Category: Computerkram

This Week’s Remarks

Tools I’ve noticed that [url=http://www.irfanview.net/]IrfanView[/url] now includes a third-party “save to web” component called [url=http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/]RIOT[/url] with preview and tweaking options similar to Photoshop. Don’t forget to download the extended, more recent version of the plugin directly from their website. [url=http://www.teamdrive.net/]TeamDrive[/url] NXT 2.0 looks promising. So does [url=http://www.powerfolder.com/]PowerFolder[/url]. While both transparently synchronize files on multiple PCs (see previous blog post), each has its own strengths. TeamDrive is server-centric, aiming towards supporting WebDAV and Amazon S3 as storage backends besides their own online storage (unfortunately, not in the current beta), teamwork on shared folders (and the resulting conflict management) and unlimited file...

My Procmail Mail Filtering Configuration

I use procmail in combination with spamassassin and bogofilter (a simple bayesian spam filter). Here’s a short list of all my procmail recipes, maybe someone can put them to use.

My Favorite Software Development Links

I don’t plan to pollute this blog with too many links, but I cannot resist. A good compromise in my opinion is this: I will regularly update this article if I stumble across interesting reads, but I won’t dedicate single articles to just about every website I find. [url=http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html]Essays by Paul Graham[/url] All articles are very well written and interesting. Picks: [url=http://www.paulgraham.com/procrastination.html]Good and Bad Procrastination[/url], [url=http://www.paulgraham.com/startupmistakes.html]The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups[/url] and [url=http://www.paulgraham.com/webstartups.html]The Future of Web Startups[/url]

Tools I Can’t Live Without: CopyHandler

The first article in my series about tools I just [i]have[/i] to install right after Windows installation and use daily in my life is about a mostly unknown open source software called [url=http://www.copyhandler.com/]CopyHandler[/url]. Ever since I moved to Windows from DOS and got used to “multi tasking”, the standard Windows copy routine annoyed me. I guess we’ve all grown accustomed to its defects, because I don’t [i]ever[/i] hear people complaining about it. Think again. Can you tell me why I have to live without a simple mechanism to pause/resume whenever I want (surviving shutdown and network loss), why it took...

Vista and XP Dual Boot Adventures…

I finally managed to purchase a new computer! Well, parts for a new computer. With neither ATI or Nvidia able to ship their latest mid-range video cards, I skipped that one, for now. Fortunately a friend had a spare 7900GT lying around waiting for me to borrow it. The plan was to migrate to Vista 64bit as my main system, but keep a familiar XP as backup system in case something doesn’t work. I went through a series of problems which ate my whole weekend. [u]Installation[/u] 1. AHCI. Determined to install both XP and Vista with AHCI, I enabled the...

Praktomat eLearning Platform

Since 2006, I maintain the [url=http://praktomat.inf.tu-dresden.de/]Praktomat[/url], an eLearning platform used at the Department of Software Technology at TU Dresden to teach Java to Computer Science students.