Monday, October 31, 2011

seeing my ENT doc again

Canonical, Dell bring Ubuntu laptops to 220 Chinese retail stores - The H Open Source: News and Features

Canonical, Dell bring Ubuntu laptops to 220 Chinese retail stores - The H Open Source: News and Features: Canonical and Dell have announced the launch of a new retail programme to bring computers with Ubuntu pre-loaded on them to more than 200 retail locations in China

JRuby update improves Ruby 1.9 support - The H Open Source: News and Features

JRuby update improves Ruby 1.9 support - The H Open Source: News and Features: Version 1.6.5 of JRuby continues to improve compatibility with the 1.9.x branch of Ruby and brings a number of other changes

Apple open sources its ALAC lossless audio codec - The H Open Source: News and Features

Apple open sources its ALAC lossless audio codec - The H Open Source: News and Features: Apple has released its ALAC lossless audio codec, which compresses digital audio files without losing any of the original information, as open source under the Apache Licence

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

Oracle-Google trial postponed until 2012 - The H Open Source: News and Features

Oracle-Google trial postponed until 2012 - The H Open Source: News and Features: The responsible federal judge has divided the proposed trial into three phases: to deal first with the copyright claims, then with the patent claims and finally with all remaining aspects such as damages and wilfulness

Further evidence of Certificate Authority break-ins - The H Security: News and Features

Further evidence of Certificate Authority break-ins - The H Security: News and Features: In the past four months, at least five different CAs have revoked around 200 certificates because their issuers had been compromised

Gábor Szabó: Perl Tutorial

Perl Tutorial

Gábor Szabó: Modern Perl tutorial part 05 - Writing to files

Modern Perl tutorial part 05 - Writing to files

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ruby 2.0 for 2013 - The H Open Source: News and Features

Ruby 2.0 for 2013 - The H Open Source: News and Features: Version 2.0 of the Ruby language is scheduled to arrive on 24 February 2013, on the 20th anniversary of the creation of Ruby

being online with 2 Skype accounts in parallel?

Using the same Skype account for work and for personal life is really, really bad.
I would love to have the work account open only for work hours.
Well, the good thing about the new ownership at Skype is, that I expect Microsoft to merge Skype and MSN Messenger sooner or later.
It was always bad, that you have to run the Skype application, even if you run Adium or pidgin or whatever to integrate all your IM, and the implication of that being, that you cannot "work" through 2 accounts at the same time. XMPP / Jabber can do it, and any IM can do it, just Skype can't. But the state owned trojans undermine the security of it anyway. That's so ridiculous.

seeing a kid kneeing in a window on the 3rd floor looking down to the backyard

Not really a nightmare, not even a night-nightmare at all, but sometimes this view flashes through my memory  at daytime. I hope nothing like that will ever really happen caused by my carelessness. I also hope, this flash-back will stop haunting me one day.

just saw an "rm *" in my bash history

That one was perfectly right, but once in a while I remember having deleted the kernel boot image of a Unix machine like 17 years ago. It didn't really cause a lot of trouble, and the case got solved w/o too much pain, but …

movie: la piel que habito = the skin I live in = die Haut, in der ich wohne (2011)

La piel que habito (2011)

a German movie: Nachtmeerfahrten (2011)

Nachtmeerfahrten (2011)

movie: The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower (2010)

OWS – it's not the financial system, it's the greedy customers, that expect their margins

The protesters, that lost money during the crisis, they seem to be unable to admit, that is was them, that went for the high risk. They are not honest, if they deny, they did not know anything about that high risk. Putting the blame on the system ist utmost dishonest.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Star Trek is Just Around the Corner | Sortable.com

Star Trek is Just Around the Corner | Sortable.com

High Tech
Sortable's High Tech Infographic

HTTP pipelining to arrive in Chrome 17 - The H Open Source: News and Features

HTTP pipelining to arrive in Chrome 17 - The H Open Source: News and Features

Microsoft gets another Android patent licence with Compal - The H Open Source: News and Features

Microsoft gets another Android patent licence with Compal - The H Open Source: News and Features

Android address book vs. Xing address book

Well, unlike the Facebook and the Linkedin address books the Xing address book only mixes into the Android address book after installing and launching the Xing application. Maybe that's because the makers of Android have nice deals with Facebook and Linkedin and not with Xing, but it just works a lot different. You can join your various "standard" entries within your Android address book, and the Xing address book entries are not reachable and joinable like that. Instead the Xing app adds a reference from a matching Android address book entry to a Xing address book entry.

