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23. August 2005

Bilder aus dem Mattequartier
@ 19:52:10

Bilder vom Hochwasser in der Matte [1,2,3].

[1] http://www.astrosmarie.ch/matte2.htm
[2] http://www.espace.ch/_apps_fotogallery/event_show.asp?gID=2718
[3] http://jeremias.maerki.org/album/HochwasserAugust2005/

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06. February 2005

Better or worse to become Musicstar
@ 22:23:07

Zur Zeit steht noch Lotti, Claudia, Salome, Jessie, Julien und Daniel die Möglichkeit offen, Musicstar 2005 zu werden. Ich würde mal behaupten, dass des Titel des Musicstars als Garant für eine erfolgreiche Karriere nicht nicht zwingen hoch zu werten ist; im Gegenteil. Einmal Musicstar, immer Musicstar. Julien scheint den Titel am ehrgeizigsten zu verfolgen. Dann sei es ihm gegönnt. Die Stimmen der anderen fünf Teilnehmer und Teilnehmerinnen sind so eigen, dass wir auch bei jenen auf Produktionen gespannt sein dürfen, die aus eigenem Antrieb, auch nach der Ära Musicstar, auf uns zukommen werden. Aber es ist ja noch nicht ausgestanden ;)

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27. November 2004

Das Un-Wort des Jahres 2004
@ 11:38:14

[via bernergazette, 1] Noch bis 10. Dezember können Vorschläge für das Wort oder Unwort des Jahres 2004 eingereicht werden [2].

[1] http://www.bernergazette.ch/archives/000665.html
[2] http://www.chwort.ch

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19. September 2004

Family tree
@ 17:59:14

Today I came across a fashion collection of my cousin Renate. She finished her studies as a fashion deisgner earlier this year:
Renate Zimmerli got the inspiration for her diploma when she was an intern at the New Yorker design group »As Four« and at an Indian rag factory where she used to work as a »vintage-picker« . The encounter with the hot spot of the fashion industry and the pile of rags shaped the vision of the young designer who was born in Swiss Emmental. Her collection »rags + wipers« is based on the ideal of traditional eastern cultures, consisting of basics that can be added and combined individually. She is using fabrics from different origins, creating an atmosphere of mystery and confusion.
»rags + wipers« is designed for women who have a positive understanding of fashion, who like to play and have fun with it.
Have a look at her diploma work [1].

[1] http://www.fhbb.ch/04/03/diplom04/html/diplom.php?stud=o&menu=3

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Durchsuchtes Wahlverhalten
@ 00:17:05

[Idee via SaltwaterPizza Blog, 1] Als pseudowissenschaftliche Methode zur Beobachtung des Wahlverhaltens ist wohl die Methode zu bezeichnen, mit Hilfe einer Internetsuchmaschine die geläufigsten Begriffe von pro und contra anhand der gefundenen Treffer auszuwerten:

- "für die Mutterschaftsversicherung" (769)
- "pro Mutterschaftsversicherung" (15)

- "gegen Mutterschaftsversicherung" (101)
- "Nein Mutterschaftsversicherung" (3)

Aufgrund dieser vier Suchbegriffe würde die Mutterschaftsversicherung zum gegewärtigen Zeitpunkt mit einem Verhältnis von 784 zu 104 bzw. 79.27% Ja zu 20.73% Nein angenommen. Die vorliegenden Suchbegriffe sollten in der Folge wohl noch ausgedehnt und auf anderen Suchmaschinen ausgeführt werden, um ein etwas repräsentativeres Resultat zu erzielen.

[1] http://www.scott-niven.com/saltwaterpizza/2004/09/unofficial_goog.html

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18. September 2004

Blogs controlling the mass media?
@ 00:36:29

Take it as checks and balances of the mass media, what currently happens to CBS. Bloggers around the world have strong arguments that the National Guard documents presented by the CBS are likely to be fake [among others 1,2].

