Till 20th November the ten best radio plays are available for your review. You can be part of the jury and rate them.
Actually the radio plays are really good – but you have to have Flash installed since its a flash audio player…
Source 1: Niere:Blog
Source 2: ARD Hörspieltage 2005
Microsoft works seriously on it’s new products: One evidence for that is that they have custom typefaces for all of their upcoming products including the XBOX 360.
Ascender Corp. made a whole 6 typeface font family for the 360. Neat, isn’t it?
Source 1: Agenturblog
Source 2: Slanted Typo
It’s time for another What The Hack wrap-up session: (slides are in german)
Slides: WTH_Bluetooth_Security.ppt (801 KB)
My slides are based on Martin Herfurts talk at the What The Hack 2005. You can get his slidesdeck at trifinite.org.
Nico wrote a cool article about the TerraServer WebService and how to use it with Visual Studio 2005. He uses this WebService in his talks as a WebService example – a great idea: The problem is now, that the example sourcecode does not work under Visual Studio 2005. So he changed it to work – and you can download the new sourcecode here.
Source 1: Nico’s Weblog
Source 2: TerraServer WebService
Source 3: Example Source
Source 4: Download VS2005 compatible Sourcecode
Did you ever try to play a Windows Media Video file on a Mac? If you did not – you probably would not expect the result: it’s horrible and simply nothing you want to watch.
Now there’s a filter/application that allows Quicktime to play the Windows Media Video files – and this does work really really great.
Almost all files I tried to play worked instantly – some had their problems – but well I did not expect the DRM to work.
“The WMV Player is an industry first product offering that allows you to play Windows Media directly in your QuickTime Player. This eliminates the need for an additional player and provides the great playback experience and control that you’ve come to rely on with QuickTime Player. “
Flip4Mac offers not only a WMV Player but also a “WMV Studio”-Application that allows you to cut and edit WMV content on MacOS X…
Oh… it does cost some money…….;-(
Amazon writes me an eMail…entitled “an important message regarding your Xbox order”…well that does definitly not sound good:
“Wie Sie vielleicht schon gehört haben, ist Microsoft derzeit nicht in der Lage, genügend Xbox 360 Konsolen zu produzieren. Daher können wir Ihnen leider nicht garantieren, dass Sie Ihre Xbox 360 vor Weihnachten 2005 erhalten. In Kürze erwarten wir von Microsoft weitere Informationen zur Verfügbarkeit der Konsolen.”
I ordered my 360 on August 18th…that’s almost 3 months ago…and now they are telling me that they probably-maybe can’t ship one for me… DOH! I’ll go berserk when I do not have my 360 on December the 2nd…in fact…I’ll try to get one at the next stores…and send the Amazon 360 back if they manage to find one for me…nuff said.
Well there it is – I have to state that I am late some days… but here we are: the new “Mercedes Benz mixed:tape” in it’s ninth episode…
There’s another big news about Mercedes’ engagement for free content. There’s something called “text tracks” in the pipeline: A regular feature for audio books and spoken content…great!
Source: Mercedes Benz mixed tape
Thankfully enough my graphic card seems to announce that it’s going to die in the near future… sad but true: the Geforce FX 5200 passive cooled graphic card is obviously not cooled well enough…
Well – the answer is: 19.2 – But not on the iBook of Ahzf. He is getting something like that:
Hmm… strange, eh? Can anyone explain that?
Oh… on my machine it’s this:
Since it’s available officially it’s the perfect chance to play a bit with it. Actually my intention is to use it for the search engine that a colleague and I are working on. So – let’s see what happens…
Source: MSDN Office
After the very successful ISWI parties at the Fischerhütte here in Ilmenau there was another, probably the last, party at Fischerhütte. This time the hoerschaden crew obviously rocked them all.
Since I had no time the pictures are from nierenschaden and affiliates – maybe more in the future. Be sure to check nierenschadens brand new weblog.
And if you like electronic music, visit the website of hoerschaden – There’s a live stream every now and then…
Source 1: nierenschaden weblog
Source 2: ISWI parties
Source 3: http://www.hoerschaden.de/
Here are the slides for my talk at the “.NET Chaostage” at the FH-Deggendorf. They are in german so be warned.
Slides Download: Einführung in .NET 2.0.ppt (2,74 MB)
Demos Download: Einführung in .NET Demos.zip (45,13 KB)
Oh…and Torsten Weber took some nice pictures of the FH Deggendorf campus:
The linux guys are making progress in porting Linux to the current HTC devices. Apparently they mark their current version of linux for the Blueangel as “not ready for the user” – but it runs and it does make progress.
My experience with linux on such PocketPC / Windows Mobile devices is that you can do all the neat things you can do with your linux pc – when enough space is available – but you can’t do all the neat things you normally do with such a devices like managing appointments, send/receive SMS, place calls… and so on.
At the moment you simply render your device into a brick with linux on it – but time will tell if and when that will change.
In the future I will put all the slides I have from my talks online at schrankmonster. I will create a dedicated categorie: Talks and Slides
Slides Download: WTH_Exploiting_Pocket_PC.ppt (1,23 MB)
My slides are based on Collin Mulliners talk at the What The Hack 2005.
It’s hacker soda …
…others can’t understand…
As you may have noticed I was in Munich on monday. Taking part at the community event and the ready-to-rock launch party at the offices in Unterschlei
The first day of lectures is over and it was quite a success because more people than expected wanted to hear our talks…
next time we probably have to double the space…
is the name of the new song from Ella aka Bobby Baby… get it here.
A sound you should not miss. It’s different and beautifully slow….
Source: Bobby Baby
“Click here to search a HDR capable cable on amazon.de”
hmmkay… what kind of wire would that be?
Do you see the slight pink line in the right part of the picture… that’s what the sun does to the CCD when you are not careful… in this case a NIKON Coolpix 990 CCD sensor just died…
I held a 3 hour lecture at the “.NET Chaostage” event at the FH Deggendorf last week and I got this really cool present from Helena:
It’s a real silicon wafer from Intel (of course a not usable one with contamination). But cool, eh?
average speed: 175,7376 km/h
top speed: 222 km/h
track length: 30,51 km
hmm… too much traffic ;-(
GPS-Log: GPS20051108173926-627.zip (32,82 KB)
For the launch day (yesterday!)…Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk 2006 launched…yeah!…So I got a Audi A4 for that trip… nice car…very nice car ;)
more this evening…
Last friday I was on the streets as usual on my way to a lecture at the FH Deggendorf (.NET Chaostage, you remember?)…It was a normal ride until suddenly the turbocharger decided to stop working for me…Since I was driving at about 180 km/h at this very moment it felt like getting massive headwind.
killed in action.
So…I called the SIXT service and got a new car…a Ford Focus this time…small very very small. But nice to drive. Infact the Ford Galaxy was way more comfortable …
Source: Wikipedia Picture
In the next days and weeks we will be doing a wrap-up of this years What-The-Hack. Everyone can come to EAZ 1341/1342 from 19.00 to 22.00 on the following dates:
Wednesday, 09.11.2005 “Cryptography”
An Introduction to Quantum Cryptography
Learning cryptography through hand cyphers
PGP for companies, why not?
Fun and Mayhem with Radio Frequency Identification
Monday, 14.11.2005 “wireless networks”
Wednesday, 23.11.2005 “Open World”
Monday, 28.11.2005 “anonymity in the internet”
Bluetooth Security – News From The Front
Anonymous communication for the United States Department of Defense…and you
Future anonymity networks and Tor Hidden Services
Internet Censorship in China