Skype was the default dialer on my Android phone, and I wanted to change that

That really gave me a hard time.

I remember, that until a couple of days a go, when I attempted to dial a phone number resp. one of the numbers associated to a address book entry, I got a list of alternatives presented, through which I could dial. I don't remember, that I made one of them the default dialers, but at one stage, I apparently did. I wanted to roll that back, but I had no idea why. For some reason I was obsessed with the idea, that I should be able to undo that choice exactly where I apparently selected it in the first place. But it doesn't work like that. Searched the web for it and found the right approach.

  • what's the current dialer?
  • find it within "Manage applications"!
  • find its "Launch by default" section!
  • "Clear defaults" if applicable!
  • now that's no longer your default dialer
It was that easy in my case.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

movie: Melancholia (2011)

Melancholia (2011)

Maybe this is a suitable Saturday night movie?

movie: Apollo 18 (2011)

Apollo 18 (2011)

Maybe a good movie for tonight at the Berlin Sony Center. Any company?

Steve Yegge giving "Paganini Caprice 1", picked acoustic guitar



This is Steve Yegge playing, an admired nerd.

WOW!

I guess I just wasted at least the last 30 years of my life doing foolish things.

Steve Yegge - Google+ - Last week I accidentally posted an internal rant about…

Steve Yegge - Google+ - Last week I accidentally posted an internal rant about…:

"That’s where the “Dread Pirate Bezos” line came from. I worked hard and had fun, but every day I honestly worried they might fire me in the morning. Sure, it was a kind of paranoia. But it was sort of healthy in a way.

I kept my resume up to date, and I kept my skills up to date, and I never worried about saying something stupid and ruining my career.

Because hey, they were most likely going to fire me in the morning."

'via Blog this'

Apache Cassandra reaches foretold version 1.0 - The H Open Source: News and Features

Apache Cassandra reaches foretold version 1.0 - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

Google and Adobe support the W3C - The H Open Source: News and Features

Google and Adobe support the W3C - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

The problem with deep discount ebook deals - O'Reilly Radar

The problem with deep discount ebook deals - O'Reilly Radar:

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Perl: Role::Basic - Just roles. Nothing else. - metacpan.org

Role::Basic - Just roles. Nothing else. - metacpan.org

German Perl Workshop 13.0

German Perl Workshop 13.0

attending …

YAPC::Europe 2012 in Frankfurt

YAPC::Europe 2012 in Frankfurt:

'via Blog this'

Kaspersky discovers new version of German state-sponsored trojan - The H Security: News and Features

Kaspersky discovers new version of German state-sponsored trojan - The H Security: News and Features: "The researchers also discovered a 64-bit driver signed using a certificate issued by fictitious CA Goose Cert; 64-bit versions of Windows will not load unsigned drivers. A normal copy of Windows will not accept the fake certificate, meaning that the installation process also has to modify Windows' certificate store – how it does this is not yet known."

