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BOSC 2015 wrap up

July 13th, 2015

I am just back from this year’s BOSC (Bioinformatics Open Source Conference) 2015 in Dublin. BOSC is definitely one of my favorite community gatherings. One reason for this is that the common value – the understanding that openness is an essential part of science – is omnipresent and the foundation of every project presented there. […]

It has been quite a while since I was working in a wet lab the last time but I still have a lot of respect for the busy bees generating data there. It’s hard to imagine such a lab without personal computers which get data automatically from the detecting apparatus or manually from the experimenter. […]

The days of social data silos are finally counted … yesterday OneSocialWeb made a plug-in for OpenFire and a console client available for download. These two programs are the first bricks for building a distributed social network. A web client and a client for Android will follow soon (I had luck – Laurent Eschenauer provide […]

Last week I registered to Cliqset in the hope to finally find the last ├╝ber-aggretator I need to combine all my live stream services. As my expectations were not fulfilled I tried to explore my disappointment and to find out what I was missing in all the aggregators I tested so far. In my opinion […]

It’s good to see that there is a growing movement that aims to free the online identity and the social graph from silo platforms with dubious privacy agreements and to offer decentralized entities as new harbors. While I like the idea of the Diso Project that tries to implement decentralized social networks by extending server-located […]

Finally I finished a new theme for my page that suits my functional and aesthetic wishes. Currently I think it is too early for HTML5/CSS3 but I will move to it at some point based on the current theme. Additionally I changed the name of the blog to something more meaningful – “dao of flow”. […]

There were two other HAR presentations that I like to recommend: At first Roger Dingledine explained the performance issue of the network privacy tool TOR in his talk and the ways of dealing with this in the future. He had a lot of small anecdotes about the project that made the talk really interesting and […]

HAR – 02 – Mobility

August 15th, 2009

At HAR are some electro mobility hardware hacks around and people are usually happy to offer a test ride.