rp13-Sessions als Podcast

Ich habe mal einen Podcast mit den Tonspuren aller verfügbaren Sessions von der re:publica ’13 gebaut. Danke an erlehmann für den Tipp mit Werkzeug und natürlich der rp13 für die CC-Lizenz.

Das ganze ist ein Hack, sollte aber in allen Feedreadern und iTunes funktionieren. Updates erfolgen unregelmäßig. Momentan gibt es nur MP3. more…

About Cake (Cakebakers, please read)

You may or may not know that I’m terribly busy at work at the moment, rewriting a large application that has its roots in PHP3 (oh yeah) and is a crazy mix of HTML and PHP. Things like ‘abstraction’, ‘layers’, or even just ‘separating code and presentation’ are completely alien concepts there.

So I decided to do the rewrite using one of the many PHP frameworks … more…

WordPress 2.2 delayed, tags ripped out

Matt Mullenweg on wp-hackers:

Let’s create a 2.2 branch and start removing the current tagging implementation. I’ll announce on my blog that 2.2 will be delayed.


Plan9 from Bell Labs

I kid, I kid. I have no intention of changing operating systems, at least until Linux finally is ready for the Deskop. Plan 9 still is nice, though!

Much is foul in the state of computing today. Proprietary software is used throughout the industry as well as on the majority of personal computers. The promised Linux Desktop revolution, announced since years, has not happened so far, and people are beginning to doubt it ever will happen.

This madness more… must end.

Upgrade to WordPress 2.1.2 now

Update: The announcement is out. The important part is:

[…] a cracker had gained user-level access to one of the servers that powers, and had used that access to modify the download file […]

Nothing in the Subversion repository was touched, so if you upgrade and maintain your blog via SVN there is no chance you downloaded the corrupted release file.


WP Add Meta Tags 0.6 patch

The add-meta-tags WordPress plugin broke my WordPress 2.1 alpha site in more ways than one.

Update: Version 0.7 is out with fixes.

more…Anyway, here’s a (quick and dirty) patch against 0.6 to fix things.


Habari is a new blogging platform being developed by a number of well known people, some of which are fed up with open source, others just looking for new challenges.

The thing about Habari is that is starts from scratch, and today. That means it doesn’t have to worry about a lot of existing legacy code and thus, downward compatibility. It is also being designed… more…

[lang_en]Firefox Extension wanted[/lang_en][lang_de]Firefox-Extension gesucht[/lang_de]

[lang_en] [/lang_en] [lang_de] [/lang_de] I’m looking for a Firefox extension that marks the boundaries of the previous viewport after scrolling, e.g. in most cases, a horizontal bar that, when you scroll down, signals where the bottom of the previously visible screen was.

Does something like that exist, or does anyone have an idea how that could be achieved using only JavaScript? I would be willing to … more…


Twaingle is a tool that allows you to search for images on flickr or yahoo and insert them directly into an application.

Where ‘application’ means ‘anything TWAIN-aware’. TWAINgle installs itself into the system (Windows XP only at the moment) as a TWAIN driver. Thus, all applications that have an option to “scan” images via TWAIN become web-enabled instantly. And how! more…

Internet Explorer habla Español

Internet Explorer habla Español. Apparently Microsoft mixed up the binaries. ;)