't full speed USB 2.0 capable.

Update: Oh, well, I should mention, that it is an USB Hub.

[ Via Geeksugar ]

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Wednesday, 05. September 2007

42 Mac days

23:59

It feels like it was yesterday, but it's really about one month ago I got the device I'm writing this words. Of course I'm talking about my favourite and newest toy, my black Macbook and the time has come to make a first conclusion.

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Thursday, 30. August 2007

Important note

23:14

The pulse to blog is most extensive, when you can't serve it…

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Thursday, 23. August 2007

Hey Geek, are you hungry?

16:22

Finally the geek of these days needn't to take the computer into the kitchen to have the best optimization of the “effort of getting food”-question, because now there's the PC EZ-Bake Oven available:

Photo of the 'PC EZ-Bake Oven'

You can (of course) get this gadget by ThinkGeek.

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Wednesday, 22. August 2007

Something's wrong

10:50

Zeroterm: That's semantically wrong.
I: You are using Word!

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Monday, 13. August 2007

What are whitespaces doing…

09:44

…on black background?

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Thursday, 09. August 2007

Tagged Harddisk Drive

20:35

Photo of a harddisk Drive tagged with different stickers: ide, ext3, out of order, master jumpered, 3,5 Zoll, maxtor, 250gb

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Wednesday, 08. August 2007

I don't want MP3! – an alternative suggestion

23:13

Or (the headline for technicians): Why MP3 is evil and Ogg Vorbis is political correct.

Everyone knows MP3. But it's not the one and only audio format out there. I mainly use Ogg Vorbis. I'm often asked why I'm prefering Ogg Vorbis, so I wrote this introduction to the format, to show the advantages of this alternative audio format.

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Tuesday, 31. July 2007

Who needs a Wii…

23:26

…when he has Photo Booth? Hehe, so much fun. (Smiley: grin)

Remark: Sigost is something similar, if you don't have a iSight capable Mac.

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Thursday, 26. July 2007

Is blogging different in bedroom?

23:11

Well, yes, it is… I'm going on…

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Wednesday, 25. July 2007

Alarming

11:27

Reality has passed the overstating internet again: I saw people rofling

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Don't forget

08:06

This friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day.

I think klingon articles and ThinkGeek Vouchers are a very good idea to surprise your admin. Don't forget, what they are doing for you every day! (Smiley: smile)

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Monday, 23. July 2007

To break a geeks heart…

20:39

…you have to make sure, that the package that he is carrying with him the whole day, contains the wrong piece of hardware. (Smiley: sad)

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Saturday, 21. July 2007

I finally did it…

10:25

…for the very first time

Dear Mister Söhnlein

thank you for your order at the GRAVIS WebStore.
[…]
You ordered the following articles:

1   Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter from PB G4 1000 12", MacBook, iMac Intel
1   MacBook Core 2 Duo 2160 13" SD black german, 1GB RAM, 160 GB HD
   incl. 1   logiprint Typometer  
   incl. 1   Magazine: Mac Life
   incl. 1   Parallels Desktop for Mac TryOut german
   inkl. 1   GRAVIS MacPack Vol.4
1   Hardwareguard iBook/MacBook GRAVIS Safety Pack Plus
   incl. 1   Service SE "normal"  

Everyone who dislikes annoying unpack- and “Geeks in ecstasy”-pictures, should avoid this blog in the next days.

:-
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Wednesday, 27. June 2007

Everybody wants to i-phone [Update]

23:28

It's been a long time, since I was a posting a $cool-web2.0-video-service-video (okay, to take it seriously, my last good post is some time ago. Sorry, currently I have not enough time for “real content” ). But this one is something that's worth blogging:


Directlink

Nice dreams to everyone. (Smiley: yummy) (Smiley: wink)

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Wednesday, 20. June 2007

Gentoo: … has a modification time in the future

12:03

I'm currently playing again with Gentoo and I'm getting again the “One of the files in /etc/{conf.d,init.d} or /etc/rc.conf has a modification time in the future”-error. So here is some help, if you have the same little annoyance.

