Protected: Von ganz viel Besuch und einer fast fertigen Dissertation

Eric | May 31, 2009

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I am practically there…

Eric | May 29, 2009

Wonder why I was so quiet during the past six months? You can see it on the photograph. This is the first complete version of my dissertation: a modest 301 pages. I am pretty excited. Just one further pass and then I will finally be ready to submit. (clap)

But first it’s time for a change. Next week I’ll be in Algonquin Park for seven days without phone or internet connection. (yes)


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Du bist Terrorist

Eric | May 23, 2009

Would be very funny if it weren’t so true…


Du bist Terrorist (You are a Terrorist) english subtitles from lexela on Vimeo.


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Photos of our Alumni Meeting

Eric | May 20, 2009

I have put online some photos of our alumni meeting in Montreal. There will be those and many more in our Picasa album in a few days.

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"Bixi" is coming to Montreal

Eric | May 9, 2009

Montreal is currently rolling out a set of 300 (!) parking stations for bikes that will be equipped with 3000 new bikes, in an effort to provide an alternative means of transportation through the city.

Membership is really inexpensive: For 78 dollars you can use any bike during the entire season (up until November), for up to 30 minutes per ride. (After 30 minutes, additional fees apply.) I am curious how this works out. I think the idea is excellent but we will have to see how well it works in practice.


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"Hot" sauce

Eric | May 8, 2009

Last week we went to Atwater Market again and found a cute store that had all sorts of cool stuff. This “hot” sauce immediately caught my eye ;-)


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Final Program for Alumni Meeting

Eric | May 7, 2009

We have just finalized the program for our meeting next week. You can download the program here. In case you wonder whether you can still sign up – yes, absolutely! Just drop me a line.

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Opening multiple eclipse workspaces in MacOS X

Eric | May 2, 2009

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One of the things that immediately annoyed me about MacOS X is that you cannot launch multiple eclipse workspaces using the dock because when you click on an already-opened application in the dock this will simply bring the application to the front, it won’t open another instance for it. You can use the command line but that’s awkward if you do it often…

So I coded up a solution. Simply download this DMG file, mount it and drag the application that it contains somewhere on your harddrive. Then pin that application to the dock. Every time you click it, it will open a new Eclipse instance. In the dock they will apper to the right (see above).

Note that the app assumes that eclipse is installed in /Applications/eclipse/.

Update (September 3rd, 2009)

I have updated the file so that it now contains a universal binary. Apparently the former binary was PPC only. (I only noticed when Snow Leopard asked me to install Rosetta when launching the app…)

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Printing over SSH in MacOS X

Eric | May 2, 2009

This week I found out that I can easily do something in MacOS X of which I did not actually think that it was easily possible: print over ssh! This is very convenient for me because I don’t have a printer at home. So now when I find some interesting article on the web and want to print it it’s just a button click and on the next morning I will find the document lying in the printer at work! Here’s how it works…

Paste the following into a file, let’s say, named “Print to remote printer” and place it into ~/Library/PDF Services/.

#!/bin/bash
TITLE="${!#}"
cat "${TITLE}" | ssh name@your.server.com lpr -P printername

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Nerd score

Eric | May 2, 2009

I just determined my nerd score! Thought I would share it with you…


I am nerdier than 82% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!

So only about 17% of all the people who took the test are nerdier than me ;-) Obviously the question is now: Is that a good or a bad thing?

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