Archive for the ‘Applied IT’ Category

Expatrias to be more creative

A new study processed by Harvard Business Manager (HBM) shows that people who studied or worked in a foreign country are in general more innovative. These people are better in Lateral Thinking and see things a more practical way. [1] Interesting about another study: what distinguishes us from the primates is that primates use utilities […]

Apple stops Jailbreak recognition

MacLife.de [1] reported that Apple deactivated the Jailbreak API on iPhones using iOS 4.2. This API (Application Programmer’s Interface – it’s the interface or “framework” deveopers use to access the underlaying software) is used by application developers and enterprises to check if the iPhone was “modded.” A modded iPhone can run custom firmware that allows […]

Effective & efficient projects

A short introduction: when teams at Oracle have not been efficient enough Larrie Elliot, Oracle’s CEO, came every couple of weeks and asked: “let me help you out.” What did he do to make the team work again? He took away members of the team as long as progress was too little [1]. That was […]

Lateral approach in web mining

These days the news is current: 46 of the 50.000 most popular websites are sniffing your browsers history¬†[1]. The approach making this security vulnerability is simple and possible – a real lateral approach. The browser has a list of URL’s to check to be previously visited. The links are written on the website on the […]

Steve Jobs most popular CEO

On December 1, 2010, employees of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! were asked about their own CEOs and their opinion on them. The result is very clear: first place is Apple’s CEO. Then follows Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, followed by Google’s Eric Schmidt. The surprising thing about the survey: Yahoo!’s Carol Bartz is more popular […]

Windows+MacDrive: 300GiB data lost

Whereas I was saving some data from my notebook’s local disk to my external drive an error occurred twice. While moving a list of a couple of hundred files my computer shot down with a blue screen. This was not the first time I mentioned this. Since I am using MacDrive on Windows systems to […]

Slow computers to be more secure

A new approach in virus threads has been detected: viruses may not infect computers with lower clock rates than approximately 2 GHz. In a test a laptop having a 1.86 GHz processor from IBM the system has not been affected. [1, 2] As Heise.de [1] reported the virus code in assembler has been analyzed. The […]

Taking pictures around the corner

The famous MIT has presented a camera that is able to take photos beyond the line of sight. Therefor a “reflector” is utilized. That reflective object can be a half-opened door, a wall or a window etc. This object even does not need to be optical reflecting the objects beyond our line of sight.

Markov Chain Paper finished

My paper about Markov Chains has been finished. I will send it for evaluation to Claudia. All my helpful reviewers will get even today’s evening a mail with the final paper. Thanks a lot for all that feedback. You made the paper a lot better! The report about the paper will be held on Moday, […]

Markov Chains paper: review started

Today the final works on my Paper about Markov Chains has been done. Now the review started to a large number of students in two hand selected groups. The final question is whether this paper is good to be understood by novices and whether it is correct in common.