Google Now und das Private?

“’20 Minuten mehr bis nach Hause, Stau.’ – Wat?!” Mein Erstkontakt mit Google Now liegt jetzt schon eine ganze Weile zurück. Nach wie vor nutze ich die App bestenfalls sporadisch und aus Neugier, aber gedanklich treibt mich das Thema immer noch um. Ich nutze seit vielen Jahren Technologie mit einer Mischung aus Begeisterung und Selbstverständlichkeit.

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antergos: simple, straightforward Linux desktop

Installed antergos Linux on my everyday working laptop yesterday after quite a while running ubuntuGNOME. After upgrading 14.10 to 15.04, some things on my installation became somewhat messy (in example system losing connectivity when switching between WiFi and LAN); I was pondering a clean re-installation after all but so far hesitated as these problems weren’t

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Complexity and the book.

Spent most of the evening trying to track down an InstantiationException thrown in some arcane branch of a procedure way too long to handle, let alone understand. Grown software. A large, fragile complexity, step by step built by adding small, simple changes, straightforward and in a disputable understanding of pragmatism. Documentation is tough. Tough when

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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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Making sense of JavaScript (1)

Well I am unsure if I’ll ever really enjoy using JavaScript. But, good thing is that I do not really need it so far, am in the comfortable situation of just trying to do so out of curiosity and for my own entertainment. And after all, given my earlier rant on this, I have to

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Beyond the noise

“At some point life just got faster. Attention span seems to be constantly quickening. This is not the age of information but it rather seems the age of data overload, the age in which we all subsequently get lost within the megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes of images, textual content, music, video clips flowing by each and

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Zweieinhalb mal zehn.

Zweieinhalb Jahrzehnte… Eine der großen runden Zahlen, die das ganze Jahr schon dominiert. Und dazu Bilder, Momentaufnahmen, Videos. Kerzen und Menschen auf der Straße. Ein überfüllter Botschaftsgarten. Züge von Prag über Dresden gen Westen. Menschen, die auf der Mauer tanzen und dies Wochen zuvor vermutlich noch nicht zu ahnen gewagt hätten. Vermutlich sind wir, die

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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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