Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Edited Apple Commercial on Google Video

Hi folks!

I just watched this version of the 1984 Apple Macintosh Superbowl commercial on Google Video and while looking closer at it, I discovered that someone has edited an iPod into the video. The "Apple Girl" is wearing it.

Interesting and well done...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Learning French in Nice

Hey folks! I just wanted to let you know, that I'm in Nice right now to improve my French. As you can see on the picture, Nice is actually really very nice...
I know bad joke.

Some links on (or a little off) the topic:

Read you next time!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hope IS emo!

A couple of days ago I found this really funny site about a girl called Hope who is, indeed, emo. She is really sad and maybe you want to join her in her sadness about the really important things...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Stolen Sidekick

Yes the odyssey of the stolen Sidekick is finally over. The NYPD arrested the girl that stole it and they got their Sidekick back.

Besides the fact, that this girls life may be ruined now, I really like this site. It shows that with the great tool of the Internet you can use the power of the masses to do justice (sadly also to do wrong...).

For the ones of you who haven't heard of it before (Here the NYTimes link for a longer summary.): A girl lost her Sidekick in a cab and noone returned it. Another girl from Corona got it in her hands and was stupid enough to make pictures of herself with it. (As anyone else knows, Sidekick's stuff is saved on T-Mobile's servers.) A friend of the victim opened up this website and millions of people got interested in the story.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Uboot can't help me...

Someone from the Uboot helpdesk answered me regarding my problem. He said that they can't unsubscribe me from the list after I my account got deleted because it is run by a third party... Why can they unsubscribe me when I have an account but not when they deleted it?

More to this annoyance and a possible solution later.

Microsoft France hacked

As many sites report a French blog portal (part of the Microsoft site) was hacked by a Turkish hacking group. As stated in this article it could be, that there is a security flaw in IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003. This could lead to another worm which would have a very big impact on the internet. (Netcraft says, that the number of Apache runned sites is declining in favour of IIS.)

Let us hope that this is not the case. Microsoft said in a statement, that the hack was possible because of a misconfiguration in a third party hosting center.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Uboot and 'business' emails to survive!

I registered a few years ago in the all cool and trendy teenager cellphone social networking page uboot. At first it was really nice because I could send text messages for free but after some time they couldn't afford that anymore.

I haven't used that account since but I still get spam (or 'business'...) emails from other companies in the name of uboot. At the end is always that nice message that says 'login to say NO to our emails'. Well... I tried, and after finding out my username from archived emails and trying to recover my password I find out that my account doesn't exist anymore. Now I am still on their mail list from which I can't unsubscribe because my account got deleted. Really annoying.

I really think that online businesses maybe have to send emails like that to survive, but I really never got asked to get these emails and unsubscribing shouldn't be more complicated than clicking on one link.

Blogging just to be blogging?

I can sure not say that I am blogging right now just because so many people read it and follow my words every day (or week/months considering the amount of posts I plan to make). It is probably more because it is now cool for more than a few years and I did a very good job ignoring it until now, but it seems to be a medium with future.

By the way, the thought of having so many people read your column in a distant future is in itself pretty cool and worth to start that whole thing... :) So lets start blogging!