Saturday, October 30, 2004

Was also ist Rekursion?

Rekursion ist, wenn am Ende trotzdem kein Bonbon mehr überbleibt.

Music Thing - Edirol announces Mobile Recorder

After the R-1, Edirol (Roland) announced the R-4.

It's a mobile, 4-Channel recorder, equiped with a 40 gig harddisk, USB 2.0 and CF-slot.

I will begin again

Sometimes, it is one sentence in a song, that strikes a string inside you. Currently it's this sentence for me:

I will begin again

- U2, New Year's Day

I'm at a point in my life (again), where I want to leave the road on which I am and have to look for new roads. I have some ideas what I want to do, but I am not certain if I can put into practice any of them. It's a time of uncertainty, but as well a time for new hope.

Let's see.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Tiny? TINI!

World smallest WWW and Email-Server?

Maybe not, but small nevertheless.

Embedded Linux doesn't exist

Let's put it bluntly: embedded Linux doesn't exist.

Harsh words.

Telepolis Artikel ueber Sonnenaktivitaet

Blog Rating Links - From Robert Scoble

I need this

Is this available for cyclists?

Home Entertainment blog

Harman buys QNX

Harman, known for such brands as AKG, Becker, BSS, Crown, DBX, Digitech, DOD, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Soundcraft and Studer, just announced that they bought QNX, maker of a Real-Time OS.

Random Slashdot Story Generator

YRO: RIAA Thinks Retrieving The Amulet Of Yendor Is The Solution To Music Piracy

In addition to suing everyone on the planet, the RIAA now thinks that retrieving the Amulet of Yendor wil limit illegal file sharing according to a story on ZDNet. When will these llamas learn that you need to lower the price of CDs and release better music to increase music sales. Personally, I think that retrieving the Amulet of Yendor is a bad idea.

Suggestion Box

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Which OS are You?

If I end up Windows ME someone is going to be hurting....

You are OS2-Warp. You're plagued by feelings of abandonment and disgust for your backstabbing step-brother. Oh, what might have been.

Which OS are You?

BigAdmin & ShellMe from Sun

BigAdmin - Sun's One-Stop Location for SysAdmins

ShellMe - Commands at your fingertip

Which File Extension Are You?

I like the "When you work with amateurs it can get quite ugly" Part :-)

You are .html You are versatile and improving, but you do have your limits. When you work with amateurs it can get quite ugly.

Which File Extension are You?

Music Thing about Audiopad

Audiopad is another music control interface. Made by MIT graduates, it's really cool. No substitude for Lemur, simply another ballpark.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

das letzte

letzte zigarette: 10te Klasse, Klassenfeier. Zigarre letztes Sylvester
letzte autofahrt: Von der Arbeit heimgefahren.
letzter kuss: Daniela in der Bar Nouar, schon 'ne Ewigkeit her...
letzter weinkrampf: Vor einem Monat. Wieder mal ein Scheisstag in der Arbeit.
letztes buch: Dyson - Against the odds
letzter film: Kino: Dänische Delikatessen. DVD: Office Space (Sehenswert!).
letztes benutzte schimpfwort: Fucking Bastard.
letztes getränk: Kreuterfix Tee
letztes essen: Toast mit Tunfisch.
letzter anruf: Martin wegen Bewerbung bei Emagic
letzte sendung im tv: Enterprise (die neue)
letzte dusche: Heute früh.
letzte cd: Led Zepplin Remastered
letzter gekaufter gegenstand: DSL-Router
letztes mal aufgeregt wegen: Meinem Chef, mit den Führungsqualitäten von Josef Stalin
letzte enttäuschung: Mein Leben
letzte worte: Bis morgen
letzte sexuelle phantasie: This information has been classified "Top Secret"
letzte merkwürdige begegnung: Berlin vor dem Theater des Westens
letztes mal amüsiert: In einer regennassen Kurve das Heck meines Autos zum Ausbrechen gebracht
letztes mal verliebt: Ich glaub, da war Bismark noch an der Macht (naja, stimmt nicht, aber es kommt mir so vor)
letztes mal umarmt: Am Wochenende von einer Freundin
letztes mal getanzt: Samstag abend
letztes konzert: Big Fat Snake bei TC aufm Parkplatz
letztes website besucht: (Da ist das auch her) Gibt es jetzt aber unter:


Nein, ich werde keinen Eintrag zum iPod Photo machen.

Nein, ich werde auch keinen Eintrag zum schwarzen U2 iPod machen.

Und wenn ich einen Eintrag zum schwarzen U2 iPod machen würde, dann würde ich schreiben, das der schwarze U2 iPod mit dem rotem Rad nicht zu meinen schwarzen Audi passt. Basta. Und das ich mir extra für den schwarzen U2 iPod mit rotem Rad einen schwarzen Porsche 968 mit rotem Leder Interieur kaufe, sehe ich nicht ein (auch wenn's geil aussähe B-) )

Die Liste muss ich mal durchgehen

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain

So my Windows system was compromised...

So finally it happend.

I recently got my self a broadband/DSL router with a lot of features. Wireless, printerserver, ethernet-hub, etc. I am still amazed about the stuff you can buy nowadays. And this thing isn't even sophisticated, by other peoples standards.

But what it has as well, is a built-in firewall. So I have a firewall. I fired that thing up, set up my broadband connection, enabled the firewall, switched on some default rules. As I use webmail, I even blocked POP3 and SMTP ports. And voila, I feel a lot saver.

