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  • Why Erlang will be the next language I learn

    Keeping to the pragmatic programmer’s mantra of learning a new language every year, I’ve picked Erlang as the language to learn in 2011. (For reference – 2010 was Groovy (verdict: very nice, but if I want JVM + a dynamic language, I’d rather user JRuby), and 2009 was Javascript (yes, of course I knew Javascript…

  • Conference characteristics by hardware

    Unsure about which conference to go to? Where you will meet the kind of people you want to meet? All you need to know is what kind of hardware the attendants will be carrying. Barcamp: iPad, Macbook Air Google developer day: Android tablet, Netbook running Ubuntu W-JAX: Company-issued Windows laptop

  • Notes from Google Developer Day 2010 in Munich

    First of all, kudos to google for the flawless organization of a huge (1100 attendees), free event. It was great to have so many key people straight from the source in one place. Here are my random notes of the event: Opening keynote Eric Tholomé: 2004 is the dividing line – Skype was the last app…

  • Couchsurfing Review

    My last couchsurfing guests for this year, Brant and Paula Wong from California, put up a blog post about their stay in Munich here. Glad they liked it, and this way the whole world gets to see my tiny kitchen… This year, I’ve hosted people from Canada, the U.S.A, France, China, Spain, Germany and Chile,…

  • How to record internet radio using VLC on the Mac

    This is mostly to remind myself, so I don’t have to mess with the settings again next time: Download the Playlist (.pls file), open in text editor, extract the station url (something like Open VLC, go to File/Open Network, enter the url extracted from the playlist Click on Settings…, choose any filenmane.mp3. Use the…

  • Hello world!

    Since my domain seems to be stuck in domain transfer hell to my new host, this will be the temporary outlet for my blogging urges. Also useful for playing around with wordpress pluging and themes without messing up my own server.

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