circle.ch weblog by Urs Gehrig
19. April 2005
27. January 2005
I need to add a gravatar plug-in in this blog I guess. ;)
Update: As this blog runs still b2/cafelog/urs-häck, I will not be able to simply add-on those wordpress plug-ins. But worth mentioning anyway [3,4].
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16. January 2005
31. December 2004
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27. November 2004
Update: More of such: http://www.haslo.ch/permalink_469~ger
26. November 2004
Update: Habi (the lucky one) on the stage with Mona Vetsch .
06. November 2004WikiAgenda and trackbacked this event from this post... Just playing ;)
Update: It just seems that that Wiki trackback does not work anymore. The hosting partner switched to safe_mode which probably causes the problem. I will need to find a workaround.
28. October 2004
RewriteEngine on http://rdfweb.org/topic/FAQ
28. September 2004
12. September 2004
Sieben Millionen bloggen http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/dyn/news/multimedia/414514.html
28. August 2004
$ java -cp skipbo.jar skipbo.SkipBo... or start skipnet_de.jnlp with Java Webstart. To configure an intranet game worked like this:
- PC1: start a Skip-Server on your local IP e.g. 192.168.0.5
- PC1: enter a Nickname
- PC2: search manually for a Skip-Server and enter the server's address: 192.168.0.5
- PC2: enter a Nickname
08. August 2004http://forum.recentchanges.net to clarify issues of the further progress of the wikiping-interface.
19. July 2004
02. June 2004
14. May 2004GeoURL  site is currently down for renovation. I am curious what it will look like and what features they present on their comeback.
17. March 2004SharedID  and talkr.net  have been quite some discussion over potential comment identification resp. authentication systems. The other day I reawakended my crosspost idea based on trust levels with FOAF . SharedID has an interesting demo online, where "a service magically" retrieves your FOAF file to a give email address and finally completes a comment form with the appropriate user data .
What I would like here is a common service API to make that service compatible. Oh, no, I haven't forgotten about George  Orwell ;-)
Both phones still do not seem to support the Push-To-Talk (PTT) technology; textually.org has a whole lot of information about it :
Instead of dialling a number, users will be able to highlight a name on their cell phone screen and press a button to talk to them instantly. No ringing, no waiting. http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,54665,00.html
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.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
15. March 2004MySQL AB. The keynote has been given by Prof. Dr. Herbert Klaeren from the University of Tübingen . He gave us a good starting point with his review on the Open Source "history". The discussion before lunch was meant to gather topics on Open Source Business Models, Open Content, proprietary software, Licenses etc. to dig deeper into them after 1:30 p.m.
The Organizing Team did a very good job on glue all the different discussions from people with variuos backgrounds together. While discussing, Gregor  wrote down the statements to the IRC channel, which was shown in realtime in the plenum. Sometimes this gave like two "parallel" discussions; I like that idea a lot. Please visit the OPCOSO website for a final summary. Unfortunately I could not stay later that 6 p.m. since my train took five hours back to Bern.
Just to finish up; if you ever get the chance to attend such a Thinkathon ; go there!
08. March 2004
27. February 2004
Does your weblog own you?
12. February 2004
Call it an Orkut-alternative if you like ;-)
04. February 2004BlueFOAF finds nearby friends with via bluetooth; Edd  has written BlueFOAF with Python  for Linux. It is just a guess, but if the bluetooth in a Nokia 60 Series is accessible for Python, why should BlueFOAF not work on mobile phones?
So, if you do not know the person in a restaurant next to you, having his or her mobile phone with enabled bluetooth on the table, you might probably know one of his or her friends and get in contact that way. Imagine how that will stare at you, if you ask:
"Are you a friend of X?" http://www.mobilewhack.com/networking/bluetooth/bluefoaf.html
01. February 2004
31. January 2004
We are playing drums with the "chriesibuebe"  for the next two weeks.
28. January 2004
How was it the other day , when email was not yet existing?
