Recovering from Ubuntu Dapper Release Party 3

Last night I went to the Berlin Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) release party at Danial Holbach‘s (dholbach) place. It was nice to meet other ubuntu lovers. I arrived at 8pm and left at ~4:30am. By then the sun was already on the rise and by the time I arrived home it had already become completely ...

Back from Bodensee (Lake Constance)

A couple nights ago I got back from my week-long trip to Bodensee in the south of Germany. The weather didn’t play nicely however and I spent most of my time reading rather than riding my bike around the lake. The last 2 nights were especially bad. There were only 2 days with half a ...

Lordi Wins Eurovision

Europe once again proved that it has no sense of taste in music. They did, however, show a sense of humor. It was surreal seeing the “Monsters” from Finnland excepting a trophy and bouquet of flowers upon winning. For all the Americans out there who have no ideas what this is all about, Eurovision is ...

Eurovision Song Contest Time!

Tomorrow the Eurovision Song Contest will showcase the great musical talent from across the European continent. Ok, enough with the jokes. The only reason I watch it is for the Schadenfreude. It was even more fun to watch a few years back when Radio Eins broadcast it live with two commentators who just ripped each ...

Setting Up Django on Dreamhost

Jeff Croft has a nice tutorial on how to set up Django, a python web framework, on Dreamhost. If you want to use the sweetness that is Python to do web development, are a Dreamhost customer and would like to be able to avoid this in the future, I propose that you vote to have ...

Blogging Boxes and Python for Artists

A friend of mine just finished up his Masters of Arts thesis project. Basically the project consists of two moody boxes, Otto and Ada, blogging about how they feel. So you ask, “How do the know how they feel?” Otto and Ada have built in sensors that detect changes in their environment. They then express ...

A Guide to Berlin Via Google Maps and Wikipedia

Soon many people will be coming to Berlin for the 2006 World Cup. For many it will be their first time in Berlin, so I thought I’d provide a tour of the places that I’ve found interesting in my 6 years here in Berlin. Some you will have heard of while others may be new. ...

QoTD: Chris DiBona

“I have a hard time caring about “KDE vs. Gnome”. It’s like watching your two best friends fighting. I’m not going to take part.” – Chris DiBona

Microsoft’s adCenter broken for non-IE browsers

I just read about a firefox user’s experience with MS’s new adCenter advertising service. Unfortunately, this is what one expects from MS. It’s natural for MS to have IE as the preferred browser. Someone should tell them, however, that the days of useragent checking are thankfully behind us for the most part. Maybe it was ...

Google Linux Screenshots

While reading up on google co-op, I was pleasently surprised to see that the screenshots used to show previews of the ‘co-op’ed search results are of firefox running on Linux. From the Gnome theme, it looks like it’s a redhat-based distro. Let the google linux rumor mill start again! I’m still working on understanding co-op, ...