..on signs of intended ruin
My criticism, my thoughts on information technologies, privacy and web policy. Experience reports (reviews) about usability, hardware and software (sometimes with an autobiographical portion).
The Alpine A110 of 2017 is a great sports car because of its restricted parameters and its overall shape. – Some changes of the car body design would make it even more a pure drivers car.
Mein Erfahrungsbericht zu meinen Netzwerk-Programmierungen an der Uni der Künste Berlin (UdK)
– Archiv-Datenbank der Semesterprojekte am Studiengang Architektur, 1997-2004 (it's in German)
The Porsche 911 R of 2016 repudiates the foundational principles of Erwin Komenda's classic 356/ 901 design. — A comparison of two 3D models analyses what the Weissach designers messed up in the last 50 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.