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EuroPython 2009: Real Google App Engine projects

by Christian Scholz on June 30, 2009

Bernd Dorn was presenting what LovelySystems is doing with Google AppEngine and how you work around certain limitations. Limitations of GAE The App Engine now has several limits: Code files 1000 x 10MB (max. 150MB) Static Files 1000 x 10MB (…)

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EuroPython 2009: Acceptance Testing with RobotFramework

by Christian Scholz on June 30, 2009

EuroPython 2009 has officially started today and the first talk I am attending is about testing, more in detail it’s about acceptance testing with RobotFramework, presented by Pekka Klärck. RobotFramework seems to be quite interesting in that it allows you (…)

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BarCamps gehören der Community und das muss so bleiben

by Christian Scholz on June 24, 2009

BarCamps are a somewhat endangered species here in Germany, writes Franz Patzig, one of the pioneers of the BarCamp scene here in Germany. Reasons are wrong PR about what a BarCamp is or putting it into the wrong context. As (…)

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Ich glaub, ich schliess mich der Forderung an: Killerspiele verbieten!

by Christian Scholz on June 19, 2009

(Originalfoto von banger1977, BY-NC-SA) (for english speaking readers: After an amok run by a 17-year old high school student who killed 15 people with a rifle found in his parent’s home now discussions about banning “killer games” like Counter Strike (…)

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ENDLICH: WIR SIND CHINA!

by Christian Scholz on June 18, 2009

Abstimmungsergebnis der Zensursula-Gesetzes: 389 Ja, 128 Nein, 18 Enthaltungen (535 Stimmen) (Bild darf gerne verwendet werden, CC-Zero)

Stimmen zur wahrscheinlich heutigen Verabschiedung des Internetzensurgesetzes

by Christian Scholz on June 18, 2009

Internet censorship in Germany is dawning as probably today our parliament will pass the respective bill. If you want to know more, read the article on BoingBoing or on netzpolitik. Heute also ist es soweit, laut diesem Ablaufplan (PDF) ab (…)

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Are Facebook vanity URLs paving the way for OpenID?

by Christian Scholz on June 9, 2009

Vanity URLs are a strange thing to have, at least if you have so many of them. You have one on Twitter, on MySpace, on YouTube etc. and soon also on Facebook, starting on saturday. They are going to be (…)

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Der Wähler ist schuld!

by Christian Scholz on June 9, 2009

The EU elections turnout has been very low, even lower than last time and now everybody is searching for reasons or did so in front of the elections. While one german politician proposes that you have to pay a fine (…)

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VoIP-Option bei T-Mobile: Wo bleibt die Netzneutralität im mobilen Internet?

by Christian Scholz on June 2, 2009

T-Mobile Germany traditionally is blocking VoIP traffic for mobile devices because of limitations of it’s infrastructure. Now things are changing it seems and T-Mobile users will get an option to enable VoIP services such as Skype for minimum 9,95 per (…)

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SPD vs. Fortschritt: 1:0

by Christian Scholz on June 2, 2009

Last week I reported about some delegates twittering the results of our federal president before the official results were presented. It raised many discussions about the use of new media. Now the council of elders of our parliament decided that (…)

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