[1] http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1211285/posts
[2] http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210662/posts

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20. July 2004

Intl. Tropical Timber Council in Interlaken
@ 00:21:33

[via mosi, 1] The ITTC-session [2] will take place in Interlaken, Switzerland, from the 20th to the 23rd July 2004. More than 200 participants from over 50 countries are expected to attend, among them several ministers.

The ITTC-session [3] will be followed by the negotiation meeting for the follow-up to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994, at UNCTAD in Geneva, from the 25th to the 31st July 2004.

[1] http://blog.li/mosi/2004/07/17/501.html
[2] http://www.itto.or.jp
[3] http://www.admin.ch/cp/d/40fba6ff_1@fwsrvg.html

Update:
[4] Photos from the 36th Session of ITTO, http://www.iisd.ca/forestry/itto/ittc36/

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08. July 2004

TU Activities on Countering Spam
@ 16:39:43

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is organizing an ITU WSIS Thematic Meeting on Countering Spam [1]from 7 to 9 July 2004, in Geneva, Switzerland. Discussion will be structured around five main themes:

- Scope of the problem
- Technical solutions
- Consumer education and awareness
- Legislation and enforcement
- International cooperation

The audiocast of the meeting is available here. Background materials, contributions and presentations will be posted here.

[1] http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/spam/

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31. May 2004

How to tie a tie
@ 11:45:55

Today I was looking for a tie-a-tie fresh-up [1,2,3]. If you find other resources, please let me know. An animated howto of a Windosor knot as MMS to be displayed on the mobile phone would have been quite handy ;-)

[1] http://www.netport.de/krawatte/
[2] http://www.scoutdb.org/h2tat/
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necktie

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19. May 2004

The fastest way to fold a T-shirt
@ 12:48:17

... is probably this one [1]. I will have to try this out.

[1] http://fun.from.hell.pl/2004-04-28/tak-sie-sklada-tshirty.mpeg

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17. March 2004

XFN to indicate personal relationship (lightweight FOAF)
@ 15:01:42

Get an impression on XFN [1] first:
XFN is a lightweight method of annotating links to indicate a personal relationship with the person responsible for the linked resource, and as such strengthens existing links in a manner that is both machine-readable and human-comprehensible.

Technically speaking, XFN is a relationship datatype with suggested values provided for ease of use in a wide variety of situations, including HTML, XHTML, and XML documents. Thanks to its simplicity and its foundation in existing specifications, it is very easily understood, and it is easily adopted by authors. By building upon the links that already exist in the Web, XFN complements existing information in place, as it were.
XFN in combination with CSS2 enables a very easy way to viszalize annotations. XFN is much easier to parse and handle and from that point of view, I am sure it will spread faster in conjunction with blogs as FOAF currently is doing. It is no replacement of FOAF but a gateway drug ;-p

[1] http://gmpg.org/xfn/

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How to find a new flat in Bern
@ 14:18:29

For as long as about three month we were looking for a new flat with at least three rooms. It was quite an exhausting undertaking; we advertized at local stores, in the local newspaper, gave our best while applying for this or that flat and finally got one. So, here I would like to mention some of the online repositories we read on a daily base:

- http://www.alle-immobilien.ch
- http://subwww.unibe.ch/wohnen/
- http://www.immobern.ch
- http://www.homegate.ch
- http://www.immoscout24.ch
- http://comparis.ch/immobilien/marktplatz/intro.aspx

There are other too but don't forget, there are still people who do not at all advertize their flats in the internet. The best resource for us still was the newspaper called "Anzeiger Region Bern" [1].

[1] http://www.stadtanzeiger.ch

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07. January 2004

Rössler Geschirr
@ 19:28:19

Heute lese ich, dass die Rössler Porzellan AG [1] eines ihrer Werke per Ende Februar schliesst [2]. Ja, das gelbe Geschirr, mit dem kleinen Pferdli auf dem Aufkleber; genau das. Es soll jetzt im Ausland irgendwo hergestellt werden. Irgendwie bedauerlich - einmal mehr.

