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I’m teaching Dan Linstedt’s Data Vault 2.0 Boot Camp in the next weeks. Dates and locations can be found on http://www.scalefree.com/services/#training
In Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich auf deutsch, in all other cases: teached in English.
I’m preparing a chapter that describes our research at Santa Clara University. While reading, I found a paper with a [nowadays] funny comment about the search engine infrastructure of Alta Vista.
A short article that describes how to find abbreviations in Word documents, for example when creating a list of abbreviations.
Just replaced my old LinkSys router by the Asus RT-AC68U.
DD-WRT seems not to be available. Only a thread that describes how to flash it. Not sure when I will do the flashing.
My first and most probably last search on Altavista.
I have recently bought a Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II for scanning the picture library of my parents. They got negatives and Dia film so I was in need for a scanner to handle both.
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After a fatal crash of one of my hard disks in my mirror’d NAS System, I planned to replace it with something else. I was not very happy with D-Link’s configuration of the RAID mirror: after removing one of the hard disks and re-inserting it, the whole mirror was re-formatted and all data gone. Testdisk helped me to recover all data, but it was clear that I would not use the D-Link NAS in the future again.
After some searching, I found Alt-F which is an alternative firmware for the aging NAS system. It offers much more features than the original D-Link firmware but is only available as a release candidate (as of May 2013). I’m going to give it a try, the worst case is that I have to use testdisk again to recover all my data. This article describes the setup of my DNS-323 NAS with Alt-F.
One of my current tasks is to translate a large PowerPoint slide deck with more than 200 slides from English to German. The problem is that the slides are “a work in progress.” Therefore, a nice-to-have approach would be to export all strings from the slides to a Portable Object (PO) file, translate them with a PO editor, such as Gtranslator, and then create a localized PowerPoint file using the translated strings. If the PowerPoint changes, all translations can be reused. Only new and modified strings need to be translated. This article describes the first step – the extraction of the PowerPoint strings into the PO file.