August 2011

Gmail gets a new interface. And it works offline.

by Volker Weber

Gmail Offline beta is a Gmail app built to support offline access, allowing mail to be read, responded to, searched and archived without network access. After first start-up, Gmail Offline will automatically synchronize messages and queued actions anytime Chrome is running and an Internet connection is available. More than just an offline app, the streamlined user interface, based off Gmail’s popular tablet interface, provides extremely fast response time with a pure, email focused experience.

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Sonos goes platinum

by Volker Weber

That’s right, Sonos has gone platinum— as of today, we’re officially streaming music in more than one million rooms around the world.

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El Empleo

by Volker Weber

Hübscher Powerline-Adapter mit zwei Anschlüssen

by Volker Weber

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München, 31. August 2011 - Netgear stellt heute auf der IFA in Berlin in Halle 12, Stand 102 das neue Powerline AV+ 200 Nano Dualport Adapter-Set XAVB2602 vor. Das Powerline Set kommt mit einem schlanken Adapter im ultrakompakten Nano-Design, der zwei Ethernet-Anschlüsse sowie eine Steckdose integriert. Internet-fähige Geräte wie Fernseher, Computer, Blu-Ray-Player, Festplattenrekorder oder Spielkonsolen können über die Ethernet-Ports kinderleicht mit dem Heimnetzwerk verbunden werden. Das XAVB2602 ist ab November 2011 für 109 Euro, inklusive Mehrwertsteuer erhältlich.

I like.

Mike Kirkup leaves RIM

by Volker Weber

After an incredible journey with RIM, I have resigned as Senior Director, Global Developer Relations today.

Mike Kirkup is a very thoughtful person. I have spoken with him at all three BlackBerry DevCons I attended. But I believe his results are not as good as they need to be.

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Surf's up

by Volker Weber

TomTom hat ein Problem

by Volker Weber

Über diese Nachricht musste ich lange grübeln:

München, 29. August 2011 - TomTom kündigt heute neue, fahrerfreundliche Versionen von beliebten Social Network- und Online-Reisediensten an. Mit den neuen Search & Go LIVE Services - Expedia, TripAdvisor und Yelp - haben Nutzer Zugang zu Online-Berichten, Kritiken und zur besten Route an das gewünschte Ziel. Erstmals wurden damit Versionen von Online-Reisediensten und Twitter(TM) extra für Navigationsgeräte entwickelt.

Ich brauche kein Twitter im Navi. Was ich brauche, ist ein Navi, der nicht nervt. Twitter habe ich im Smartphone. Und dort habe ich mittlerweile auch Navigation. Um dieses Spiel zu gewinnen, muss der Navi nicht wie ein Smartphone werden. Er muss das Navigeschäft besser beherrschen. Und das wird zunehmend schwierig.

Ich weiß manchmal zwar, wohin ich will, aber ich weiß die Adresse nicht. "Flughafen Frankfurt, Terminal 2". Gib das mal in einem TomTom ein. Und dann bitte einmal in Google Maps.

Help me select a color for the Nokia N8

by Volker Weber

My Nokia N8 just needed to be formatted for the second time in one week. Nokia would now like to replace it. I can ask for any color. Let's do a little vote on Google+. I am adding five comments for the five colors. Vote for the one you like best by adding a +1.

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Get you Google Music beta fix

by Volker Weber

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If you have an Android phone, most likely you want Google Music. (App not available on iPhone). And we never had as many invites as right now. To sign up, you need to pretend to be in the US. Hotspot Shield is your friend. After that, you can use it anywhere.

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Nokia Maps keeps getting better

by Volker Weber

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Live traffic. Now weather. Get your fix at BetaLabs.

Update. Actually, I advise to stay away. The "Smart Installer" broke my N8 in interesting ways. It fails to install the beta. It won't let me uninstall the failed beta install. And it messes up the N8 so that I cannot reinstall Nokia Maps 3.0.6.

Time to once again format the device and start all over.

Playing with the PlayBook

by Volker Weber

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This is my second time with the BlackBerry PlayBook. First I had it for ten days to write about my initial impressions, but I quickly gave back the test sample so that others could write about it as well. Some time has passed, you read about all the good and bad, and it's time to revisit the device.

And there are a few things where RIM gets it absolutely right.

Before we get to that, let's briefly look at the market for these devices. It has been said, that people don't want a tablet. They want an iPad. I believe that's true. Then there are people, who want "better than Apple". They generally look for Android tablets. And then there was Palm HP with webOS. Well, ...

Where does that leave RIM?

There is a very good reason you want a PlayBook. It has the perfect separation of business and private use. You can hook it up to your BlackBerry if your admin lets you install Bridge, and he really, really should. Because Bridge does not export data from the BlackBerry to PlayBook. It just lets you look at it, and work with it. Somebody steals your PlayBook? Well, no business data on that. Since there is no business data on the PlayBook, your company does not have to worry a bit about what you do with your PlayBook.

This solves the #1 problem companies are facing with BYOD (bring your own device). If you own the device, or if the device contains both business and private data, under German law you can pretty much interfere with all policies business is trying to enforce. Not a problem with PlayBook. You can use Bridge apps to access your mail, calendar, addresses, internal websites, documents, etc. And all that data sits on your company issued BlackBerry and internal servers.

Since business does not have to lock down your PlayBook, you can pretty much do with it what you want. So, what is it good at? What does it do well? And what not?

First of all, PlayBook is pretty. The user interface is very, very well done. All the way down to great typography. It plays videos very well. You can easily transfer them across USB or WiFi, where the PlayBook is a server. You do it from your PC or Mac, unfortunately the PlayBook can't be the client. It's great for looking at photos and playing music. It has front facing stereo speakers, so the sound comes right out of the video you are watching. The screen is crisp, the PlayBook is light enough to hold in front you without getting tired. If you are on the road a lot, you should love the PlayBook as a companion.

Unfortunately, much of that beauty falls apart, when you get to viewing web pages, or when you are looking for apps. Font rendering in the web browser is bad. Most sites look like they are being viewed on Linux, and not like being viewed on a Mac. Most people probably don't care. I do.

If you are looking for apps, the situation is worse than it is/was on webOS. Nobody seems to care writing for PlayBook. I would neither. The thing is though, apps don't matter that much on a tablet as they do on a smartphone. In most cases you can just use the browser, as you would do on your PC.

Speaking of browsers, there are two. One connects through Wifi, the other through the BlackBerry infrastructure, most likely through BES. That's a bit confusing at first, but very normal for BlackBerry users.

What's badly missing? A native mail client for your personal mail. That's coming. People are talking about a release within a month. Video chat between PlayBook and non-PlayBook. You really can't expect people to buy two of those to connect home.

At vowe's magic flying circus, the PlayBook is holding up nicely against the iPad. Video is my favorite feature since you don't have to convert to an Apple supported format, and it's quite easy to load.

The big question is, now that RIM has solved the business side of the problem, how do they make you want a PlayBook. I will keep you posted.

For a Google+ invitation press the button

by Volker Weber

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The Street Aesthetic of New York City

by Volker Weber

HP's One-Year Plan

by Volker Weber

Let's say you were given a year to kill Hewlett-Packard. Here's how you do it:

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Not trending towards $9

by Volker Weber

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I have been watching the GBS stock ever since an analyst made an outrageous claim about the performance of his investment. Stock was trading at $4.50 with a target of $9. The bid was $2.75, ask was $6. Quite a spread, that shows there is no market for this stock. Weeks have passed, and stock now trades for $2.70. Or isn't trading. Bid is now $1.90, ask is $3. No volumes.