The modern German police state told Microsoft to allow this – any serious other options? If so, I will delete this silly comment immediately.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NoScript for Android now feature complete - The H Security: News and Features

NoScript for Android now feature complete - The H Security: News and Features: A version of the script and embedded object blocking plug-in for Android and Maemo has been in development since the start of the year; now NoScript has been declared feature complete

Sentenced: German engineer modified card terminals for criminal gangs - The H Security: News and Features

Sentenced: German engineer modified card terminals for criminal gangs - The H Security: News and Features: A German electronics engineer has been sentenced to three years in prison for helping international skimming gangs with his technical expertise. The 26-year-old had previously worked for a German manufacturer of cash machines

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date | TechCrunch

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date | TechCrunch:

'via Blog this'

Quantum Levitation

Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing - NYTimes.com

Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing - NYTimes.com: "Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal"

Monday, October 17, 2011

VoIP Hacks - O'Reilly Media

VoIP Hacks - O'Reilly Media:

'via Blog this'

O'Reilly Media book: Your Money: The Missing Manual

Your Money: The Missing Manual - O'Reilly Media:

'via Blog this'

O'Reilly Media book: Personal Investing: The Missing Manual

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual - O'Reilly Media:

'via Blog this'

EmacsWiki: gnus, gmail, IMAP, POP3, fetchmail

EmacsWiki: Gnus Gmail

Puppy Linux 5.2 "Wary" released - The H Open Source: News and Features

Puppy Linux 5.2 "Wary" released - The H Open Source: News and Features: According to the developers, the new release of the "Wary-series" of the distribution is a "massive upgrade" to the 5.1.x series. It includes an upgraded Linux kernel and has had all of its base packages recompiled

Redis 2.4.0 (and 2.4.1) finally released - The H Open Source: News and Features

Redis 2.4.0 (and 2.4.1) finally released - The H Open Source: News and Features: The Redis key-value store gets updated to version 2.4.0, with virtual memory deprecated but with better performance and memory utilisation among the improvements

ASF says OpenOffice.org is in good health - The H Open Source: News and Features

ASF says OpenOffice.org is in good health - The H Open Source: News and Features: The Apache Software Foundation has defended itself against "destructive statements", assuring users that, four months after the transition from Oracle to the ASF, OpenOffice.org is heading in the right direction

Google's open source search to end - The H Open Source: News and Features

Google's open source search to end - The H Open Source: News and Features: Google Code Search made the mass of open source code searchable, but it doesn't fit with Google's current plans and is being shut down

Native Android GUI developing for Firefox - The H Open Source: News and Features

Native Android GUI developing for Firefox - The H Open Source: News and Features: The Mozilla developers plan to improve the performance of the Android version of Firefox by implementing a native user interface

O'Reilly Media book: Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols

Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols - O'Reilly Media

Arguing with an engineer … – … enjoying it

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud. After a while, you realise the pig is enjoying it.
Jamie Lawrence

The secret is to bang the rocks together - O'Reilly Radar

The secret is to bang the rocks together - O'Reilly Radar:

'via Blog this'

Fighting the next mobile war - O'Reilly Radar

Fighting the next mobile war - O'Reilly Radar:

'via Blog this'

Future LibreOffice developments shown - The H Open Source: News and Features

Future LibreOffice developments shown - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

SPDY: An experimental protocol for a faster web - The Chromium Projects

SPDY: An experimental protocol for a faster web - The Chromium Projects

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Chouette Invention - Air Swimmers

Google To Retire Private Google+ Profiles On July 31

Google To Retire Private Google+ Profiles On July 31:

'via Blog this'

O'Reilly Media book: Learning JavaScript, Second Edition

Learning JavaScript, Second Edition - O'Reilly Media:

O'Reilly Media book: Head First JavaScript

Head First JavaScript - O'Reilly Media:

'via Blog this'

book: The Art of R Programming

The Art of R Programming - O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media book: Getting Started with RStudio

Getting Started with RStudio - O'Reilly Media

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Mechanical_Turk

O'Reilly Media book: C# 4.0 in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition

C# 4.0 in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition - O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media book: Learning C# 3.0

Learning C# 3.0 - O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media book: Programming C# 4.0

Programming C# 4.0 - O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media book: Head First C#, Second Edition

Head First C#, Second Edition - O'Reilly Media

Saturday, October 15, 2011

O'Reilly Open Books Project

O'Reilly Open Books Project: O'Reilly has published a number of Open Books--books with various forms of open copyright--over the years. The reasons for opening copyright, as well as the specific license agreements under which they are opened, are as varied as our authors.

