Hidden patterns: 99 Percent Invisible

I’m into listening to podcasts for quite a while now, with a modestly fixed set of just enough sources to not make listening to all the interesting episodes an impossible task. Usually, the time for me to listen to that kind of things is on my way to work in the morning which takes between

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Accelerando

Just discovered this a while ago after installing and using FBReader on some of my Android devices. There apparently is a free eBook edition of “Accelerando” by Charles Stross. An interesting note from the web site for my and your entertainment…: “… “Accelerando” is a creature of its time, and that time is the late

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In the beginning there was the … command line?

Re-occuring read on my pile of (electronic) books, yet as far as I can tell I never so far wrote about it: In the beginning there was the command line. Neal Stephenson, most likely known at least to some as author of novels such as “Snow Crash” (which might be considered a later cyberpunk classic

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Reading “Programming The Semantic Web”

I’ve already been writing about one of Toby Segarans books in the past. Remembering these days, I have been pretty enthusiastic regarding both his style of writing and his style of providing people with knowledge. It’s nice seeing this happen again also dealing with another book of his, “Programming the semantic web”. At the moment,

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Reading “Java EE 6 Development With Netbeans 7”

I remember very well my first contacts with Java EE technologies during my studies: More than a decade earlier, Java EE still was branded “Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition”, out in its early 1.4 version, and dealing with it for the first time left me rather stunned, facing a plethora of technical acronyms, APIs and

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Goedel, Escher, Bach und Schleifen

Aus überfälligem Anlaß Lese-Empfehlung: Wer den ultimativen Br***f*** sucht, wird mit diesem Werk seine helle Freude haben. “Gödel, Escher, Bach” von Douglas Hofstadter ist zwar kein Fachbuch (dafür ist Stil, Sprache, Methodik zu unkonventionell und absonderlich), aber nichtsdestotrotz eine Quelle von Inspirationen, ein Buch mit einer Dichte von Aha!-Erlebnissen pro Seite, die sich kaum überbieten

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Der Ausdrucker: Wider die digitale Kluft!

Nicht viel Text, eigentlich nur ein Verweis auf ausdrucker.org: … Hier soll “das Internet” für Menschen schreiben, die selbst nicht im Internet sind. Deshalb heißt es auch “Der Ausdrucker”: Ich würde mich freuen, wenn die Leser Texte, die sie hier finden, für die Menschen in ihrer Umgebung ausdrucken. Dieses Blog möchte ich nicht alleine schreiben

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