I have to say, this article got it 100% right: The nerd handbook

a complete match, even up to the fact that I started graphing my jogging trips O_o
I must say, I'm really impressed with the article (and that's why it gets an extra blogpost and not just an mention on tumblr).

Just in case anybody looks for the matching data to make the touchpad work (including scrolling and tapping).
You get more google hits on that kind of stuff than you might think

<?xml version=“1.0”; encoding=“ISO-8859-1”;?>


synaptics synaptics synaptics <!— event 0 on

true —>


My Android Dev Phone is able to display a pretty impressive collection of diagnostic GSM/UMTS data.
SImply enter the Field Mode by typing this into the Dailer app:


Now simply push the "menu\" button and select "test item\"
The following menu will pop up and allow you to get information about one of these items:

- GSM page
- 3G Reselection Paramters
- 2G Reselection Paramters
- 3G Reselection Status
- 2G Reselection Status
- Layer 3 RRC Signaling
- PRACH/RACH Information
- 3G DCH Status
- 3G Neighbourlist Status
- 3G BLER Status
- 3G Downlink Transport Format
- 3G Uplink Transport Format
- 3G DL RLC AM Status
- 3G UL RLC AM Status
- HSDPA CQI Status
- 3G Reselection Event
- 3G Dnlink Transport Format Comb.

Pretty awesome :)

It was a nice christmas, sitting together talking about the past, the present and the future.
In my case, I was reminded that I loved to listen to "Hannes Wader"; as a small child. I apparently loved the "Arbeiterlieder"; LP.


I decided to give it a try and found a LOT of songs I instantly recognized on youtube. Communists might be a crazy bunch, but the lyrics to their propaganda songs are kinda catchy.

Here are some of my favourites from when I was a child:

I started playing with the Android SDK on my recently bought Android Dev Phone (reviews might follow).
It was actually a pretty plesant experience and this is the first app I deployed to my phone after testing it in the simulator:

In case you are wondering "Did he just?";. The answer is: "Yes I did!";

p.s. I missed the button at the bottom because I used my laptops webcam to record this video and pretty much just tapped by chance. That's also why I decided to use the trackball throughout the video to start/stop the action :)

I just wanted to give a heads up on two nice applications/services running on the iPhone (BiteSMS) or the Android Plattform (ChompSMS)
What they'll basically allow you to do is sending SMS messages over your mobile phone's TCP/IP connection.
The SMS will have your phones own number as the "sender"; address, so people will generally not see any difference in weather or not you had sent it directly via your carrier or using bitesms/chompsms.
The rates are pretty decent:

3 Euros for 50 SMS credits --> 6 cent/SMS

6 Euros for 105 SMS credits (5 "free" credits)

12 Euros for 210 SMS credits (10 "free" credits)

30 Euros for 550 SMS credits (50 "free" credits)

The Software you install usually has the feature of replacing the default SMS application. On Android, this works pretty fine out of the box using the android market. For the iPhone you’ll have to do a jailbreak and install it using Cydia.

The apps allow you to send SMS using your current carrier and just use the extra features the apps will provide

ChompSMS and BiteSMS are developed by the same company and the support was one of the best ones I’ve seen so far. They helped me transfer my credits from BiteSMS to ChompSMS within a few minutes. They also seem to answer email requests almost instantly which makes them a bliss to deal with.

You might want to check the list of supported counties (hint: nearly every country as far as I can see).
I personally have a “flat rate”; data plan on my mobile carrier, but even with the expensive prepaid data plans here in germany, you might end up cheaper than the regular SMS fee using Chomp/Bite-SMS

The iPhone app even features nufty things like this:


ChompSMS looks pretty similar and also features an onscreen keyboard! (which isn’t part of the current Android stable build)



Judging from my redirection logs, there are still a bunch of people using old feed-links :-/

It would be nice if anybody reading this post via RSS could check if his or her (who are we kidding ;D) client has got the correct URL

Here's the deal:

My main blog: http://feedproxy.google.com/marc-seeger-de/feed
This is where you'll find my usual blog entries. Basically anything that I've written myself or that is just too complicated to be posted on on of the tumbleblogs

My tumbleblog for fun stuff (formerly known as "LOL";): http://feedproxy.google.com/MarcsFunblog
This is where I post all of the stuff that made me laught. The whole pictures/videos/links shebang.

My tumbleblog for tech stuff: http://feedproxy.google.com/MarcsTechblog
This is where you'll find talks, papers, links to other blogposts dealing with technical or scientific things I deem to be interesting.

My li(f/v)e-tumbleblog: http://feedproxy.google.com/MarcsLifeblog
Whenever I see something that I personally belive should be snapshotted and posted to the internet, this is where you'll find it.

"wirble"; is a nice gem that does the job :)

1. install the gem

> gem install wirble
Successfully installed wirble-0.1.2
1 gem installed
Installing ri documentation for wirble-0.1.2…
Installing RDoc documentation for wirble-0.1.2…

2. start irb

3. load the gem in irb
require ‘rubygems'
require ‘wirble'

Syntax highlighting seems to be borked for MS powershell and the vista command promt, tab completion works like a charm though.
You can have irb automatically load wirble by adding the stuff from 3. to your /.irbrc

[email protected]: http://leoville.tv/podcasts/itn.xml
Leo Laporte and Amber McArthur talk about web2.0 gossip and other not-so-techy stuff

Crypto-Gram Security Podcast: http://crypto-gram.libsyn.com/rss
Bruce Schneier's monthly newsletter, read out loud :)

Google Developer Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/GoogleDeveloperPodcast
I can't remember, doesn't seem to be broadcast that often…

Software Engineering Radio – the podcast for professional software developers: http://www.se-radio.net/rss
Highly professional topics (model driven development, DSLs, roles in software engineering). Sometimes the german accent can be a bit too much, but the topics make up for it!

