Samstag, 31. Dezember 2011


As I was reading up more of Ember.js (formerly Amber.js / SproutCore 2.0) I stumbled over Knoutout.js, yet another Javascript framework on the client side.
It also looks pretty nice in terms of writing speed and re-usage of certain modules.

Also, they've done a fantastic job for learning Knockout.js over at

By the way: Happy new year everyone! See you in 2012.

Donnerstag, 29. Dezember 2011

More backup suggestions

Recently I've read a nice article over at Jon Dowland's blog regarding backup tools on POSIX machines. There he recommends obnam, another backup tool which sounds pretty interesting to me.

As I was a pretty satisfied user of Torsten Rupp's BAR (e.g. see here and here) I've switched over to rdiff-backup for the sake of easier restoring and accessing my backed up files.

rdiff-backup works pretty well for me, but I'll definitively give obnam a try soon ...especially de-duplication sounds awesome for non-ZFS users. Stay tuned.

Oh, and if you're interested in what's going on in your /etc (and also want a backup of it): Use etckeeper

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011

North Korean Party - Rock Anthem

North Korea Party Rock Anthem ft. Kim Jong II von worfrozenko

Also have a look here: Kim Jong Il dropping the bass

Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

Impressive Dubstep

Woah! Nothing more to write, just look for yourself :-)

Impressive! Don't want to know how this guy plays Streetfighter ...

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2011

Dropbox alternatives - AeroFS

While I already talked about SpiderOak, there's another nice service coming up, called AeroFS.

This time AeroFS enables you to host all your precious data on your own "server", meaning on the devices which you want to sync. I've not tried out this service yet but will do as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Dropbox alternatives - SpiderOak

Ok, I've to admit that I've used Dropbox for a quite long time -- it just worked and I didn't really care about the security of my data. Simply, because I never stored any sensitive data on my Dropbox account(s).

But what if you need store some data others shouldn't have access to on Dropbox? Well's easy: Dropbox does no end-to-end encryption. For the non-techies: The transfer itself to or from the Dropbox-servers are encrypted but the data itself on the server isn't. This basically enables the Dropbox administrators/employees to view your data with ease.

Wait! There's hope for alternatives to easily move away from Dropbox. One of the better alternatives (and believe me, I've tried a lot of them!) is called SpiderOak. Besides end-to-end protection and clients for Windows, Mac and Linux on PCs and Android + IPhone on mobile devices there's everything you need.

For starting you get a 2GB account for free for lifetime -- and if you signup using the link below you get another 1GB for free:

Click here to signup for a free lifetime 2GB (+ 1GB bonus!) account

Have fun!

Ember.js - A JavaScript framework for web apps

Formerly known as Amber.js or SproutCore 2.0 it now got it's own webiste at

The JavaScript-based framework Ember.js is heavily inspired by SproutCore and looks promising for building web applications in a modern manner.

Not much to see on the website yet, but the whole thing looks promising to me. Keepin' an eye on it ...

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

Cello Wars

Be sure to watch this with sound! :-)

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2011

Dogs all around

Just stumbled over some hilarious video over at YouTube you really shouldn't miss: