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Online Grid Generator for Photoshop

Online Grid Generator for Photoshop

[ 0 ] April 29th, 2012 |

For those who layout their websites with grids it is very common to use grid systems like grid the 960 GRID SYSTEM. The bugging thing about it is always to prepare a corresponding photoshop file. But now the GRID CALCULATOR comes to help! Simply enter your grid definition and the online tool creates a photoshop […]

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iPhone Siri Bug

iPhone Siri Bug

[ 0 ] March 9th, 2012 |

All I wanted to know is the weather in Berlin… However Siri’s answer looks like some interpretation is still needed.

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CSS preprocessing

CSS preprocessing

[ 0 ] January 18th, 2012 |

I always thought that CSS lacks in expressiveness which is far below the one of XPath. For example you can’t select elements based on their child elements. How nice would it be if you could format anker tags if and only if they contain a single image tag. For this to work you would simply […]

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SIMILE Timeline Eclipse Integration

SIMILE Timeline Eclipse Integration

[ 0 ] November 18th, 2011 |

– test

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Color Wizard

Color Wizard

[ 0 ] November 9th, 2011 |

Tired of bright red, green or blue? Then try out the Color Wizard on colorsontheweb.com. Given one color the tool gives you 3 variations (hue, saturation and tint&shade) as much as 6 corresponding colors (monochromatic, analogous, triadic, tetradic, complimentary and split complimentary). Give it a shot!

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WordPress Web Service

WordPress Web Service

[ 2 ] November 8th, 2011 |

You are an enthusiastic WordPress user? You want to implement a Flash based WordPress front end / theme? You want to use WordPress as a back end for you software? My new WordPress Web Service plugin is your solution! WPWS allows you to access your WordPress installation via WSDL/SOAP. In contrast to classical RESTful services WSDL/SOAP […]

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Eclipse RCP SelectionUtils

Eclipse RCP SelectionUtils

[ 0 ] November 8th, 2011 |

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bkahlert.com 2.0

bkahlert.com 2.0

[ 0 ] November 8th, 2011 |

Today I finished my new website. Technically it is based on the HTML5 Boilerplate. Since I didn’t want to build a completely new WordPress template from scratch I used the HTML 5 Boilerplate WordPress Theme. This theme is based on the Starkers WordPress Theme – a completely naked WordPress theme without any style directives at all. WordPress has some […]

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generic ISOCUBE

generic ISOCUBE

[ 0 ] October 27th, 2011 |

Zachary Johnson and Paul Hayes showed some really nice examples of the CSS 2D transformation capabilites (isocube, 3D isocube using 2D CSS). What I missed was the math behind it. Both (and every other isocube I could find on the net) statically positioned the three rectangles that form the isocube. So what I did was […]

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Vertical Centering With CSS

Vertical Centering With CSS

[ 0 ] August 16th, 2011 |

Every tried to use vertical-align on block elements and wondered why it doesn’t work. Read this great article to find out how to center vertically.

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Improvement of the Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) in Saros though Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Tests

Improvement of the Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) in Saros though Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Tests

[ 0 ] May 19th, 2011 |

Four days ago at 11:30 I finished my Master thesis. Everyone knows the term usability but only a few the special aspect called out-of-box experience. In short OOBE is about the experience a user has when first confronted with a product. This product can be …

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Osama Bin Laden killed live on a news broadcast! watch the video: …

Osama Bin Laden killed live on a news broadcast! watch the video: …

[ 0 ] May 2nd, 2011 |

A worm has started to spread over Facebook promising the user a video where the killed Osama Bin Laden can be seen. The link is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Osama-Bin-Laden-Killed-Live-on-Video/201198676585608?sk=app_190322544333196&71029 On the corresponding Facebook profile you are asked to copy a javascript line following line into the browser’s location bar which reloads a JavaScript file named “bin.js” from a […]

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Saros Session with Kent Beck

Saros Session with Kent Beck

[ 0 ] November 19th, 2010 |

Yesterday Prof. Dr. Lutz Prechelt, Kent Beck and me had a Saros session. Have a look on what Kent Beck has to say about Saros.

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Why I don’t consider bit.ly & co a good idea

Why I don’t consider bit.ly & co a good idea

[ 0 ] May 11th, 2010 |

Ever heard of bit.ly or TinyURL.com? In short those services offer the shortening of (long) URLs so the link becomes easier to read and to publish, e.g. on Twitter. I do not deny that advantage whereas I criticize that none of the providers I know states the disadvantages. Transparency People like to know what they click […]

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Client-Server Communication for Humanoid Robots

Client-Server Communication for Humanoid Robots

[ 0 ] November 5th, 2009 |

Last month I finished my Bachelor thesis with the German title Client-Server-Kommunikation für humanoide Roboter (engl. “Client-Server Communication for Humanoid Robots”). Within the framework of this work I implemented an application based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) that allows for the communication with humanoid soccer playing robots – namely FUmanoids – developed at the […]

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Smart Vocabulary Trainer

Smart Vocabulary Trainer

[ 0 ] January 17th, 2009 |

About two years ago I created a smart vocabulary trainer based on Hermann Ebbinghaus‘s learning curve to prepare myself for my year abroad in Paris. The trainer’s basic idea is the same as when you try to memorize words, phrases or facts with the help of file cards.

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