What's going on? Losses are mounting. The company is buying ever more small shops that are no longer profitable. They are betting the farm on providing cloud services. And a technology that turns old ugly Notes applications into new ugly web applications.

Ovi Store restored on the N8

by Volker Weber

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Reinstalling the Ovi Store did not help. Fixing Qt did not help. Resetting the phone to factory did not help. Wiping all content did not help. So I resorted to the final measure: format the device.

You switch it off and continue to hold the power button until the battery is disconnected. It will vibrate twice. That should take about eight seconds. Then you hold three buttons: volume down, camera, menu. While holding the three buttons you power on. All but the bare essentials will be wiped off the device. Ovi Store, Maps, Qt, all gone.

The good news is that it all comes back with the Symbian Anna 1 and 2 installers. You will notice they are much larger in the picture above than they may have been in your update. That's because the N8 had to fetch everyhting.

Anyhow. Clean slate. And it's working. Now I need to convince Ovi Store that some of the apps actually do exist for my device.

Tempest Milky Way

by Volker Weber

Nokia does it again

by Volker Weber

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4.5 months ago Nokia announced Symbian Anna and two devices it would first ship on, the E6 and X7. Existing devices, the C6-01, C7, N8, and E7 would receive updates "in the coming months". The community lit up in flames.

Today, Nokia is announcing Symbian Belle and two devices it would first ship on, the 700 and the 701. As for existing devices:

So there’s lots to look forward to on your existing Symbian^3 phone (Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7, E6 and 500) and new models in coming months with Symbian Belle.

Well done, Nokia. Well done.

The 700 is a new tiny smartphone, the 701 is an update to the C7-00. It would have been called the C7-01, if Nokia hadn't change there naming scheme to three digit numbers, hence the 701. It gets a brighter screen and a NFC module. Same fix focus camera (Nokia calls it "full focus").

Once again, I will be waiting for the magnificent N8 to get the Belle update.

The Boxettes

by Volker Weber

[Thanks, Hanno]

Wouldn't it be nice if Ovi Store would get past this screen on the N8 Anna

by Volker Weber

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Tried to fix Qt. Uninstalled Store. Reinstalled Store. Upgraded Store. Nothingham.

Reinstalled the firmware and the application updates. Wiped all settings. Nothingham.

Inside Google+: Bradley Horowitz talks with Tim O'Reilly

by Volker Weber

Image server finally restarted

by Volker Weber

We had a little bit of a problem with the image server. Now we gained back control and all is back to normal. Thank you for your patience.

Billie Jean

by Volker Weber

Quote of the day

by Volker Weber

If I were in charge at HP, the TouchPad would have been sold for $99, but you'd have needed to buy red, green and blue pixel cartridges every few months for $19 each.
— Richard H. Schwartz

When this happens, it's game over

by Volker Weber

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The update history will only tell you that the update failed. You can try the update again, and it will fail again. Ad infinitum. You will see the "downloading" message very briefly, followed by "installing". That gives you a hint. The device caches the download. And those files are broken. There is no escape, but to find those files in a hidden directory, that you don't have access to, unless you install a file manager that will show you these files. And then you need to know their name. That's beyond what most people can do.

On the changes at HP

by Volker Weber

When HP bought Palm, I could not see much more than Todd Bradley bailing out his old buddies. In comes Leo as new CEO. Now he wants to sell Bradley's business. And build another IBM.

There is a small problem though. IBM's does not have to sell printer ink.

Symbian Anna and why it isn't available for your phone

by Volker Weber

Nokia has started to make Anna available in certain markets, but not in all yet. Others are to follow in the next three weeks. It does not really matter where you are, but for which market your phone was manufactured. Let me fill you in how that works.

One of Nokia biggest assets is that they work with most if not all operators. And they all have their very particular requirements. The Symbian build process caters to that. Nokia can create dozens of variants of the operating system at a push of a button. What you think is an E7, or more precisely an E7-00, is called a RM-626 inside of Nokia. And there are a lot of Product Codes for the RM-626. An N8-00 is a RM-596 and you find the product codes here.

