german music television vivaplus to desecrate viva-zwei logo

Vivaplus changed it’s scheme…and 2step is back. 2step is a show mainly focused on electronic music… 2step started in the holy years when viva-zwei was alive and rox0ring… Anyway: Why is Vivaplus, this unworthy successor of viva-zwei using the original viva-zwei logo… this is… this is… horrible… I want my viva-zwei back!


random event generators freaking out: global consciousness project

The random event generators are freaking out since the pope died today…coincidence? It’s part of the global consciousness project like elgono said… so check it out… beside that it’s a cool bleeping-soundy thing ;)


“The Java Basket Observer is an applet that allows for a near-realtime (10-minute delay) inspection of the behavior of a network random event generators (REG’s) located at several places of the world. Data from these REG’s, also called EGGs, are collected at a central computer, the Basket. The Java applet contacts the basket at regular intervals, gets the data, and displays it in various formats.”



Source: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/bsktobsrv/nishith/basketobserver.html

Battlestar Galactica exclusive commentary via podcast

Scifi.com is offering us exclusive content for free. I noticed that this is available just today when the season final aired:


“With the Battlestar Galactica Podcast, you can listen to exclusive commentary by executive producer Ronald D. Moore about each episode, while you’re watching it. There are two ways to enjoy this feature – subscribe to our podcast feed or download individual MP3 files.”


Source: http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/

the perfect hotel for the Technology-Ninja of today

Tim told us his vision of the perfect „Nerd Hotel“ of today. And I totally agree with him. Everytime when I am in a hotel it’s just pain-in-the-ass to get internet access and even more painfull to get enough outlets.


He made a list what the perfect “Nerd Hotel” would at least need to qualify as one:



  1. free Internet access
  2. enough ports (RJ45/power) in a room this means:

    1. at least one port per desk/bed
    2. at least one three power outlets per desk/bed

  3. 1 notebook desk for inbed-use (per bed)
  4. a minium of 2Mbit downlink speed for the Internet access and not less than 50% uplink speed
  5. free 802.11b wireless LAN everywhere
  6. DHCP in the LAN and please no strange security behaviour…it will certainly get “fixed” by the nerds
  7. no port filtering/filtering at all
  8. 99,9 percent network reliability (power and internet uplink)
  9. no NAT for IPv4 if possible
  10. IPv6 would be fantastic
  11. internal gigabit network/fast in-house network
  12. every ethernet port is a switch-port (to prevent sniffing)
  13. DVD/CD first-aid kits at reception

I’m sure that we’ll find several more – So feel free to comment this article and tell us!


Source: http://weblogs.digital.udk-berlin.de/tim/archives/002356.html