Recently someone gave me a hint about a GREAT podcast:
Security Now!

In contrast to many other people on the internet, the folks who do the Security Now! podcast really know about what they're talking about!

The topics generally concern current Network Threads (WEP,WPA,…), Internet Basics (NAT, DNS, TCP/UDP), System Level Security (Rootkits) and other interesting topics.

MPlayer works fine

$ mplayer -dumpfile 90smegamix.mp3 -dumpaudio 90smegamix.flv

MPlayer 1.0rc1-4.0.1 © 2000-2006 MPlayer Team

CPU: Genuine Intel® CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz (Family: 6, Model: 14, Stepping: 8)

CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1

Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

Playing 90smegamix.flv.

libavformat file format detected.

VIDEO: [FLV1] 320×240 0bpp 25.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)

Core dumped ;)

Exiting… (End of file)

MD5 Algorithm

As there doesn't seem to be an "md5sum"; tool for OSX, I'd like to give you a little hint: use openssl!

marcbook:/incoming/ftp marc$ openssl md5 ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso
MD5= e296e3468358789904097fc8df29609a

Works fine too :)

Just a little "reminder"; for myself:

TVShows is a Mac OS X application that automatically downloads your favourite shows. You don't need anymore to manually download torrent files, TVShows does it for you. Manage your subscriptions and preferences from within the TVShows application, and TVShows takes care of the rest: a background process is automatically launched at a regular interval to check for new episodes.

Everyone is talking about it

I tried it and the part I like is the integration within Jabber. Simply add your jabber ID to your twitter profile and send it the passkey you receive on your twitter profile. From that moment on you can simply message the twitter bot contact and it is automatically posted.

I still don't really get the main reason behind it, but I'm a web 2.0 whore, so trying won't hurt ;)

UPDATE: ok.. boooooring :P I still don't get why I should tell other people what I'm doing atm. Bye twitter

4 hour workweek

"Tim Ferris"; is a Princeton Alumni and a guest lecturer over there.

From his page:

Serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond Timothy Ferriss has been featured by dozens of media, including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, NBC, and MAXIM. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.

Over here you can find the MP3.

p.s. I found it over here on "Soeren Web";. A nice german page with an interesting podcast. Looking forward to listen to the Podcast EP#9 dealing with Design Patterns.

They reference this podcast by "Bruce Eckel"; dealing with design patterns also (6 mins)


Seems as if "nullDC"; finished a Dreamcast Emulator that can play loooots of Dreamcast Game without big glitches :D

More infos over here

Here are the games tested:
Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves – Not Playable (Does not display Kalisto screen)
Capcom VS. SNK Millenium Fight 2000 [JAP] – 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)
Capcom VS. SNK II [JAP]- 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)
Crazy Taxi 2 – 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)
Dead or Alive 2 Limited Edition – Fairly Playable (Slow Emulation)
Giant Gram: All Japan Pro Wrestling 2 [JAP] – 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)
Hydro Thunder – Works Great (Reports Slow Emulation)
Ikaruga – Works Great (Minor Graphical Glitches)
Jet Grind Radio – Works Great (Reports Slow Emulation)
Marvel VS. Capcom – Fairly Playable (Game Screen is out of alignment to emulator window / character selection screen glitchy / missing backgrounds)
Marvel VS. Capcom 2 – 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)
Metropolis Street Racer – Fairly Playable (Reports Slow Emulation / Minor graphical glitches / sound distortion)
Mortal Kombat Gold – 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)
NBA Hoopz – Works Great (Sound distortions)
NBA on NBC Showtime – Fairly Playable (Team selection screen glitchy / sound skipping & distortion)
NBA 2K2 – Not Playable (Blue Screen after intro video)
NHL 2K2 – Not Playable (Freezes after Echelon screen)
Power Stone 2 – Not Playable (NullDC Crashes)
Puyo Puyo Fever [JAP] – 100% Playable (No noticable glitches)