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Toll Collect macht weiter: Erste Mautbrücke in Ilmenau !

TollCollect macht ja nun weiter wie wir alle wissen.
Eine erste Maut-Brücke wurde heute direkt auf dem Campus aufgebaut. Die Höhe der Mautgebühr für die Benutzung der Wege auf dem Campus steht noch nicht fest – wir sind ja noch in der Testphase.



“Hochschulfinanzierung leicht gemacht”
(C) Medienfloh

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die Reise nach Berlin

… viel zuwenig Zeit… leider. Um 8 Uhr Richtung Berlin aufgebrochen…. mit einer A Klasse.. hmm. meine erste Gelegenheit mal diesen Autotyp zu fahren. Mit, na sagen wir, verhaltenem Spass. Nix besonderes und nich besonders schnell(leider). Jedenfalls in Berlin Richtung Microsoft Regional Office … dort fix zwei-drei Gespräche geführt. Und “slow-backward”…


So gegen 23 Uhr war der Mietwagen zurückgegeben und ich ziemlich geschafft von reichlich 800 Taxi-Kilometern im Bett.


Schade eigentlich das ich kaum bis garkeine Zeit hatte ein bisschen Berlin zu erforschen. – Mehr als den Kurfürstendamm und das Katharina-Heinroth-Ufer habe ich leider nicht gesehen ….


Da fällt mir brühwarm ein: eigentlich wollte ich Fotos machen. Aber in Ermangelung eines entsprechendem Licht-in-Digitales Wandlers war mir das nicht möglich. Hat jemand Tipps für preiswerte und brauchbare Digicams… also nen optischen Zoom brauch ich. Mehr dann auch gerad garnicht. Speicherplatz usw. sind zweitrangig, da ich eh immer diverse elektronische Spielzeuge mit mir herumschleppe…

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neue Gerüchte um Xbox2 / Xenon : höchstwahrscheinlich ohne Festplatte

Also… die Gerüchte erhärten sich immer mehr: der kommende Xbox Nachfolger wird vermutlich keine Festplatte besitzen. Microsoft hat mit M-Systems einen Vertrag für zukünftige Flashspeicher-Produkte geschlossen. Die Vermutung liegt also nahe, das Flashspeicher statt Festplatte die Zukunft für Xenon markiert…


Dabei nervt es mich heute schon, das nicht alle meine Savegames auf die Platte passen…was wird das erst, wenn ich Memorycards kaufen muss ?


“Flash memory maker M-Systems announced on Wednesday that it has signed a contract to provide storage products for future versions of the Xbox, bolstering speculation that Microsoft may ditch the game console’s hard drive.

M-Systems said in a statement that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to develop “customized memory units for future Xbox products and services.”
Ronit Maor, chief financial officer at Israel-based M-Systems, said the company could not discuss details of the contract. But Maor said the devices under development would be of significantly higher capacity than the 8MB Xbox memory units Microsoft currently sells to save game and user data. “What we’re going to offer for the Xbox doesn’t currently exist,” Maor said.

Jay Srivatsa, a senior analyst at research firm iSuppli, said the Xbox hard drive so far has been used mainly for ancillary functions like saving progress in a game, not to improve the way games work. Sacrificing the hard drive could be a relatively painless way to trim $10 or $20 per unit from production costs. “I can see why they’d attempt to do that–the hard disk usage on the current Xbox has been pretty minimal,” he said. “At some point, this has got to be a profitable business for Microsoft. They have to draw some lines; look at what can they take out.””


Quelle 1: http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EpZZZulEkVTPyheHKH.php
Quelle 2: http://news.com.com/2100-1043_3-5164992.html
Quelle 3: http://www.m-sys.com/

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Prüfungen vorbei

endlich sind die Prüfungen vorbei; hab gerade vor einer Stunde die letzte Prüfung abgelegt… mal schauen was rauskommt (warum brauchen die nur immer so lange zur Korrektur ?)

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Hier Gibts Eine Kleine Tour


Hier gibts eine kleine Tour über den Microsoft Campus in Redmond.
(Die Fotos sind aus dem PhotoBlog von Dylan Green.)