When Nokia releases updates, they do that in batches of Product Codes. If you wanted to be in the first batch, you hacked your Product Code to a generic variant that matches your hardware (German keyboard for instance). I am not sure you can still do that with the Symbian^3 devices.

The Nokia N8 gets a lot nicer with the Anna update

by Volker Weber

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A QUERTY keyboard in portrait mode, split screen editing so you know your context, and even Umlauts on the German keyboard. I like that.

The browser is a lot better, but not good enough for a decent Google+ experience. I expected more. Still, this is a very good update and breath of fresh air for you N8 users out there.

How to install Symbian Anna now

by Volker Weber

There is a trick. Don't listen to what Nokia says. Do not try an update Over The Air. Do not try an update with Ovi Suite. Instead use Nokia Software Updater beta from betalabs.nokia.com. Once you have installed the update, go into Software Update on the devices and install Symbian Anna update 1/2 and Symbian Anna update 2/2. These are the applications that go with the operating system. There is also a new version of Social to install.

HP killing the TouchPad, Pre and Veer

by Volker Weber

In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.

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Nokia seems to be broken beyond repair

by Volker Weber

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Looks like no Symbian Anna update for me:

  1. No Over the Air updates enabled in Germany - Ovi Suite updates only
  2. No Ovi Suite for Mac
  3. Ovi Suite in VMware does not recognize the phone (please connect ...)

Great decision to not support OTA updates for Germany.

Belkin vertreibt tizi

by Volker Weber

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tizi ist ein kleiner mobiler DVB-T Empfänger. Die Hardware stammt aus Asien, die Software aus München. Equinux hat die Lösung bisher selbst vertrieben, tut sich aber schwer gegen den Platzhirsch Elgato mit dem vergleichbaren Produkt Tivizen.

Nun wird das mit dem Einstieg von Belkin noch mal richtig spannend. Equinux bleibt für die Software-Entwicklung zuständig, aber Belkin übernimmt nun den Vertrieb. Elgato hat schon reagiert und bietet das eigene Produkt bei Amazon für 90 statt 150 Euro an. Mal gespannt, was da noch passiert.

Symbian Anna arrives on the E7

by Volker Weber

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Not OTA yet, but it appears that Symbian Anna finally starts rolling out to previous Symbian^3 devices.

Quote of the day

by Volker Weber

Every OS has its purpose. OSX, building webapps. Linux, running web apps. Windows, testing IE.
Martin Waury

Go faster!

by Volker Weber

The Glif

by Volker Weber

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Thank you Samuel for the Glif.

Abercrombie and Fitch offers money for not wearing their merchandise

by Volker Weber

... here’s a first. Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is offering to pay Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino not to wear its merchandise.

The New Albany, Ohio company released a statement Tuesday evening titled “A Win-Win Situation,” in which it stated a “deep concern” over the association between Mr. Sorrentino and the brand. A&F offered up a “substantial payment” to Mr. Sorrentino “to wear an alternate brand.”

I know a few old farts who wear A&F. Maybe they can get an offer as well.

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The Entire Facebook Terms of Service in Bro Speak

by Volker Weber

The Facebook Terms of Service is a bitch to read. So we translated it into a more familiar vernacular (with a lot of swearing). You can also read it in parts. Everything from here on out is from Facebook. Kinda.

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Tomi Ahhonen: "Elop Effect" when you combine Osborne Effect and Ratner Effect

by Volker Weber

I am about to coin a new term, called the Elop Effect, the most damaging CEO statement conceivable and proof of ultimate management incompetence in the CEO. But lets understand Osborne Effect and Ratner Effect first.

One thing Tomi does not get: Symbian was already dead. Much like Wile E. Coyote, having stepped over the cliff, before looking down.

