Thursday Jan 28, 2010

Changes...

I have decided to remove those of my blog entries that are not related to my work. I invite you to visit my other blog at http://www.blogfinger.de/.

Wednesday Jan 14, 2009

Programmer's top 25...

... programming errors with regards to security have been published a few days ago here, grouped into

I believe it's a good idea to read through the list from time to time, or to use it when planning QA.

Read a related article on Heise Online here. For the original German version, click here.

Sunday Jan 04, 2009

About screencasts...

Read about Sarah's findings after viewing user testing screen casts. Her blog is full of examples and comments on application usability and web design, so I'll add it to my link list.

Saturday Oct 13, 2007

Probably the funniest meeting during CEC 2007 in Las Vegas

Click here to read the complete story:[Read More]

Friday Apr 06, 2007

What is "proprietary"?

A short discussion on the meaning of "proprietary"[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 04, 2007

Thinking out of the box: Project EcoBox unveiled on April 1st, 2007!

Great news: Sun has unveiled Project EcoBox. A great place to work!


Details here:

http://www.openwork3.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSuLMhTnuMc

Friday Aug 25, 2006

SPEC CPU2006 is out - with a world record for Sun Fire E25K!

Yesterday, an article in Heise Newsticker (German language) pointed me to the release of SPEC CPU2006. I was quite impressed by the results - with Sun Microsystems publishing more results than other company.

Among them is an impressive result for the parallel integer benchmark CINT2006 rate for the Sun Fire E25K with 72 US-IV+ processors: 759!

With SPEC CPU2006, it is easier to compare the results for the CINT2006 benchmark with those for the CINT2006 Rate (CINT2006 running in parallel). Same applies to the floating point benchmark suite, CFP2006. The base result of 1 is identical for all four SPEC CPU2006 benchmarks - it's the result of the benchmark suite on a Sun Ultra 2.

Sunday May 15, 2005

Spellchecking with Google

It has been mentioned before on the web, but whenever I talk about it, people say, "Wow, I didn't think about that way of using a search engine!".

Especially for non-native speakers of the English language, if your favorite dictionary (mine is currently LEO, an Online Service of Technische Universität München, powered by Sun Microsystems) does not contain a word that you would like to use, you may want to try a search engine. An example?

Try: "parallelizable" (currently 51,900 hits) and "parallizable" (359 hits). The U.K. style, "parallelisable" gives you 859 hits, so it's very likely that the second possible way of spelling is incorrect (at least, less people may know what you mean by using that word instead of the first one).

By reading the word in the context, you also get an impression of the meanings, and maybe you'll discover that the word you wanted to use means something different than you thought;-). And, as you can see in the above example, by looking at the domains of the search results (e.g. .com vs. .uk), you may even get hints about in which countries a special way of spelling is used.
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