Nun, da werden sich die Brokenhäuser freuen [3]. Vielleicht wird sogar da noch der Markt spielen und die Occasionspreise in die Höhe schnellen lassen. Deshalb gilt es jetzt, soviel wie möglich von dem gelbem, oder grünen noch zu kaufen. Oder alternativ vielleicht mal einen Besuch bei den Grosseltern in Betracht ziehen; natürlich nicht ohne Blumenstrauss und einer guten Flasche Wein unter dem Arm. Gesagtes gilt nicht für mich; meine Grosseltern haben das Rössler längst abgeschafft ;-)

[1] http://www.fontina.ch
[2] http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/dyn/news/wirtschaft/337790.html
[3] http://www.broki.ch/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=r%F6ssler

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05. January 2004

What is the public domain?
@ 16:57:43

While working on my thesis I came along an article by Bryan Pfaffenberger [1] where he states
What is the public domain, and why is it so important to the growth and development of a democratic civil society? Yochai Benkler, a law professor at New York University, defines the public domain in these terms: "Information is "in the public domain" to the extent that no person has a right to exclude anyone else from using the specified information in a particular way. In other words, information is in the public domain if all users are equally privileged to use it" (Benkler 1999).
Just one but a strong argument to put creative work under a suitable Open Content License.

[1] http://www.linuxjournal.com/print.php?sid=4709

Update: Bryan has also a blog: http://pfaff.tcc.virginia.edu/pfaffenblog

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16. December 2003

Lost and found
@ 11:01:01

While on the move this morning, I suddenly realized that my bunch of keys was missing. If you haven't had that feeling yet; it is really not to wish anyone. So, after having checked every possible place at home, where the keys could have been dropped, a recapitulation of the passed evening followed. The last time one of the keys has been used yesterday was at the garderobe at the University. Then I went off to meet some friends for having a drink. We later on decided to pass by at an Indian restaurant and finally ended up at a bar, having a late night coffee.

This morning I had to check up all those places and on questioning for keys the answer was always NO. There was still one location to check up; the University. This is quite a lucky day; the keys where still at the garderobe. What a relief.

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12. December 2003

ICT 4 Development at Geneva
@ 17:28:25

While Geneva is not that far away from my home, I took the chance to visit the first ICT 4 Dev event yesterday. Stefan [1], a colleague of mine did the design and crative stuff for the catalog, maps, brochures etc. and he gave me some additional background on the whole WSIS / ICT4D events.

WSIS [2] is the World Summit on the InformationSociety adopt a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action [3], or in other words heading for leveraging ICT for Good Governance and Development Effectiveness. While getting in contact with the people at the ICT4D booths I had also the chance to follow some of the discussions of the WSIS on the big screens.

One of them was about the Digital Divide; The Digital Divide is a social issue regarding the different amount of available access to the Internet. A point in the discussion was that the price for hard- and software should be based or referred to the height of income of the individuals. Even though this is already quite a concrete task, it shows the challenge.

It was also to hear and read at ICT4D that access to Information- and Communication Technologies should be seen as a Human Right. This is a strong and important statement. So ICT should not only become available for the Government or the Industry but also for the Civil Society [4].

To have access to ICT is a pre-condition of the formation of an opinion. I do not say, global information sources are not to manipulate, but I assume it is more difficult to control a civil society with individuals having their own opinion. Reading this, one can have dictatorship or totalitarian systems in mind. But that is not the point; we had elections for the Ministry in Switzerland this week. Just a few hours later thousands of people, specially women gathered in the cities for demonstrations against the results of the elections.

I think that ICT is not the one and only solution for a better world. As a civil society finally has full access to ICT, it needs a) to be able to form an individual opinion and b) different structures and organisations to realize those opinions. Why do we e.g. need political parties?

Once, a civil society has its ICT access, presumably a process of reorganisation or reformation of the system of (democratic) federalism has to follow up. Am I missing a point? ;-)

[1] http://www.reflektor.ch
[2] http://www.itu.int/wsis/
[3] http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=1154|1155
[4] http://www.undp.org/info21/hr/hr-right.html

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ICT 4 Development at Geneva
@ 17:28:25

While Geneva is not that far away from my home, I took the chance to visit the first ICT 4 Dev event yesterday. Stefan [1], a colleague of mine did the design and crative stuff for the catalog, maps, brochures etc. and he gave me some additional background on the whole WSIS / ICT4D events.