The Java Posse: http://feeds.feedburner.com/javaposse
Not only Java, also other JVM related topics, nice guys

FLOSS Weekly: http://leo.am/podcasts/floss/
Leo Laporte and  Randal L. Schwartz talking to people involved in the open source community

Diggnation (Small Quicktime): http://revision3.com/diggnation/feed/quicktime-small/
Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht drink beer and look at LOLcats (basically… entertaining stuff)

Chaosradio Express: http://chaosradio.ccc.de/chaosradio_express-latest.rss
My favourite! Tim Pritlove does REALLY great (german!) interviews about topics from LISP to usability to airplanes.
There also is an english version, but it got updated the last time a year ago http://chaosradio.ccc.de/chaosradio_international-latest.rss

NDR Fernsehen – Extra3 – Video-Podcast: http://www.ndr.de/podcastlink/extra3_videopodcast.xml
German Satire, nice stuff…

Tonabnehmer: http://frankwestphal.podhost.de/rss
Web 2.0 / IT stuff… not updated all that often

MobileMacs: http://feeds.feedburner.com/mobile-macs-podcast
German. Tim Pritlove, a dude from the Spreeblick Blog and a CCC guy talk about macbooks, iphones and other mobile thingies

Rubiverse Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/rubiverse
They interview the BIG guys (Rubinius Teamlead etc)

TEDTalks (video): http://feeds.feedburner.com/TEDTalks_video
Interesting talks about science stuff

Devcasting: http://devcasting.com/index.php/feed/
Podcast about software development

Ruby on Rails Podcast – mp4: http://feeds.feedburner.com/rubyonrails_mp4
Interviews with Ruby on Rails guys :)

sd.rb podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/sdrbpodcast
Videos about RoR

Rails Envy Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/railsenvy-podcast
The funny guys from the rails vs x spoofs. Weekly Ruby + Rails news with soundeffects!

Blog – Stack Overflow: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/?feed=podcast
Software Dev Topics

Bits und so: http://www.bitsundso.de/feed/
German: Mac stuff

Serien und so: http://www.serienundso.de/feed/
German: US TV stuff

You Look Nice Today: http://feeds.feedburner.com/YouLookNiceToday
Comedy, might not be everybodies choice but I definately LOVE it

jogmap Trainingspodcast: http://www.jogmap.de/civic4/media/jogcast.xml
German: Guy talking about jogging. Kind of a "personal trainer shouting at you"; kind of situation with some sprinkles of knowledge

Chaosseminar – MP4 plus PDF: http://archiv.ulm.ccc.de/feeds/cs_mp4-pdf.xml
German: Videos about IT stuff

Dossier Chaotique: http://chaosradio.ccc.de/dossier_chaotique-latest.rss
German: Hippy stuff (how the government and corporations are stealing your freedom :D)

HELDENFunk: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Heldenfunk
German: Sun stuff… solaris, java, clustering, zfs, etc.

HoRadS Feldforschung Podcast: http://www.horads.de/fd_podcast/ch3_feldforschung/horads_feldforschung.xml
German: things having to do with the HdM, University Stuttgart or student life in Stuttgart. Some pretty nice interviews.

Localfoo: http://www.localfoo.de/?feed=podcast
German: Interesting topics, on a student level though

Manager Tools: http://www.manager-tools.com/podcasts/feed/rss2
Two guys talking about manager stuff. Interesting thing to watch from an IT guys perspective. Sooner or later we'll all have to ^^

Anything I missed?

I think I'll be there :)

9.00 – 9.30 Uhr
Welcome and a short presentation of the University Relations Program of IBM und its relevance for HDM Prof. Walter Kriha, HdM, Computer Science and Media, HDM Bernard Clark – Senior IT Architect, Managing Consultant and IBM University Relations Program Ambassador to HDM
9.30 – 10.30 Uhr
Management of Change in IT Projects Dipl.-Ing. Markus Samarajiwa, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services
10.45 – 11.45 Uhr
Web 2.0 with Dojo and WebSphere Portal: Less talk, more action! Peter Kutschera, Senior IT Architect and Managing Consultant IBM Global Business Services
11.45 – 13.00 Uhr Lunch Break
The S-Bar at HDM offers several different dishes and snacks
13.00 – 14.00 Uhr
IP Version 6, the Next Generation Internet Protocol allows all people and things on earth access to the global Internet. Peter Demharter, IBM Certified Senior IT Architect Infrastucture IBM Global Technology Services
14.00 – 15.00 Uhr
ITIL or "How to manage IT Services";. An overview from a practical perspective. Dr. Martin Lubenow, Managing Consultant IBM Global Business Services
15.00 – 15.15 Uhr
Wrap-Up Walter Kriha, HdM Bernard Clark, IBM

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