Here it was the case, that the file in /etc/conf.d and /etc/init.d had no timestamp (you can check with ls -lR). You can solve this by a hearty touch /etc/{conf.d,init.d}/*; touch /etc/rc.conf.

[ Solution found at forums.gentoo.org ]

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Thursday, 14. June 2007

Dual Screen Wallpapers

00:10

Because I'm meanwhile working with more monitors, the website dualscreenwallpaper.com can be quite useful. So I can finally recycle my old “poser wallpaper” on my office machine.

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Thursday, 24. May 2007

Blessing in disguise für programmer

14:11

Disguise: Wrote a method just now, that was still existing in this class.
Blessing: Both methods were except for one variablename ($cid/$id) truly the same. (Smiley: grin)

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Monday, 21. May 2007

Which File Extension Are You?

13:48

Lunchtime = time where i have only one hand free because the other one is occupied with food delivery = ideal time for tests.

This time it's the “Which File Extension Are You?” test:
The test result

Not bad, but when I have a look to the list of all possible results, I think ogg would better fit to me.

Filed under: Geek stuff, Pester me
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Friday, 18. May 2007

Getting the current DPI value in xorg

17:47

Something for the virtual notebook again:

xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot

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Wednesday, 09. May 2007

If Linux distributions were women: Part 2 [Update 2]

21:00

function main() { $m=new MediaObject(); $s1=$m->loadSound("fanfare.ogg"); $s2=$m->loadSound("applause.ogg"); $m->playSound($s1); sleep(1); $m->playSound($s2,"fade-in"); }

Entertainer: After the big success of “If Linux Distributions were womengrindblog.de and geeks-have-feelings-too.net present the second part of this series. Have a lot of fun during the show.

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Thursday, 03. May 2007

If Linux distributions were women [Update]

21:11

I'm proud I'm allowed to present the translationed version of the text “If Linux distributions were women“ which was originally released by Magnus Niemann.

And now let's go on.

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Wednesday, 02. May 2007

Remember

13:16

On Chieftech cases of the Dragon series, you have to close the bottom front barrier then the top front barrier and then side panel.

Otherwise you'll squeeze yourself and the top front barrier nearly to death.

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Saturday, 21. April 2007

Cinema at geeks-have-feelings-too.net

19:05

Because I'm watching a movie on a big screen tonight, I'm presenting you another great video.

Filed under: Geek stuff, Webdev
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Tuesday, 17. April 2007

Alarm Clock for Geeks

17:00

Problems waking up? Not with Clocky anymore.

Filed under: Dashslot, Geek stuff
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Wednesday, 11. April 2007

Resize images automatically

01:38

The blog as notebook:

for i in *.jpg ; do convert $i -resize 50% thumbs/$i ; done

Absolute:

for i in *.jpg ; do convert $i -resize 1024x768 thumbs/$i ; done

Needed: bash, imagemagick

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

00:19
phil@enterprise-c ~/tmp $ zip -rv test.zip * adding: IMG_0150.JPG.........zip I/O error: No space left on device zip error: Output file write failure (write error on zip file) phil@enterprise-c ~ $ df -h /home Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/hda5 69G 65G 19M 100% /home
Filed under: Geek stuff
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Tuesday, 03. April 2007

Open Link in New Tab

16:45

Foto of a washertab

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Wednesday, 21. March 2007

Gilmore Girls + Hackers = Pirates of the Caribbean?

15:38

From an email sent by Amazon:

We recommend: Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (Single-DVD)

Recommended, because you buyed or rated the following articles:
* Gilmore Girls - The complete fifth season (6 DVDs)
* Hackers

(Smiley: confused) Relation?

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Tuesday, 20. March 2007

Technicans are only humans, too

22:12

But to stand this, you have to be superhuman in dealing with problems. Poor guy, I feel with you...

[ via Slashdot ]

Filed under: Dashslot, Geek stuff
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Friday, 16. March 2007

Whereof you recognize a Systemadministrator?

