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May 21st, 2012 2 comments

Here my list of build systems, sorted by crappiness:

  1. Python
  2. CMake
  3. C-shell scripts
  4. Autotools

WTF does someone use a programming language as build system. I saw a lot of crappy/non-debuggable build systems in the past months, but this is SNAFU.

PS: yes, I know python is more a scripting language than a real programming language.

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Wie Nokia mich zum Lachen brachte

March 20th, 2012 No comments

Lasset Bilder sprechen!

nokia fail

nokia fail

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The joys of btrfs and OpenSuSE – or “no space left on device”

March 13th, 2012 29 comments

At one point during the installation of OpenSuSE 12.1 on my Thinkpad I got a little adventurous and selected “btrfs” as the file system of choice. I wanted to have one large partition, but usually like /home to be apart from the rest so that I can keep all my data while doing a reinstall, upgrade or whatever. btrfs seemed a great choice to combine the two as it supports “subvolumes” which can be handled almost like own file systems. Read more…

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Wulffs Bungalow auf Mallorca

February 18th, 2012 No comments

Er hat ja nur mal bei seinem Kumpel auf Malle übernachtet. Also wenn ich die Augen schließe und mir so vorstelle, wie das aussehen könnte, dann würde ich mir bestimmt nicht das hier vorstellen:

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,bild-314045-814010,00.html

Erinnert irgendwie an dieses Anwesen hier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5BC3-qwGM

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Ob das so gewollt war?

December 8th, 2011 No comments
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Echt-Platinalbum

November 27th, 2011 No comments

Immerhin ist die Lieferung kostenlos 😀

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Die Besten der Besten der Besten, Sir!

October 26th, 2011 1 comment

Grad das WLan in meinem Aparmentkomplex in USA gehackt. Ok, nein, ich bin eingedrungen. Hmm, eigentlich wurde ich wohl eher eingeladen. Genau genommen stand die Tür offen, was aber egal war, da es eh keine Wände gab.

Spaß bei Seite. Ich hatte eigentlich nur etwas Probleme mit dem VPN und wollt mal schaun ob der Router noch da ist. Traceroute hat mir die IP verraten, der Browser den Routerhersteller und Google das default Passwort. War eine Sache von 30 sec und NULL kriminelle Energie nötig. (Wer findet die Anspielung auf C im letzten Satz auch so witzig?)

Jetzt bin ich natürlich für Vorschläge offen was man mit dem Wissen anstellen kann 😉 Ich hab da schon 1-2 Ideen, aber vielleicht habt ihr ja auch etwas brauchbares.

PS: ich weiß ich schulde euch noch ein paar neue Fotos :(, ist noch in arbeit.

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Gesellschaft Fail

September 14th, 2011 4 comments
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WinXP Epic Fail or how a penguin made my day

June 12th, 2011 No comments

Well, all work and no fun make Jack a dull boy. That’s why at my PC at home, there’s a Windows XP installed besides my usual Linux installation. With it I do the in my opinion only thing Windows is better in than Linux, gaming. One can have other opinions, but for now that’s not the point.

In my experience a Windows system needs just a little bit of time to get slower and slower and start behaving crazy which leads to getting unusable and to a reinstallation. I had to say I was a little bit proud of this special installation, because I had no real difficulties within the last 6 month. Maybe it is because I just installed a Firewall, a Software to detect viruses and the single game I usually play … or it just waited until I was unsuspecting. But today it greets me with a nice black screen and the following white letters on it:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows-root>system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Ok I do not exactly know what this file does (Managing Hardware access if I have to guess), but I’m sure I never touched her, seriously!

After th obligatory reboot a little bit of panic, anger and sadness followed. In the next second I started searching the web for a solution, or to get a copy of this hal.dll file. I read a bit in crappy forums and decided to find a file download with the dull feeling in my mind, that it can’t be a good idea to get a system-essential file from a source I don’t trust. In this moment a little penguin in my mind whispered “wine”… First I was confused, I more like beer but then I understand – WINE!

Excited typing began, for the hunt of hal.dll in my wine source directory. I smiled when I found it at the expected position. “Too easy to work!”, I thought… Next I mounted my NTFS partition and copied the file to where it whould be if my stupid Win*** didn’t lost it. Unmount, Reboot and crosses fingers followed. And what should I say? SUCCESS!

At the end I need to say, it is a nice job for (not) an emulator to fix the stuff it (not) emulates! 😉

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Schwarmverhalten

March 4th, 2011 1 comment

Walter de Back schrieb gerade über unsere Mailingliste:

Beautiful flocking display over the town of Utrecht. This is an annual event for these sparrows, that I had the privilege to witness many times.
If you look carefully, you may discern the hungry peregrine falcon — who may actually be the cause of the flocking behavior.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tEFRAI9WSE&hd=1

Faszinierend!