Macheist 3 breaks MySQL

After weeks with fantastic puzzles and a lot of free apps Macheist 3 is ready for prime time now and went online yesterday with an amazing bundle. I’m especially impressed by the inclusion of the brand new Espresso editor/IDE as well as BoinxTV. For 39USD this alone would be a steal. Obviously I am not […]

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When customers become suckhole jerks…

Recently I bought “Delicious Library”, a nice Mac shareware tool from a company called Delicious Monster which helps cataloging books, movies, software, toys, tools, etc. – REALLY great stuff (it scans the barcode from a book/DVD and gets the corresponding data direclty from Amazon.com). Well, sometimes nomen est omen, so I wasn’t too surprised when […]

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Carnival in Zurich

Sometimes a picture tells more than words. Here a carnival impression of the main station in Zurich: We are strong in a lot of things here – but let’s admit it: we just don’t know anything about Carnival here in Zurich. Go to Basel or Lucerne – but forget about the Zurich “carnival”.

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Apple Store Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse

For all Zurich based Apple enthusiasts I posted s snapshot I did this Saturday from the construction work of the Apple Store in the Manor building on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich: Let’s hope that they push working on the store even further – I’d love to buy my next Apple stuff in a “real” Apple […]

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The search challenge

As some of the readers of this blog know I am also working on projects in the field of search and semantic search. So I eagerly had a look at the Miiget project for a new people search engine. As one can see in the query above also very sophisticated solutions have their limits: the […]

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Advertising on Google Main Page

Google seems to say goodbye to its longterm strategy of clear and clean startpages. I don’t like that at all and I am using more and more the very clean interface of Yahoo! Search (not the Yahoo! Portal site – the clean search part). On the Mac there is even a very cool toolbar add […]

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