Is Android's bane a boon for Free Software? - The H Open Source: News and Features

Is Android's bane a boon for Free Software? - The H Open Source: News and Features: The satisfaction at seeing Android's rapid ascent in the smartphone hierarchy has led many people to overlook the proprietary elements in the otherwise free code, but, as more patent deals are made, the spectre of the Microsoft tax looms ever larger. Glyn Moody looks at the open source alternatives

Agile in a Flash: Management Theater

Agile in a Flash: Management Theater

Melissa Etheridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Melissa Etheridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals. She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Google Reader OPML export

www.google.com/reader

I was worried, whether I would ever be able to save my feed subscription list from Google Reader.
And yes, I am able to do that.

Settings > Import/Export > Export your subscriptions as an OPML file.

I did hack OPML files in the past, so that looks quite viable.

RCS: strict / non-strict locking


GNU RCS manual (the official documentation)


GNU RCS manual (HTML - with one web page per node)

GNU RCS manual : the rcs command itself there


A Manual to the GNU Revision Control System (RCS) (by Aaron S. Hawley)
This is the chapter on Locking.
(Sooner or later this link will dangle. Sorry for that.)

I still love and use RCS. Ever since I did an early port of RCS to SysV and I met WFT. That work got paid by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft at Karlsruhe then, and Johannes Röhrich told me to do that. I am glad he did.
Of course I see serious uses for Mercurial, Git, and Subversion, but for my personal use I still think RCS is just lightweight enough.

pros:

  • rather, rather lightweight
  • integrated into Emacs
  • I got quite some experience with it

cons:

  • diffs are not compressed
  • no concept like team
Why did I start this article today?
I decided to set my .procmailrc into non-strict locking mode, so that I save one command during change+deploy.
I searched the web for the RCS documentation, so that I could refer to it, and I got carried away …

Why did Aaron S. Hawley did not seriously attempt to improve the official texinfo source for the RCS documentation? 

forums.virtualbox.org - "linked clone" clarification

virtualbox.org • View topic - linked clone clarification: "linked clone clarification"

'via Blog this'

VirtualBox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

VirtualBox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

'via Blog this'

What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs

What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs

De mortibus nihil nisi bene – but I agree: things should be said.

Subversion 1.7 arrives with improved metadata storage - The H Open Source: News and Features

Subversion 1.7 arrives with improved metadata storage - The H Open Source: News and Features: Among many new features the 1.7 release replaces multiple .svn directories with one SQLite database per working copy

Sabayon Linux 7 arrives with experimental Fusion kernel - The H Open Source: News and Features

Sabayon Linux 7 arrives with experimental Fusion kernel - The H Open Source: News and Features: Version 7.0 comes with a choice of the GNOME 3.2, KDE 4.7 or Xfce 4.8 desktop environments, includes native Btrfs support, various package updates and the 3.0 Linux kernel; an experimental Fusion kernel is also available as an option

WineHQ access credentials harvested - The H Security: News and Features

WineHQ access credentials harvested - The H Security: News and Features: Attackers obtained access to users' credentials and encrypted passwords for the WineHQ project's web services

Perl, C and Dr. Dennis Ritchie | Kirk Kimmel [blogs.perl.org]

Perl, C and Dr. Dennis Ritchie | Kirk Kimmel [blogs.perl.org]:

'via Blog this'

"Guru Meditation": The End of Agile

The Pragmatic Bookshelf | PragPub 2011-08 | Guru Meditation:

'via Blog this'

Univention signs Xen Windows driver - The H Open Source: News and Features

Univention signs Xen Windows driver - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

Microsoft plugs Hadoop into SQL Server and Azure Cloud - The H Open Source: News and Features

Microsoft plugs Hadoop into SQL Server and Azure Cloud - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

Time zone database back online - The H Open Source: News and Features

Time zone database back online - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

Countdown to M$ ruining Skype begins... *now*..