WSIS [2] is the World Summit on the InformationSociety adopt a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action [3], or in other words heading for leveraging ICT for Good Governance and Development Effectiveness. While getting in contact with the people at the ICT4D booths I had also the chance to follow some of the discussions of the WSIS on the big screens.

One of them was about the Digital Divide; The Digital Divide is a social issue regarding the different amount of available access to the Internet. A point in the discussion was that the price for hard- and software should be based or referred to the height of income of the individuals. Even though this is already quite a concrete task, it shows the challenge.

It was also to hear and read at ICT4D that access to Information- and Communication Technologies should be seen as a Human Right. This is a strong and important statement. So ICT should not only become available for the Government or the Industry but also for the Civil Society [4].

To have access to ICT is a pre-condition of the formation of an opinion. I do not say, global information sources are not to manipulate, but I assume it is more difficult to control a civil society with individuals having their own opinion. Reading this, one can have dictatorship or totalitarian systems in mind. But that is not the point; we had elections for the Ministry in Switzerland this week. Just a few hours later thousands of people, specially women gathered in the cities for demonstrations against the results of the elections.

I think that ICT is not the one and only solution for a better world. As a civil society finally has full access to ICT, it needs a) to be able to form an individual opinion and b) different structures and organisations to realize those opinions. Why do we e.g. need political parties?

Once, a civil society has its ICT access, presumably a process of reorganisation or reformation of the system of (democratic) federalism has to follow up. Am I missing a point? ;-)

[1] http://www.reflektor.ch
[2] http://www.itu.int/wsis/
[3] http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=1154|1155
[4] http://www.undp.org/info21/hr/hr-right.html

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ICT 4 Development at Geneva
@ 17:28:25

While Geneva is not that far away from my home, I took the chance to visit the first ICT 4 Dev event yesterday. Stefan [1], a colleague of mine did the design and crative stuff for the catalog, maps, brochures etc. and he gave me some additional background on the whole WSIS / ICT4D events.

WSIS [2] is the World Summit on the InformationSociety adopt a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action [3], or in other words heading for leveraging ICT for Good Governance and Development Effectiveness. While getting in contact with the people at the ICT4D booths I had also the chance to follow some of the discussions of the WSIS on the big screens.

One of them was about the Digital Divide; The Digital Divide is a social issue regarding the different amount of available access to the Internet. A point in the discussion was that the price for hard- and software should be based or referred to the height of income of the individuals. Even though this is already quite a concrete task, it shows the challenge.

It was also to hear and read at ICT4D that access to Information- and Communication Technologies should be seen as a Human Right. This is a strong and important statement. So ICT should not only become available for the Government or the Industry but also for the Civil Society [4].

To have access to ICT is a pre-condition of the formation of an opinion. I do not say, global information sources are not to manipulate, but I assume it is more difficult to control a civil society with individuals having their own opinion. Reading this, one can have dictatorship or totalitarian systems in mind. But that is not the point; we had elections for the Ministry in Switzerland this week. Just a few hours later thousands of people, specially women gathered in the cities for demonstrations against the results of the elections.

I think that ICT is not the one and only solution for a better world. As a civil society finally has full access to ICT, it needs a) to be able to form an individual opinion and b) different structures and organisations to realize those opinions. Why do we e.g. need political parties?

Once, a civil society has its ICT access, presumably a process of reorganisation or reformation of the system of (democratic) federalism has to follow up. Am I missing a point? ;-)

[1] http://www.reflektor.ch
[2] http://www.itu.int/wsis/
[3] http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi.asp?lang=en&id=1154|1155
[4] http://www.undp.org/info21/hr/hr-right.html

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21. September 2003

Microsoft and Blogging
@ 22:53:41

Robert Scoble who joined Microsoft earlier this year has jotted down some interesting thoughts on blogging [1]. Actually he is more talking about what people turns in to use this or that software. As Robert says, the question that arises is simply
How do I get started, what tool do you recommend?
As he says poeple do not really evaluate products at all, but selecting the same as the professionals do (e.g. Photoshop ) or in words of the bloggerworld, people like Dave Winer, Mark Pilgrim. He mentions Live Journal, TypePad, Radio UserLand et al.

