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= Cool Links =
= Cool Links =
* [http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Biculturalism.html Joel on Unix' "haughtiness-from-a-position-of-weakness"]
* [http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000339.html Joel on fire and motion]
* [http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000339.html Joel on fire and motion]
* [http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook/chapters/fog0000000057.html Joel on user interfaces, part 1]
* [http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook/chapters/fog0000000057.html Joel on user interfaces, part 1]

Revision as of 05:23, 5 March 2009

Here is what I always wanted to say:



For my mind is so little I need to write down software that fascinated me. You can participate by reading!

  • analyze source code using doxygen and SourceNaviGator
  • show a traffic summary on your web server with Wusage
  • schedule meetings with www.doodle.ch and Meeting Wizard
  • manage the inventory of your datacenter with phpEquiMon
  • lock and unlock your screen automatically with BlueProximity (cool idea)
  • keep a USB disk as backup and sync it with one or several computers with Unison
  • plan your appartment furniture with sweet home 3d
  • to simulate keypresses, use xautomation



All innovations have faced mis-understanding at the beginning. Here are some examples:

  • An internet connection cost 8 DM + Traffic when it was introduced. So I said the internet will never gain momentum. Because with the internet, I could write mails for free. With every mail, I could replace a letter for 1.10 DM. So the internet would only pay off if I substituted more than 7 letters to friends by mail. And I never wrote 7 letters in a month!
  • I am just digitalizing my video tapes. I saw one from 2000. There they announce Al Bundy' latest sayings on video test.

My hobby benchmarks

Here are they

Cool Links

Home of the sentence "And believe you me, users care about a lot less things than you might think. They are using your software to accomplish a task."

Where I contribute

There are some open-source projects where I contribute code:

  • KDE
  • X.org
  • mediawiki

Also, I contribute to some wikis:

  • ThorstenStaerk on wiki.linuxquestions.org
  • ThorstenStaerk on www.man-wiki.net
  • ThorstenStaerk on de.wikipedia.org
  • ThorstenStaerk on en.wikipedia.org
  • Tstaerk on techbase.kde.org
  • ThorstenStaerk on userbase.kde.org
  • Tstaerk on en.opensuse.org
  • tstaerk on wiki.kde.org

Also, here on www.staerk.de/thorsten, you find programs from me, but in case I regard them as useful, I also put them on http://www.freshmeat.net. If I find my tutorials useful, I put them into one of the above wikis.