Monday, April 25, 2005

Productivity and IT

A nice Dilbert cartoon - quite funny but at the same time something to think about.

Interestingly, Kevin Kelly writes in his book "NetEconomy" that computers have do not lead to increased productivity. The main advantage of computers is that they offer new possibilities, i.e. things we could not do in the past.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

ConSol CM

Interesting webbased solution for service management (Helpdesk, Support, Customer Service), lead management, process management / workflow.

Monday, April 04, 2005

SXG75 - Siemens Mobile Phone Available Sept 2005

This is hard to believe - all in one tiny mobile phone:
- integrated GPS / Mobile Navigation System including POI (!)
- integrated 2M Pixel Digital Camera for Pictures
- integrated 2nd camera on the front for video conferencing
- Radio Receiver with RDS (Senderkennung)
- MP3 Player
- Email and Instant Messaging Client, Calendar, Tasks, Notes
- 128 MByte Memory
- RS Multimedia Card Slot e.g. for Memory Expansion
- Bluetooth

Seamless Terminal Server Windows

This is an interesting development. More and more solutions based on Microsofts RDP protocol are being developed to bring applications to the desktop with seamless Terminal Windows (without the full desktop that usually comes with the Microsoft RDP Client). In the past this was typically a domain of Citrix, which is quite expensive.

Open Source Seamless RDP Client with Source Code

AppliDis Seamless Client - Applidis free module

Tarantella Carnaveral IQ - not free but much cheaper than Citrix

WTS Gateway Pro - lowcost ressource-based Terminal Server Load Balancing - works very well!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Wow, what a movie! Well, its a boxing movie, but actually much much more. It's about determination, about not missing opportunities for securities sake, about living the dream of your life, about loneliness and rejection.

This movie is rated 8.3 at IMDB which put it into the league of Das Boot, The Pianist, Se7en, Saving Private Ryan - the highest rated movie in 2004.