Microsoft closes $8.5 billion Skype acquisition | Plusist.com:

'via Blog this'

Hello, ClojureScript!

The Pragmatic Bookshelf | PragPub 2011-08 | Hello, ClojureScript!

Three logicians walk into a bar

Language Log » Three logicians walk into a bar

Randal Schwartz tweeted that, and I liked it.

Quanta signs up as Microsoft's latest Android/Chrome licensee - The H Open Source: News and Features

Quanta signs up as Microsoft's latest Android/Chrome licensee - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

Canonical releases Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - The H Open Source: News and Features

Canonical releases Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

Microsoft report: Users responsible for half of all infections - The H Security: News and Features

Microsoft report: Users responsible for half of all infections - The H Security: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

How to Find a Twitter RSS or Atom Feed

Just replace the xxxxxx by the twitter id here:

  • http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/xxxxx.rss
  • http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/xxxxx.atom



Just that the RSS feed goes much further to the past and the Atom feed doesn't.

Using this kind of feed helps me following people's tweets from within Google Reader.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Features new to Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Features new to Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ownCloud web-based storage app hits version 2.0 - The H Open Source: News and Features

ownCloud web-based storage app hits version 2.0 - The H Open Source: News and Features: Version 2.0 of the open, web-based storage application includes a new user interface and support for calendar and address book syncing, and has a new music player with an Ampache server for streaming to desktop players

Adobe: the biggest WebKit contributor you didn't know about - The H Open Source: News and Features

Adobe: the biggest WebKit contributor you didn't know about - The H Open Source: News and Features: Buying PhoneGap just as it turns into an Apache Incubator project is perfectly in line with Adobe's new approach to open source as the place where the innovation is happening, Adobe's director of open source Dave McAllister tells Mary Branscombe

German researchers crack RFID cards - The H Security: News and Features

German researchers crack RFID cards - The H Security: News and Features: Researchers at Ruhr University in Bochum have succeeded in copying the key from one make of RFID card. This enables them to clone the cards, which are used by companies such as transport operators

Key logging virus infects US military drones - The H Security: News and Features

Key logging virus infects US military drones - The H Security: News and Features: The virus has so far resisted all attempts to remove it; however no data loss or damage has been reported

US government continues to target WikiLeaks volunteer - The H Security: News and Features

US government continues to target WikiLeaks volunteer - The H Security: News and Features: Security specialist Jacob Appelbaum remains a target for US government agencies. A controversial law is now being used to force Google and ISP Sonic.net to hand over information on their customers

CyanogenMod 7.1 custom Android firmware released - Update - The H Open Source: News and Features

CyanogenMod 7.1 custom Android firmware released - Update - The H Open Source: News and Features: Following several delays, version 7.1 of the CyanogenMod project's custom Android firmware has been released. Based on Android 2.3.7, it adds support for a number of devices, and new features and enhancements. A beta version of version 7.1 is also available for HP's TouchPad tablet

CyanogenMod 7.1 custom Android firmware released - Update - The H Open Source: News and Features

CyanogenMod 7.1 custom Android firmware released - Update - The H Open Source: News and Features: Following several delays, version 7.1 of the CyanogenMod project's custom Android firmware has been released. Based on Android 2.3.7, it adds support for a number of devices, and new features and enhancements. A beta version of version 7.1 is also available for HP's TouchPad tablet

Monday, October 10, 2011

Transmission BitTorrent client update adds torrent queuing - The H Open Source: News and Features

Transmission BitTorrent client update adds torrent queuing - The H Open Source: News and Features: The new stable release brings improvements on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, adds torrent queuing and GTK+ 3 support, and updates the Web Client. A bug that caused the application to crash on all supported platforms has also been fixed

Google begins to detail Dart - The H Open Source: News and Features

Google begins to detail Dart - The H Open Source: News and Features: Google have pulled the covers back on the Dart language, its web-oriented alternative to JavaScript

Copyright claim against time zone database - The H Open Source: News and Features

Copyright claim against time zone database - The H Open Source: News and Features: The reference database for time zone information is no longer available. Its data is used by all versions of Unix and Linux and by many web sites and Java applications

installing Windows 8 in a Virtual Box VM on OS X

I had read an article that recommended that combination (except for OS X). I am going to give it a try.
I am doing a fresh uninstall, not an upgrade.