Quelle: http://www.dylangreene.com/browse.asp?albumID=409&page=1

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Virtualization Meets the Core Window Kernel

ich bin ja schon länger ein stiller Anhänger von Virtualisierungslösungen… besonders wenn dabei vorhandene Hardware-Resourcen besser ausgenutzt werden.


Ich selbst konnte 3 meiner Rechner verkaufen und mit einer solchen Lösung (MS Virtual Server) insgesamt 5 Server nahezu unverändert auf einen zugegebenermassen grösseren Server umziehen lassen.


Und da sind wir bei den Neuigkeiten. Microsoft hat vor kurzem die Beta Version vom Virtual Server released


“”If you think about the architecture, you have Windows Server 2003, Virtual Server as the virtualization layer running on top, and then you create the individual virtual machines,” Berg described.

“Well, that virtual machine is an x86 server, so it will support a broad range of x86 operating systems that can run in that environment. So you can run Linux and Unix and other operating systems in that environment,” he said. “


Schade, das wir auf die Release Version noch relativ lange warten müssen: Bis zur Mitte des Jahres vernimmt man da aus Redmond.


Quelle 1: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/trial/virtualserver.mspx
Quelle 2: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1529772,00.asp

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Übersicht über Kommandozeilen Tools für Windows 2003

Serverwatch hat nen hübsches kleines Tutorial zum Thema Kommandozeilentools unter Windows 2003… höchst interessant:


“In any operating system, command line tools provide a way for administrators to script and automate functions on a local system or on many systems in a domain by applying the scripts at startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff. Command line tools are also in use with administrators who favor them over GUI counterparts. (In Windows 2000 and 2003 domains, command line tools are best handled by Group Policy Objects.)

This article is the first in a series aimed at both users types. It will outline and describe the command line tools available in Windows Server 2003. “

Quelle: http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/3315561

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Wie der Begriff “Blue Screen of Death” geprägt wurde

“Do you know the origin of term BSOD aka “Blue Screen of Death”? Well, the term “Blue Screen of Death” was not the original acronym for BSOD. The original term meant the “Black Screen of Death” and was seen when running under Windows 3.0. A user would attempt to run a DOS application and instead of the DOS application running, the entire screen would turn black with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner of the screen. The system was hung and would need to be rebooted. So, that is the what, what about the when and the where. The term came from ……….are you ready………Coca-Cola in Atlanta, GA. Coca-Cola IT was trying to roll out Windows 3.0 within the Global Marketing group. When the users would try and run WordPerfect, sometimes, the user would get the BSOD. This occurred in the summer of 1991. I went out to Novell in 1994, I think, and the Novell developers wanted to meet me because they wanted to know about my boss, a man named Ed Brown. Well, the Novell developers asked me a lot of questions about Ed. I finally asked why, and they said that they wanted to know about the guy that coined the term BSOD. Apparently, he was famous within Novell because he would just scream about the BSOD and nobody at Novell knew what he was talking about for the longest time…………………”


Quelle: http://weblogs.asp.net/wallym/archive/2004/02/20/77425.aspx


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Linux hacked more often than Windows (ZDNET)

While Linux has long enjoyed a reputation for being more secure than closed source operating systems such as Windows, its rise in popularity has also made it a far more common target for hackers, a new study suggests.
An analysis of hacker attacks on online servers in January by security consultancy mi2g found that Linux servers were the most frequently violated, accounting for 13,654 successful attacks, or 80 per cent of the survey total. Windows ran a distant second with 2,005 attacks. A more specific analysis of government servers also found Linux more susceptible, accounting for 57 per cent of all breaches.

In a similar analysis last year, Windows proved far more vulnerable, with 51 per cent of successful attacks on government servers made on some version of the Microsoft operating system.”


Quelle: http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/0,2000061733,39116229,00.htm

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“And we will build a processor with… ONE MILLION TRANSISTORS!”



“And we will build a processor with… ONE MILLION TRANSISTORS!”


