Monday, August 30, 2004

Entenfeind

Der Herr Koehntopp hat auf seinem Blog einen "Google Bombing" Aufruf zum Wort Entenfeind!

Heretics Forum

You have all seen Dilbert? The manager is normally sticking to some sort of management dogma but screwing it all up. If you want to see the theory behind all this, go to the Heretics Forum.

One nice excerpt:

Program reviews that focus on getting back on track are typical in process-centric worlds. When they find the experience different than the schedule, practitioners ask "what now?" while processors ask "why are we off schedule?"

  • Practitioners keep the target in focus while processors keep the path to the target in focus.
  • Practitioners are pulled by their vision while processors are pushed by their deadlines.
  • Practitioners are alert for other means to achieve the same end- and may question the end as well.
  • Processors look for additional resources to maintain the schedule, and often forget that the map should be disposable.
  • Practitioners blaze trails, processors stick to the rails.
  • Practitioners practice. Processors "continually improve."
  • Practice builds judgement. Process reinforces following.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Legale Downloads

Meinten Sie illegale Downloads?

Dolby now with Time Scaling

Dolby has introduced the Model 585 Time Scaling Processor.

Of course it is able to process multiple channels - up to eight - in realtime. The 585 can pitch-shift up or down by 15 percent.

OSX Screenshots as PDF make you sick?

There is a easy solution:

Open PDF in Preview and export as JPEG.

http://www.macuser.de/forum/showthread.php?t=13832

But why can't OSX do this by itself?

There are other solutions available:

http://www.macuser.de/forum/showthread.php?p=367777

We are the Olympic Committee - Restiance is futile - The web will be assimilated

Martin Röll maintainces a blog "in which [he writes] about Internet matters and [posts] cat pictures". There he has a nice entry about the idiotic hyperlink policy of the Athens 2004 games website.

Well, some people think, they can rule the internet...

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Blooooogger is slooooow tooodaaaaayy

I hate it when I make a post, press 'Publish Post', nothing happens, no change on the blog, I go back, post again, same result (nothing), I do it a third time, still nothing, but then, all three posts appear.

Free Windows Resource Editors

Resource HackerTM is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res).
http://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/

PE Resource Editor is a free Resource Editor written in Delphi 6.
http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d6peresourceeditor.htm

PE Explorer and Resource Tuner are as well available from:
http://www.heaventools.com/

Monday, August 23, 2004

Infected with a Virus

Last week, I got infected with a virus: eBay. Three little and one big letter, sounds a bit like Ebola, not as dangerous, but much more infectious. I'm buying stuff as if there is no tomorrow. I keep telling myself: "Well, this article does not cost much. And that one too. And this one."

I HAVE TO RESTRAIN MYSELF. Please, somebody stop me!

Thursday, August 19, 2004

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Joel on Software

Joel Spolsky has released a new book.

He gave it the short title:

"Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity"

Besides that humongous title, Joel knows how to keep it short and simple.

You can find most of the material online at "Joel on Software", but Joel Spolsky has one striking argument why to buy this book:

"... the biggest advantage of the book is that when you throw it at your colleague's head after a very frustrating argument about whether to throw away all your code and start over from scratch, it makes more of an impact than a URL. So buy several copies and keep them handy for winning arguments at work. "

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