Author Archives: Daniel Tiggemann

About Daniel Tiggemann

Software-developer living in Cologne, Germany. Was once a physicist, specialized in computer simulations and parallel programming. Now more into JavaScript, web frontend development, and especially mobile computing.

Mondlandung ungültig: Armstrong war gedopt!

Mit einem Kopfnicken in Richtung Titanic.

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Dennis Ritchie, RIP

Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of UNIX, has passed away. The work he has done was tremendous: devising a powerful operating system that was still understandable to single humans. The Unices of today have nothing in common with that. Those monsters have … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, RIP

His one deed that affects me personally: he brought a full UNIX onto the laptop, and it just works. A full UNIX with the power of the command line, if needed; and with a well-integrated GUI. Even the MacOS X … Continue reading

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Leo out, Meg in

HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer: Ray Lane appointed executive chairman; Léo Apotheker steps down as president, chief executive officer and director. Dear HP board: Are you nuts?!? Seriously: ARE YOU NUTS?!?

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Skave Turistfart

Some jokes write themselves …

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Structured Procrastination

The funny thing about Structured Procrastination: you get a lot of things done, but not the stuff you set out to do. (116 characters)

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Royale Hochzeit

Und weißt du, wie die eine königliche Hochzeit in Deutschland nennen? Die nennen sie nicht eine königliche Hochzeit? Nein Mann, die haben das metrische System, die wissen gar nicht, was ein König ist. Wie nennen die sie? Die nennen sie … Continue reading

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First orbit

Fifty years ago, mankind opened the door to the stars. What have you done today?

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We are at war with Libya

We’ve always been at war with Libya. I wonder what the French dwarf is trying to compensate. Napoleon at least had the decency to accompany his troops.

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Earthquake in Japan

Two types of people are happy about the earthquake in Japan: anti-nuclear crusaders; and Gaddafi and his minions. (114 characters)

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