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Simpletons guide to web server analysis explains the difficulties and missunderstandings that arise when we look at server-logs.
2005-12-30
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Wenn ganze Forschungsreihen und Studien für Ruhm un Geld gefälscht werden, warum sollten wir denen glauben, die sagen GEN-Mais sei ungefährlich? (Beides war heute in den Nachrichten) If whole studies are being faked for fame and money, why should we trust those who tell us that genetically altered food is safe? (Both stories were in the news today)
2005-12-29
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last night, Jutta and I went to the theatre to watch „The Chronicles of Narnia“. While we did not agree upon how we like the movie, we DID agree that there was way too much popcorn spread on the floor. This was not in a small place, it was one of the largest theatre in the largest multiplex-cinema in town, for the 20:30 show. When did they stop cleaning the theatres between shows? Seit wann werden Kinos nicht mehr geputzt?
2005-12-29
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Suse checks the date when booting from the installation-DVD. Below you can see the regular bootmenu and the ‚winter version‘ that greeted me on christmas-day. Suse wechselt das Boot-Menü der Installations-DVD abhängig vom Datum. Hier ist das normale Bootmenü und auch die Version die mich an Weihnachten überrascht hat zu sehen: Normal: Winter These screenshots were taken using the same Suse10-DVD in VMware.
2005-12-27
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RoundCube Webmail Project This is a really nice webmail-client! I just need to try it out… UPDATE: 29. Dezember 2005 I installed Roundcube, following the instructions on http://www.paulstamatiou.com/2005/10/29/…. They were easy to follow and correct. I first did not notice the part about initializing the databases, since they were hidden in a part of the document which looked like it only contained information about a specific webhost. Other than that, RTM worked flawlessly 🙂 At first glance, the only thing missing is a way to set up filters, but IMO that should not be done in the client anyway.
2005-12-24
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My Virtual Press Ja, auch ich habe hiermit ein Blog. Nachdem ich Jahre lang meine Linksammlungen per HTML oder auch auf meiner DokuWiki-Seite gespeichert habe, bin ich nun schwach und bequem geworden… Ich habe die alten Beitrüge in dieses Blog übernommen. Zum Teil sehen diese im neuen Layout etwas komisch aus. Irgendwann werde ich sie überarbeiten 🙂 Gesegnete Weihnachtszeit an alle! English Version It’s true, I now have my own blog. After years of storing my links in HTML or on my DokuWiki-page, I have gotten weak and lazy…
2005-12-23
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_Microsoft is also planning to make available tools so that old documents will be able to take advantage of the open standard. “It’s the end of closed documents,” Yates said. […] For industry, it would offer new levels of opportunity for innovation, he said. “Developers of all kinds will rush to take advantage [of the format],” Yates predicted. _ http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2005/0,4814,106437,00.html Warum sollte Microsoft für “das Ende der geheimen Documentenformate” gepriesen werden, nachdem genau diese Firma dafür bekannt wurde, vorhandene Standarts zu unterlaufen (“embrace and extend” – frei übersetzt: “umarmen und erweitern”), und die MS-Office Dateiformate von Version zu Version zur maximalen Inkompatibilität verändert hat?
2005-11-22
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Sony, als Konzern der (unter Anderem) mit dem Verkauf von Musik Geld verdient gehört zu den Firmen, die sogenanntes “Geistiges Eigentum” (“Intellectual Property” ? IP) lizensieren. Zu diesem Schlag von Firmen gehören auch große Softwarekonzerne im klassischen Sinne, sowie die Filmindustrie. Die Verflechtungen zwischen diesen Industrien sind anscheinend nicht zu unterschätzen. Gesetze wie die deutsche Urheberrechtsnovelle oder der us-amerikanische DMCA stärken die Position dieser großen IP-Firmen gegenüber Ihren Kunden und kleinen Konkurenten. Die Einführung von Patenten auf Software und Geschäftspraktiken in den USA (welche auch für die EU angestrebt wird) gibt diesen großen IP-Firmen eine noch mächtigere Waffe zur Hand.
2005-11-21
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Joel on Software Joel Spolsky explains why movies in one theatre all cost the same, but music-CDs are being sold at different prices: �And suddenly the music industry has a lot more leverage over their artists in negotiations: the kind of leverage they are used to having. Their favorite kind of leverage. The �we won�t promote your music if you don�t let us put rootkits on your CDs� kind of leverage.�
2005-11-18
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This is my anwser to Eric S. Raymond ONLamp.com: ESR: „We Don’t Need the GPL Anymore“. No, I am not vain enough to think RMS needs my help or ESR will read this. But it has to be said. And I need to say it, even if nobody reads it. Eric Lafoon has also said so in a OfB.biz: very nice article. Free Software is Strong! “People who do what the GPL tries to prevent (e.
2005-07-04
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If you want to make the step toward Linux, this might be worth reading, too: LinuxBasics.org/linuxbasics/MigrationTips The Reuters article I havd picked as source of arguments against Linux is not available by the original link anymore. If anybody finds it, please tell me. In January 2004 it was published here: „http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=U1UHKJBHRBA0YCRBAE0CFFA? type=topNews&storyID=4181071&pageNumber=0“ It mentions many arguments against Linux. I picked it for my ‚rebutal‘ just because it came across my way. There are many other sources who also bring forward simular points.
