Review: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this if you like a bit of apocalyptic SCIENCE to go with your post-apocalyptic fiction Instead of the run-of-the-mill “Oh my god, we’re gonna die in the next fifty years” essays, Annalee Newitz discusses […]

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I want a smart house

Soooooo…. I got bitten by the automate-your-living-environment bug, too. Actually, my reasons for home automation started off a little bit differently. My house is heated with a Vaillant EcoCompact unit. Most of the time, this thing works pretty reliably. Unfortunately, some of the times, it just decides to get into a fault state and stops […]

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RoboGuice – Pitfall – RuntimeException on Activities

Last weekend, I started developing a application to sync OpenStreetMap contacts into my Android devices. Wanting to avoid boilerplate code, and to experiment a little with Dependency Injection in Android, i based my work on RoboGuice. I think I followed all the example code, but my activities would simply crash with a RuntimeException on startup. […]

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All-New Nook – Reader with eInk display running Android

Using my Desire and S II to read books on lunch breaks can become pretty addictive The only bad thing is that reading on an eInk display can become pretty addictive as well, but my previous readers had either no wireless capability or an useless operating system. So, one day while reading through my blogs, […]

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Samsung Galaxy S II – I want to read the display in the sun as well

For a very long time, I was satisfied with my HTC Desire… O.k., having to empty my email inbox every few days because the internal memory was way too little sucked. And installing a custom rom just so I could have a slightly more usable app2sd sucket a little bit more. But what really broke […]

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Perry Rhodan bei beam-ebooks geht doch noch weiter :-)

Nach langer Zeit der Unsicherheit hat Christoph Kaufmann, der Betreiber von beam-ebooks, nun doch noch neue Perry-Rhodan-Produkte angekündigt. Ich freue mich wie ein Schnitzel, daß sich das Thema “DRM-freie ebooks” sich scheinbar doch für Christoph rechnet, so daß er weiterhin diesen Markt bedienen will. Da schlägt das Sammlerherz in einem höher… Eines der zukünftigen Produkte […]

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