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Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering 0

Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering

a.k.a. “Fifty-Five Frequently Forgotten Fundamental Facts (and a Few Fallacies) about Software Engineering” Very important book with timeless facts about software engineering. By Robert L. Glass, professional software engineer since 1954 (think about it)....

Online Programming Contests 0

Online Programming Contests

(in no particular order) [list] [*][url=http://www.spoj.pl/problems/classical/]Sphere Online Judge[/url] Supports more than 30 different programming languages and a growing problem-set of about 3000 tasks for practice. [*][url=http://projecteuler.net/]Project Euler[/url]. A “series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems...

Interface Design und Usability 0

Interface Design und Usability

I’ve read two great books on interface design recently. Huh? Interface design? Who cares? I would go so far as to recommend this to any programmer, regardless of his personal interest in GUI design....

Windows Vista: Moving Program Files and User Data, Revisited 1

Windows Vista: Moving Program Files and User Data, Revisited

In January, I wrote how you can move both your program files and user data folders using Junctions. I have been doing this for years on my XP installations and didn’t expect it to...

Evaluating Dropbox and Syncplicity: A First Comparison 7

Evaluating Dropbox and Syncplicity: A First Comparison

I’ve been looking all my life for an acceptable backup and synchronisation tool. Even with enough technical experise and an own server, I just cannot find the right software. Recently, some new services popped...

Setting up a restricted SSH tunnel user on Debian 0

Setting up a restricted SSH tunnel user on Debian

Today, I set up a user especially for SSH tunneling using Putty and my Debian vServer. The user is able to securely log in using SSH, but is not given shell access. 1. Generate...

My Procmail Mail Filtering Configuration 0

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.

Anonymity on the Internet, Part 2: Anonymous payment 0

Anonymity on the Internet, Part 2: Anonymous payment

When it comes to being anonymous on the Internet, you’re stuck with the choice of using free anonymizers (eg. Tor, see first part of this series), or you’ll have to pay for your anonymity....

Buch #8 – Heinrich Harrer: Sieben Jahre in Tibet 0

Buch #8 – Heinrich Harrer: Sieben Jahre in Tibet

Anstatt einer eigenen Rezension zitiere ich [url=http://www.sachbuchforschung.de/html/rez_d_30.html]Michael Schikowski[/url]: [quote]Wenn man dieses Buch heute liest, stellt man unverhofft fest, dass die Lektüre doppelt lohnt. Zunächst ist Harrers Abenteuerbericht aus Tibet ein Buch, wie es in...