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* http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/firecust.htm - the "fire your customers" myth
 
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* Beautiful Mind (movie)
 
* Beautiful Mind (movie)

Revision as of 17:09, 23 May 2013

Here is what I always wanted to say:

Contents

Applications

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

  • measure your storage's IOPs using IOTest
  • 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

Essays

Innovations

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 text.
  • I thought google could never possibly be successful. Just providing links for every possible search query and financing oneself via advertisements cannot possible pay back I thought. How wrong I was! Today I ask google how I can paint my room, where I can listen to this song and where I can buy paint. Of course, there is no better place for a paint advertisement than google when I search for paint...

My hobby benchmarks

Here are they

Demos

Cool Links

all time favorites

I recommend to read/watch this:

title type of intellectual enjoyment language
Der Schwarm book German
http://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/essay/-/id=659852/nid=659852/did=10205562/1b4qxae/index.html - man muss dran glauben. Was Religion und Oekonomie gemeinsam haben ;) link to essay German
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.