Wed Jan 2 19:40:51 CET 2008

iPhone

Yesterday I saw the guided tours of the iPhone. It is really amazing what this gadget can. It is a better iPod touch. It is so easily usable. The master feature I noticed was the possibility to surf the net via Wi-Fi.

The marketing of the iPhone is just incredible as the product itself.


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Tue Jun 20 19:06:44 CEST 2006

cutest hacker

Yesterday 23:18 on #savannah:

23:18 <pbrunier> kickino: Replied to your mail about the EKS project.
23:20 <ams> pbrunier: Hi me.
23:20 <pbrunier> pbrunier: Hi pbrunier
23:20 <ams> pbrunier: Mirror mirror on the wall, 
            who is the cutest hacker of them all?
23:21 <pbrunier> ams: hmmm I'm not. You ? Or are you me ?
23:23 <ams> pbrunier: You're Maude?
23:23 <pbrunier> not sure


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Sun May 21 22:14:41 CEST 2006

Summer of Code

As I had a look at the website of GRUB today I found there a notice releated to Google's Summer of Code this year.

As I had a look at the Summer of Code 2005 page, I realize that this year important (GNU) projects are there, too, for example:

If you are interested in Google's Summer of Code, please read also the GNU guidelines for Summer of Code projects.
"This year, Google's Summer of Code program does not presume projects call themselves 'open source' (a term we cannot accept), so we can participate in it."

So if you are a student and have got some time, please have a try to contribute to a GNU project that needs help.


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Fri May 12 16:50:24 CEST 2006

Nerd?

Hello everybody out there...

First of all, do you know the guys who never go out into the sun and which are very unpopular at all? Some of you know them, some of you are those guys... I speak of Nerds.

What are Nerds? The Wikipedia says:

"Nerd, as a stereotypical or 
archetypal designation, refers to somebody
who pursues intellectual interests at the expense of skills that are 
useful in a social setting, such as communication, fashion, or 
physical fitness."

Furthermore the Jargon File says about Nerds:
"nerd /n./ 1. [mainstream slang]
Pejorative applied to anyone with an above-average IQ and
few gifts at small talk and ordinary social rituals.

2. [jargon] Term of praise applied (in conscious ironic
reference to sense 1) to someone who knows what's really important and
interesting and doesn't care to be distracted by trivial 
chatter and silly status games. 

Compare the two senses of computer geek.

But both are identical in one thing - the history:

"The word itself appears to derive from the lines 
       ''And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo 
	And Bring Back an It-Kutch, a Preep and a Proo,
	A Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker, too!''
 in the Dr. Seuss book 'If I Ran the Zoo' (1950).
(The spellings 'nurd' and 'gnurd' also used to be current at MIT.)"
- Nerd @Jargon File

So now, you really know what a Nerd is.
Have a great day and see you l8er...


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Mon Apr 24 18:36:27 CEST 2006

Geek pr0n

Hello everybody. I found interesting links on Andreas' blog about Geek pr0n.

He linked there to the photo page of Paul Mutton, which has got very nice pictures of humans and the technique on one^W two^W three pages there.

Really good photography. You should have a look, too. :-)


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Tue Feb 28 18:58:54 CET 2006

strange things

Hello everybody out there. :-)
Today I found two inconceivably things.

At first I've looked at the 'Spreeblick Shop' and found there a really nice Spreeblick-ZIPPO. I think I'll put this in my wishlist for my birthday. ;-)
For all of you who don't know what a ZIPPO is, check out the wikipedia article about ZIPPOs.
Very nice and limit for unlimited fun.

At second, I've looked a spreeblick article about CSS and how to make a 'house'.
A very good example what you all can do with CSS is of course this house made with CSS without any images.

Web 0.01 was yesterday! Why don't write all images in ASCII with the help of CSS? Great idea. :-)
Then good night.


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Tue Feb 21 22:21:03 CET 2006

Intimate massager with USB support

Hello.
I found today via spreeblick an interesting article about the first intimate massager to be inspired by the techniques of foreplay.
This one supports USB and was released with a special software to create your own Grooves.

You can get more information about it on JeJoue.com. Enjoy it. ;-)


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Thu Feb 9 20:58:37 CET 2006

'GNU Emacs Pocket Reference'

Hello readers,
today I bought a new (german) book - 'GNU Emacs Pocket Reference'.

This book is a short reference about GNU Emacs. It describes the standard commands of Emacs and some more features (mail, news, browsing, ...).
It's really cool because you have got (almost) everything on one (short) view, but it's not for learning Emacs from scratch and understand its ideology.


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Tue Feb 7 12:57:28 CET 2006

Alcoholic-Case-Mod

Hello out there.
Today I found an intresting article via Symlink.ch about an empty whisky bottle which contains a whole personal computer.

More information about the mod can be found at Jani 'Japala' Pönkkö's website.
Also Slashdot.org has got an article about the crazy PC case.


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Fri Jan 13 03:53:50 CET 2006

An iPod in a Geiger Counter

Yesterday I found an interested article on Symlink. It points the reader to another Slashdot article.

The short story is, that somebody put his (poor) iPod into an old Geiger Counter. Or to say it in other words, he modded his iPod. ;-)

Some screenshots of the "new" design of the iPod can be found on JavaMoose's photos.


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