LOL…was hab ich gelacht…. Dr. Evil auf der Intel Hardware Design Site……”And we shall call it the Alan Parsons project”



Dr. Evil




Quelle 1: The Old New Thing
Quelle 2: http://developer.intel.com/

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Aibo war gestern


WOW ! Das war das erste was mit bei den Video den Sinn gekommen ist. Das is ja ziemlich krank was die Japaner mittlerweile für kleine Roboter bauen können die sich dann auch noch gescheit bewegen können…. laufen..rennen…tanzen..und viel mehr..,


Video 1


Video 2


“i think these videos speak for themselves. i’d love to get my hands on one of these and the programming environment for them. visions of Kraftwerk’s Showroom Dummies fill my head – speaking of which, they’ve just started their first major world tour since 1981 (i flew to see them in San Francisco, Los Angeles and NYC in 1998 – that was half the cities that they played in the U.S., the rest of the tour consisted of three shows in Tokyo and two in Europe)…”


Quelle: Atmosphere

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Prüfungen

…saugen !

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Newsflash Newsflash Newsflash Newsflash Telekom Will Mit Der TU

+++ news-flash +++ news-flash +++ news-flash +++ news-flash +++


Telekom will mit der TU-Ilmenau ein Konsortium bilden, dass die staatliche Abrechnung von Gamern und Cheatern erledigt.


Das Konsortium soll “Voll connect” heißen und ab 2009 den Internettraffic per Satellit steuern.


Die Ausschreibung aus dem Bundesinternetverkehrsministerium ist schon in Arbeit.


+++ news-flash +++ news-flash +++ news-flash +++ news-flash +++


Quelle: interne Newsgroup

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Neuigkeiten Von Der ServerFront Microsoft Hat Heut Ein Feedback Portal Gelauncht A Hrefhttpswwwwindowsser

Neuigkeiten von der Server-Front… Microsoft hat heut ein Feedback Portal gelauncht.



“Help us improve Windows Server by providing us with your suggestions and ideas. All feedback
submitted will be sent to the Windows Server Development Team for review and analysis. Your ideas can impact Windows Server in many ways, and might even be incorporated into new Service Packs, Feature Packs, or the next Windows Server release.

After completing this page, you can opt to participate in a variety of activities such as
online surveys about Longhorn Server and volunteering for beta testing.”


Quelle: https://www.windowsserverfeedback.com/

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Streaming Download Project: Windows Media Streams auf Festplatte speichern

“In case you ever wanted to save a local copy of that streaming movie trailer or funny video a friend sent, there’s a neat little program called SDP (Streaming Download Project) Receiver which allows you to do this. Best of all, it’s freeware. “



What is MMS?
MMS or ‘ Microsoft Media Server ‘ protocol is Microsoft’s proprietary network streaming protocol. Microsoft has never released a specification to describe how MMS actually works, yet it is extensively used by their Microsoft media player software. MMS protocol can be used on top of TCP and UDP transport protocols over any network medium. Its primary use is to stream live or prerecorded audio and video content to your computer without any need to download a file before playing.


Who and what is SDP ?
SDP or the Streaming Download Project is a small dedicated team of independent software coders. We are a nonprofit team with only one goal – understanding (and documenting) MMS fully. Our resulting implementation of our MMS document has lead to the development of a MMS streaming receiver for windows media streaming. So now, not only can you view the streaming media in preview mode, SDP receiver downloads (or copies) the stream to your hard disk. This cannot be achieved with a standard Windows Media player.
We believe our project to be the only one of its kind in the world (or at least the first of many!) with other MMS developers using our findings as a basis for their own code implementations. Of that we are proud and glad to be of service. We are always open to comments and feedback and of course your own findings and information on MMS are welcome.


Remember, SDP can now download the following protocols, not just mms:
Http v1.0 streaming protocol,Http progressive (simple http download) and of course: mms, mmst and mmsu over both TCP and UDP transport protocols.The current version of SDP (2.0.0) does not support RTSP streaming. This will be featured in the next release.”


