Freitag, März 17, 2006

Peter Jackson shows bloopers and new szenes of king kong

As reward for the empire-award he recieved for king kong Peter Jackson shows us some bloopers and a new szene.
Know we can see how they managed to bring kong back to New York.

The fox got IE7.com!

Well, how much will Microsoft pay for this domain?

Get Firefox

Microsofts IPOD design paraody

A very funny video done by microsoft, how they would have designed the ipod package. It is more a ironic parody of the microsoft designs itself than of apples ipod.

Mittwoch, März 15, 2006

Amazon S3 - cheap backup storage

Amazon introduced their new storage for web-services, S3. You can access the storage with SOAP and REST to store, get and delete files. Sounds like just another FTP? Well, something like that, but with some advantages.
Amazon advertises that it is a reliable, simple, fast and cheap way to store data. The pricing is simple, 0.20 $ for each transfered GB and 0.15 $ for each stored GB/Month.

There are a few uses I can imagine.
1. You could build a software to use it as inet-storage for private data.
2. You could frequently backup your webapplications / websites.
3. You could use it as seed to distribute files via bittorrent.

Amazon does not tell how they secure your data. So if you use it for backup I would encrypt the data first.

There are some nice examples at the Amazon-Web-Services-Developer-Connection

Eiszeit / Iceage

Dienstag, März 14, 2006

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Montag, März 13, 2006

Maniac Bootcamp

Some people wonder where those homicidal maniacs come from. They are trained in special families. Hope you are not part of one.

Awesome Body Artist

Why can't I impress my friends with something like this? I guess I was too lazy in my former life.
Awesome Body Artist

Quake 3 Geek

Imagin you could play your favourite game on a huge high-resulution screen build out of 24 flatscreens. This guy did it for Quake 3 Arena. Realy amazing.

plastk:net - Quake 3

Sonntag, März 12, 2006

Pimp yourself

While playing World of Warcraft I asked myself one question: Why do I spend time to skill a unreal character?
My main problem with this game ist that it does not train yourself at all. Other games like Starcraft, Chess and even jump and runs contribute to your own abilities.

The outcome for me is that I should spend the time with something useful: Pimp my own skills and get them on the next level. It should be as exiting to run 10 miles in one hour as finding this fancy armor you've ever wanted. I will get rid of my account and invest the time and the money into a membership at a fitness-club. Think about it.

Freitag, März 10, 2006

learning chinese

I decided to learn chinese a few weeks ago. I tried to start with websites like Chinesepod.com but my chinese is still only good enough for 你好(ni hao), which means "hello".
So I bought two books on Amazon today.

"Reading & Writing Chinese: A Comprehensive Guide to the Chinese Writing System" (William McNaughton)


"Intensive Spoken Chinese" (Sinolingua)

Hope this will help.

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Schwanzeinklämmen leicht gemacht

Rumsfeld hat heute erklärt, dass er US-Soldaten aus einem Bürgerkrieg im Irak heraushalten möchte.
Also fassen wir mal zusammen:
Busch braucht Öl und denkt sich aus, dass Sadam Biowaffen hat. Hat er aber nicht. Egal, jetzt wo man schonmal da ist kann man ja das Öl-Ministerium beschützen und alle anderen Behörden, Museen und Wohnungen Plünderern überlassen. Nun wo man alles hat was man wollte kann man dann in aller Ruhe den Schwanz einklämmen und sich vor den Konsequenzen drücken. Toll gemacht, nun haben wir statt einer stabilen Diktatur eine Anarchie.