2004-01-23
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Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | Owning ideas �The companies that make most fuss about �software piracy� know perfectly well that if it were entirely abolished, they would be less well off.�
2003-12-23
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We Can Put an End to Word Attachments – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF) �For us users of free operating systems, receiving Word documents is an inconvenience. But the worst impact of sending Word format is on people who might switch to free systems: they hesitate because they feel they must have Word available to read the Word files they receive. The practice of using the secret Word format for interchange impedes the growth of our community and the spread of freedom.
2003-12-23
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Can you trust your computer? „Treacherous computing“ is a more appropriate name, because the plan is designed to make sure your computer will systematically disobey you. In fact, it is designed to stop your computer from functioning as a general-purpose computer. Every operation may require explicit permission.�
2003-12-23
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CDR – Welcom page �[�] companies publish guides telling consumers what they cannot do in the digital world. For these companies, consumers have no rights in buying CDs, DVDs or other digital material – apart from a few generously bestowed exceptions! [�] The time has come to guarantee consumers certain basic rights in the digital world, and to tell them what they can do with their digital hardware/content.�
2003-12-23
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OpenP2P.com: Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution �We don�t have a substantial piracy problem in the US and Europe.�
2003-12-23
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TP: Home Taping Saves Music �In einem Kommentar dazu berichten die Erben eines puertoricanischen Musikers davon, dass sie �ber 100 Werke ihres Vaters nur �ber Sammler wieder fanden, da die zugeh�rigen Plattenfirmen l�ngst nicht mehr existierten. Die nach Ansicht der Plattenbranche illegalen Sammler und Tauscher erhalten also kulturelle Werte, die sich mit modernem DRM und Kopierschutz l�ngst selbst zerst�rt h�tten��
2003-12-23
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10 Big Myths about copyright explained �This document is still protected by you-know-what even though it has no copyright notice.�
2003-12-23
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A brief intro to copyright �Copyright law secures for the creator of a creative effort the exclusive right to control who can make copies, or make works derived from the original work. There are a lot of subtleties and international variations but that�s the gist of it. If you create something, and it fits the definition of a creative work, you get to control who can make copies of it and how they make copies, with some important exceptions.
2003-12-23
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Papers – Sixth USENIX Security Symposium
2003-12-23
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perl.com: Perl Meets COBOL
2003-12-23
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Linux Today – UPDATED: Unix as an element of literacy
2003-12-23
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„But the most recurrent complaint was that it was too text-oriented. People really hated the command line, with all the utilities, obscure flags, and arguments they had to memorize. They hated all the typing. One mislaid character and you had to start over. Interestingly, this complaint came most often from users of the GUI-laden Macintosh or Windows platforms. People who had slaved away on DOS batch scripts or spent their days on character-based terminals of multiuser non-UNIX machines were less likely to express the same grievance.
2003-12-23
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E-033 Microsoft Hides Behind Linux
2003-12-23
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may02-smilepop-soapbox4.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash-Objekt) Das Interessante ist, dass ich nur vor Hoax-Viren gewarnt werde. Niemand hat mich vor Swen, Sobig, … gewarnt . Versteht mich nicht falsch: Ich will keine Virenwarnungen! Weder falsche noch echte! 🙂 I think it is interesting that all the warnings I get are hoaxes. Nobody warned me about Swen, Sobig, …! Don’t get me wrong: I want no virus-warnings. Neither fake nor real! 🙂
2003-12-23
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Startseite Kurzbeschreibung zu Hoaxes Das Interessante ist, dass ich nur vor Hoax-Viren gewarnt werde. Niemand hat mich vor Swen, Sobig, … gewarnt . Versteht mich nicht falsch: Ich will keine Virenwarnungen! Weder falsche noch echte! 🙂 I think it is interesting that all the warnings I get are hoaxes. Nobody warned me about Swen, Sobig, …! Don’t get me wrong: I want no virus-warnings. Neither fake nor real! 🙂
2003-12-23
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TU-Berlin2020Hoax-Info20Service Das Interessante ist, dass ich nur vor Hoax-Viren gewarnt werde. Niemand hat mich vor Swen, Sobig, … gewarnt. Versteht mich nicht falsch: Ich will keine Virenwarnungen! Weder falsche noch echte! 🙂 I think it is interesting that all the warnings I get are hoaxes. Nobody warned me about Swen, Sobig, …! Don ‚t get me wrong: I want no virus-warnings. Neither fake nor real! 🙂
2003-12-23
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This problem caused some of us to suggest (only half seriously) that maybe it would be a good idea to explicitly mark posts that were not to be taken seriously. […] It’s interesting to note that Microsoft and AOL now intercept these character strings and turn them into little pictures. Personally, I think this destroys the whimsical element of the original. Und hier ist der Ursprüngliche Thread: 19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman 🙂
1982-09-19
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Unix Notes from 1972
1972-12-23
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