Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

The Magic Mouse is great. At least most of the time. When it's working. It is, however, an ironically lousy piece of expensive crap when it comes to its battery compartment. You need to stuff some paper into it to keep the batteries in a certain position. If you change batteries and do it wrong, … Continue reading Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

I am in the middle of writing some documentation for our new web service that I'm going to talk a bit more about in the near future. For this I need to take screen captures and upload them onto a wordpress site. Working on my mac, all seemed fine for a while. OS X ships … Continue reading Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

GLORP and “Conflicting values in rows”

Note to self: if GLORP keeps on insisting that your UPDATEs to a certain object really can't be accepted due to "Conflicting values in rows", please start by looking into the following thing first: Maybe you just changed the :1 part of a 1:n relationship without removing the changed object from the :n part of the … Continue reading GLORP and “Conflicting values in rows”

T-Mobile Travel & Surf: manchmal fühlt man sich…

...als zahlender Kunde schon ziemlich heftig auf den Arm genommen. Im Urlaub (Kroatien war es dieses Jahr) habe ich ein Travel&Surf-Paket vom Magenta-Meister, das 7 Tage langen Auslands-Surf-Spass mit UMTS und Flatrate verspricht, gebucht, obwohl es in unserer Unterkunft und im näheren Umfeld keinerlei UMTS-Empfang gab. Immerhin hat Edge sehr gut funktioniert, um zum Lesen … Continue reading T-Mobile Travel & Surf: manchmal fühlt man sich…

Irony pt. 2

It's also more than ironic (but not really funny) if you have one of the most expensive computer mice, namely the Apple mighty mouse, feed it with Apple's really expensive rechargeable batteries, and it constantly looses its bluetooth connection to an also premium priced iMac for 30 seconds or so. but wait, that's not all: … Continue reading Irony pt. 2

Ganz frisch aus der Spamosphäre…

Es gibt einige wenige gute Gründe, warum man sehr froh sein kann, dass online-Übersetzungsdienste bisher noch nicht gut funktionieren. Einen fand ich heute in meiner Inbox mit einer sehr gut gewählten Absenderadresse (service@verifiedbyvisa.de) : Hallo Gast Visa Europe, Ihre Kreditkarte wurde ausgesetzt, weil wir ein Problem festgestellt, auf Ihrem Konto . Wir haben zu bestimmen,dass … Continue reading Ganz frisch aus der Spamosphäre…

How to completely miss the point in discussions about a programming language (like Smalltalk)

Sometimes I encounter things on the web that make me think what's wrong with people. Some just seem to have to much time to insist on some mostly irrelevant point they dislike and use it to judge a whole technology by it. Take this little example: Someone, let's call him Sebastian Sastre ;-), blogs about … Continue reading How to completely miss the point in discussions about a programming language (like Smalltalk)

Bist du noch up-to-date in der IT?

Nur, wenn Du mit Sätzen wie diesem was anfangen kannst: Dafür propagiert Gamma die Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC), eine maßgeblich von IBM betriebene Spezifikation zur Interaktion von ALM-Werkzeugen (Application Lifecycle Management) mit Change-Management-Systemen. Daraus soll eine einfachere Werkzeugintegration unterschiedlicher Tool-Hersteller entstehen. Eben. Und genau das habe ich mir schon immer gewünscht 😉 Das … Continue reading Bist du noch up-to-date in der IT?

How to find out if you made progress

Shawn Blanc relates to a nice description of how you should feel when reading code that you've written months or years ago: If your old work doesn’t shame you, you’re not growing. It’s nice to look back and feel that you’ve made progress. When you look at old work, it should suck glaringly and you … Continue reading How to find out if you made progress