Update 2011-10-11:
I had a couple of tries, where the installation just stalled below 20% of "Expanding Windows files".
Currently it's passing the 30% mark ... .
Finally left all the language etc. defaults, and it just ran through.

installing Visual Studio within a WinXP VM on OS X

That looks like a really, really funny idea to me.
This is only an evaluation version of VS, and I intend to continue working with that evaluation version through occasional re-installations in fresh snapshots of the mother-VM.
I got to try a C#/.net software package, and I hope this approach will help me.

I downloaded the 4 files (1 * .exe, 4 * .rar) using wget. That took quite a while, even through VDSL.

The installation also is quite a lengthy process, although it's not asking me a lot of question. I went for the full installation. You never really know, what you are going to miss otherwise. The installation succeeded.

I got the software in question to get executed.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Skrooge 1.0.0 personal finance manager released - The H Open Source: News and Features

Skrooge 1.0.0 personal finance manager released - The H Open Source: News and Features: The first major stable release of the open source personal finance manager includes new grouping functionality and new report templates

LibreOffice - a dive into the unknown - The H Open Source: News and Features

LibreOffice - a dive into the unknown - The H Open Source: News and Features: The Document Foundation (TDF) and LibreOffice turned one year old last month, and it has been a good year. LibreOffice was a dive into the unknown, and an opportunity to prove what the community already knew: that a chance to swim free could only bring positive results

The Linux Foundation welcomes three new cloud vendors - The H Open Source: News and Features

The Linux Foundation welcomes three new cloud vendors - The H Open Source: News and Features: Eucalyptus Systems, Nebula and Virtual Bridges join the non-profit organisation to help the growth of enterprise-level Linux

Syrian internet censors' log files released - The H Security: News and Features

Syrian internet censors' log files released - The H Security: News and Features: At a meeting of Arab bloggers in Tunisia, internet activists from Telecomix released 54 GB of log files that were created by Syrian internet censors

Apache's own Java EE stack: TomEE - The H Open Source: News and Features

Apache's own Java EE stack: TomEE - The H Open Source: News and Features: The Apache Software Foundation's TomEE project aims to unite the world of Java EE and Tomcat with a single stack of Java EE certified Apache-built technology

Google and Samsung postpone Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" event - Update - The H Open Source: News and Features

Google and Samsung postpone Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" event - Update - The H Open Source: News and Features: Following an leak of the next Nexus device's alleged specifications, Google and Samsung have postponed next week's "Unpacked" event at which they were expected to reveal Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the new smartphone

John Napiorkowski: Why Perl? - Modern Perl

Why Perl? - Modern Perl:

'via Blog this'

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials, Second Edition - O'Reilly Media

Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials, Second Edition - O'Reilly Media: "978-0-596-00737-9"

'via Blog this'

Scrappy - The All Powerful Web Spidering, Scraping, Creeping Crawling Framework | Al Newkirk [blogs.perl.org]

Scrappy - The All Powerful Web Spidering, Scraping, Creeping Crawling Framework | Al Newkirk [blogs.perl.org]:

'via Blog this'

alnewkirk/Scrappy-Moose - GitHub

alnewkirk/Scrappy-Moose - GitHub:

'via Blog this'

CPAN: Scrappy - The All Powerful Web Spidering, Scraping, Creeping Crawling Framework

Scrappy - metacpan.org: "Scrappy - The All Powerful Web Spidering, Scraping, Creeping Crawling Framework"

VirtualBox 4.1.4 features automatic extension updates - The H Open Source: News and Features

VirtualBox 4.1.4 features automatic extension updates - The H Open Source: News and Features:

'via Blog this'

W3Schools Quiz Test

W3Schools Quiz Test:

'via Blog this'

"Head First Labs" from O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Head First Labs from O'Reilly Media, Inc.

