Category Archives: misc

Your Quick Guide to Promoting Technology

So you found an awesome new technology and it changed your life. Two weeks in and it feels like you’ve been taken from stone age to space age. Good for you, but better still if you can help others see … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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