Archive for the ‘Information Technology’ Category

A happy new year and a secure system to you

Lately I’ve been busy doing some security related work. As it turns out, computer attacks have become a lot more sophisticated and back-handed. It’s no longer just about having all the latest updates and security fixes installed but even more about having some sort of intrusion detection mechanism that helps you detect any misbehavior or […]

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The science of hiring

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine about how working in the States alters your perception of work – particularly if you’re working on a management level and need to pick your own team. Picking the right people, who get the job done on time and on budget […]

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Merry X-mas

Merry Christmas to all of you! After a long break I figured it’s about time I’d revive this online estate; the holidays are also a good opportunity to sit back, collect your thoughts and document some of the amazing experiences you had over the course of the last year. I’m thinking about writing an article […]

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Onslaught of functionality

Beginning of September I attended SafeCOMP 2009 in Hamburg to hold a talk on the challenges of object oriented programming languages in safety critical applications. One major point which was driven home again and again was that object oriented programming can certainly be used in safety-critical areas but it needs strict development rules which need […]

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Time is flying (by), or sometimes it takes the train

I’m currently working on a feature comparison between IPMA’s and PMI’s methodologies and certification processes. While this itself takes up a good amount of time, I’ve been attending SafeCOMP 2009 in Hamburg last Tuesday. I held one of the talks in regards to object oriented programming in safety-critical applications. The preparation filled what was left […]

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A new type of first-person game?

IBM has built a virtual replica of China’s Forbidden City in collaboration with the palace museum.

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Internet-to-go

ORF’s Futurezone posted a feature article today about Google’s G1 successor – the HTC Hero. There has been another review some time ago by Engadget including a lot more meat regarding the details and handling of the device. As long as there aren’t any reviews by regular users here in Austria, the judges are out, […]

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Internet (r)evolution

The Internet has been developing and still is: HTML5 and Firefox 3.5 offer new possibilities yet unseen or unheard of. Time for old browsers to say goodbye.

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The new reading experience: e-ink

I’ve always been a fan of ebooks. I finally treated myself to a Sony PRS-505 ebook reader. Read on for my thoughts about ebooks and how well Sony’s reader performs.

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