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June 9th, 2009 makii Comments off

Recently I found the pretty cool package logstalgia on Debian Times. It is a nice way to visualize access logs of your favorite http daemon as a pong game, every bullet being a single request, listed by client. You can also get into pause mode and view details to the single requests. But see for yourself:

Awesome, somehow. Isn’t it?

Now, Facebook went one step further by displaying all activities in the facebook network on a globe, distinguishing events by colors, and stuff. The project is named Palantir, like the crystal ball from LOTR which Saruman used as means of communication with Sauron. See the demo video. Most astonishing: Palantir is implemented using JavaME!

This all looks pretty neat. Facebook users mentioned that Google has something similar to visualize searches for years, and even my old employer CortalConsors visualized all trades with volume and location in the lobby for about 2-3 years! But still, the Facebook Palantir awesome!

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Schluchtenscheisser released!

December 2nd, 2008 makii Comments off

As you can read in mika’s blog the new GRML release finally arrived today. An it’s name is Schluchtenscheisser!!! I love mika’s codenames for the grml-releases.

If you don’t know: grml is a Debian-based linux distribution which usually comes on a live CD. It focuses on the needs of sysadmins and texttool-/console-users. After booting you usually are logged in as root in a zsh inside a screen, ready to hack or save the cheerleader…

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The Windows Matrix

November 18th, 2008 makii Comments off

I’m going to learn Ubuntu?!?

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Questionable Desktop Operating System

May 28th, 2008 makii 1 comment

Of course I usually prefer Linux over Windows. It’s more flexible, especially for a developers’ needs, despite the IDE I use for Java I have a powerful shell to fulfil arbitrary tasks, it just looks neater than the standard Windows desktop and I just love it!

So I was pretty lucky when, finally, my new workstation arrived:

  • Dual Xeon E5420 @ 2.5 GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 150GB HD
  • nVidia Corporation Quadro FX 570 (never mind, I’m just interested in the two DVI-exits)
  • Gigabit Ethernet

So far, so good. I had already the latest Ubuntu disk to set up the box, when my nice co-worker told me we had to use CentOS as OS, as this one is also running on production.

And then we found these quotes on the net (original source lost, unfortunately):

CentOS key message

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