1971 Ray Tomlinson (BBN) sends the first email (probably "QWERTYUIOP"), after having written a first FTP (File Transfer Protocol: "CPYNET") to send files from one ARPANET PDP-10 computer to another in his office. He choosed "@" to start the address after the name of the receiver.I am sure to choose other ways of communication as soon as possible. Services like email seem to be antiquated. But probably it is not the service but the way they get taken over and manipulated by a certain kind of users. It is up to each of us taking occurrences like this as motivation to evolve new ways of communication.
It is time we get IPv6 and every wearable offers the possibility to access to the net so we can choose the most suitable "communication environment" depending on the situation.
27. January 2004
05. November 2003MovableType and various partly active accounts .
On one of these sites I found a paper  written by Nicolas Nova  about Socio-cognitive functions of space in collaborative settings: a literature review about Space, Cognition and Collaboration. The paper is about social and cognitive functions of spatiality, gathered from various sources ranging from psychology (environmental, social and cognitive) to Human Computer Interaction.
31. October 2003
28. October 2003
14. October 2003
Der Countdown läuft. Am nächsten Wochenende findet die Wildsou-Chilbi in Niederbipp statt. Partystimmung in der tropischen Wildsau-Schnee-Bar mit Livemusik und DJ's.Für Details siehe Flyer auf besagter Homepage des Vereins. Die "tropische Wildsau-Schnee-Bar" tönt nach einer interessanten klimatischen Konstellation...
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So apart from feeds on past events or posts as found in most blogs, it would be nice to have a combined or separate calendar, which is able to import multiple event feeds and send a notification email just a day before the event. Have not looked around for an implementation in b2, but that is was I actually understand as a "calendar" function, to display upcoming events.
03. October 2003BloggerCon will start tomorrow . Talkes of Day 1 are about Blogging in Journalism, Education, Presidential Politics etc. while Day 2 is more on Technologies and side effects of Blogging.
Update: Joi got stealth-disco'ed while talking at BloggerCon. I wonder how the Professors at our University would react, when their students - oh no, I would certainly no do that, would I? - would come up with SD .
23. September 2003
And then it tallied up all the sites and sorted them by total number of links and compared it to my original blogroll and spit out a list of people whom my community is reading that I'm not. http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/06/02/social_networks
BloggerCon  is a conference about weblogs on October 4 and 5 on the campus of Harvard Law School. The focus of BloggerCon is weblogs in journalism, education, science, business and politics. We're interested in people's experiences with weblogs, now that they've been in use for five or six years, depending on who you ask. This is not a technical visionary venue, nor is it a place for political activism. Our interest is in the use of weblogs. Of course technology and politics are related to the use of weblogs. http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/bloggerCon/
21. September 2003VoIP (Voice over IP) client software - currently provided freely - as a Beta version. The team behind this tool is based on Kazaa people and many of their implementations of details, such as the protocol are proprietary. The Slashdot discussion points out some alternative solutions. Speakeasy is one of them. John Walker - the founder of Autodesk - coded Speakfreely some years ago. John Walker  recently made a "End of Life Announcement" of this software as its first release dates back to 1991:
Speak Freely shows its age. The code is messy, difficult to understand, and very easy to break when making even small modifications. The Windows and Unix versions, although interoperable, have diverged in design purely due to their differing histories, almost doubling the work involved in making any change which affects them both.But as John Walker opensourced the code, it is available for further development on Sourceforge. And if the
voip makes noise like cat > /dev/audio... have a look at this thread  ;-)
19. September 2003
It's up - but just barely right now. Lots of interesting notions built into it - which I'll be covering - soon.FOAF is about a Friend of a Friend, a markup language for relationships .
18. July 2003
18. September 2000
3.1 Welches Zeichen soll ich als Quotezeichen verwenden?
Ein Größerzeichen (»>«). Dies wird von so gut wie jedem Newsreader als solches erkannt und ist auch technischen (Son-of-RFC 1036 und Nachfolger) und sozialen Regeln (Netiquette) so erwähnt.
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