Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We don't have a ground floor.


Why start at the Ground floor or with a first floor when you can start with a 2nd floor?
This makes your building look more impressive with 5 floors, instead of 3.

Check out my elevator at work.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The pirate party - Germany

Germany is on a course towards becoming a police state. The politicians and a few corporations want to control, filter and collect Internet traffic as a start.

There is a law being proposed to censor the web - as a start, blocking child pornography. The movie and music industry are lining up next.

There is, however one Party who is going to fight for the civil rights in Germany: The Pirate Party

Here's a translated to English version

They have their own wiki and an anonymous browsing service that you can use for free.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Amberg-Ammersricht

מתנדבי הכבאים באמרזרישט(חלק מאמברג) חגגו 112 שנות פעילות שזה גם המספר שמחייגים אליו למכבי האש
זו כמובן סיבה למסיבה כולל הדגמה של שריפת חדר עם גלאי עשן וכיבוי זריז במיוחד


Freiwillige Feuerwehr Amberg-Ammersricht celebrated their 112th birthday, which is also the number you dial to get them.

Here is a link to the celebrations webpage

Friday, May 22, 2009

here is a good reason to master the language you sing in

take me tonight is the name of the song that was written to the first DSDS (Deutschland sucht den Superstar) - Germany's version of American idol.

The composer / lyrics writer is Dieter Bohlen, who was the guy who was the keyboard/guitar player in Modern Talking & wrote most if not all of the material of the band.

During one live TV show of DSDS, one of the other judges (dieter was also a judge in the show), told him that it means other than what he thinks, but he dismissed her with 'I don't mind'.

This reminded me of the all time classic 'i wanna fuck you in the ass' dutch commercial.

And the brilliant 'we are sinking'.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Microsoft's naming convention quiz

Earlier today I wanted to uninstall IE8. I opened the add/remove software application, and then started looking for IE8.

Where would you look? under 'I', 'M' or 'W' ?

Internet explorer 8
Microsoft Internet explorer 8
Windows Internet explorer 8

If you guessed "Windows Internet explorer 8", you were correct.

read more here: The 10 worst Microsoft product names of all time


Monday, May 18, 2009

Vista is slow

I don't know why I am still working with vista.

Maybe its new promising memory management. It was supposed to be great.

The bottom line: it is very slow. very.
Even after turning off all the things that might be the blame for being so slow: anti - virus, firewall, defender...and of course UAC. It is still much slower than the machine I have at work (which is at least two years older than the one i have at home).

Maybe it is DX10. I haven't tried it yet, but with the overall performance of the system, I don't expect much.

Needless to say all the fancy graphics is the first thing i turn off after installing windows: I am setting it to the classic scheme. Funny, I never had to turn off graphic options on KDE.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Plätten fahren wieder - שייט רפסודות בעיר אמברג

פעם השתמשו בכלי שייט דומים כדי להעביר את תוצרת תעשיית הברזל מהעיר לערים בסביבה
http://www.otv.de/default.aspx?ID=2104&showNews=430325



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צעדה / הפגנה של נאצים בווידן

הראשון למאי 2009 - הנאצים צועדים בוואידן, באיירן

הכתבה:
http://www.otv.de/default.aspx?ID=2104&showNews=433453

הנה הלינק לעיר עצמה:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weiden_in_der_Oberpfalz

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

לאוהבי הקונספירציות

הנה אתר שלא מזמן נתקלתי בו

http://conspil.com/

יש בו לא מעט מידע - בין היתר גם קישורים לסרטים מעניינים - למשל צייטגייסט - מתורגמים לעברית