I once tried Radio UserLand but did not feel too comfortable with it. I can not tell for sure, where I heard or read about it; probably at a "Big Bloggers" site ;-) Anyway, earlier this year I came across cafelog/b2 based on PHP and MySQL, quite familiar to me. b2 has some great features but also some drawbacks. Christian Stocker and myself did quite some tuning on this tool and while we concretized the news handling for the PHP User Group we were close to enhance b2, not saying to fork it. But the code is pretty messy and so we did not. Maybe those drawbacks were another reason to write a new blogging software from the scratch, which finally lead to Kaywa [2]. I am sure we will soon be able to promote those tools to blog-novices as we have now an answer to the question above.

And yes, as Robert says, it might be that still nowadays - while blogging has made enormous steps forward the past few months - people like to go for a solution that the "Big Bloggers" promote or use. Nevertheless, there are bloggers like Urs Müller, having partly different motivations to choose a blog software or eventually write an own [3].

Probably Robert could have a chat with Urs to get his blogging-code to have an alternative for his UserLand blog ;-)

[1] http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2003/09/21.html
[2] http://www.kaywa.com
[3] http://www.compisoft.ch/BLOG/Default.aspx?EntryId=a9ff742e-fdcf-4c6e-a294-3167c3424e83

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Microsoft and Blogging
@ 22:53:41

Robert Scoble who joined Microsoft earlier this year has jotted down some interesting thoughts on blogging [1]. Actually he is more talking about what people turns in to use this or that software. As Robert says, the question that arises is simply
How do I get started, what tool do you recommend?
As he says poeple do not really evaluate products at all, but selecting the same as the professionals do (e.g. Photoshop ) or in words of the bloggerworld, people like Dave Winer, Mark Pilgrim. He mentions Live Journal, TypePad, Radio UserLand et al.

I once tried Radio UserLand but did not feel too comfortable with it. I can not tell for sure, where I heard or read about it; probably at a "Big Bloggers" site ;-) Anyway, earlier this year I came across cafelog/b2 based on PHP and MySQL, quite familiar to me. b2 has some great features but also some drawbacks. Christian Stocker and myself did quite some tuning on this tool and while we concretized the news handling for the PHP User Group we were close to enhance b2, not saying to fork it. But the code is pretty messy and so we did not. Maybe those drawbacks were another reason to write a new blogging software from the scratch, which finally lead to Kaywa [2]. I am sure we will soon be able to promote those tools to blog-novices as we have now an answer to the question above.

And yes, as Robert says, it might be that still nowadays - while blogging has made enormous steps forward the past few months - people like to go for a solution that the "Big Bloggers" promote or use. Nevertheless, there are bloggers like Urs Müller, having partly different motivations to choose a blog software or eventually write an own [3].

Probably Robert could have a chat with Urs to get his blogging-code to have an alternative for his UserLand blog ;-)

[1] http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2003/09/21.html
[2] http://www.kaywa.com
[3] http://www.compisoft.ch/BLOG/Default.aspx?EntryId=a9ff742e-fdcf-4c6e-a294-3167c3424e83

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Microsoft and Blogging
@ 22:53:41

Robert Scoble who joined Microsoft earlier this year has jotted down some interesting thoughts on blogging [1]. Actually he is more talking about what people turns in to use this or that software. As Robert says, the question that arises is simply
How do I get started, what tool do you recommend?
As he says poeple do not really evaluate products at all, but selecting the same as the professionals do (e.g. Photoshop ) or in words of the bloggerworld, people like Dave Winer, Mark Pilgrim. He mentions Live Journal, TypePad, Radio UserLand et al.

