Monthly Archives: April 2009

Swine flu and pandemics: The media would like you to panic now

Media are abuzz with reports of the outbreak of a deadly influenza in Mexico, called swine flu, because it seems to have originated in swines. At this moment, about 150 people in Mexico have died of this disease. Just for … Continue reading

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Four pirates at bay

The Gang of Four behind the Pirate Bay has been found guilty by a Swedish court. Let’s have a look at them: Peter Sunde (born September 13, 1978) alias brokep Fredrik Neij (born April 27, 1978) alias TiAMO Gottfrid Svartholm … Continue reading

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They are everywhere …

Google’s fleet of Streetview cars have been photographing parts of the world for quite some time now. Now they have also appeared in Cologne. On the photo, they are sleeping. But they will awake, and then they will stalk you … Continue reading

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Testing a webserver relocation

When transferring a website from one service provider to another, you definitely want to test the new installation before changing the DNS records; e. g., you have living at the IP address, and set up a new webserver at … Continue reading

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Regex madness

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems. – Jamie Zawinski If you have an idle moment to spare, read this post by Frank van Puffelen and the ensuing … Continue reading

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Euphemism of the month

Claus Horstmann, financial manager of the FC, in an interview with the Geissbock Echo: Mehr als ausverkaufen kann man ein Stadion aber nicht, also werden wir in der neuen Saison versuchen, das Pricing, also die Preisgestaltung, noch innovativer zu gestalten.

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