Important fact on the IMDB: 36

36 is the body count in The Dark Knight. ;-) Batman Begins only had 18. Rambo 236!

2008-09-07 19:05:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z

Gas hits $9.50 in Germany!

We paid $9 in May. Now it's July and the average price for a liter gasoline is €1.60. That's €6.06 for the gallon. At the current rate $9....

2008-07-05 13:19:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 21:42:42Z


On 2008-04-29 I wrote Update your Flash! because a lot of users still used a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash. Date of the Security Bulletin: 2008-04-08 On 2008-05-28 I wrote Deactivate your Flash!, because the first announcements said that all versions of Adobe Flash are affected by an exploit. This information was updated later: Only old versions are affected. The current version is OK (for now). So, now it's 2008-06-07 and I checked 4 sites on Google Analytics....

2008-06-07 13:34:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z

Want to learn programming or just another programming language?

PLT Scheme is a nice implementation of the Scheme language. The upcoming version 4.0 will include many things that make programming and learning to program easy. The Tour in Video announces a 10 minute short YouTube video showing the programming environment DrScheme (belongs to PLT Scheme). This beats SLIME, IMHO.

2008-06-07 13:12:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-26 21:49:29Z

Deactivate your Flash!

First I said "Update your Flash!" and now even the most current version isn't enough: Adobe Flash zero-day exploit in the wild (ZDNet)Bug in Flash 9 being exploited by hackers (Intology) The current (unsecure) version is No update available at this moment. IMPORTANT UPDATE: isn't vulnerable to this exploit

2008-05-28 15:04:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z

$9 for the Gallon

Current gasoline price in Germany is €1.539 for the liter. That's €5.826 for the Gallon. At today's rate $9.077 for the Gallon. A bit over a month ago it was at $8....

2008-05-17 13:54:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 21:42:42Z

Fan of Harry Potter and Python?

$ sudo ln -s `which python` /usr/local/bin/parseltongue

2008-05-03 20:28:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z

Mozilla's Add-Ons Site supports Compatibility Ranges again!

In Mozilla's Add-Ons Site redesigned I was a bit disappointed, because I wasn't able to see if my favorite add-ons will still work with Firefox 3 anymore. The redesign removed the information about the compatibility of an add-on. A minor revision of the add-ons site has now restored this information. Check it yourself. Visit the NoScript page, scroll down a bit, and there you are: Works with: Firefox: - 3....

2008-05-02 17:04:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z

How do you know that a new month has started?

Your INBOX is filled with mailing list membership reminders.

2008-05-01 13:47:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z

Update your Flash!

Flash has one big problem: No automatic updates. Firefox checks for updates of itself and all installed add-ons. But plugins are ignored. This can lead to some troubles. The Random Password Generator had over 3000 visits the last few days. I checked the Google Analytics statistics and only 13.85% of the visitors had a current version of Flash. Important bugfixes aren't installed on a lot of computers! Check your Flash version!...

2008-04-29 04:12:00Z · Last edited: 2009-08-27 20:04:12Z