Category Archives: misc

Building a Web-Based Java API Search

From time to time I play with web technologies to keep up with recent developments. While I know my network protocols pretty well, I’m not a frontend developer so I’m pretty useless when it comes to JavaScript or CSS. I … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Review: Computing for Data Analysis

My first contact with the R programming language has been in the Statistics One course I took in September. But since the things we did there with R only scratched the surface, I joined Coursera’s Computing for Data Analysis course … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged | 4 Comments

Review: Statistics One

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are all the rage these days, so I decided to try one out of curiosity. My choice was Coursera’s Statistics One, a six week course taught by Andrew Conway, a psychology professor from Princeton University. … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged | 5 Comments

Sharing Files Revisited

It’s amazing how sometimes problems solve themselves. Since my last article, I got a new home router (a FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7320) that nicely solves the problem of accessing network devices with dynamic addresses even without Zeroconf.

Posted in misc | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sharing Files With Android Devices

Occasionally I want to transfer a file from my Linux desktop machine to one of my Android-based devices via my home network. Shouldn’t be a problem, there are lots of networking protocols for this, right? In practice, many solutions you … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

OpenID Delegation

OpenID is a great concept but what I don’t like is that I tie myself to a specific identity provider. Suppose the provider goes out of business or doesn’t support OpenID anymore. Of course, I could set up my own … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Books on Software Design

A colleague asked me to recommend some books on software design. That’s a good opportunity to have a look at this particular part of my bookshelf and select a few highlights. As usual, you can’t go wrong by reading Fowler, … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Into the Future with IPv6

2011 may not be the year when IPv4 addresses finally run out, but the reserves are running low enough to warrant large IPv6 transition projects. Access providers and domain hosters will see the effects first because the growth of their … Continue reading

Posted in misc | Tagged , , | Leave a comment