A rather nice series of books published by o'Reilly.

"Head First - Series" - O'Reilly Media

Head First - Series - O'Reilly Media

A rather nice series of books published by o'Reilly.

Skene's gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Skene's gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

O'Reilly Media book: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

replaced by: Head First HTML and CSS

this one is outdated!!!

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML - O'Reilly Media


A Learner's Companion to HTML, CSS, and XHTML
By Elisabeth Robson, Eric T Freeman
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2005 (yes, it's a little older, and it doesn't cover HTML5 yet, but still!!!)
Pages: 704

This is a really attractive book for learning.
I guess I am going to look this series:




Thursday, October 6, 2011

CSS: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition - O'Reilly Media

CSS: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition - O'Reilly Media

Chapter 8: Padding, Borders, and Margins
it has a nice picture (Figure 8-2) on the CSS box model – maybe every book on CSS has a picture like this, but this one is really quite nice.

Björk - the Icelandic alternative rock-electronica singer-songwriter

Björk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

removed a few gaps from my collection of her albums.

the Android Contacts app on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is operational again

It had blown up immediately after starting it for a couple of weeks right now, and I was quite a little desperate about it, but then I was also too lazy investigating the case, because I was busy with other things.
Today I was ready to look into it, and search the web for it, or to describe the case in the right mailing list or where ever.
But before doing that, I tried this and that on the tablet. Went into Settings > Applications > Manage applications > All > Contacts.
I just clicked on "Force stop" and then "Clear data", started the app again, and everything was fine.
Why didn't I try that before? I wasn't confident enough with Android and this Samsung tablet. I got some literature, but I don't manage to read it. Too many important issues.

Update;
Actually the Contacts / Contacts Storage app on my Samsung Galaxy SII smart-phone got corrupted the same way. I applied the same procedure as above, and I can properly work with my address book there as well again. Relief!

Jerusalem light-rail security guards use pepper spray on Palestinian passengers - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Jerusalem light-rail security guards use pepper spray on Palestinian passengers - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Red Hat acquires cluster filesystem vendor Gluster - The H Open Source: News and Features

Red Hat acquires cluster filesystem vendor Gluster - The H Open Source: News and Features: Red Hat has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Gluster, the company behind user space cluster/cloud filesystem GlusterFS

o'Reilly School of Technology: HTML and CSS -- CSS-P: Positioning with Style Sheets

Introduction to HTML and CSS -- O'Reilly School of Technology

I hope, I will complete this lesson this afternoon.
Actually I would like to complete the entire course tomorrow.

Oracle reduces patent claims in Google lawsuit - The H Open Source: News and Features

Oracle reduces patent claims in Google lawsuit - The H Open Source: News and Features

Backdoor in HTC Android smartphones - Update - The H Security: News and Features

Backdoor in HTC Android smartphones - Update - The H Security: News and Features:

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Fraunhofer FOKUS axes BerliOS open source portal - The H Open Source: News and Features

Fraunhofer FOKUS axes BerliOS open source portal - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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Ruby: Sinatra 1.3 adds streaming - The H Open Source: News and Features

Sinatra 1.3 adds streaming - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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CSS: Margin and Padding Shorthand

I asked myself: In which order are the 4 values listed, and it took me a while, to find a serious statement on this.

From CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition.