Quelle 1: http://sdp.ppona.com/
Quelle 2: http://weblogs.asp.net/fmarguerie/archive/2004/02/17/74799.aspx

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Adobe Reader Speed-Up

war ihnen Ihr Adobe Acrobat auch schon immer zu langsam ?
meinen sie nicht auch: Das geht doch schneller ?
braucht ihr Acrobat auch 2 Tassen Kaffee lang zum starten ?
Da gibts jetzt was !





um mal einen Kollegen zu zitieren:


“Ich hab´ mich ja schon immer gefragt, was der Acrobat Reader so bei starten alles macht… Kernel kompilieren, Festplatte defragementeiren und alle meine Datenbanken auf inkonsistente Zustände prüfen…”


Quelle 1: http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail.php3?fid=1069854583
Quelle 2: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Quelle 3: http://www.studentconsultant.org/unikarlsruhe/dasblog/default.aspx

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haut die Maut

MUAAAHHH… so eine gewisse Schadenfreude kann ich mir nich verkneifen. Da stehen wir nun. Wir Super-Industrie-Ingenieur-Technologie Nation. Vor den Scherben unserer Träume.



(Toll-Collect)


Maut… tja. Is halt doch nich so einfach. Hätten wir mal ruhig bei den Ösis und Schweizern den Auftrag vergeben… aber da hat es ja gehiessen “zuwenig Kapital; keine Chance bei so einem grossen Projekt”… hoffentlich lachen die sich jetzt so richtig schlapp und stehen mit dem enstprechendem Angebot schon parat sich von uns bitten zu lassen.


PS: und bitte nehmt beim nächsten Versuch einen schickeren Namen… Toll Collect klingt.. BAH!!!


Quelle 1: http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,286686,00.html
Quelle 2: http://www.toll-collect.de

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HD TV… so langsam kommt da Bewegung rein, aber viel zu langsam


Endlich ist Euro1080 an den Start gegangen und sendet seit Anfang des Jahres. Aber das ist mir persönlich nicht wirklich ein Trost, wenn ich solche Beispiele sehe:



(Notiz: Das ist ein viertel der Auflösung von 1080p)


… da treten mir persönlich die Tränen in die Augen… aber nicht weil ich weinen muss, sondern weil meine Augen, dem Krebs nahe, immernoch auf einen 768×576 Bild mit 50 oder wahlweise 100 hz schauen… aua aua aua…


Die Beispiel-Filme zeigen was uns alle erwartet, und ich will das lieber früh als spät. Digital hin oder her, wir brauchen HD-TV. Wie beneide ich die Japaner um Geräte wie dieses:



(das ist ein Panasonic 1080i / 480p high definition display )


Wie durfte ich in der Medientechnik Vorlesung doch hören, wie der Professor abfällig über die armen Franzosen, Amerikaner und Japaner gesprochen hat… hatten die doch so Dinge wie NTSC, oder SECAM. Wir dagegen PAL. Da war die Welt noch in Ordnung.
HD-TV wurden dann von den Japanern erfunden. Und ich würde sagen: Volltreffer, versenkt.


Mal sehen was in Zukunft in Deutschland und Europa mit HD-TV passiert. Ich hoffe das Beste.


Quelle 1: http://www.euro1080.tv/
Quelle 2: http://www.wmvhd.com/
Quelle 3: http://www.mscomputer.com/electronics/tv_60pp9202.htm
Quelle 4: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC
Quelle 5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECAM
Quelle 6: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL
Quelle 7:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV

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NTT Develops Stamp-Size 1GB Hologram Memory

February 16, 2004 (TOKYO) — Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) announced on Feb 12 that it has developed a prototype of a new high-capacity memory storage device, designed with a multi-layered waveguide structure and based on thin-film holography.
The company has produced a 100-layer postage stamp-sized media prototype with a 1GB memory capacity constructed from plastic material, and a small prototype drive for reading data”


Quelle: http://neasia.nikkeibp.com/wcs/leaf?CID=onair/asabt/news/290920

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Firefox Windows wie Firefox OSX aussehen lassen…

Tutorial



(Download)


