Web & Tech

My criticism, my thoughts on information technologies, privacy and web policy. Experience reports (reviews) about usability, hardware and software (sometimes with an autobiographical portion).

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porsche

Porsche 911 R  —  redesigned

Alltogether the new Porsche 911 R repudiates the foundational principles of Erwin Komenda's 356/ 911 design. — I try to reestablish the principles (a bit backward-looking) in a 3d concept model that looks more like a driver's car.

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migration

I migrated to a new domain:  www.hashsign.eu

Yes, it zeros the Google ranking of my articles. But in most other respect it's good news. — If you bookmarked an article of mine or established a link before 2017, please update the URL. It changed. All pages are still there.

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chikoo

chikoo.app review – files in smart folders

For some of your data folders on your Mac (perhaps for the most important ones)  Chikoo could organize your files, smarter than the Finder — if its syncing with the Finder would be more elaborated.

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mobile

I'm a cell phone refusenik

But how useful actually is a handheld when it's not a phone? I bought an iPod touch (G6) to find out – in particular to find out how to browse my locally stored knowledge base written in HTML.

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photography

landscape photography — fujifilm X30 review

The Fujifilm X30 is well-known for its perfect point-and-shoot mode.  –  I love to use this camera just for the opposite purpose. I disabled any Auto operations: white balance, focus etc.  –  the excellent EVF makes it possible.

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globe

coastline in sunglint

In 2008 I built a 3D globe model (pure vector, no image mapping). The rendered image shows up Denmark, Skagerrak and in the background Scotland.
The Earth Observatory IOTD from February 25. ...

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anonymous

tor is not for watching tv

Eight months ago I used for a while a payed VPN service to watch British TV. Now I was interested in how Tor works, in general and for the case I would really need it, not for watching TV. – But it ended up in trying just that.

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bookmarking

how I do bookmarking and note taking

My favorite tool makes use of the filtering system of OS X  (Smart Folders) for filtering the notes/ bookmarks by tags, text strings, by excluding individual tags (boolean) etc. ..
Very fast, very neat, most indispensable.

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eff logo

what is the english word for netzpolitik?

The Guardian and Wired use derogatory naming as web pages' category: 'Hacking' resp. 'Threatlevel'.
Ars Technica calls it 'Civilization and Its Discontents' – sounds intellectual but intends downplaying rather...

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NX

cad software:  nx and modo

In the final result "3D" is either about engineering or about lighting, shadows, surface texture and perspective projection .. –  not what I want.  This blog post tells (beside listing CAD software) how I got loose from CAD.

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photo aspect ratio

5:4 and 6x7  —  aspect ratio in photography

My photographs are exercises for myself (my eyes) in finding balance and proportion. They are not about current events, authenticity or contemporary photography. – In most cases the more square aspect ratio is important for balance.