… You’ll frequently want to set all four sides of a style’s margin or padding. …
… The order in which you specify the four values is important. It must be top, right, bottom, and left. If you get it wrong, you’ll be in trouble. In fact, the easiest way to keep the order straight is to remember to stay out of TRouBLe—top, right, bottom, and left. …

Session Management for Emacs | Free Development software downloads at SourceForge.net

Session Management for Emacs | Free Development software downloads at SourceForge.net

Aquamacs Emacs – a Mac-native distribution of the powerful Emacs | Free Development software downloads at SourceForge.ne

Aquamacs Emacs | Free Development software downloads at SourceForge.net

Not my favourite Emacs on OS X.

O'Reilly Media book: HTML5 Forms

HTML5 Forms - O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media book: HTML5 Graphics with SVG & CSS3

HTML5 Graphics with SVG & CSS3 - O'Reilly Media

HTML5 Cookbook - O'Reilly Media

HTML5 Cookbook - O'Reilly Media

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Android trojan hides behind QR code - The H Security: News and Features

Android trojan hides behind QR code - The H Security: News and Features: QR codes can save time when downloading Android applications, but one security vendor has found they are being used to deliver malware to phones

Chrome updates to repair Microsoft false alarm damage - The H Security: News and Features

Chrome updates to repair Microsoft false alarm damage - The H Security: News and Features: An update to Google's Chrome browser (stable and beta versions) should repair the damage caused by a false alarm from Microsoft Security Essentials virus scanner

w3schools.com : HTML table tag

HTML table tag

my online course(s) with O'Reilly School of Technology: "Client-Side Programming" Certificate

Client-Side Programming Certificate -- O'Reilly School of Technology

Started the HTML+CSS course, making good progress.
Will be good entertainment to survive our beloved national holiday over here in Germany.
I think it was a very good idea and opportunity to start this.
After this, I guess I will go for the Database Administration Certificate.
And after that why shouldn't I do fun RoR stuff?

Update 2011-10-02 (completing lesson 7):
Looks like this course material is rather old, they even mention Netscape, just as if it would be state of the art technology.
The course teaches me align and valign for table, but they are gone in HTML5. We are going to use styles instead, i.e. CSS. Alright. Took me a while, to find a statement on how to do this in HTML5. Found that statement at w3schools at last.

Update 2011-10-04 – lesson 11: CSS-P

Errata:
Lesson 7:
  • ... about the this tag ...
  • … Cellspacing controls the amount {of} space …
Lesson 9 – Cascading Style Sheets:
  • … Using CSS you will be able {to} control and change the style of multiple elements more easily.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

When Forking is Not an Act of Love - Modern Perl Books, a Modern Perl Blog

When Forking is Not an Act of Love - Modern Perl Books, a Modern Perl Blog

Engine Yard's PaaS adds support for JRuby - The H Open Source: News and Features

Engine Yard's PaaS adds support for JRuby - The H Open Source: News and Features: Java developers can now run their applications on Engine Yard's Platform-as-a-Service, since the platform now offers JRuby support

Ubuntu One gets official Windows client - The H Open Source: News and Features

Ubuntu One gets official Windows client - The H Open Source: News and Features: After ten months working on the beta, the Ubuntu One team has announced the release of an official Windows client for its managed file storage and synchronisation service

AVM - FRITZ!Powerline

AVM - FRITZ!Powerline:

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Mozilla considers disabling Java in Firefox - The H Open Source: News and Features

Mozilla considers disabling Java in Firefox - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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Report: Microsoft to earn nearly half a billion from Android - The H Open Source: News and Features

Report: Microsoft to earn nearly half a billion from Android - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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FSF relaunches its free software directory - The H Open Source: News and Features

FSF relaunches its free software directory - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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Google open sources JavaScript unit testing framework - The H Open Source: News and Features

Google open sources JavaScript unit testing framework - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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PhoneGap applies to the Apache Software Foundation - The H Open Source: News and Features

PhoneGap applies to the Apache Software Foundation - The H Open Source: News and Features:

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HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0 Reference: Ordered Alphabetically

HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0 Reference: "Ordered Alphabetically"

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W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

W3Schools Online Web Tutorials