“[STEP1] CompactMenu
1.
Copy your entire x:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ folder to a safe place. You will probubly need to copy-paste it back later.
2. Close Firefox and (keeping a copy), replace the Pinstripe Classic.jar with the original one.
3. Right click and save the PNG. by Magbi9
4. Go to x:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Chrome and open Compact.jar in WinRAR.
6. Browse to skin\classic\compact\ and replace the original PNG with the saved PNG.
7. Close Winrar.
8. Open Firefox and check the extension is installed (Options > Extensions).
9. Use the Edit > Toolbars > Customize and place the CompactMenu button down and pull the File, Edit menus off.
10. Close Firefox.
11. Replace your, now, original Classic.jar with the Pinstripe one.
12. Restart Firefox. If it is messed up; Close and replace your x:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox folder with the Backup copy.
13. Move all your buttons, address bar and search bar upto the, now, empty top row. Move your bookmark row to where the buttons/address/search were and then deselect the Bookmarks Toolbar from (CompactMenu’s) View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar.

[STEP2] The Skin
1.Download
Firefox Pinstripe for Windows 894 KB By Ash
2.To install it download it to disk then go to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\chrome
and make a backup of your current classic.jar and put the new one in its place, restart Firefox and bingo.

The port is basically mixing the OS X code and Windows code to make it work properly,
the toolbar buttons are now perfect and so is the bookmarks.

[STEP3] Remove The Titlebar Text
1. Dowload this copy of
brand.dtd. (RightClick and “Save sorce as”)
2. Ensure all instances of Mozilla FireFox are closed.
3. Open C:\Program Files\MozillaFox\chrome\en-US.jar in WinRAR (or whatever) and find \Locale\en-US\Global\brand.dtd
4. Replace this with the file downloaded in step 1.
5. Close WinRAR and open Mozilla FireFox “Mozilla FireFox” should now be Removed.

• How to remove the ” – ” in Firefox
1. Navigate to “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\chrome”
2. Open “en-US.jar”
3. Open locale -> en-US -> browser
4. Edit browser.dtd – replace the line:

with

5. Then save
6. Open firefox and it shuld be gone

[STEP4] Google
1. Download this gif
2. Replace this with the image in “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins”

[STEP5] The Icon in 128×128.
For this step, you will need ResHacker (or similar). Reshacker is available at the ResHacker homepage.
1. Download the
FireFox Ico (thnx to XP_2003)
2. Ensure all instances of Mozilla FireFox are closed.
3. Open C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox\FireFox.exe in ResHacker
4. Navigate to Icon Group\32512\1033 (or something like that)
5. Right-click the icon group, and select “Replace Resource…”
6. Click “Open file with new icon…” and find the icon downloaded in step 1. Click the replace button.
7. Then Save.

Plz use this
thread to post comments or other stuff!”


Quelle 1: http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
Quelle 2: http://www.osx-e.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=36

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harddisk VU-meter



“you can see the harddisk stereo vu-meter live in action used by reply2all vj cru at a “Medienparty” in Ilmenau. we take the live audio signal from the dj to an amplifier, which poweres the two drives of 2 harddisks.
You need to find the right pins for shaking the arms. and at least 25W sin. amplifiing power. but then you’ll have a nice real time audio triggered video-effect!


have phun! elgono “


Quelle: http://www.skureal.de/?id=harddisk+VU-meter

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Her damit !


FlipStart Mini-PC



Die Specs lesen sich ganz niedlich:



  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Professional operating system
  • Dimensions: 5.8″ x 4″ x 1″ (148mm x 101mm x 26mm)
  • Weighs 1lb (450g)
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 256MB system RAM
  • 30GB internal hard drive
  • 3D graphics w/ 8MB video RAM
  • Full-function, QWERTY thumb keyboard w/ hotkeys for commonly used commands
  • 5.6″ HDTV-quality display (1024 x 600)
  • Lithium-ion Polymer battery (2-6 hours battery life*)
  • Integrated 802.11b (11 Mbps) /g (54 Mbps) Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internal microphone/speaker with headphones and ear bud jacks
  • Integrated 1.3MP digital camera

Quelle: http://www.flipstartpc.com/default.asp

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Paris to examine Linux alternative to Microsoft

16 February 2004 The French government is planning to migrate a “significant number” of desktop computers to open source software, in order to evaluate the costs and interoperability of alternatives to Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Jacques Sauret, director of the French Agency for the Development of the Electronic Administration, said that between 5% and 15% of the 17,000 computers used by the administration in Paris were likely to move to the open source operating system Linux.


