perfect software

“Software is not perfect when there is nothing left to add, but rather when there is nothing extraneous left to take away.”

think about it.

via: Gunnar, original source: manifest somewhere on the internet.

Urban Hacking in Vienna

so it seems: 23:00, MQ vienna.

Tonight, some guys from the Vienna Metalab, in cooperation with Idontknowwhoelse, are going to do amazing urban hacking in vienna.

Once and for all: be there. At this moment they get their fuckin Laserguided Graffity System shit together, which is a hack/adaption of stuff done by the Graffitti research lab.

Also, it seems that 1000 throwies will find new plazes to stick and glow.

fuckit, and I am stuck in Kaiserslautern.


Europa Island – the place to go

Looking on at the french elecetions, we see that one of the candidates went to La Reunion to get more supporters. La Reunion? Another overseas departement of France, like the one we visited, Martinique.

So browsing in wikipedia on these things, we find that France has a lot of overseas departments and territories (which are all on the EURO bills). And then I found the dream island – EUROPA

  • its got a cool name
  • people tried to inhabit it but died – I love the challenge
  • its part of the EU – what could seriously happen when going there (although madagascar claims it)
  • and finally, I got convinced by this sentence: The island … has a meteorological station and is visited by scientists.

I am a scientist! I can go there!

This is a moment like Johannes Grenzfurthner had it when he fell on a world map in front of the Museumsquartier and hit an antarctic island with his nose: lets find out how to get there.

shortest spam ever

Here the whole spam
“Fire Jarhead Prime Harvest”

why the fuck do these idiots spam me anyway??? 1788!!

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worlds biggest skateboard ramp, and its got a house in its backyard

a few days ago, I read this very well done article by New York Times on Bob Burnquist who build the worlds biggest skateboard ramp.

Basically, he build a 280.000$ ramp on his land in California. They say he build it in the backyard of his house, but given the dimension of the more-than-a-footballfield large construction, the house is rather in the backyard of the ramp.

If you don’t have a login for NYTimes, click dontbuggme or get an account, this article is worth looking at.

and you must watch the video.

iTunes gone wrong

I put a newly bought audio-cd “Dendemann-Die Pf├╝tze des Eisbergs” into my iBook drive, to listen and rip it with iTunes. That is the main application of iTunes – right?

What happens:

  • iTunes blocks and then hangs and fucks up. Great!
  • ok, pressing F12 (the key to eject cd on iBooks) does nothing. So it fucked up the OS
  • closing iTunes via alt+apple-esc (=ctrlaltdelete). cd still eaten
  • ok, this machine is stuck, I’ll reboot and blog on then…
  • oh! rebooting doesn’t work because the f*** cd driver seems to be hacked directly to the kernel or however they did it, I had to hard-reset the machine (basically, pulling the power chord)

So, after rebooting I wisely

  • close iTunes
  • put in the CD
  • wait till this event of putting the CD in the slot starts iTunes, then
  • iTunes asks me if I want to rip this CD, which I want
  • and then it works

great! everythings so easy today.

R U serious I have to ask – or are you intentionally f***** it up so that I have to buy the music at the iTunes music store? (which is ok, but then I suddenly think about Audiograbber and Winamp…)