I once tried Radio UserLand but did not feel too comfortable with it. I can not tell for sure, where I heard or read about it; probably at a "Big Bloggers" site ;-) Anyway, earlier this year I came across cafelog/b2 based on PHP and MySQL, quite familiar to me. b2 has some great features but also some drawbacks. Christian Stocker and myself did quite some tuning on this tool and while we concretized the news handling for the PHP User Group we were close to enhance b2, not saying to fork it. But the code is pretty messy and so we did not. Maybe those drawbacks were another reason to write a new blogging software from the scratch, which finally lead to Kaywa [2]. I am sure we will soon be able to promote those tools to blog-novices as we have now an answer to the question above.

And yes, as Robert says, it might be that still nowadays - while blogging has made enormous steps forward the past few months - people like to go for a solution that the "Big Bloggers" promote or use. Nevertheless, there are bloggers like Urs Müller, having partly different motivations to choose a blog software or eventually write an own [3].

Probably Robert could have a chat with Urs to get his blogging-code to have an alternative for his UserLand blog ;-)

[1] http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2003/09/21.html
[2] http://www.kaywa.com
[3] http://www.compisoft.ch/BLOG/Default.aspx?EntryId=a9ff742e-fdcf-4c6e-a294-3167c3424e83

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18. September 2003

Hitten by BlogPulse
@ 14:28:56

[via Joi Ito, 1] Well, this blog got indexed by Blogpost [2] recently while I was mentioning the Blackout in New York [3]. Did I talk about something special? Just hoping that Slashdot will not hit me once in a while; caching is not yet perfect ;-)

[1] http://joi.ito.com/archives/2003/09/16/blogpulse_key_people.html
[2] http://www.blogpulse.com/03_08_16/links.html
[3] http://www.circle.ch/blog/p1073.html

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Hitten by BlogPulse
@ 14:28:56

[via Joi Ito, 1] Well, this blog got indexed by Blogpost [2] recently while I was mentioning the Blackout in New York [3]. Did I talk about something special? Just hoping that Slashdot will not hit me once in a while; caching is not yet perfect ;-)

[1] http://joi.ito.com/archives/2003/09/16/blogpulse_key_people.html
[2] http://www.blogpulse.com/03_08_16/links.html
[3] http://www.circle.ch/blog/p1073.html

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29. August 2003

Blog Rolls at Marks and Spencer
@ 20:30:42

Well, that was fun, reading the post on Phil's klog [1]. He actually reminded me of last week. We ate about three times that Marks&Spencer Sushi [2] for quite a reasonable price at about £ 3.00.

[1] http://dijest.com/aka/2003/08/27.html#a2586
[2] http://www2.marksandspencer.com/foodmagazine/productranges/discover/for_lunch.shtml

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28. August 2003

Waiting at the airport
@ 13:22:59

Just came in at Gatwick at about ten sharp to return the rented car. Now I am waiting for my plain heading for Zurich at about seven p.m. This gives me yet some more free time to - hopefully - complete my reading of a book I bought at the shop at the Lost Gardens of Heligan [1]. There is quite a lot that I have had the chance to see here in south (western) England. More of that later on.

[1] http://www.heligan.com

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15. August 2003

Phonecamblog about the NYC blackout
@ 09:35:14

[via boingboing, 1] Boingboing reports a public phonecam blog devoted to mobile snapshots of the blackout (power outage) on 2003-08-14 in Northern America. The blog is based on Textamerica [2].

This is yet another occasion for using phonecamblogs or moblogs; the mobile phones will at least survive a power outage for the next few hours. Just enough to document what happens there in a visual way.

[1] http://boingboing.net/2003_08_01_archive.html#200443974
[2] http://blackout.textamerica.com

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05. August 2003

2nd Flashmob in Zürich tonite
@ 14:49:44

Tonite there will take place the 2nd flashmob somewhere around the HB in Zürich [1]. Monorom already attended the first one [2].

[1] http://www.flashmob.ch
[2] http://www.monorom.to/blog/?p=109

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21. July 2003

Learning Salsa
@ 23:31:22

Coming back from the first lesson of the Salsa Course [1]. Will definite attend the next lessons too. I had some lessons about three years ago but did not have practice it inbetween, so hopefully this restart will change that.

