Monthly Archives: June 2013

In search of a replacement for Google Reader


Well, only two more weeks until Google shuts down Reader. It’s about time for me to plan my escape — but where to flee? At the moment, I’ve put these three options on my short list: Provide a service by and for myself (if technical possible, not checked yet); for example with Tiny Tiny RSS.… »»»

Mini-Reviews #2


Time again for a quick roundup of verdicts for some of the recently wachted movies and TV shows. Films Maniac (2012) Boring Slasher movie, skip it. Hänsel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Hollywood Fantasy Action; you can skip that one, too. Eine Insel namens Udo [DE] Bin normalerweise kein Freund deutscher Produktionen, aber Kurt Krömer ist… »»»

Riker Ipsum


You can ignore this post, it’s just a placeholder text (filler text) to test some styling decisions. Text courtesy of Riker Ipsum. Heading 1 Congratulations – you just destroyed the Enterprise. Computer, belay that order. Ensign Babyface! The Enterprise computer system is controlled by three primary main processor cores, cross-linked with a redundant melacortz ramistat,… »»»

On Software: Some Golden Rules


Here are some rules of thumb for program authors. Some of them are just best practices/good behaviour, others come from my experiences with rogue software that I migrated from Windows XP to Vista/Windows 7 or had the pleasure to install on some heavily locked down workstations (due to Corporate IT Security): Do not require administrative… »»»

On Software: Configuration Import/Export


This comes from me as an user of software… Despite so much functionality wandering off into the clouds of the Internet, I still hold on to many applications which need to be installed locally on a client (yeah, how old fashioned, I know). Even worse, I often need the same programs on several machines and… »»»