What I always wanted to say
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
- 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."
- Joel on Pricing Strategies
- Joel on Leaking Abstractions
- Bloatware is not that bad
- there should be an option to disable eating all my email
Where I contribute
There are some open-source projects where I contribute code:
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.