The trial is being run by systems integration consultancy Unilog. In 2003, a Unilog report spurred Munich City Council to vote to migrate 14,000 desktops from Microsoft to Linux, although that project recently encountered early “technical difficulties”. “


Quelle: http://www.infoconomy.com/pages/news-and-gossip/group90987.adp

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Five Lessons in Security Design for Providing Services, Authentication and Manageability

“How do you dramatically improve server security? Start by creating an installation procedure that turns off everything with the exception of the most essential services needed to run a basic server. Once the role of the server has been determined, services and functionality features should be enabled according to the duties the server will perform.


A default installation of Windows Server 2003 provides the minimal amount services needed, and the new Configure Your Server and Manage Your Server wizards in Windows Server 2003 provide an intuitive interface to unlock functionality based on the server role. Just based on this principle alone, Windows Server 2003 is inherently more secure than its predecessors. However, this is just the start of where Windows Server 2003 begins to be the most secure operating system Microsoft ever released.


If you’re running Windows Server 2000 or Windows NT 4 Server in your enterprise, chances are you have spent quite a bit of time reducing the attack profile of these systems by applying patches and removing unneeded services and functionality for them to be as secure as possible. Out of the box, neither of these operating systems offer the strong security required by enterprises. IT administrators need to be very careful to configure the various security mechanisms after installation. It’s been a hard lesson for IT: Improperly configured and unpatched servers are a prime target for exploits, worms and viruses.”


Quelle 1: http://bink.nu/DesktopModules/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=1211
Quelle 2: http://www.microsoft.com/business/executivecircle/content/page.aspx?cID=879&subcatID=1

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One Education


Neues Bildungsportal “One Education




“Es gibt ein neues, wie ich finde sehr gelungenes, Bildungsportal auf der MS Deutschland Seite: Dort sind alle Infos rund um die Bereiche Microsoft Academic Alliance, Forschung & Lehre, die Hochschul- bzw. Berufsschulprogramme der Microsoft Business Solution Group sowie das Hochschulprogramm von Microsoft Research auf einer Seite zusammengefasst.”
(Stephan Thoma; SC in München)


Quelle: http://www.microsoft.com/germany/ms/bildung/default.mspx

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es ist…

FREITAG der 13te


we are all doomed !


http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/Feb04/02-12windowssource.asp
http://www.mainsoft.com/statement.html

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Codenames sind cool

Niemand (vielleicht ein Leser ?) kann mir erklären, wieso Software Codenamen bekommt. Jdf. gibts da hübsche Codename Listen im Internet.


Interessant interessant; ich nehme an es ist kein Zufall, das “Windows XP 64 Bit” den Codenamen “Sundown” trägt….

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ALLEGIANCE: Microsoft veröffentlicht kompletten Sourcecode des Spiels

Eine riesen Community hat sich um das Spiel von Microsoft gebildet. Und die Microsoft Gamestudios gehen erstmals den Weg den Sourcecode der Community zur Verfügung zu stellen um Erweiterungen und Weiterentwicklung von Allegiance vorranzutreiben.


“Allegiance was an incredible experience for the development team. We were all first-timers, trying our best to create a fun, innovative, challenging game. We think we succeeded there, even if we failed at being commercially successful. Allegiance seemed to die all too soon—for a variety of reasons. But we’ve been amazed at the level to which some of the Allegiance fans have remained hard-core. We’re astounded at the progress that has been made at creating new factions, hosting new servers, replacing authentication, etc. It seems that Allegiance hasn’t really died.


