Funny schedules

If my estimates were static there would be days that I worked 24 hours. Sometimes I think that each and everything that I actually do an estimate for ends up taking about 5 minutes but my brain needs 2 hours of rest between features and sometimes you need to play debugger for a while to… Continue reading Funny schedules

Programmer’s Wisdom

Rounding error or “When the whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Rundungsfehler oder “Wenn das Ganze mehr ist als die Summe seiner Teile.”

Good thinking

Bei uns in der Kantine gibts belegte Broetchen in allen Varianten zu kaufen. Auf Anfrage einiger Mitarbeiter seit einer ganzen Weile auch Broetchen ohne Butter. Was ich auch wirklich cool finde. Ich mag keine Butter und ueberfluessiges Fett muss nicht sein. Dafuer haben sich die “Beleger” dann wohl gedacht machen sie extra-viel Wurst drauf als… Continue reading Good thinking

Advertising to the max

Spiegel macht derzeit Werbung fuer iTunes. Irgendwie ist es mir aber erst beim dritten hinsehen aufgefallen. Komisch oder? Im uebrigen waere es schon cool wenn iTunes auch Musik haette die ich mag.

The Daily Dump

First: don’t expect to see log output when you didn’t configure logging for a package. Second: I really hate when a bug vanishes and I don’t know what finally fixed it. How can I now be sure that I will not change that part again accidentally? Now don’t tell me that would not have happened… Continue reading The Daily Dump

beta signup

On the World of Warcraft Community Site the news was posted that the beta signup phase for the European test will soon start: Blizzard Entertainment today announced July 5th as the date players in Europe can start signing up for the European Closed Beta Test of its eagerly awaited MMORPG, World of Warcraft.

it’s in his title

pesky’apostrophe (former “go fish”) relates the story how a certain vice-president cursed his political opponents using the evil f-word. So politicians are only human after all? Have fun reading that one. Quite incredible, I should have thought if you get that far you would be able to restrain yourself? Says a lot about where politics… Continue reading it’s in his title

won’t buy that

While the RIAA is sueing more people, I checked out the all new iTunes store for Germany. Too bad the software is not available for Linux because – after I fixed the instability problems my computer was having because of cheap memory (don’t buy cheap memory in the first place!) – it made a really… Continue reading won’t buy that