Recently I did my own FedEx day. I was in Cologne for work and visiting friends of mine. But one day I got free for myself. The weather was beautiful and I decided to go to town and enjoy it.
The plan was just to see something of this wonderful city. I sat in parks and cafés and new ideas rushed my brain though. Although I wanted nothing special to do I couldn’t and got some very good ideas. So the lesson is: do not force it until it breaks. Enjoy it instead and ideas flow.
Even so was another evening with friends of mine. But here I got instead of ideas for new things strong insights regarding the world around me. Fantastic.
This is special about creativity: if you do not use new wave techniques for that relaxing is the best way to break though ideas. But notice: this can never be the only way. Especially if this is your job. If that’s the case learn about Lateral Thinking. I recommend above all Edward de Bono and Jens-Uwe Maier.
Here’s an ad from Germany. It is from an eco movement party. On this you can read in youth slang: “Your mother.”
This is an allusion to the “Your mother is …” jokes.
I gonna explain what FedEx days are: at your job you get day to day new stuff to do. Everytime quiet similar things. Now you want to be motivated again. So some companies are doing one different day each year. This shall be the highlight regarding work time. Everybody is looking forward to this. Because one day they get and they can do whatever they want to. So if it is not concerned to their allday work! Continue reading “What are FedEx days?” »
Prof. Jana Dittmann from our Faculty for Computer Sciences (FIN) at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) ensures the safety of future cars. They say this topic will be trending in the next years. Continue reading “Our faculty to make secure cars” »
Facebook uses Hadoop to gain information about their members. It helded the second biggest Hadoop database behind Yahoo!  By May 2010 Facebook got a bigger Hadoop Cluster than Yahoo!  Google is not know to use Hadoop. Because it is an opponent product to GFS and Googles BigTable.
Apache Hadoop has been voted being top innovator in 2011.  Continue reading “Facebook’s vast Hadoop clusters” »
Congratulations to Apache Hadoop: they’re voted to be the innovator of 2011. The decision was justified Hadoop allows to discover and manipulate a huge amount of data. So Hadoop is the “Swiss Army knife for the 21st century.”  Continue reading “Apache Hadoop is top innovator 2011” »
Google just launched a new magazine to reflect the passed three months. It is simple, easy-to-read, and beautiful. The mag follows a minimalistic presentation style. This is known from Japan and called Zen. The design is made by The Church Of London – a creative design team.
Google does not made a big deal out of it’s today’s launch. The online version can be read in Flash or plain HTML. Continue reading “Think Quarterly” »
Opera is one of the top five used browsers in the world. Many people love it and use it. Now Opera is available in the Mac App Store – but only if you’re at least 17 years old. The editors from Apple rated the App to be not free to the youth.
The reason is that there is told to be “many times / bold: scenes with erotic allusions.” So Apple decided to rate it only to young adolts to prevent our youth. Continue reading “App Store: Opera not until you’re 17” »