I’ve just published my rsync-bash script that I’m running on my Homserver for quite a while now. Continue reading columbia – enhanced rsync-script for multiple backups source/targets
A couple of months my primary harddisk of my Homeserver crashed. As a result I lost the main system which was Windows Home Server. I didn’t want to set up everything again because I thought there will be the same case again – harddrives are born to die sooner or later. So I decided I to set up a more agile system that I can back up easy. A system that can boot up from an attached USB flash drive. So I switched over to Ubuntu Server. Continue reading Homeserver update: The ultimate backup-system
After about 10 months of thinking, planing and construction work, we made it to day X, where we finally get the chance to test and evaluate the prototype capabilities of our „Reaktor“.
Facing a lot of diffuculties to get every part in place & all circuits connected we want to launch our first mashing project tomorrow in the afternoon.
So what is the perspective?
We want you provide with some reasonable documentation & information about the brewing process with its corresponding problems supported by photography & text.
You’ll have the chance to get the latest news out of our ‘Kommandozentrale’ on how we’re progressing and doing. Due to its complexity and the shortage of time this mash has to be considered as a rather unstable condition with a large possibilty of error and epic fail.
When getting up in the morning it felt like our project is not even going to start due to missing conversion of force from our VW scirocco motor to the stirrer shaft (which basically didn’t have any paddles attached to it.), the non existence of a perforated metal plate for lautering and more severly the non arrival of our malt order from 5 weeks ago. Just some of the practical problems we had to face, I was also working to get the microcontroller and it’s interface set up.
But with the friendly help of Stefan from http://www.gaestehaus-melcher.at/index2.php?show=hausbrauerei, my father and Stefan II we managed to get everything back on track.
At the moment last preparations for tomorrow are being made to make our Yeasts (Saflager S-23) even more happy! Sterilisation of our two 500 mL Erlenmeyer flasks and subsequent inocculation is undertaken right now. Happy Mating my friends!
Check out my new teaser!
Three days to go till my first official presentation. Hoping to see you there : )
19 days left till my first presentation on the 9th of Feb. Still implementing some features, still got some ideas how to improve performance and smoother. Continue reading WIP: Visualizing Wikipedia now on the move
Currently I am working on some interactive Wikipedia visualizations for my Master Degree in Design and the final product seems to get closer and closer (like the deadline ; ) ). The user is able to type in any Wikipedia-article to get a graphical representation of that topic in form of a TagCloud. The interface is able to visualize annotations like organizations, people or dates that are mentioned in an article. Finally, the article can be compared to a another article, so that one can compare those two articles by their annotations. Continue reading WIP: Visualizing Wikipedia now on Android!
Using Interactive Infographics as a tool for journalistic storytelling on Wikipedia.
This is a very basic / one of my first test-videos. Don’t even think about a nice effect 😉 But the result should proof my thoughts about creating a hdr video.
Think of all those millions who put their energy into Wikipedia day and day to push it forward – and now you’ve got an idea what amount of data is being produced every day. We could use this kind of data for different information-visualizations and that is exactly what I’m trying to do.
One could use all the metadata that’s being generated to get an idea of what article and which topics are of interest of the moment. Of course you could use data like headlines and news articles which is a good approach in my mind, but Wikipedia would be special, because its data is being generated by a kind of average user.
We’ll stay in contact 🙂