00:32

Today: The freezing Sysadmin

You are a sysadmin, when you turn on your compiler, because the fring is working in 'idle mode' in your room.

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Wednesday, 14. March 2007

Aren't we all a little bit DHSC?

14:51

I'm supposed to be a DHSC-Programmer, according to this test. That's not a new programming language, that's the test result. That means in clear text?

Filed under: Geek stuff, Pester me
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Thursday, 08. March 2007

PSK Generator

17:25

I need it from time to time, and I'm searching for it everytime again: A good generator for PSKs.

But think about it every time: Those keys should only be transfered over unscore nets in distress situations. If you have no other choice, replace some of the characters with some other randomly choosen character!

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Tuesday, 06. February 2007

Strange Key

11:42

Statement of a customer, after he found the Fn key on his new laptop:
Oh yes, it's between Alt and stange!

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Wednesday, 31. January 2007

Wow! Microsoft, I show my respect...

22:30

As I was clicking through Windows Vista recently, this mega feature really thrilled me:

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Friday, 26. January 2007

New last.fm feature: Which music do I listen to in two days

14:23

last.fm is now able to forecast the future and it's calculating the stats ahead. Obviously they are currently improving this feature, because some days ago the forecast was only for one day, that's why I thought it was just a missing timezone query. But with a difference of two days (current state of development) it's clear, that this is a feature and not a bug.

Screenshot of my music stats that shows, the generating date of 28.th january 2007

(Smiley: wink)

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Tuesday, 16. January 2007

Formular to convert geodata

20:32

For the case I (or everyone else) need(s) again the formula for converting geodata, that are noted in sexagesimalnotation DMS and should be converted into decimalnotation, that's it:

degrees + ( minutes * 1/60 ) + ( secondes * 1/3600 )

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Geek Talk

15:32

M: Oh, Tea?
P: Offtopic?
(insert some endless silence here)
P: Oh, Tee!

P: What's the name of the windows dog?
M: Hm... Don't know. Wizard

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Wednesday, 10. January 2007

Ethernet != Internet?

22:50

They wrote Internet wrong, it's with “ether” at the beginning. anonym

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Computer named after their owners

11:02

Sometimes I think it's kind of funny, when computers are named after their ownerns. It's a little bit strange when your typing some commands in the terminal:

host michael
mount.smbfs //angelique/activities /mnt/friends
dig julia
telnet dave
whois alice
ping john
wget http://joe/borrowed_dvd
scp my_best_poem.txt cecilia:/home/cecilia

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Getting the sound of a youtube video into a MP3/OGG file

00:32

The short version for my english readers:

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Tuesday, 28. November 2006

Tux Advent calendar

14:55

*wannahave*

Tux Advent calendar

It's available by ixsoft. I wanted to buy some geek stuff anyway...

By the way: Does anyone out there know other geeky calendars? I'm still searching...

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Friday, 10. November 2006

ATI Driver-Problem: AIGLX error __driCreateNewScreen

10:47

(EE) AIGLX error: dlsym for __driCreateNewScreen_20050727 failed (/usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so: undefined symbol: __driCreateNewScreen_20050727)
(EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering

Everyone who found this error message in the x-server log and if you just need hardware acceleration, you can turn off AIGLX by adding the following in your xorg.conf:

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AIGLX" "off"
EndSection

That worked for me and now I can finally really pack my computer.

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Thursday, 09. November 2006

Finally finished...

20:48

That took some time...

enterprise-c ~ # emerge gcc
enterprise-c ~ # gcc-config -l
enterprise-c ~ # emerge -eav system
enterprise-c ~ # gcc-config i686-pc-linux-gnu-4.1.1
enterprise-c ~ # source /etc/profile
enterprise-c ~ # fix_libtool_files.sh 3.4.6
enterprise-c ~ # grub-install /dev/hda
enterprise-c ~ # emerge -eav world
enterprise-c ~ # etc-update
enterprise-c ~ # mcedit /etc/conf.d/hddtemp
enterprise-c ~ # mcedit /etc/rc.conf
enterprise-c ~ # uptime
 20:41:03 up 5 days, 23:50, 13 users,  load average: 0.01, 0.10, 0.14
enterprise-c ~ # reboot

In reality there were more commands, because the emerge -eav world didn't run without errors (there were 5 faulty packages).

