Kalouv: Raindrops and transformations

I then and now have been writing about artists and releases on the Brazilian Sinewave netlabel, and even though I didn’t do so in quite a while, my interest in their doings hasn’t at all vanished as, however they manage to do so, Sinewave folks keep on featuring incredibly dense, interesting releases, appearing to me …

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ello and social network diet

At times I am not resistant to hype of all kind, and I am of course curious to try out new things too. Yet, talking about ello.co, after a few moments of playing with it I got sort of bored – and decided to step back a bit again, delete my account there again, give …

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merge-(un)sort.

Not wanting to go meta-blogging again, this is just a short note for some who might end up here: As of now, node.zimmer428.net (which used to be my own photoblog) just directs here. So does wanderer.zimmer428.net, started out as a collection of strange scribbles, images, things found all along the way. Having been through several …

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travel.

“Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are.” ― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

unirest: cross-platform REST client.

Stumbled across unirest last nite while ultimately feeling a bit unhappy with Java EE / JAX-RS frameworks. These folks in some way got my mind re-sorted a bit. I am still playing with this, yet there are a few things I already like about that one: It’s available. Same as some things I saw on …

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reboot

Well not reboot, in a literal understanding. But also not a “relaunch” as changes that happened here are as superficial as a theme switch can eventually be. Maybe this, however, will make this page end up being a bit more inspiring again…

Soundtrack: Low Entropy – “Drone 1″. Not all of it, though, as I’m not completely done listening, for obvious reasons… ;)

Rebuild.

Just wanted to post a couple of lines on the current state of this blog. And I want to keep it short, as good as I can. First post on here dates back to September 30, 2005. Eight years on the wordpress blogging software, maybe two more years on the (now defunct?) blosxom software prior …

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empty streets

Searching for silence in things. Lying down on a cool morning road feeling the city waking up. Few hours from now this place will be hopelessly crowded, with this hours quietness hiding somewhere behind ancient windows and curtains, waiting for the day to come to slow down again. Collecting those moments…

AltaVista: Mountain nightfall…

As of today, altavista.com has been officially shut down and is just another redirect to your “local” Yahoo! starting page. Who cares? Not many. Which possibly is one of the problems, considering altavista.com used to be the predominant search engine for quite a while back then before we saw the rise of Google. And, all …

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wrap-up: neo4j meetup, Dresden, 2013-06-25

I’ve been for quite a while into what they use to call “NoSQL databases” these days, even while we still heavily rely upon infrastructure which is anything else than NoSQL – not a bad thing, overally, I guess half the software developing world still does. Yet, I’ve always been interested in approaches offered by “non-relational” …

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Yahoo! – Tumblr, Flickr and then some… ?

If you think Facebooks acquisition of Instagram involved an incredibly large amount of money, think again: As of yesterday, Yahoo! has announced to acquire Tumblr for an amount of money even larger. Things to follow are more or less as expected: Y!’s Marissa Mayer promises to not screw things up and some sites, such as …

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KDE, Kubuntu, and a bit of rant.

So much for that. Again. A while ago and in quite a verbose way I announced my move to KDE 4.x, specifically in the Kubuntu 13.04 distribution which I adopted in early alpha, as most of the time. Finally. After fancying with this particular desktop environment for quite a while. Well guess I’ll better keep …

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SAP MaxDB with Python

By now it should be known we’re notorious users of SAP MaxDB in a “non-SAP environment”, and, for that matter, we have done rather well throughout the last seven years. By now, we gained quite some experience running, administering, working with that RDBMS in our environment, and we manage to get our production work done …

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