Monthly Archive: April 2009

Lord of the Cloud: John Markoff and Clay Shirky interview David Gerlernter 0

Lord of the Cloud: John Markoff and Clay Shirky interview David Gerlernter

I’ve recently finished Markoff’s great [url=http://www.amazon.com/What-Dormouse-Said-Counterculture-Personal/dp/0670033820]book on how the 60s counterculture shaped the personal computer history[/url]. Today, I’ve come across an interesting interview by him with [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gelernter]David Gelernter[/url]. David Gelernter ….. “…prophesied the rise...

April IBM DeveloperWorks 0

April IBM DeveloperWorks

Java: Elliote Rusty Harold, [url=http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-easymock.html?ca=drs-]Easier testing with EasyMock[/url]. “Any time you have an interface that needs to return certain results for purposes of testing, you can just create a quick mock. It really is...

Operating System Interface Design 1981-2009 0

Operating System Interface Design 1981-2009

Gyorgy Fekete put together a [url=http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/03/operating-system-interface-design-between-1981-2009/]nice gallery of OS GUIs from 1981’s Xerox Alto to 2009’s KDE 4[/url].

Data – Protection – Conscious – Man 0

Data – Protection – Conscious – Man

An old friend of mine has sketched a picture of me because I am always keeping him (and others) up-to-date on privacy and surveillance news in our school forum. (click to enlarge) Thanks Butz!...

The Curse of Confirmation Mails 0

The Curse of Confirmation Mails

I guess I am not the only one who has to wait for signup confirmation mails. I am sitting here again, waiting (im)patiently for a simple email to finally show up in my inbox....

Tipping, or: Micropayment 0

Tipping, or: Micropayment

Turns out I was [url=http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/08/micro-blogging-meets-micro-payments-courtesy-of-tipjoys-api/]about a year late[/url] with my idea about a tipping/micropayment service, where you can give away small amounts (as small as 1 cent) to any URI you like as easy...