Category Archives: EN

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Re: Object Manager Namespace Viewer

A few days ago I wrote about a ten year old Delphi project. It allows one to see the Object Manager namespace of an NT system. Meanwhile I have started working on a WTL implementation of a similar tool. I … Continue reading

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Stupid news story

So currently a story about some Mormon1 from the US-of-A survived two – according to some even three – terror attacks. So in case of yesterday’s attacks in Brussels he was a mere few meters away. Fair enough, I’d count … Continue reading

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Reykjavík 101 from above

Almost two months ago a friend and colleague posted this video of a drone flight over snowy Reykjavík. The view is from the 105 to the 101 (downtown) area. The flight starts and ends at Þverholt 18. Just beautiful, also … Continue reading

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Scary report

Given just how explosive the current situation is, a little over a century after World War I started, the fact that Robert Parry is suggesting that Russia made it clear to Turkey they’d use tactical nukes in defense of their … Continue reading

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Evil Russians in American films

… really have the suckiest accents. Just watched episode 18 (“Rock Creek Park”) of season 10 of “Criminal Minds” and both geniuses on the BAU side (Reid and Agent Loker) as well as the “Russians” speak words that one can … Continue reading

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Close the Guantánamo detention site and end indefinite detention

President Obama, I support closing the Guantánamo detention site and ending indefinite detention and urge you to get the job done before you leave office. Instead of justice for the September 11 attacks, Guantánamo has given the world torture, indefinite … Continue reading

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Lost it?

Here’s a well-meaning example of English used in public in Germany: Seems like some mobiles, wallets, handbags and umbrellas could use an anger management class?! This photo was taken in a metro train in Frankfurt am Main. // Oliver

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Reminder

Visual Studio 2003 installation without prerequisite check. From the root of the installation media run: Setup\setup.exe /no_bsln_check

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Merry Christmas, America! (Don’t be so overly politically correct all the time!)

Language shapes how we think. It changes our mindsets. Not only George Orwell acknowledged this with his novel Nineteen Eighty Four, where MiniTru – the Ministry of Truth – rewrites newspaper articles and manipulates recorded history. I am an atheist, … Continue reading

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German Government likes this plan

Quoting Scrooge McTrump according to The Verge: We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in … Continue reading

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Code-signed stuff

In case you prefer, like I do, code-signed software, here are a few pieces of software that are built and code-signed by me: Greenshot (however, without any of the plugins!) PuTTY, SuRun, LICEcap Premake 4 Make sure to check the … Continue reading

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Literally the least one can do

Praying. Politicians love to express how they’ll include someone in their prayers at every possible occasion. And quite literally it is the least anyone could do. Unfortunately as an unbeliever I don’t have the comforting thought of having done something … Continue reading

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Finally … (adblocking)

I’ll out myself as iPhone 5s user now. I bought it with a German vendor who specializes in used and refurbished devices, not just from Apple. The latest update to iOS brings two features I really like: accommodates ad-blockers and … Continue reading

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Speciesism and vegans

Vegetarians and vegans1 often use the term speciecism, in a manner similar to how racism is used, to put forward arguments against the industrial scale exploitation of animals. While I sympathize with the goal, I don’t quite get how the … Continue reading

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Is it really skyr?

Arla, the big Danish dairy manufacturer, started selling a product named “skyr” inside the EU – including in Germany – which claims to be skyr according to Icelandic traditions. Well, the news caused quite a stir1 in Iceland and the … Continue reading

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Dear Mister President (POTUS)

I know I don’t get to vote for or against you despite being subject of a vassal state of the US, but then the same applies to some of your own citizens in certain overseas territories. Nevertheless I hope you … Continue reading

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Oh my, shock moment with my private key

So I had generated myself a private key using OpenSSL to create a CSR for an Authenticode code signing certificate from Symantec. Today the certificate was issued, but to collect it, one needs to get the key into the browser. … Continue reading

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Civilization

Several botched executions in the recent past in the US after the individual states had trouble to acquire the drugs for the deadly cocktail whose inventor – a pathologist – is, by the way, against the death penalty now. All … Continue reading

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First anniversary

Exactly one year ago dozens of humans were massacred in the union house in Odessa. Here’s a documentary about the incident. Unfortunately the western media didn’t exactly do a great job covering the incident last year or ever since. This … Continue reading

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Death penalty again

Two recent editorials of The Times of Shreveport (Louisiana) shine a light at the mechanisms behind the death penalty, especially the second one: State should give Ford real justice RE: “State should give Ford real justice,” March 8, 6D No … Continue reading

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