Why I work on ownCloud

While it is nice that Heise and even Spiegel Online (not to mention great publications in the US as well) are writing positively about ownCloud, I have yet to see an article that captures my personal motivation for working on it. Most articles mention the NSA and how great it is to reclaim the control […]

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Partitioning the SD card for app2ext with adb shell

My Motorola Milestone kept nagging me with “Not enough free disk space”. As I am running the latest FroyoMOD, I started investigating the built in app2sd / app2sd+ / app2ext. Unfortunately, I did not have an SD card reader at hand and tried to use an adb shell to set up the needed partitions while the […]

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Ted on a Round-Trip

I recently stumbled upon abstratt’s blog post on Anti-patterns in code generation and could not resist the call for comments. My response got a little bit longer so I am posting it here. I may be biased, because I work at Yatta Solutions, but to keep Ted from pulling out his hair forever, I would […]

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A simple JAX-RS security context example in GlassFish

When creating a REST api with Java EE 6 and JAX-RS there comes the time when you start thinking about security. In our case we were trying to set up HTTP Basic Auth for the REST api to identify users and keep them from deleting other peoples stuff. It took me a while to understand […]

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Blog migration from s9y to wp finished

I just finished configuring the redirects for the old s9y urls. Posts, Feeds and Tags should now redirect to the proper wordpress pages. Unfortunately, the script I used to migrate the content left out the tags, so I retagged all the posts. On the bright side I now know which posts still need to be […]

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updates and breakdowns and upgrades

I don’t exactly remember when the server started to fall apart. I wanted to move from hardy to lucid and ended up juggling the partitions to create a small gap between the MBR and the first partition. You know, thats where the grub bootloader puts some of his code … at least it warns you […]

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I can hear it

I’m 30 and it made me rip out my earphones. Created by Train Horns

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possible nickname explanations

I tried out the Cuil search engine and typed in my nickname. It did not find my website, but I found this in the Hellatine Dictionary of Bureaucratese: butonic; n., Any political view or ideology reduced to a slogan designed to fit on a pin, button or other small clothing accessory, as either a symbol […]

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Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

I found this in the last WWWW and it gave me more than just tears in the eyes. Enjoy Randy Pausch giving his Last Lecture:

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4368781

Feb 1 12:51:32 gromit kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 9 – Bad file descriptor. Feb 1 12:52:03 gromit last message repeated 4368781 times WTF?!?

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