Now comes the second part. Reinstalling Windows. As you can never know, if your Windows is rooted, once it has been connected to the internet without "protection", your only option is to reinstall (And once you’re rooted, there is NO way of knowing that you’re rooted – A good root kit covers its tracks so that it is essentially undetectable). I have been trying to stay up to date with all MS patches, but even then there is a chance that somebody made an exploit BEFORE the patch was released. So I want to remove any parts of my Windows, before reinstalling. For this, I have a second Windows install, just for these little things. I boot into this "backup" windows. But wait, I want to check my emails. I start the browser, start checking mails, but suddenly the internet connection goes dead. I open the admin web-site for the router, to check the state of the connection (Gee, the router even has a built-in webserver!). And here is what the status windows has to say:

10/27/2004 20:26:21 **SYN Flood** 192.168.2.xx, 4072->> 167.204.187.xx, 135 (from PPPoE Outbound)
10/27/2004 20:26:21 **SYN Flood** 192.168.2.xx, 4071->> 167.204.187.xx, 135 (from PPPoE Outbound)

A system I have used once some month ago to get into the internet, has been infected. So I need delete that windows installation as well...

Cmdr. Ferraday : If there's one thing that cannot happen on board a submarine by accident... is both ends of a torpedo tube open to the sea at the same time!
David Jones : You cross-connect the hydraulic manifold to the outside door mechanism so the indicator reads shut when the door is actually open. The same sort of electrical cross on these two panels, and the open position reads green when it should flash red. Then you plug up the inlet to the test cock with chewing gum, sealing wax, anything... just so that it shows a dribble. And then you open the tube, and Good Night.
From Ice Station Zebra

The Final Casemod

ESI Juli@ - Gimmick or Cool?

ESI has a new PCI soundcard which is

- White (gimmick or cool?)
- Changable between 1/4 inch and RCA (gimmick or cool?)

I can't decide. Judge yourself.

[Added digital-life and harmony-central link]

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


What is is an e-mail notification system that scans the entire Microsoft Knowledge Base every night, and e-mails you when updates or additions are made to the technologies you subscribe to. Since we scan the entire knowledge base, we also have a pretty good search system for you to use on the left menu.

You can get this as an RSS feed, if you don't like to subscribe via email.

(Thanks Robert Scoble)

Tinyurl? Koehntopp!

Der Herr Koehntopp macht jeden Link klein.


Verlinken verboten - Ein Bild zum Schmunzeln

Monday, October 25, 2004

Invisible Train

(Thanks Robert Scoble)

More on XP SP2 Problems

(Thanks Robert Scoble


Internet used musical intrument prices

World of Meters

Finally a web-site, which shows what the internet is good for. :-)

(Source: Rober Scoble

Found a blog about Recording Gear

ATOM feed:

RSS feed:

MS Design Guidelines

Here are some MS Design Guidelines. I find them very interesting.

If you can program it - Part II

Well, the TomTom Go, Standalone-GPS-Navigationsdevice, already runs Linux, but it wasn't open to the public. Doh! Well, Linux is GPL, so here we have it. Now anybody can programm this little device :-)

Cray verwendet AMD Prozessoren fuer Superrechner

Jetzt ist es schon soweit. Ich erinnere mich noch an die Zeiten, als man den Namen Cray erfurchtsvoll ausgesporchen hat. Einmal in die Naehe einer Cray kommen, das war ein Traum. Im Rechenzentrum der Regensburger Uni stand so ein Ding, das konnte man durch eine Fensterscheibe bewundern, wie einen seltenen Panda-Baer im Zoo. Und jetzt kann sich jeder eine Mini-Cray aus Teilen zusammenbauen, die er beim Kisten-Schieber um die Ecke bekommt?

Nein, nein, nein.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Supramanie. Vom Pflichtmenschen zum Score-Man

Die Entartung des Galileischen Imperativs

Auf Telepolis ist ein interessanter Artikel ueber ein Buch von Gunter Dueck.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Need more help about XP SP2?

Go to this webpage and click on 'Need More Help?' in the top right corner.

When XP SP2 turns your machine into Frankenstein...

... and what to do.

What Raymond Chen has written about it:

I usually read Raymond Chens log, but Gerald Himmelein from the german computer magazine c't was faster in writing something about this problem than I was reading Raymond Chens blog:

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Snake Oil ...

Gehen Sie bei der Planung und Aufstellung nach folgenden Kriterien vor: An absolut erster Stelle steht eine vernünftige Stromversorgung. Ihre Anlage ist von guter Stromqualität abhängig. An zweiter Stelle steht die mechanisch richtige Aufstellung der Geräte. An dritter Stelle steht die hochwertige Verkabelung der Geräte untereinander. Erst wenn diese Bereiche Ihrer Anlage ausreichend versorgt sind, lohnt es sich - streng genommen - über die Qualität anderer Komponenten nachzudenken. Die Reihenfolge entspricht den Auswirkungen und dem Einfluß auf die Livehaftigkeit und Lebendigkeit der wiedergegebenen Musik.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Music Thing - Blog about Music stuff

MIDI Viewport

The MIDI Viewport is a data analyzer for MIDI messages. But it is also much more. Handheld, battery powered, and compact, it displays MIDI data in the order it is received, one byte at a time--using an LCD 2 line by 16 character display. Connected to a keyboard or sequencer it will tell you, in English, which MIDI events are being sent by the device. You can scroll through the 64-byte buffer to see what is really going on in your MIDI system.