I work with web sites for a living. I give them a place to live, I trash them when they’re no longer needed and I also move them. And believe me, moving a site is the trickiest of the jobs. But in all of my professional life, I’ve never ever seen a blunder like this (output shortened for brevity):
crow:~$ dig developer.lotus.com ; < <>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 < <>> developer.lotus.com ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;developer.lotus.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: developer.lotus.com. 127 IN CNAME 22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199. 0 IN A 188.8.131.52
Really. Did they outsource the last thinking person in their networking department? Ok, maybe they fixed it and the change just hasn’t trickled down. So let’s try a different approach (again, shortened:)
If you’re interested in the progress of the H1N1 swine flu, you might want to check out the Rhizalabs site. They even offer some code to integrate the tracker into other sites. However, said code is utterly broken for they keep regenerating the page with using timestamped names whenever updated numbers arrive. To fix this, you might want to use this little snippet of PHP code:
Sehr schÃ¶ner Sprengsatz:
Thomas Steg, der sich heute als stellvertretender Regierunssprecher verabschiedet, ist um seinen neuen Job nicht zu beneiden: Kommunikationschef des SPD-Kanzlerkandidaten Frank-Walter Steinmeier. (…) Kommunikationsexperten kÃ¶nnen nicht erfolgreicher sein als das Produkt, das sie verkaufen. Und Stegs Produkt heiÃŸt Steinmeier, das laut Umfragen seit Monaten wie Blei in den Regalen liegt.
Am schÃ¶nsten finde ich persÃ¶nlich die Aussage zu MÃ¼mmelpfennig. Aber wahrscheinlich, weil ich das Gleiche schon seit Jahren sage.
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Wenn man jung ist kann das Leben noch so einfach sein. Ich befÃ¼rchte nur, so wird das nicht wirklich was mit der KÃ¼ndigung ;)
Microsoft plays to win. As a result, it seems to regard any legal means as justified, and sometimes even strays outside the law, as the US anti-trust case demonstrated. In the context of marketplace rough-and-tumble, such aggressiveness is perhaps acceptable, but in other realms, there may be serious collateral damage. A good example of where that is the case is Microsoft’s behaviour during the OOXML standardisation process at the ISO.
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Maybe I’m in a strange mood but this is one of the best movies I’ve seen lately. Really.
When O Teatro Magico sell CDs at their shows, they remind buyers “you can download the music for free on the internet, you know” yet people buy their disks by the 100s of 1000s. In fact, they are one of the top selling bands and top-grossing club acts in Brazil. And they do this by giving their audience what they want, not telling their audience what to do.
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As reported on several web sites and also on TV:
We’ve just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.
Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
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Yep , today is Towel Day. So don’t forget to wear one. And thanks for all the fish!
I guess one of my latest comments was misinterpreted. If you want to leave a comment on any of the posts here, you’re very welcome. But do so in either English or German. Every other language will not be accepted and thus your comment will be deleted. Thanks for reading and understanding ;)
If you’re a bit into computer games and especially the RPGs, you’ll love Shakes & Fidget – even if the current online selection is somewhat crippled by recent actions of Activision Blizzard. Still: A must-read.
[ Thanks, Mischa ]
This video tutorial will explain how to losslessly convert any video file format, including quicktime .mov, flash .flv files, open source .ogv, .mp4, .wmv, .asf and more. I show you how to install ffmpeg, check the formats and codecs available to you, convert a file to a new format (windows media and .asf in this example) without any loss in quality during the decoding and encoding process, and create and run a script file that will enable you to run a batch conversion on any number of files at the same time.
The Fiat Panda. You’ll think you’re driving a truck. Really.