What year is It?

We have HTML5 native video support (also with Flash or Silverlight fallback for the oh so old school browsers) so why the heck do some people out there still make it so hard to consume content – in this case Oracle (best known for providing Malware with their installers?!?):   I remember that ... [More]

Python’s urandom as non-admin

A few weeks ago I set up a new mercurial server fronted by “hgweb-cgi”. The application pool is, as python 2.66, in x64 mode. It has a dedicated ad account from the Managed Service Accounts OU. I set the privileges to deny logon locally and run as service and batch. Everything works fine… until you ... [More]

Chaining asynchronous javascript calls

The good thing about JavaScript is that its network/ajax calls are asynchronous. The bad thing about JavaScript is that its network/ajax calls are asynchronous. It’s bad because nested calls increase complexity. Look at the following sample methods: function f1(callback) { console.log('f1'); ... [More]

ICE Lingen 2011

It’s community summer again. The same procedure as every year. In the middle there is some refreshing ICE. The ICE-Conference in Lingen is something special to me because it is an admin event. I’m a developer. Maybe It’s caused by my roots – yeh, I was an admin once. Maybe caused by the fact that I ... [More]