• Wichtige Orte in Freiburg

    Inzwischen liegt der unterschriebene Mietvertrag auf dem Schreibtisch -- ab Oktober werde ich mit Carolin in Freiburg wohnen!

    Neben den ganzen Umzugsmodalitäten gilt es jetzt vor allem, folgende wichtige Dinge zu klären:

    Wo in Freiburg gibt es einen empfehlenswerten Irish Pub?

    Wo in Freiburg bekommt man Frühstück/Mittagessen/Kaffee inklusive WLAN?

    Irgendwelche Tipps?

  • They just don't get it

    It seems like some members of the IT press aren't convinced that COMBOTS will be successful even after aquiring the rights for using characters from New Line Cinema ("Lord of the Rings"), Paws ("Garfield") and United Media ("Peanuts").

    At least some editors of the german ComputerWoche don't have quite the best wishes for the new project of the inventors of WEB.DE...

  • More and more Skype phones

    While not at all the first to present a Skype phone, Philips could very well claim having the best-looking autonomous handset with their VOIP841 (I disagree with the CrunchGear article that says the USRobotics USR9631 was operable without a PC, because it appears to me as using the USB port to connect to Skype.)

    With Panasonic&catalogId=13251&itemId=98296&modelNo=Content08312006061130726&surfModel=Content08312006061130726, yet another manufacturer enters the ring. But it seems they haven't got very far into the market, since they don't even have a name for their Skype phone yet.

  • Advanced Databases for Beginners

    On YAPC::Europe (taking place this weekend in Birmingham), Dave Cross held an interesting talk about Advanced Databases for Beginners, presenting best practices in database design. Every developer should know them before starting with laying out his first database.

    (via Marcus Ramberg)

  • USB cradle for the Nokia E61

    Years ago, when I bought my Palm Pilot 5000 or the Palm Vx later, it went without saying that there also was a cradle in the package that connected to the PC to synchronize data and load the batteries. Today, you can count yourself happy if you don't have to buy the USB cable additionally. Nokia actually puts only a USB connection cable into the E61 package -- Nokia will charge you extra for a cable that in turn charges your phone.

    If you want some cradle goodness that gives your phone a nice home while it's not that mobile, then the review of the ORA USB Cradle for Nokia E61 on e-series.org may interest you.