Entries tagged as software
Friday, November 25. 2011
Yesterday I and a couple of colleagues held a couple of Pecha Kucha sessions. Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology that limits the presentation to 20 slides where the next slide is displayed after 20 seconds automatically. During the preparation and for the presentation session we felt the lack for a decent timer that counts down from 20 to1 for each slide and gives a clearly visible feedback before the time for the current slide ends.
Continue reading "Pecha Kucha Timer"
Tuesday, February 16. 2010
...or why HTML 5 will fail as replacement for Flash (at least for the next years).
But first let me make clear that I am not a fan of closed standards and closed source. I love Open Source and I use Open Source software wherever possible. However sometimes it's better if there is one instance that has the control not just over a format, but also about the interpreter and renderer.
With the announcement of Apples iPad a big discussion started regarding the non-existence of Flash on it. Steve Jobs responded. He claims that Apple won't support Flash since they claim it's buggy and responsible for a lot of crashes on Mac OS, but what really makes me upset is that sentence:
No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML 5.
Also in blogs postings that talk about this topic several people mention that HTML 5 will be the future and that no one needs Flash.
Bullshit! Will people never learn from the past?
Continue reading "The Value of Open Standards"
Thursday, September 17. 2009
Do you have a Notebook running Linux?
Do you frequently use it in different network environments with different proxy configurations?
Are you sick of frequently reconfiguring all the applications that have their own proxy settings like the web browser, the Java IDE, the desktop and the applications that uses its settings, the other desktop environment that uses other settings... and so on?
If your answer to these questions is yes, yes and yes then read on. The solution I present here allows you to configure proxy settings in any of your applications just once and will even change the proxy settings automatically as soon as you connect your laptop to a network.
Continue reading "Road Warriors Proxy"
Friday, April 18. 2008
Here is the list of sessions from the time planer that I plan to attend:
Continue reading "Countdown to JAX 2008"
Friday, December 7. 2007
Jaclin 0.1 is a small tool to answer some questions about a compiled Java class file:
- With which Java runtime is the class compatible?
- Are debug infos available in the compiled class?
- What kind of debug infos are compiled in?
- Is it really a Java class at all?
Please see the project page for more information and download links.
If you have questions or comments feel free to add them to this posting below.