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Thursday, 19. October 2006

Thunderbird is lying is absolutely correct [Update]

10:26

Why does my Thunderbird under Linux actually tell me No running windows found when I'm starting it? (Smiley: wink)

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Puzzle the other way

01:14

Everyone who has some time left and need a antivirus software, can try to solve the puzzle from the 1000th post of the F-Secure Antivirus Research Lab Weblogs. It took some time for me, but it was fun. (Smiley: smile)

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Wednesday, 18. October 2006

May I introduce Steve Ballmer to you?

19:34

Recently we had a kind of “Best of Steve Ballmer”-competition in firm. Of course I don't want to keep it back for you:

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Thursday, 12. October 2006

Which Maoam Package I should take?

16:12

srand((double)microtime()*1000000); $key=rand(0,2); $maoams[0]="red"; $maoams[1]="yellow"; $maoams[2]="orange"; echo $maoams[$key];

Okay, it was the yellow one... *schmacking*

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Monday, 25. September 2006

For Shell-Lovers

11:28

Hehe, nice Geek Stuff: The Top Ten Unix Shell Commands You Use. Here are my results:


phil@enterprise-c ~ $ history|awk '{print $2}'|awk 'BEGIN {FS="|"} {print $1}'|sort|uniq -c|sort -rn|head -10
     65 exit
     65 cd
     54 ls
     44 wget
     41 su
     29 cp
     26 du 
     18 mv
     17 xmms
     17 killall

As you can see, I'm using my ETerm mostly for file-management.
The last two entries are in direct connection and indicate some problems with my audio playing software... (Smiley: smile)

As root it's looking like this:


enterprise-c phil $ history|awk '{print $2}'|awk 'BEGIN {FS="|"} {print $1}'|sort|uniq -c|sort -rn|head -10
    341 emerge
     31 exit
     13 mcedit
     13 etc-update
     10 ls
      9 umount
      8 cd
      8 /etc/init.d/apache2
      6 make
      6 cp

So the normal administration things...

[ Via The lunatic Fringe (Tim Pritlove) ]
And I finally have to include the trackback ping function into my blog...

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Wednesday, 20. September 2006

Language conflict

09:51

Note yet wide awake... Bad english... Wrong URL... http://en.wikipedia.de/ *babble* Need Earl Grey... *stammer* (Smiley: tired)

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Data traces 3: Risks of the Web 2.0

07:49

This is the third part of the series “data traces”, a bunch of posts that explain, where you leave intended or unintended data behind and why this is good or bad. You can find more information in the initation post of this series.

The web is changing. Daily. Houry... Tut, more often and much faster. Okay, you probably knowed that before. However: The web was changing in a never seen manner during the last months. It was reaching the next step of evolution. The people that are more or less compatible to the computer language would say: The web is growing into it's next version – into the Web 2.0. There are a lot of services, applications and philosophies that belong to the Web 2.0 and that you may have used before: You are reading blogs (for instance this site), you may have watched (private) Videos on YouTube, you are communication with a friend that uses GMail, the Wikipedia is your new standard reference book and you have listened to the one or the other Podcast. If these statements are more or less correct for you, you are in the middle of the current “Hype”, that has become in fact more than a Hype. Why can this be bad? I will show you...

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Wednesday, 06. September 2006

The Power of Hawaiian shirts...

22:50

is demonstrated in the best way, when you go into the next Apple Store and document the reaction of the mostly black turleneck- and designerglasses wearing salespersons. Note: The more colored the shirt is, the better is the result!
But unfortunately no one was able to help me there with my actual problem.

Virtually filed under: Prejudice- and Cliché availment in the world of geeks.

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Tuesday, 29. August 2006

Whereof you recognize a Systemadministrator?

10:40

Today: The overworked sysadmin

You are an (maybe overworked) sysadmin, when you try to authenticate yourself on the companies printer with your bank identifier code.

