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Feb 02

What if Google turns evil?

Some months ago I found a text about the influence of Google on the blog of Xelransu. Because I don’t want to keep this great stuff away from you, I’ve translated it into English. I know that this article doesn’t have the latest news. But I think it is still worth reading. Enjoy.

Google crawls

Nearly every person who uses the internet stumbles upon Google as search engine. The words “to google” is used online and offline. In a very short time, Google takes the lead of search engine providers far ahead of the previous leader AltaVista. Also the new competitor can’t change anything. Everyone has heard of Google and nearly all use it. But what’s the secret of the brand Google?

Okay, there is Google Video. But it has been closed, because there was no way to get market shares from YouTube. Wait a minute; YouTube has been buoyed by Google. So the market of internet videos belongs to Google.

There are also blogs, like mine. These, who don’t want to buy web space or a server, use a hoster for blogs. The leading companies in the United States are Blogger and BlogSpot. Now only Blogger exists, and who owns it? Yes, Google. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Twitter – Lesson 2/7: History

This is part 2 of my series about Twitter. Be sure to read the previous article:

Twitter History

The most important people of Twitter are Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey. Biz Stone is the Creative Director, Evan Williams the CEO and Jack Dorsey founded the company. It all began in 2003:

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Jan 31

IRC Bouncers

What is a bouncer?

A bouncer (also BNC) is a bot, which is always connected to a specified IRC server and their channels. It saves all queries send to you, while you’re offline and keeps small channels opened.

Advantages and risks of using a bouncer

There are a lot of discussions why to use a bouncer or not. The best argument for using a bouncer is definitely your hidden IP address. By connecting to a bouncer which is connected to an IRC server, others will only see the bouncer’s IP. It is also possible to bypass existing firewall rules, if a specific server name is blocked. But this feature takes also the risk that you have to trust your bouncer provider. He can simply connect to your bouncer and rag in your name. There are also monthly costs, not much, but it can be up to 10 Euro per year. In my opinion this can be disregarded.

Another discussion is about the established behavior on IRC server. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Twitter – Lesson 1/7: What is it exactly?

Today I would like to start a little series about Twitter, and what it exactly is. This topic comprises 7 parts and will be one by one released in the next few days. Have a look about the six subtopics I’ve been going to deal with.


  • What is Twitter?
    A short introduction into the definition what “Twitter“ really is like
  • Twitter History?
    The first idea of Twitter, the development and the status now
  • Definition of microblogging
    Definition of microblogging and comparison it with a real blog
  • Why using Twitter?
    Advantages of using Twitter and a simple charts of whom and for what is using twitter
  • Personal privacy
    This section is about one of the strongest critics about Twitter, because some privacy specialists warn of giving all private information public. I will also give ideas, to be best secured using Twitter.
  • Twitter commands
    Technics, vocabulary and usages in the Twitter community and an overview on what Twitter had affected on our daily business

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Jan 29

Microsoft Excel and printing in PDF causes page splitting

More than one time I had problems printing a whole excel workbook into one PDF file. A workbook with for example 6 sheets are saved in 3 files each with 2 pages.

So, I looked up and compared the settings of all worksheets and noticed, that one has a different print quality than the others. You can find these option in the ribbon page layout, scale to fit by clicking on the little arrow in the bottom right corner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

YouTube Star: Michael Jackson Tribute by AJ Lanz

Today, I want to start a series about famous YouTube Videos. At first, a swiss recruit shows us how to imitate Michael Jacksons dance – and he’s doing well.

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Jan 27

Apple Keynote – iPad

This will be one of the two million blog posts about what happen on the apple keynote at 27th of January 2010. But, so what, everything talks about and me too.

On 10:10am Steve Jobs let the cat out of the bag: The new technology is called iPad and looks like a bloated iPhone. Nearly the same time, the microblogging service Twitter has a lot of lags. So, i found the website to follow the progress of Apple Keynote 2010. On this site your’re also able to take a look into many photos of this iPad.

Some of the technical specifications of the new iPad has been released:

  • 9.7 inches display
  • 0.5 inches thin
  • 1.5 pound weight
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • full multi-touch
  • 10h accu duration
  • Apple 1Ghz A4 Chip
  • up to 64 GB flash storage
  • some models with 3G support

But now, we come to the interesting part of this iPad – pricing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Caution: short-URL send your porn watching history to anyone

Today I had an interesting post from the german blogger Markus in my feed reader. On his blog he wrote a report about a website who can send your history relating porn movies to anyone, just by clicking on a short-URL like The site, spoken about is

First, the website asks you simply:

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Jan 25

QuakeNet Commands Cheat Sheet

Due to recent events, I’ve quickly composed a summary of the most important commands to be used on quakenet IRC channels.

You can also download a pdf here: QN_CheatSheetv2.pdf (222 KB)
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Jan 24

Hello world!

Snipped from Hello World

Everything starts with Hello World.

This is my first post on Project89. Look forward for many interesting topics in the near future.

Kind regards,


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