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Archive for March, 2009

Wow ! Benjamin Zander

Posted by Michael on March 17, 2009

I stumbled across this video with Benjamin Zander. It immediatelly made my morning brighter !

Just found another video.


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My first Amazon Webservices EC2 + S3 experience

Posted by Michael on March 13, 2009

Yeah, I made it 🙂 Details follow …

Targets I want to achieve sometime

  • replace my various webhosters with an AWS EC2/S3 based WebServer
  • having a “playground” instance for development (LISP … and other) not only usable by myself (maybe)
  • a windows based server for customer services

Dreamin’ of a service for iPod/iPhone …

Edit :  Sometimes I’m an idiot … but finally managed to run an Windows Server /w WebDAV for file transfer and running the ADS database server.

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Beeing ill gives some spare time playing

Posted by Michael on March 13, 2009

I’m quite ill for a week now and it will take another 2 weeks to recover from to this horrible influentia.

Can’t stay in bed all time I use some of this spare time for experiments, like first steps with Amazon Webservices for example,
maybe I blog about these experiments

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New Mac OS X 10.5.7 build 9J30 seeded

Posted by Michael on March 13, 2009

Apple seeded this new build via ADC to developers a day ago with only few change.

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New Mac OS X 10.5.7 build 9J27

Posted by Michael on March 7, 2009

Last night Apple seeded the new build to developers via ADC. (New server build was seeded too)

Another 10 fixes and resolved issues. Still Safari 4 beta doesn’t install on this build.
Still quite few focus areas.

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Snow Leopard build 10A286 seeded to Developers

Posted by Michael on March 6, 2009

Apple seeded next build of Snow leopard to developers.

Seed notes on worldofapple.com here

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Apple Store is back online – new Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Pro

Posted by Michael on March 3, 2009

Have to check all details now …

– Mac Pro : single or dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” /w NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 /w 512 MB DDR3 RAM, can be updated /w an ATI Radeon HD 4870
– Dual band Airport Extreme Basisstation
– and a new Time Capsule (dual band WiFi, upd to 1 TB HD)

more to come ….

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Gentoo Linux & VMware Server 2

Posted by Michael on March 3, 2009

Finally I got it working on my new server. Quite easy, but one problem left: Only with VMware Remote Desktop I have access to my VM’s,
but not with any Remote Desktop Application, neither on Windows Vista nor  on OS X Leopard.

But I will get this working too … sometime …

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My iPod Touch (1G) jailbreaked with QuickPwn using Cydia

Posted by Michael on March 3, 2009

I didn’t use it much for about 6 months. But now bought the update via iTunes and gave QuickPwn a try. Perfect !

Then I stopped at the AppStore in iTunes. Overwhelming … got lost. It’s a pity that there is no real database,
or tags or … whatever could be helpfull to find apps which could be usefull for my purposes.

At least it works perfect, it’s a lot of fun playing with, using it as big USB stick replacement or a Password Safe or whatever.

And I’ll buy the videos from The Pragmatic Programmers for the first steps towards my first iPhone / iPod Touch application.
Just hope that i get the time for …

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Safari 4

Posted by Michael on March 3, 2009

I must admitt that I’m quite impressed and use it more and more … although I miss the add-ons quite heavily.
But for surfing it is great, love the new Top Sites View !

But I can’t edit my wordpress blog with Safari 4 ….

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