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Love your mac ;)

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via PSFK

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PHP / MySQL on OSX

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Easiest way? MAMP! Three clicks and you’re done… 😉

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Find european patents

A quite useful tool for finding european patents is the german website of the „Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt“. One can search through their whole catalogue regarding patens, brands and registered designs. We‚ve used this tool excessively the last weeks ‚cause we’re coming up with some really interesting patents regarding our new technology.

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Find music scores online

Bild 1-6From 6 to 18 I played violoncello in orchestres, duos, trios and other combos. I went to the local music school and learned a lot about discipline from my back then quite old music teacher 😉 When I left home, I left my cello there, but some weeks ago, when I visited my parents, I thought it might be fun to take my cello with me. Unfortunately I forgot all my scores there, so when I then yesterday evening was looking on the net for some online sources, I came accross rowy.net, who has some (il)legal stuff online – quite nice: some of them with the according midi or mp3 file, so that you get an orientation on how it could sound like 😉

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Online photography course

Being a bit addicted to flickr in the last weeks, I’ve come up to search for photography books on amazon, in order to find a quick ’n dirty helper on learning more about formats, techniques etc. Now I’ve come across

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So, this seems to be a quite good structured online course – maybe I’m going to test it over the weekend and give feedback 😉 (via lifehacker)

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Fickr!

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Fickr? Just a typo, and I would have thought it might be more erotic stuff than just a bad done chinese website 😉

Well, since I’ve got my flickr pro account I’ve to say, I’m a bit addicted to it – I would not have thought that it makes so much fun uploading your photos, receiving comments (I’ve not that much, but that might change) and critics in order to become a better photographer. My „hardware“ is a bit old though – just a Canon Powershot G1 – but it was the finest thing on earth when I bought it back in 2002/2003 with 3,3 megapixels ;). I’m thinking about buying a new Canon 400D or so, but my girl tells me, we first need a new sofa – one has to set priorities… 😉

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Parallels simply rocks!

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I’ve never bought a piece of software which was so useful than parallels. Parallels is an osx virtual machine which enables you to run an other OS in a separate window – like XP in one window, ubuntu in another and simply switching between them. No need to restart your mac – just make yourself two images of the OS you would like to run, and you can run nearly every program you like in there. I tried to play halflife in my windows home environment, but games wouldn’t work there yet, because of the on existing grapic-card drivers for my intel-based graphic card running in the macbook – but maybe that’ll change in the near future. What I find really astonishing is the quite good performance, though I only like to give windows about 800 MB RAM – it looks as if parallels really works with dynamic RAM adressing, because the RAM usage of my OSX changes with the usage I have when running windows apps, and not by just starting the software – this is really great ‚cause it leeds to a flawless working flow when e.g. developing websites and checking in different browsers.

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Europunique.com just launched

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We have just launched europeunique.com, which is a new website in both chinese and german language. It works as a portal for chinese managers to get a view on where their european collegues spend their money to 😉 The portal is led and was initiated by Ina Reckziegel who works as a journalist in germany

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Thanks to the team for the patience regarding all the chinese adjustments.

Btw: we are looking for a chinese service provider, in order set up a co-hosting location.

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Pixelpark bites again

Just found an interesting announcement on the website of the quite famous agency elephant 7(Oetker, Allianz, Post): pixelpark is making a take-over bid for e7. This is interesting, because Pixelpark somewhen in 1999 had about 1000 employees and made huge crash during the bubble – seems as if times are getting better again 😉