Archive for the 'Thoughts' Category

Comparing Mac Task Managers (Winner: “The Hit List”)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:12

My Take on Getting Things Done in the Past Post-its. Everywhere. Small snippets of paper and an inbox full of reminder mails to myself. It worked for some time but this situation couldn’t last any longer. So I started using iCal’s and Mail’s ability to add and manage tasks. Very basic task management was fine […]

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Great Aquarium Design

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:54

Here are some great tanks with fantastic plant placement. Makes you want to call one your own (again).

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In Depth Implementation Idea for Missing Copy and Paste on iPhone

Sunday, February 17th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 13:42

iPhone misses copy, cut and paste capabilities. It features the great magnifying glass though, which is the first step to a–in m opinion–great copy and past implementation. The following describes my idea of interacting with text input on the iPhone: Mark text Use the magnifying glass to position the cursor on one end of the […]

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A Scanner Darkly

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:20

A Scanner Darkly — the movie adaption of Philip K. Dick‘s great novel. What does a scanner see? I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner … see into me — into us — clearly or darkly? (Bob Arctor, A Scanner Darkly) Great dystopian novel and fantastic […]

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iPhone Improvements — An Open Letter to Steve

Thursday, January 11th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 01:06

Dear Steve, I’m impressed with your recent introduction of the iPhone. Congratulations on keeping it (almost) secret for so long. Instead of sleeping I’ve watched your keynote the same night and played with all those nice animations on the iPhone pages. My current Sony Ericsson phone now feels like my granny’s landline phone. You’ve proven […]

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Solve the Rubik’s Cube — Guaranteed

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:14

You can solve the Rubik’s Cube from any mixed up position by following the Doing The Cube instructions.

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Learn to Fix it Yourself and I Will Spare You the Mowing

Saturday, September 30th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:55

Please don’t take this as an insult, but I can’t fix your computer! (Well, probably I could but maybe I don’t want to. Do you want to mow my lawn for free?)

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Internet Users Really Don’t Care About the Looks

Saturday, July 15th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 10:03

The average internet user wants information or entertainment. As long as he get what he wants it’s OK. If Google didn’t find what he was looking for he doesn’t care about your website at all. This is why I think 99% of the internet users don’t care how a site looks. They are too overwhelmed […]

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Nur Originale! Aber wo ist das Musik TV?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:43

Neben besoffenen Elchen und verrückten Fröschen für das jugendliche Telefon gibt es – wenn man der Legende Glauben schenken möchte – auch Musik auf MTViva. Doch wo ist die gute Musik geblieben? Es folgt eine kleine Suche in der deutschen Fernsehlandschaft.

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Bin ich der einzige Mensch der läuft?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:35

Bin ich der einzige Mensch der läuft? Bin ich der einzige Mensch der rennt, wenn er eine Besorgung hinter sich bringen will; einfach um es erledigt sich zu haben? Auch bei nicht unangenehmen Dingen? Bin ich der einzige Mensch der läuft, wenn er schnell zu seiner Freundin möchte? Ich sehe kaum rennende Menschen auf der […]

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