With that in mind, we’re releasing the Allegiance source code to the community.


It took some work to come to this decision. The chief concern was that the development team (who are all off doing new projects) would have to take too much time to reconstruct the build environment to work with the latest tools, pretty up the code, scrub the comments, etc. Since it was impossible to free up the time for the development team to do this work, we were left with the choice to release it as is (unsupported) or skip it altogether. Given where the Allegiance community has gone with NO SOURCES WHATSOEVER we decided that it would serve the community better to release the sources unsupported.


Voila. We hope that in some way this fans the burning embers of Allegiance. “


Quelle: http://research.microsoft.com/research/allegiance/
Allegiance Community: http://www.freeallegiance.org/

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DateLens

Zuviele Termine ? passt alles nicht auf einen Bildschirm ?
Im Rahmen des Microsoft Research Summits haben Bill Gates und Prof. Ben Anderson DateLens vorgestellt. Ein wie ich finde recht cooles System um dynamisch seine Termine und Daten auf einen Blick zu organisieren und zu visualisieren.
Wirklich interessant macht die Sache, neben dem visuellen Effekt, das es das ganze schon jetzt für den Desktop PC und den Pocket PC gibt.



Coolerweise gibts sogar ein Video mit einer interessanten und eindrucksvollen Demonstration, wie man in Zukunft seine Termine darstellt.


“Calendar applications for small handheld devices such as PDAs are growing in popularity. This led us to develop DateLens, a novel calendar interface for PDAs. It supports users in performing planning and analysis tasks by using a fisheye representation of dates coupled with compact overviews, user control over the visible time period, and integrated search. This enables users to see overviews and to easily navigate the calendar structure, and to discover patterns and outliers.”


Download von DateLens: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/datelens/


Quelle: http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/speeches/2002/07-29msrsummit.asp

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SUS 2.0 (Software Update Service) geht diesen Monat noch ins Beta Stadium

“Windows Update 5 code is integrated into the Windows XP Service Pack 2, which is in beta testing and due out midyear. SUS 2.0 is expected to move into beta testing this month and ship in May. “


Quelle: http://www.crn.com/components/weblogs/article.asp?ArticleID=47780

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VirtualPC 2004 vs. VMWare 4: Part I & II

Da haben sich Leute die Mühe gemacht und die beiden Virtuellen Maschinen gegeinander antreten lassen.


Teil 1:


“This is the first article I write and it’s a simple performance comparison between two well-known “virtualization” software packages, both commercial: Virtual PC 2004 and VM Ware Workstation 4.0. Both virtual machines were configured with a 1024x768x32 desktop resolution, WIndows 98 SE and 256 MB RAM.”

Quelle: http://usuarios.lycos.es/hernandp/articles/vpcvs.html

Teil 2:


“In the first Virtual PC vs. VMWare article I wrote some days ago, VMWare seemed to be faster, sometimes much faster, than VirtualPC 2004 when using Windows98 SE as the guest operating system. I’ve received many comments about the “old” architecture of Windows 98, that is, being not very adequate to test both products performance. So I installed Windows XP on both VMs and benchmarked again. And what? I got some interesting results…”


Quelle: http://usuarios.lycos.es/hernandp/articles/vpcvsII.html


Ergebnisse:


“Well, now running Windows XP as guest on VMWare 4.0 and MS Virtual PC 2004 has modified which I thought about VMWare being generally faster. For my own purposes, the WinXP tests show me that VPC 2004 works extremely well in modern platforms such as Windows XP, where VMWare lacks performance, sometimes being severely slow (such as in disk I/O operations). A number may indicate that in some area VMWare is faster than VPC2004, but when you’re using XP as a guest OS, Virtual PC feels much “smoother”, and as the tests I ran show, it’s really faster.”

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Programmierer Stammtisch an der TU-Ilmenau

morgen findet er wieder statt. Der Programmierer Stammtisch.


Wann: 19 Uhr


Wo: Bravo Pizzeria; Ilmenau


Wer: jeder der interessiert ist.


momentan angemeldet: Indiancoder, Think, BtK, Geggo …


Anmeldungen über ein Kommentar zu diesem Artikel möglich.