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Former Xbox Exec to Help Tune Up Sonos

by Volker Weber

Robbie Bach, a former Microsoft executive who was instrumental in creating its Xbox business, is resurfacing in the business world - as a newly appointed board member at Sonos Inc., the cult maker of Internet-savvy audio electronics.

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OS X Lion v10.7.1 Update

by Volker Weber

The OS X Lion v10.7.1 Update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:
  • Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari.
  • Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out.
  • Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections.
  • Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion.
  • Resolve an issue in which an admin user account could be missing after upgrading to OS X Lion.

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Technology Review: Bring Dein Gerät ruhig mit!

by Volker Weber

Bislang ist in vielen Unternehmen aus Sicherheitsgründen nur ganz bestimmte Smartphones erlaubt. Bei Colgate-Palmolive kann man jetzt eine Umkehrung des Trends erleben.

Bisher war Colgate-Palmolive ein BlackBerry-Shop. Nun können Mitarbeiter auch mit eigenen Geräten über Traveler auf Notes zugreifen.

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Danny Macaskill - Industrial Revolutions

by Volker Weber

Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

by Volker Weber

Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola.

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Le Tour de France. En trois minutes.

by Volker Weber

Quote of the day

by Volker Weber

Immerhin sitzen am Sonntag abend auch Kinder vor dem Bildschirm, die davor geschützt werden sollen, dass sie unvermittelt mit Liebesszenen konfrontiert werden, obwohl sie nur Mord und Totschlag erwarten.
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Google+ has made Facebook, Path, Whatsapp and Kik redundant

by Volker Weber

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Google+ has changed some of my patterns. I don't post to Twitter. I don't post to Facebook. I don't text with Kik or Whatsapp. I don't share on Path. All gone and replaced with Google+. I do read Twitter and Facebook once a day, but I don't engage. I comment on Facebook, but only occasionally.

Skype is next on the list. I text more with Google+ and Google Talk. I video conf with hangouts. I have hardly been on Skype at all. Facetime is still strong, and that continues to work well for me.

Times are changing. Not on Google+ yet? Grab your invitation.

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Montreal Quebec City Toronto Manhattan Chicago

by Volker Weber

[Hat tip Heiko & Jörg]

Suspension of the BlackBerry Certification Program

by Volker Weber

Dear BlackBerry Alliance Partner:

RIM has decided to suspend indefinitely its BlackBerry Certification Program. A broad range of online and instructor-led training offerings remain available to help our customers use BlackBerry products (see www.blackberry.com/training). RIM will continue to work with customers and partners to develop the most valuable learning and support services. Effective immediately partners will no longer be required to complete their Service Competency obligations under Section 2.3 of the Alliance Program Guide. Until September 9, 2011 you may contact us at certification@blackberry.com with any questions you may have.

Regards,

BlackBerry Alliance Team

Ehningen baut auf die IBM Cloud

by Volker Weber

Ehningen, 10. August 2011 - Die Gemeinde Ehningen und IBM haben jetzt einen IBM SmartCloud Enterprise-Vertrag mit unbegrenzter Laufzeit unterzeichnet. Zunächst soll die von IBM Studenten der Dualen Hochschule im Rahmen einer Projektarbeit für Ehningen entwickelte Softwareapplikation in der Cloud zur Anwendung kommen. Damit können Buchungen unterschiedlichster Ressourcen wie Sporthallen und anderer Räume der Gemeinde künftig in der Public Cloud von IBM erfolgen. So werden nicht nur mehr Transparenz und Flexiblität geschaffen, sondern auch Kosten minimiert.

In Ehningen ist auch die Hauptverwaltung von IBM Deutschland und das Rechenzentrum. IBM baut also auch auf Ehningen. Oder hat gebaut.

