And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good – Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?

  • Merkel sagte, sie sei dabei durchaus bereit, harte Positionen gegenüber Russland zu beziehen. Sie zeigte sich besorgt über die Ausnutzung der Möglichkeiten hybrider Kriegsführung durch Russland, aber auch durch jemanden wie Steve Bannon. Die Freitagsproteste deutscher Schüler sind aus Merkels Sicht auch Ergebnis hybrider Kriegsführung. So begrüßenswert die Einmischung der Schülerinnen und Schüler zu dem Thema sei, ist eine solch massive und plötzliche Bewegung nicht anders zu erklären. (Heise)

    Fefe hat recht. Es kann niemals daran liegen, dass sie in der Zukunft ungerne zur Arbeit schwimmen möchten – oder noch ein bisschen länger saubere Luft atmen wollen. Völlig abwegig das Ganze! 🤦‍♂️

    → February 16, 2019 11:42 PM

  • Well, some companies have just switched from their on-premise Exchange installation to Office365 and OneDrive. Maybe they should have listened to their engineers about the ongoing problems with Microsoft's cloud offering. I am sure the decision to focus on Azure for SaaS deployments is only because the service quality is top notch, not because some suits met on the golf course and offered a metric shit ton of service credits.

    → January 30, 2019 1:05 AM

  • Apple just released their quarterly results for the first fiscal quarter for 2019 (in the real world, that is Q4 2018). The results were as expected after the warning they issued late last year.

    Some interesting tidbits from the telephone conference though. I would put them into the "No shit, Sherlock!" category:

    So they are now lowering the prices in some international markets, like China, Brazil and India. Fat chance they will do that in Europe, too. But who knows, they seem desperate.

    → January 30, 2019 12:22 AM

  • It has been a while that a piece of stand-up has caught me so off-guard and took me on a real journey. It was funny, so it left me entertained, but it also left me thoughtful and pensive, and at the end deeply moved. Definitely watch it till the end as it has a build-up and a twist.

    → August 28, 2018 3:22 AM

  • A couple of days ago the Washington Post wrote an article about EA’s Battlefront 2. It was the first time I read something this thorough and detailed about a game and its mechanics in a general media publication — and not in a gaming blog or podcast.

    After some countries in Europe already started investigating several games for loot boxes and gambling, it seems that Hawaii will be the first state to do so in the US. I hope, that many other states will join them and that this lootbox madness will be phased out of the games rather quickly now.

    → November 22, 2017 11:41 AM