Archive for May, 2007

G8 is nearing…

May 30, 2007

Only 3 days before I will go by train Rostock. I watched some videos today about how you should behave on such demonstrations and what you should do if the police catches you. Honestly I have to say that I nervous now.
But I’m still sure that it’s important to show support and to live civil disobedience. Of course I will not behave aggresivly *g*
I’m sure I will get a lot of important experience…. Being together with thousands of people to show you opinion…
But for now… I’m a little afraid.. But I think thats good *g*

I found the videos on g8-TV.

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A Fair(y) Use Tale

May 29, 2007

Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University has created a cartoon out of many disney movies. The story of the cartoon tells us about “fair use”, “copy right” and why “fair use” isn’t fair.

Deconstructing The Xbox Security System

May 27, 2007

Google has hosted a presentation about the security problems of Microsoft Xbox. The video is one year old. but the way the security system is discussed (First from the perspective of our beloved Microsoft and after that the hacker side of view) it is VERY interesting.
It’s not only about technical problems, I would say the policy decision during the development of the system were more desastrous..

But look yourself and learn about what you should NOT do…

Amazon is selling DRM-free digital music

May 19, 2007

Amazon has announced that it is now selling digital music without DRM (digital restriction managment). Thats great news..
But the music format is staying proprietary (and is covered by software patents). But it’s a step in the right direction…
More information can be found on DefectiveByDesign.org.

Alternative Freedom Trailer…

May 18, 2007

Lawrence Lessing, professor of law at Stanford Law Law School. Richard Stallman, founder of the FSF and GPL. Bunnie, hacker who made it possible to use the XBOX for everything you want. What do they and others have in common? The fight for an alternative freedom.

And now there is an documentary about this fight..

Wanna work together? With Creative Commons

May 17, 2007

I have to admit that I knew only a little about Creative Commons, but after I stumbled about this video, I’m trying to inform myself and other about the CC concept...
The first step was to make my stories CC, so look at them again, you will find a new link to the license on top of the stories…

Look at the video which motivated me to get myself CC…

Apocalyptica performing in Euro Song Contest 2007

May 15, 2007

I was just told that Apocalyptica has performed a show in the Euro Song Contest 2007. This performance was a great show with a lot of different artists and good music…

Open for extension, but closed for modifcation

May 12, 2007

I’m always happy to learn more about good practices in software development. So I was delighted to see a link to a pdf about the “Open-Closed-Principle” in the Spring documentation.
The programming language used in this paper is c++, but it’s easy to understand, even for java developers like me. Read it, enjoy and learn.

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May 11, 2007

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Just wanted be one of the many people spreading this..
I know.. T-Shirts with these habe been done before, but I think I’m making me one of them.

Simpsons quiz

May 8, 2007

So today we have a simpsons quiz… Post a comment if you recognize the movie which is imitated in this simpsons clip.

The first correct comment wins the honor of having posted the first correct comment..

Let the games begiiiin…