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Scope

For you it is drama. Something to fuss about. For me it is just another moskito bite I am trying to ignore. You are like the child crying for help without cause. One day … nobody will come running.

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Productivity Help Online

I have started to manage a lot of things through the web and was on the lookout for a good online “todo list” application. So when I saw the Reader Poll: Best Online To-do List Manager? on Lifehacker, I had hopes to find something good. Admittedly at first I only checked out the two services […]

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Automatic Wisdom

It would have been wise to fully use the automatic system and refrain from modifying stuff somewhere deep inside the generated results and thus undermining the automatics. This neatly explains the trouble I have had the past few days to deploy something on two different systems that should have been equal … should have been […]

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Stumbling over ssh

Naturally this stumbling happened just after me saying “Oh I think I have finally worked out how system XYZ …” So my new linux distribution (ubuntu in case I had not mentionned) does not install sshd by default. It took me just about half an hour to realize that one. Of course why should a […]

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Disproof of Concepts

Imagine there’s a new technology and somebody wants to use it. So they are quite motivated to fit it in with the existing software and do a lot of work and maybe even compromise to get a proof of concept done and the technology accepted. It works. People love their technology, it’s new, it looks […]

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Frisches Linux

So. Nachdem Umzug und dem Büroumzug hab ich auch mal auf meinem Arbeitsrechner abgestaubt und das etwas chaotische und nach 4 Jahren ziemlich zugemüllte Debian durch ein schönes neues buntes Ubuntu ersetzt. Das ging sehr einfach. Allerdings habe ich trotz Backups eine ganze Menge Kleinigkeiten, die ich nun wieder einstellen muss. Und schon wieder die […]

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Re-Work

Nun auch wieder auf der Arbeit, nach 2 Wochen Urlaub und 1 Woche krank sein. Den heutigen Tag habe ich mit dem Versuch meinen Rechner ans Netz zu kriegen verbracht. Nach ca. 4 Stunden hat sich rausgestellt, dass die Netzwerkdose einfach nicht freigeschaltet war. Ein bisschen bäh das. Ich hätte beinahe schon angefangen neu zu […]

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Fortschritte

Der Umzug des Telefonanschlusses ist beauftragt. Ich habe ein neues Handy (selbe Nummer) mit Akku, der nicht dauernd leer ist (dazu sollte ich wirklich noch einen Eintrag unter “Spielzeug” machen ) und was ich dabei habe und die Küchenergänzung ist bestellt. In den nächsten Tagen muss ich mich dann wohl entscheiden wieviel ich für meine […]

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Detail

Last week I was invited to a training for the company’s new project management process. The training was interesting as we had to conduct a small project on our own to experience the new process first-hand. The project was to build a lego house and thus we learned by playing which is a good thing. […]

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Encoding trouble revisited

Searching on my blog for articles on encodings and how to deal with them will yield quite a few results. As if there could be a project without encoding trouble. So I’ve been searching for the reason why unix diff finds differences where none are and those are of course caused by some funky encoding […]