Vienna

Sorry for beeing so quiet in the blog today, but i made a short vacational trip to Vienna today. My 14th Starbucks Collectors Mug and flight 149 and 150. ;)...

links for 2008-06-24

FFTW Home Page (tags: algorithms fft programming math)

Yet another linux filesystem

Sometimes i have the strong impression that Linux is the landfill for old filesystems. Linux is now the proud home of AdvFS. as HP contributed the old Tru64 Unix file...

links for 2008-06-23

Cool Crisis Management? It's a Myth. Ask JFK. - washingtonpost.com (tags: cuba missilecrisis JFK nuclearwar)

A good compromise for the USAF tanker dispute?

Okay, most times a good compromise is a good thing, but Thomas Cook goes a tad too far ;) … (via: Flight International)

2nd birthday of Systemhelden

I have a somewhat strange relation to birthdays. It´s not that i forget all birthdays. I forget the birthday of friends and remember the birthday of people who started to...

Vom Pferdehintern bis zum Space Shuttle

Manche Designvorgaben haben eine sehr lange Vorgeschichte. Eine solche Vorgeschichte beschreibt Markus Hoffmann in Was hat ein Pferdehintern mit dem Space Shuttle zu tun?: So kommt es, dass die Abmessungen...

links for 2008-06-21

it's all about safety (tags: aviation pilots safety) Scientia's Blog: The Value Of Benchmarks About benchmarking, integrated memory controller and fanboys (tags: Intel benchmark AMD bechmarketing) Heimischer Medienzirkus - F.A.L.K....

Aviation News - Calendar Week 25

I´ve collected some comments from the aviation world in the last few days: Power-on-Testing on 787 787 delays The US Air Force tanker deal Power-on-Testing at 787 The american press...

Automated Data Migration with ZFS

As a part of an Solaris project, Sun develops a functionality called Automated Data Migration(ADM). ADM is one part of a new integrated hierarchical storage management for Opensolaris (The other...

Origami with a telesurgery robot

Hoerempfehlung: Backlash - Impetus

Diese Hoerempfehlung geht in in eine ganz andere Richtung als die letzten beiden Hinweise … kein dreiakkordiges Geschrammel, kein Progrockpop. Dieses Album ist etwas ganz anderes: Backlash ist eine schwedische...

750 subscribers

With 747 readers on Feedburner and the four people i gave a sideway around the URL rewrite to feedburner the number of subscribers to the main feed broke the number...

links for 2008-06-20

blackbag - A new attack on electronic locks: The magnetic ring How to open electronic locks! (tags: blog cool electronics physics security locks) Hypno trip down the fractal rug |...

Statue on Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona

Somehow i know this problem ....

Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them: (click here for a larger version)

Portugal vs. Deutschland - 2:3

Ich weiss ja nicht, ob euch das bekannt ist, aber ich habe gerade dafür gesorgt, das die deutsche Nationalmannschaft heute gewonnen hat. Warum? Weil ich das Spiel nicht im TV...

Solaris Optimizations for Xeon

Nice whitepaper about the optimizations made in Solaris to run on Xeon based systems : Solaris OS on Xeon Processor-Based Systems

New Oracle Pricing

The Oracle DB got even more expensive as stated in the new pricelist (dated June 16, 2008): From $15,000 for the Standard Edition, $40,000 for the Enterprise Edition and $20,000...

Insults

I know some of the people, which were temporaely relocated to Airbus in Toulouse, and i know they work really hard for their money. So i have no grasp for...