Sunday, April 29, 2012

O'Reilly Media book: SQL Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition

SQL Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition - O'Reilly Media

some first look at mruby - Paracode

first look at mruby - Paracode

ProxTube: a browser plugin unblocking YouTube

ProxTube :: Unblock YouTube

(Firefox, Chrome, Chromium)


works like a charme …

you should definitely install this one!
the number of blocked videos will definitely be far, far lower!

Update 2012-05-13:
ProxTube currently does not work with Chromium, here are the error messages, that I can find:

There were warnings when trying to install this extension:
  • Permission '' is unknown or URL pattern is malformed.
  • Permission '' is unknown or URL pattern is malformed.
It also seems to have a problem with Firefox …

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Adium: 1.5 works with Skype plugin "9Feb" of 2012-02-08 – awesome!

Adium - Download

I love to use up-to-date software.
The last Skype plugin had gotten blacklisted, so that prevented me from upgrading Adium for quite some months. On the other hand I didn't really suffer too much from not running an up-to-date Adium.

Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660

Samsung Galaxy Gio

Looks like a nice, low-price Android smartphone.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The H Speed Guide to Lua - The H Open Source: News and Features

The H Speed Guide to Lua - The H Open Source: News and Features: You may not have heard of the Lua language but its low profile lets it power games, nestle inside web servers and orchestrate applications. In this Speed Guide, we introduce the language, its long history and some of the available tools

Monday, April 16, 2012

O'Reilly Media book: Understanding PaaS

Understanding PaaS - O'Reilly Media

got it on 2012-07-29.

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

Your Body: The Missing Manual - O'Reilly Media

also available in German [link]

2012-04-29: purchased the paper book in German as used book on Amazon

As o'Reilly/Germany doesn't offer affordable e-book upgrades, I guess I will get the U.S. e-book as an "upgrade"

o'Reilly Media book: Perl Best Practices

  • Perl Best Practices - O'Reilly Media
  • its Appendix B gets provided for the public by the publishing house, it lists all the recipes with brief descriptions [Link]
  • "PBP Module Recommendation Commentary" on Socialtext [Link, actually Perl Foundation links to that via ""]; some "yes", "mostly yes", "no", "maybe" regarding the modules recommended in the book; short resp. compact and worth reading resp. good for looking up a module, that you are tempted to use after reading about it in the book, so you have another (useful) opinion
  • a collection of 256 guidelines – find them listed on a refcard here!

  • it got released in 2005 though, and time went on in the meantime!
  • rather nice to read
  • its author also teaches classes in courses by this name, they should be rather up-to-date
From the TOC:
  • Chapter 2: Code Layout: …, Vertical Alignment, …
  • Chapter 7: Documentation (this is the most extensive text on POD, that I know in the Perl literature)