Table 7

by Volker Weber

For a Google+ invitation press the button

by Volker Weber

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Using Google Music

by Volker Weber

Using Google Music
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I am currently using Google Music (beta) with the Nexus S. There is a client that uploads your iTunes tracks into the cloud and you can stream them on a desktop computer or an Android phone. It's completely transparent. You can have tracks stored on your phone, you can stream the rest over the network and you can restrict this streaming to Wi-Fi only. On top of that the client lets you make tracks from the cloud available right on the phone. It will download them in the background, in my case over Wi-Fi only.

Very cool. You never have to wire the phone to a desktop.

Want to join in? We are organizing an exchange of invites over on Google+.

Addicted to the Nexus S

by Volker Weber

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The Nexus One replaced my iPhone 3G. The iPhone 4 easily won me back. Now I am addicted to the Nexus S. What happens when iOS 5 comes out?

vowe.net in Flipboard

by Volker Weber

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Just add a section. search for "vowe.net", click the first result and then add with the button on the top of the screen.

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[Thanks, Hajo]

Failure is an option

by Volker Weber

Ian Bogost: Gamification is Bullshit

by Volker Weber

... gamification is marketing bullshit, invented by consultants as a means to capture the wild, coveted beast that is videogames and to domesticate it for use in the grey, hopeless wasteland of big business, where bullshit already reigns anyway.

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Storage back up

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Getting the ReadyNAS Pro back into full operation has proven more difficult than I thought it would be. I did receive the machine back on Friday. Inserted my RAID drives and it started right away. Since the machine came with 4.2.15 and the system partition on the RAID was on 4.2.18, I attempted an upgrade. 4.2.18 has been pulled so I resorted to 4.2.19-T4. And that turned out to be a mistake. The upgrade stalled, and I did not notice since I was busy attending a visitor. By the time I turned my attention back to the machine, it was too late to call service.

With wonderful assistance from Stefan, I was able to install several builds on the machine and a free disk instead of my RAID disk, but I could not wipe the failed install from my own drives.

On Monday I called Netgear support and they 'dialed' into the machine from the network. In the afternoon, all was good and I was back at 4.2.15 with full access to my data. Before attempting the upgrade to the latest supported build 4.2.17 I did a complete sync between the ReadyNAS NV+ and the ReadyNAS Pro. Finally, today I kicked off the upgrade and it completed within minutes. Pfeeew.

Thank you, Netgear. Outstanding support!

Klipsch S4i back to normal

by Volker Weber

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Jean Pierre bought a Klipsch S4i headset last week, referring to my recommendation. I asked him to send me the largest pair of ear gels, if they did not fit him. Today I received them in the mail. This is so much better than the medium sized I used after losing one of the large ones last year.

Thank you, Jean Pierre!

A Day in California

by Volker Weber

Beautiful video by Ryan Killackey. It's composed of over 10,000 photos.

[HT Don Dahlmann]

New ReadyNAS Pro en route

by Volker Weber

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Exactly one week ago, my ReadyNAS Pro died. It dropped off the network, and when I went looking for it, it would not make a sound. Dead, dead, dead.

I contacted Netgear and they asked me to send it in. Sent out Friday, arrived Monday. Yesterday they told me, they were unable to fix it and were going to replace it. Today I got my UPS tracking number and if all goes well, the new machine should be here tomorrow.

The plan is simple. Unpack the machine, insert the drives in the correct sequence, wire the box up and start it. Everything should be back to normal.

A week is quite long without primary storage. But I had made plans earlier. There is a second, slower ReadyNAS for background storage. It has all the data of the ReadyNAS Pro. And on top of that, there are backups.

Can you get at your data, when parts of your infrastructure fail?

IBM Connections wins at Bayer

by Volker Weber

Bayer is one of Microsoft's largest wins. The company, a long time IBM customer, is moving to the Microsoft stack. Then last year, Bayer Material Science (BMS), a small part of Bayer, started to roll out IBM Connections, joint press release with IBM, the full treatment.

