Archive for February, 2009

Video: Extreme Sailing

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I’ve once had a training with one of the most experienced guys from the RYA showing us how to react when the boat starts to overpower in Force 10 winds. It felt like going straight down into the water when changing over for a tack. If you like that experience watch this short video. This is extreme sailing.

Watch the guy on Playstation walking forward at full speed at 3:04.

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Animation: Credit Crisis visualized (one more time)

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An outstanding visualization by Jonathan Jarvis – the 101 guide to the credit crisis animated.

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Short Film: Ai – Life in the Shadow of Death

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Interesting Samurai short film by Raffi Asdourian.

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Duvet-Dayz: More than 500,000 spam messages received and blocked

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Earlier this month we received our 500,000nd spam message and thanks to our spam filters it was blocked like the many others before.

And the winner is..

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Time: 1234567890

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Tonight we finally reached “1234567890″ as Unix time. If you run a Unix or Linux machine try the following command…

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UN: How not to manage IS/IT

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A metaphor / parable on how tax payers’ money is burned within some internationally (un)-coordinated organizations aka multinationals aka United Nations.

The underlying story is based on actual experiences in the field of Information Systems / Information Technology (IS/IT) within one of the largest UN organizations. While – as we hear – since then things got even worse, this short story not only tries to demonstrate the lack of professionalism in those organizations, but also what happens when people who “know what they are doing” come to those organizations without political protection by their own governments. The sad endings to these stories are often like in the underlying true case used for this metaphor.

With that case we know…

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