[1] http://www.bernhardseefeld.ch/archives/000031.html

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18. July 2003

Online Social Software Methodology
@ 11:23:05

Lee Bryant [1] has written an introduction to online social software methodology. It was absolutely worth reading and supported myself in many of my ideas. His votes for smaller, modular software with common methods and properties; keeping it simple so that people use it.

Jennifer Golbeck [2] et. al. [3] have written a paper on "Trust networks on the Semantic Web" which affiliates seamingless to the above thoughts. Eric Vitiello Jr. [4,5] describes "A module for defining trust relationships in FOAF":
<rdf:RDF
xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#"
xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
xmlns:trust="http://www.perceive.net/schemas/20020725/trust#">

<foaf:Person>
<foaf:nick>pixel</foaf:nick>

<trust:trustsHighly>
<foaf:Person rdf:about="#John">

<rdfs:subject rdf:resource="http://dmoz.org/Computers/Programming/Languages/Perl/" />
</foaf:Person>
</trust:trustsHighly>

</foaf:Person>
</rdf:RDF>
[1] http://www.headshift.com/moments/archives/sss2.html
[2] http://www.mindswap.org/papers/Trust.pdf
[3] http://www.mindswap.org/~golbeck/web/trust.shtml
[4] http://www.perceive.net/schemas/20021119/trust/#trustsImplicitly
[5] http://rdfweb.org/pipermail/rdfweb-dev/2002-December/010679.html

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15. July 2003

About neohippie token ring mechanism
@ 01:35:43

This is funny reading: Ken Coars' [1] journey to the LinuxTag 2003. I was also exited how difficult and bewildering it must be for English speaking folks to talk about the "Swiss International Air Lines AG" [2]; Swiss, Swiss Air, Swiss Air Lines in its shortform? Time Swiss gets merged into Lufthansa [3].

[1] http://ken.coar.org/burrow/index?entry=501
[2] http://www.hrabs.ch/cgi-bin/fnrGet.cgi?fnr=2703001037&amt=270
[3] http://www.cnn.com/2003/BUSINESS/07/14/lufthansa.reut/index.html

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10. July 2003

Miyazaki Seagaia Ocean Dome in Japan
@ 12:39:41

Got an email today from a friend with an enormous indoor beach on a picture. I have never heard of such a "pool" and finally found that "Seagaia Ocean Dome" [1] which belongs to a Sheraton Resort [2]:
Among the amusement facilities is Ocean Dome, one of the largest indoor water parks in the world that can accommodate 10,000 people. A sliding mechanism allows the roof to be opened or closed. The dome is 38 m high (41.8 yd.), and encloses the area 300 m (330 yd.) wide and 100 m (110 yd.) deep. Inside, there is a man-made ocean with waves and beach, and a mid-summer environment is maintained with the air temperature at 30ºC (86ºF) and the water temperature at 28 ºC (82.4ºF) all year round.
[1] http://www.jinjapan.org/atlas/architecture/arc27.html
[2] http://pc4.seagaia-miyazaki-b3-unet.ocn.ne.jp/index_e.htm

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24. June 2003

The super learn strategy?
@ 19:44:11

Karl-Friedrich Lenz [1] wrote a book [2] (in German) called "Lernstrategie Jura". It tries to help to find your learn strategy.

[1] http://k.lenz.name/d/v/index.html
[2] http://k.lenz.name/d/v/Lernstrategie.pdf

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28. April 2003

May 1st - "Tag der Arbeit"; cyber riot
@ 11:15:23

On May 1st, poeple gather in the streets to protest and participate; recent years, the apparent damage was no longer negligible. So please, join this site [1] instead of inflame consumer goods.

[1] http://tag-der-arbeit.extrajetzt.de

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07. February 2001

Philosophers on the Internet
@ 12:00:00

While learning for an exam I found that "Timeline" of Philosophers.

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Philosophers on the Internet
@ 12:00:00

While learning for an exam I found that "Timeline" of Philosophers.

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