Mon Mar 24 17:17:55 CET 2008

video.png The Wave

Some time ago I was in the cinema together with Astrid and watched the movie The Wave. It is based on the social experiment The Third Wave, which has been done in 1967 on the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto.

The main question is: "Is another dictatorship in Germany again possible now?"
There is a teacher and his pupils in a project week and they are supposed to work together on the topic autocracy.
It begins as a little game between the teacher and the pupils but soon everybody loses control of the experiment. It becomes clearer and clearer that a dictatorship is also possible in the present.

It's a great movie about that topic. You feel a little bit involved into the plot. I'm happy that I saw The Wave.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: video |

Fri Mar 14 00:47:21 CET 2008

wine.png Pi Day

Like every year - today is Pi Day. No need to say more. ;-)
Happy birthday, Albert.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: general |

Thu Mar 6 21:05:11 CET 2008


Today I installed rdiff-backup to handle my backups. It is an interesting project which can handle incremental backups. It works like rsync over a ssh connection. So you needn't to up/download everything everytime. Furthermore it preserves all information, it is space and bandwidth efficient and you can backup several operating systems with it.

It has got a good documentation and there're step-per-step instructions to set up a "push up" solution.

But I needed a "pull down" solution. It wasn't very hard to set something like this up. But you should be careful with shell=/bin/false.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Mon Mar 3 20:58:25 CET 2008

Chemnitzer Linux Days 2008

On Saturday I was on the Chemnitzer Linux Days 2008. It was hard to travel there and travel back, because of Emma. But it was cool as usual. I listened to one presentation about software licenses and then went around and talked to some people - for example to the Symlink guys and to the CACert guys and to many others. It was fun. All in all a very good event - since 10 years.

If you would like, you can even have a look at my pictures of the CLT 08.
Maybe I see you in the next year there, too. :-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: events |