Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

BibTex information for books?

November 30, 2011

If your are citing books and you are sick of creating the BibTex data for yourself: Cheer up, there is a easy way to get the data created. You just have to get the ISBN Number of the book (easiest by finding the book on wikipedia). Then you use the OttoBib webservice. Just replace the ISBN number in this example

Calling this URL gives you

author = {Marx, Karl},
title = {Capital : an abridged edition},
publisher = {Oxford University Press},
year = {2008},
address = {Oxford New York},
isbn = {9780199535705}

Easy and a real life saver….


This is what a feminist looks like

January 15, 2009


Pushed Again

December 19, 2008

Some years ago I listened to Pushed Again from Die Toten Hosen quite a lot. In the last week the song catched up with me and I searched the song on youtube. I didnt even know that the video is that good.

Politics in IT

November 14, 2007

A lot of people think that information technology is purely technical. That there is no room, need or space for politics. They think that technical decisions
are made with technical arguments in mind.

But this is not always true. There are a lot of fields in IT which are affected by political decisions. Take a look at the patent system, the discussion about copy right
and digital rights management. Observe the struggle of Free Software against the proprietary ones.


The Dos and Don’ts of Blogging

November 9, 2007

Blogging is a way to express your personal opinions and findings… But there are also some sort of “rules” which affect your status in the blog community.

I’ve discovered since I started blogging that it’s not possible to be a lone ranger. If you had started your blog as a private diary and you’re satisfied with three visitors a day: your mother, your boyfriend and your cat, then I supposed it’s fine to be alone and friendless.
However, the majority of bloggers blog for as wide an audience as possible, and many bloggers desire to make money from their blogs as well. They want visitors. We want visitors. Now that you are a newbie in the world of blogging, what do you do? What should you NOT do?

On Lorelle’s blog entry you can read more about the summary of another entry of deb about blogging rules…

Source: Lorelle’s Blog

First vlog entry

July 7, 2007

Today the worst happened.. I bought myself a webcam…
And 5 hours later I have a rather short vlog awaiting for everybody who is brave enough to watch..
Let’s see if I find some useful ways to profit from the webcam…

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.

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.