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Monday, 28. August 2006

Remember...

22:50

Image of a TV that shows the startscreen of a NES game

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Wednesday, 23. August 2006

Massive Nerd Mode

21:13

<?php $status=50; $now=mktime(21,13,42,8,23,2006); $scene->set_time($now); $human->set_name="Me"; if($human->get_classification()==="geek") { do { $progress=programm_website(); if($progress===false) { $human->sleep(21600); continue; } }while($status<=100); } else { $human->do_something_relaxing(); } function programm_website() { global $human; global $status; while($status<100) { $human->programm_website(); if($human->get_status()==="hungry") { $human->change_mode("massive_nerd"); $human->eat("pizza"); continue; } elseif($human->get_status()==="tired") { $status+=0.005; continue; } elseif($human->get_status()==="really_tired") { return false; } $status+=0.01; } return true; } ?>
Damn, grease Spots on my keyboard again. Fucking Pizza...

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Wednesday, 16. August 2006

236 unread items

22:39

236 unread items in my feedreader

Result of one long working day, with almost no time for feed reading.

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Friday, 11. August 2006

Data traces 2: Call my website and I'll tell you, who you are [Update]

21:40

This is the second part of the series “data traces”, a bunch of posts that explain, where you leave intended or unintended data behind and why this is good or bad. You can find more information in the initation post of this series.

In this part I want to tell you, which data are seen by a website respictively it's operator, once you have accessed it.

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Wednesday, 09. August 2006

Data traces 1: Have you already googeled your boy friend today? [Update]

00:04

This is the first part of the series “data traces”, a bunch of posts that explain, where you leave intended or unintended data behind and why this is good or bad. You can find more information in the initation post of this series.

Okay, let's start slowly. One thing, that you certainly have done before: Searched a name in a searchengine like Google. Especially you've searched your own name, the name of a friend.

One the first view, that can be quiet funny. But it has extensive consequences. One of the “main problems” of today's web and the IT-industry is, that memory capacity is very cheap. To say it in other words: The web can't forget.

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Tuesday, 08. August 2006

Data traces [Update 4]

23:18

Who are you? Where do you come from? What's your opinion about subject x? To whom have you written the last e-mail? Which browser do you use? What have you really searched, when you came to this website?
You don't know? But I do!

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Wednesday, 02. August 2006

Errormessages that make you happy

10:15

Currently on the Last.fm Website:We're sorry, but our database servers are currently overloaded. Please enjoy a quick cup of tea and then try refreshing this page.

Actually that's a good idea, the thing with the tea.

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Tuesday, 18. July 2006

Technical progress is...

18:37

...when the power supplies are bigger then the devices:

Image of an USB Hub with a power supply in the same size

It's the second device with thes property that I had in my fingers in the last days.

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Tuesday, 11. July 2006

Phil@23

17:06

Of course I claim on the 23 as my new internal phone number. (Smiley: Shush!)

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Monday, 10. July 2006

The world doesn't need such books

13:14

Actually I'm in a clearance mood: Fileing data from the virtual storage area, making backups, doing an image of the system root partition, sorting my bookmarks into my Spurl-account... That is haunting me in the job, too. Because we change our rooms here and I'm taking the chance to separate some old books out. I was never using this books and I was not the one who bought them. The first pail is already prepared:
Pail with old computerbooks
I'm going on...

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Thursday, 06. July 2006

How the software industry works

21:27

I found the text called “How the software industry works” some months ago and I wanted to post it in my blog later. So, here it is.

Are you asking yourself why I wanted to post this piece of text? Because it's true! Of course it's humoristic, too. But it's a really good piece of satire.

Thanks to Al Lowe, the writer of text. Perhaps the “older readers” know him as the maker of the “Leisure Suit Larry”-series. He allowed me to translate the text in german. You can find the translated version here.

Please have a look at the other stuff of Als site. It's one of the better fun sites of the Web and it includes much geek content, too!

And remember: Geeks - All they ever think of is hex!

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