As you can imagine, that lead to some discussion within Bayer. Sharepoint MySite vs. Connections. Since the strategy was to go on a Microsoft stack, the smaller renegade BMS was set up for failure. Only they did not.

I just learned last week that Connections won. It's going to be a full rollout across the whole company. And I have a follow-up post on how I would deliver Project Vulcan. As you can imagine, it involves Connections.

Dieses Wochenende: Formula Student Germany in Hockenheim

by Volker Weber

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Wir sind dabei. Immer wieder witzig: "heise Autos" ist kein Schreibfehler. :-)

Longboarding: Let Go

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RIM announces three new BlackBerrys

by Volker Weber

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[They are announcing five, but that is just a network problem]

The one pictured above is the new Bold 9900, and that's the one you want, if you do like a BlackBerry. If you don't, move along. Nothing happens here.

The other two will be released in the future. A new Torch and a new Storm Torch. They are not calling the Storm a Storm, since that name does not have a good heritage. I suggest you stay away from the Torches. One does not have a keyboard, the other one is a fat slider.

All three of them run BlackBerry 7, and I understand you need to buy a new device to get BlackBerry 7. Since I don't have any of those devices, I can't tell you if you want BlackBerry 7, and I also do not know if it should be called BlackBerry 6.1 since BlackBerry 6 is still quite new. And pretty good.

The Bold 9900 it is. That's the one I want. Faster, with touchscreen, thinner than any previous BlackBerry, with a full keyboard. Alas, I can't have one. It's only launching soon.

Gruppenbildung

by Volker Weber

Bei jedem Infrastrukturprojekt teilt sich die Welt in vier Gruppen. Egal ob Bahnhof, Stromtrasse, Flughafen, Internet, Social Network ...

  1. Die erste Gruppe baut das. (2%)
  2. Die zweite Gruppe will das unter allen Umständen verhindern. (3%)
  3. Die dritte Gruppe findet, früher sei alles besser gewesen und man solle gar nichts ändern. (45%)
  4. Die vierte Gruppe glaubt, die zweite Gruppe habe nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank. (50%)

Die erste Gruppe setzt sich am Ende durch, die zweite Gruppe zieht zum nächsten Projekt, die dritte Gruppe hat schon immer alles gewusst und die vierte Gruppe adaptiert das, was die erste gebaut hat.

Musik endlich digital erhältlich

by Volker Weber

Mit überwältigendem Erfolg ist der neue Digitalradiostandard DAB+ in Deutschland gestartet. Bundesweit sind 15 digitale Radiosender empfangbar - also für jeden Zuhörer einer.

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Google+ Update: Android App version 1.0.5

by Volker Weber

If you have difficulties understanding the thick accent, here are the updates:

Improved notifications reliability
"___ added you to Google+" notifications shown in bulk
Share stream posts to individual people (search people & contacts)
Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
Nearby accuracy & refresh improvements
Start a one-on-one huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
Hide one-on-one huddles
Clickable links in huddles
Confirmation text when leaving a huddle ("Are you sure you want to leave?")
Improved autocomplete (people/contacts) when adding a person to a huddle
Reshared posts show correct profile photo

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New RAIDiator 4.1.8-T9 beta for Duo/NV+

by Volker Weber

New RAIDiator 4.1.8-T9 beta for Duo/NV+. Fixes guest access hole and add-on compatibility - bit.ly/qiGWVl

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Skype for iPad released. And quickly pulled.

by Volker Weber

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Nokia's product name conventions

by Volker Weber

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The launch of the Nokia 500 today marked a new departure for us. Not just because it’s our newest Symbian smartphone, but because of what we called it. Just numbers, no letters.

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LibreOffice 3.4.2 for enterprise users

by Volker Weber

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.2, the third version of the 3.4 family, targeting both private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes the majority of the most-important bugs identified by users in the previous version, and can be deployed for production needs by most enterprises.

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I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

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