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Archive for August, 2005

Resizable Icons in Finder

Monday, August 29th, 2005
Sometimes, when scanning lots of photos in Finder, it is helpful to get
directly a glance of what the picture is about. So, go in “icon mode”, and then
in the “Viewing Options” you’ll see a slider to adjust the size of the
icons.

iWannaSleep

Monday, August 29th, 2005
You can set the time after which iTunes is stopped, the
computer is put to sleep, shut down or a custom AppleScript is run!

Iraqi Marshlands on the road to recovery

Friday, August 26th, 2005
…. UNEP scientists say. Here is more from our project.

Wisdom

Thursday, August 25th, 2005
… my mother said if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say
anything at all …

coconutBattery

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
coconutBattery is a tool that reads out the data
of your notebook-battery (iBook/Powerbook). It does give you live-feedback
what’s going on in your battery (not only a snapshot like other tools). It shows
the current charge of your battery as well as the current maximum capacity
related to its original.

CSS Widget

Monday, August 22nd, 2005
Nice widget which offers a complete CSS
reference.

Perspective

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
To implement perspective into graphical design is not easy. Here is a small interactive manual to achieve
this.

Take Web data analysis to the next level with PHP

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Interesting article on statistical (log) analysis, giving an introduction into “nominal scale”, “null hypothesis” and “chi square”….

Zip(de)coding

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
Nice application to show dynamically the zipcode
areas in the US.

Animated Statistics

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
A way to illustrate in a more pleasant form the raw and
dry data from analysis… Here with some interesting comments. True, an
animated graphic per se is not ultimately useful. Having the possibility to stop
or slow down the speed of display can be a big advantage. To have the
possibility to display the Name and other indicators of specific points by
hovering the mouse of the points is far more interesting.
One of the most
exciting interactive sites ever is this one (UNDP).

Inseln verschoben

Monday, August 15th, 2005
Die Wucht des Erdbebens Dezember 2004 in Indonesien war so stark, dass
mehrere Inseln einige Zentimeter verschoben worden sind. mehr

Erster christlicher Friedhof Deutschlands entdeckt

Monday, August 15th, 2005
Trier… nicht nur die Stadt die fŸr 5 Jahre zu meiner Heimat
wurde. Auch noch dazu Šlteste Stadt Deutschlands. Und nun ist auch der
Šlteste christliche Friedhof entdeckt worden! Vermutlich aus dem Jahre 270
n.Chr. Wow!! mehr

Deprimierendes Afrika

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Ziemlich
deprimierend, dieser kleine Statistik: Afrika liegt mit unter 50 Jahren
Lebenserwartung weit entfernt von denen anderer Regionen der Welt. Zum Einen
liegt dies an den sehr schlechte Lebensbedingungen und den ungezŠhlten
Krankheitserregern wie Malaria, Tsetse usw. Zum Anderen, und immer mehr, an dem
grassierenden AIDS Virus, der ganze Regionen entvšlkert.

Das Datenportal in der ZEIT

Monday, August 15th, 2005
Ha, meine Lieblingswochenzeitung hat tatsŠchlich auch mein
Lieblings-Daten-Portal entdeckt und kommentiert. Gut, es war zwar nicht im
Wissensteil der Print-Ausgabe; aber immerhin in der On-line-Blog-Ausgabe. Auch
schon mal was.

[Und schon ist das ZEIT-Blog wieder nicht mehr im
Netz. Hier aus Google’s Cache: “beindruckende Abfrage- und
Darstellungsmšglichkeiten im UNEP GEO Data Portal”]

Schriftarten

Monday, August 15th, 2005
Kostenlose Schriftarten sind im Internet zwar immer wieder zu finden,
aber nur sehr sporadisch, meistens in kleiner Zahl und dann auch noch nicht sehr
schšn. http://www.dafont.com/ bietet eine nette Auswahl
an.

Der Mond

Monday, August 15th, 2005
… doch ein schweizer KŠse, wie folgendes Bild von GoogleMoon
zeigt. In der hochauflšsenden Version kann man gut den Landeplatz von
Apollo17
erkennen!

Aber es scheint dann doch noch anders auszusehen, dort oben. So wie
wir es eben gewohnt sind:

Nettes Widget zum Uebersetzen

Monday, August 15th, 2005

LEO, das Web-Angebot mit dem grossen Deutsch-Englischen und Deutsch-Franzsssischen-Wörterbuch kann jetzt auch per Widget ins Dashboard integriert werden. Coole Sache.

It’s all about sex

Monday, August 15th, 2005
A first-of-its-kind study conducted by experts at the University
of
Glamorgan has proved that men and women really are poles apart when it
comes
to what catches their eye on the internet.

Where visuals
are concerned, males favour the use of straight lines (as
opposed to
rounded forms), few colours in the typeface and background, and
formal
typography. As for language, they favour the use of formal or
expert
language with few abbreviations and are more likely to promote
themselves
and their abilities heavily.

“The statistics are
complicated, but there is no doubt about the strength of
men and women’s
preference for sites produced by people of their own sex,”
said
statistician and co-researcher Dr Rod Gunn.

Despite the parity of
target audience, the results found that 94% of the
sites displayed a
masculine orientation with just 2% displaying a typically
female
bias.

Browse your CDs

Friday, August 12th, 2005
A great application that enables you a scrolling
through your CDs as you did a couple of years back with your Vinyl LPs. Really
nice thing. It makes you love browsing your archives and discovering pieces of
work that you haven’t really listening
to.

Reporting Obligations Database

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
Interesting database, that contains records
describing environmental reporting obligations that countries have towards
international organisations.
ROD_brochure.pdf