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Kollege bloggt nun auch…

fein das ! 😉


Mein werter Kollge aus Karlsruhe (Andreas Heil) hat sich auch ein hübsches Weblog eingerichtet: Find ich gut 😉


blog on !

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Abwärtskompatibiltät sollte gebrochen werden

“When Robert Scoble came to see me recently we got into a discussion about Microsoft’s cardinal rule. “Don’t break the build. Don’t break backwards compatibility.” He gave an example that if they simply broke existing software with a patch/change, that action could have devastating effects to Microsoft in client retention, and even bad press. (Sound familiar, in the recent few days?) Steve Ballmer would not appreciate a call from a CTO of a major corporate client screaming that their entire system is broken due to such a change, and as such the cardinal rule is considered their “Prime Directive”… so to speak. That’s interesting.”


“Why I found this interesting is that this discussion was not only surrounded around IE, but Longhorn. Its launch is still a distant ways off, but this kind of rule SHOULDN’T be part of Longhorn. The time to break backwards compatibility is NOW. In Longhorn.”


Quelle: http://silverstr.ufies.org/blog/archives/000516.html

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Microsoft Security: DO NOT PICK UP VIRUSES



Educate your students, faculty, and staff on the simple steps they can take to protect their PCs. Download the posters from the links below.


YEAH !


Link: http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=SecurityPosters


Poster 1 Poster 2 Poster 3


PS: Die Poster können nur in USA/Kanada bestellt werden; also einfach selbst ausdrucken.

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Wie ein Microsoft Produkt “gebohren” wird; hier: OneNote

OneNote started as an email exchange between myself and Steven Sinofsky, the Senior VP for Office, Nov 27, 2000. We were talking about how there wasn’t much in the way of software to deal with information that was not yet a document. This coincided with the end of the OfficeXp development project. I had recently become the Group Program Manager for Word halfway through the project. The OfficeXp development cycle had bothered me as I felt we had not really moved the needle enough in terms of solving user problems in Word, at least partly because we were confining our thinking to simply how to make a word processor better. Steven described some thoughts he had about “ephemeral information”, and the idea of outlining. Outlining sort of turns me off, because it is one of those things most people can’t bring themselves to do, but the ones who do it rave about it. It’s a classic “niche”. But I liked Steven’s idea that we could build a new app if necessary, rather than be stuck grafting things onto our existing tools.


Quelle und kompletter Text: http://weblogs.asp.net/chris_pratley/archive/2004/01/30/64898.aspx


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WG ? NO WAY !

es zeichnet sich immer deutlicher ab. Sollte ich je in die Verlegenheit kommen in einer WG leben zu müssen. Es würde die Hölle sein. Ich bin einfach was meine “privaten 5 Meter” betrifft nicht tollerant genug für diese Welt.

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woher kommt eigentlich das “Foo” . ?

RFC 3092 – Etymology of “Foo”


http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3092.html

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Stura… Auslandsamt…

the story continues…


…kulturellen Rundumschlag könnte man die Aktionen nennen die hier gerade auf dem Campus stattfinden. Ziemlich extrem.

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wir machen den Proxy schneller

eigentlich sollte man meinen so ein HTTP(S) Proxy ist ne leichte Aufgabe.
Sagen wir mal so: wenn es um ein Unternehmen mit normalen Usern die mal ein bisschen eBay hier und Homebanking da machen geht, dann is das überhaupt kein Problem.


Es geht hier aber um ein Netzwerk mit hunderten Nerds. Die knüppeln schonmal Server die für 3000 User ausgelegt sind zu zehnt nieder.


Neue Proxies braucht das Land. Mal sehen was wir machen. News gibts hier.

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Das Schrankmonster ist da ! Impressum

Das Schrankmonster ist da !

Impressum:

Daniel Kirstenpfad
untere Dorfstraße 12
96138 Burgebrach
Germany

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Daniel Kirstenpfad
Untere Dorfstraße 12
96138 Burgebrach
Germany

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