26C3 Day 4

31 Dec 2009

Can this be? The fourth day now? Time is going much too fast. Anyway, this day was a great final for this excellent event.

Hacking the universe

Relevance discussion in German Wikipedia

Two core Wikipedia contributors have been invited to take part in a debate in the long running and currently peaking relevance discussion in Wikipedia. They were Kurt Jansson, associated with exclusionists, and Mathias Schindler, associated with inclusionists. And additionally there was Tim Weber, founder of the Levitation-project, which aims to provide personal and VCS-based Wikipedias. Beside them, Martin Haase and Fefe were in the podium as well as Andreas Bogk who did the moderation.

26C3 Day 3

30 Dec 2009

Today was a seat fighting day, because the year reviews (especially the Fnord) as well as the lectures about DECT and PKI are hot spots, which also lead to the strategic decision to go to the Manufacturing-talk and save a seat for Fnord (absolutely wise decision).

Review of 2009, Part I

Todays upbeat was the review of the passing year 2009 in Chaos Computer Club's point of view. Andy Müller-Maguhn, Constanze Kurz, Frank Rieger and Martin Haase gave a chronological overview of the remarkable events of this year. Besides events as Hacking at Random and the first performance of SIGINT in Cologne, many law topics has been pointed at, e.g. the adjudgement regarding voting machines or the enactment regarding the voting pen of Hamburg. Another sad point, which did not affect CCC directly, was the dramatic suicide of the 20year old, who crawled publicy available data from schuelerVZ. In this case some background details have been mentioned.

26C3 Day 2

29 Dec 2009

Somehow i caught a slight cold yesterday, but that does not lower my anticipation for this second day. Just like yesterday i'd like to share my experience of this day with you. Here it goes:

Voting Machines

Kathleen Wynn showed the audience a video of reports and interviews regarding the irregularities in US vote in 2004 and the general problems with voting machines. She concluded, that in US has been a wall between citizens and the elections and compared it to the Berlin wall. She points, that USA failed to realizise reasonable changes with the use of voting machines in contrast to Germany and calls for help.

26C3 Day 1

28 Dec 2009

First day of 26th Chaos Communicaton Congress. Thomas and I got our tickets yesterday evening, fortunately, as the event is apparently sold out. I have forgotten a network cable (need to rely on WLan) and my headphones (need to rely on seat in the rooms). Well, from time to time internet access breaks down, however.

Dawn

I was too late for the keynote, so if i do not want to stand the whole time (which i did not), i needed to get a seat on a table in the upper story. Headphones would not seem to help as the video stream does not seem to work reliably (afterwards it was quite stable as i heard), so i checked mails, the 26c3 wiki and stuff.

KDE Gründer Ettrich mit Bundesverdienstkreuz ausgezeichnet

7 Nov 2009

Glückwünsche an Matthias Ettrich! Dem KDE-Gründer wurde gestern durch Staatssekretärin Almuth Nehring-Venus der Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, oder kurz das Bundesverdienstkreuz. Er erhielt diese Auszeichnung für seinen Einsatz und Beitrag für freie Software, insbesondere natürlich KDE.

Weitere Infos und ein Bild des Gerühmten gibt es auf dem Artikel von dot.KDE.

Lasst den Bär aus dem Sack - Kubuntu Karmic Koala veröffentlicht

29 Oct 2009

Es ist soweit! Ein halbes Jahre nach unserm Wolpertinger-kompatiblen Fabelwesen ist heute der Tag des Koalas.

Kubuntu 9.10 bringt nicht nur das aktuelle KDE mit, sondern auch zig neue Anwendungen und Features, eine experimentelle Netbook-Variante und viele Clients und Anbindungen an Social Media-Dienste. Bisschen ausführlicher gibt es die Meldung auf kubuntu-de.org :)

Free as Virtual Richard Stallmann Says

10 Sep 2009

As reader of Planet Ubuntu might now, the nice porgram vrms from the self-named packed shows how (un-)free your system is. Mine:

21:53:49 blizzz@xara:~$ vrms

Non-free packages installed on xara

fglrx-modaliases Identifiers supported by the ATI graphics driver

latex2html LaTeX to HTML translator

nvidia-96-modaliases Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

How to create your own XSession

6 Sep 2009

My use case is that i use my other computer primarily for watching TV (my notebook overpowers it and i use it with dual screen at home). So, usually i don't need a full blown KDE, but only kdetv as i have an older analog TV card plugged in. Thus, best is to generate a kdetv-only session.

Therefore you need basically two files. The first is .desktop file that populates your session, the second is the script which is being started if you log into it. Let's take a closer look:

Level completed

4 Sep 2009

When I did my Abitur (~A-Levels) 4 years ago, our motto has been "Level 13: complete", for 13 classes of school. Now, again, I completed another markable level. With yesterdays oral examination I finished my coop study successfully and can call me now Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (sounds not so exciting in German, though).

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