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…

ESUG 2012: Registration is now open!

Johan Brichau just announced on the ESUG mailing list that you can now register to attend the European Smalltalk Users Groups' yearly conference ESUG 2012 in Ghent, Belgium: I am pleased to announce that registration for the 20th ESUG Conference in Ghent, Belgium is now open! To register, please proceed to the website http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2012 or … Continue reading ESUG 2012: Registration is now open!

Smalltalk Devroom at FOSDEM 2012

Stephan Eggermont is going to set up a Smalltalk Developer Room at the FOSDEM conference 2012, February 4-5 in Brussels, Belgium. The Smalltalk Devroom is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th. What exactly, you may ask, is a Developer Room? In essence, it is a full-day mini-conference that is part of the FOSDEM conference, organized by … Continue reading Smalltalk Devroom at FOSDEM 2012

ESUG 2011: Registration is open

Even though the Smalltalk world now has three major events worldwide (Smalltalk Solutions in the States, Smalltalks in Argentina and ESUG), I'd say the major and most traditional event is the annual Conference of the European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG), which will be held for the 19th consecutive year in 2011. This year it will … Continue reading ESUG 2011: Registration is open

Battery packs for vehicles will not be the answer

James Robertson points to a very interesting detail related to electro-mobility that I haven't thought of before: ... it can take as long as 20 hours to charge up the car using a standard 120-volt circuit. If you hook up to a 240-volt Level 2 charging station — which can be installed in your home … Continue reading Battery packs for vehicles will not be the answer

Seems I am a Y2K10 victim

This week I am in Zurich and it seems I got caught by the Y2K10 bug. I cannot get cash at the ATMs here because "Transaction cancelled" without any additional error message. I travelled here with just 15 Swiss Francs in my pocket and my eurocheque card. In the EU, we are not used to … Continue reading Seems I am a Y2K10 victim