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Donnerstag, Dezember 21, 2006

Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas

I wish all of you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year !
Thanks for the nice Photo, Gonthier.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Donnerstag, September 07, 2006

Frontier Airlines Commercial: Jack in the hangar

And look at this cute litte bunny. I mean this gigantic but cute Bunny.
Jack: " Actually I'm an arctic hare if you please."
-Frontier Airlines in Denver made this commercial of Jack in the hangar for a checkup
Fresh found on Google Video. I believe Video over the Internet is going to be the next Big Hit.

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Frontier Airlines Spot wih Sal, the Lion

Hi there!
I just wanted to show you some nice Ads, I recently stumbled upon.
Hilarious !

It introduces Sal, a mascot lion who wrote a screenplay.

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Mittwoch, Januar 18, 2006

Digg is spying on us!

I knew It! Digg is a very spohisitcated method to spy out our hobbies, thoughts and so on. Now a new Digg Blog has confirmed that itself.
Seriously, Digg has now a live-search function like or lycos implemented. Watch what other Diggers are tagging. Have fun!

Digg Blog:
"Digg Spy 2.0 Released
Ever wonder what other users are digging, submitting, commenting on, or reporting? Now with Digg Spy v2 you can spy (in real-time) on all site-wide activity.

How it works –
After loading, Spy automatically polls digg every few seconds for the latest site- wide activity. The Spy page is then updated via AJAX to show the latest happenings.

Choose what you want to spy on –
In the upper right corner of Spy are four checkboxes. These checkboxes represent the type of activities you can spy on:

The new page icon spies on newly submitted or promoted stories.
The thumbs up icon spies on newly dugg stories.
The thumbs down icon spies on stories as they are being buried/reported.
The message icon spies on new comments posted to a story.

If you deselect any of these icons Spy will stop looking for that type of activity. (Example: deselecting everything but comments (yellow icon) will only spy on new comments)

Choose the areas you wish to spy in –
The three tabs represent the different areas within the site you can peer into:

‘spy on all stories’ – Selecting this tab will display activity on both the front page and the upcoming digg queue.

‘spy on queued stories’ – Selecting this tab will display activities performed in the queue. The queue is the repository for all newly submitted stories. If you want to help promote up-and-coming stories, this is the place to visit/watch.

‘spy on front page stories’ – Selecting this tab will display the current activities on promoted front page stories."

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Freitag, September 02, 2005

Catastropy in New Orleans gets more chaotic

What happens in New Orleans is not funny anymore. The scenes we see on TV are really sad. People there are desperate or frustrated. The mass of people that need to be evacuated grows and the water in the town stays at least for 1 month. Today there were ca. 20.000 refugees at the Louisiana Superdome and they had been transported by busses from the disaster area but people that are trapped in the town have heared the t the superdome was the best place to get a place in the busses. So today there are around 30.000 people around the superdome trying to get help.

I hope the evacuation will be rapidly proceeded and water, medication and food. I pray for the souls that have to suffer this gigantic storm Katrina.

You can get an overview of the Category 5 storm Katrina and the catastrophy management afterwards on CNN:
The Blogspace Echo of the events:
You can listen to a live Intenet radio Feed for and from New Orleans:


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Montag, August 15, 2005

Lindsay Lohan and Pamela Anderson together

have pic need blog
Originally uploaded by benbarren.
What a hot scene! Can ther be something more beautiful ? Lindsay Lohan is probably telling her favourite pizza recipe, but il looks as if they were making out.

Freitag, August 05, 2005

Latte Art at its Best- Mocha poured by Bob

Mocha poured by Bob
Originally uploaded by tonx.
Wow Look at this Latte Coffee Art. It's amazing what this people can do in their cups.

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Dienstag, August 02, 2005

Apple introduces Mighty Mouse - 3D & 4 Buttons

Apple introduces Mighty Mouse - 3D & 4 Buttons Posted by Picasa

Look here for a detailed article.

Sonntag, Juli 31, 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for Tourists as Reallife PDA

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams describes an electronic device with an included Encyclopedia and the friendly letters
Don't Panic
on the cover. Tourists can trust in it if they have an intergalactic towel also.
There's nothing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy could not explain.
Well realworld Prototype only explains certain places for tourists, but that's OK.

I had the same idea in fact. They only combined a GPS System and the apprpriate Gelocations with useful info from a travel book agency.

... Antenna Audio, a London-based company that provides audio-tours of 400 tourist sites worldwide.

Telegraph | Travel | Travel gadgets: it knows where you are...:

"A cheery voice declares, 'You have walked into an interactive area.' And what begins is a visitor experience like no other I've had. This tiny electronic prototype, called an Explorer, detects exactly where I'm standing within the 850-acre parkland surrounding Ashton Court, because it's equipped with an internal Global Positioning System (GPS) based on satellite signals, accurate to within about three yards.

On screen, I see myself as a little red dot moving slowly over the grass. Depending on where I wander, an entirely different heritage or cultural story is presented through a combination of pictures, sound effects and narrative, all related to where I'm standing and what I'm looking at."

Freitag, Januar 21, 2005

Nice Cheetah,

Nice Cheetah, good Cheeetah. No stay there ! Aaargh... Posted by Hello

Mittwoch, Januar 12, 2005

Madcat's New Year Resolutions

I promise to learn harder. I want to repair my beloved Macintosh too. Going out more often is on my list too. Happy New Year everybody.
Meine Vörsätze fürs Jahr 2005. Mac reparieren und mehr lernen. Gemütlich ausgehen und Spaß haben. Die Liste könte noch endlos weitergehen, aber das wars fürs erste. Ich will ja nichts versprechen das ich nicht halten kann.

Mittwoch, Januar 05, 2005

How to backup your content from

Well the complicated answer was in's Help .
So it's possible but 10 steps are too complicated for me and sound risky.
The more general approach ist to use Blogging tools.
Unfourtunately w.bloggar doesn't offer a backup function so i have to save post by post. Not very practical in the future.
And there's the raw kind. Just fetch the HTML with a webspider like httptrack.
Any suggestions ?

Samstag, Januar 01, 2005

"Howl's Moving Castle" in deutschen Kinos

"Howl's Moving Castle" kommt voraussichtlich im Juni oder Juli 2005 in die deutschen Kinos.
Das ist einer der letzten Anime Filme von Hayao Miyazaki und den Ghibli Studios. Miyazaki zählt zu den interessantesten Anime Zeichnern Japans und hat mit dem letzten Film Spirited Away seinen Ruhestand angekündigt.
"Howl's Moving Castle"
Die gesammelten Zeichnungen und Mangas von Hayao Miyazaki sind übrigens bis zum 13.März 2005 in Paris zu bewundern. Es lohnt sich.

First Post

Hello World & a Happy New Year!
Frohes neues Jahr.
Willkommen im Jahre 2005. Zur Feier des Tages eröffne ich mein Blog.