Category Archives: Misc

Initial experiences with the Samsung Galaxy S II and Android

A few days ago, on May 11th, I received my new phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II. This is one of the first dual core phones runnning gingerbread. After a few days of working with it, I must say I … Continue reading

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Countdown has started again!

Yes folks! The countdown timer has been started again. This time I decided to renew it a bit and use a bit of javascript with jQuery instead of the good ‘ole java applet. Frames are not supported by your browser … Continue reading

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Bad quality scales superlinearly

Take any given production process and assume it is not producing good enough quality let’s call it ‘crap’ to make it a bit more expressive. Now, ask yourself what happens if you scale this process by adding more workers and … Continue reading

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Looking back on the Nokia N97

I went to the phone shop today to get ale newer SIM card because it could have been the cause for my reception problems in Switzerland some time ago (so customer service told me). So I told the guy in … Continue reading

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Productivity and Workplace Design

If you are working at a company where cost savings are really really important, then chances are that after reducing cost factor number 1 (wages, i.e. headcount and hourly rate), cost factor number 2 is up. And that is office … Continue reading

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Improved logo for wamblee.org

Several improvements to the logo: more abstract connectors removing any association with plungers smoothed shapes so it also looks good in large size better colors, nice primary colors just like Duke more unobscured Duke image (connector is moved to the … Continue reading

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New logo for wamblee.org

Here it is, the new logo for wamblee.org. It is Duke is flying like an eagle (wamblee) on a component (a Java component of course).  The component has one provided interface and two required interfaces. If you listen carefully, you … Continue reading

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Successfully rendered Duke logo using blender

After quite a lot of trying, and learning to use Blender, a great open source 3D rendering package, I finally managed to create a Duke image based on a DXF file from the open source Duke project.The rendered image is … Continue reading

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Countdown timers and traditions

It al started back in 1995 when I was counting down for defending my PhD Thesis. Working on HPUX I modified XDaliclock, a C program for the X windows system to countdown in seconds to the moment supreme. Ever since … Continue reading

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The Stateless Manager

The stateless manager is someone who prides himself on not knowing or understanding anything, and most importantly on not remembering anything. Symptoms: the manager must be informed of the same issues over and over again. Clearly, by definition, a stateless … Continue reading

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