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Everything about computers, software, mobile phones, electronics and media will go here – unless it is more related to cubenet, which has its own category

Site re-design and a first glimpse on the project archive

Site re-design and a first glimpse on the project archive

If you were here before, you probably noticed that I redesigned this blog. This is not only because I became aware of the previous ugliness, but is also needed as preparation for the next big change on lenaschimmel.de: Launching the „project archive“. There is a new link at the top, called „projects (beta)„. This post is not intended to attract more visitors to that page, not yet. It’s here to keep some of you from doing so, because it is…

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XNX? (that's short for "XHTML's not XML?")

XNX? (that's short for "XHTML's not XML?")

XHTML documents are (at least I always believed so) XML documents, and as such, should be parsed with an XML parser. I don’t know of any parsers or data models which would even be able to distinguish <div></div> from <div/> So I would assume that both are valid markup. Or maybe, both would be invalid. But as far as  I know, neither DTD nor XSD can allow mixed content on an element, but forbid it to be empty, so they…

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Failing at the easiest things – e.g. printing

Failing at the easiest things – e.g. printing

This post was originally written on December 3rd, but I forgot to publish it. If you want a funny version if this, go read „Why I believe printers were sent from hell to make us miserable“ by the Oatmeal. If you want to know how well printers succeeded at the task of making me miserable, read on… I just want to moan about the miserable feeling that I get when even the easiest things fail. I think this is because…

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Why is it so hard to have some libraries installed?

Why is it so hard to have some libraries installed?

Edit: I asked a related question on stackoverflow.com, but since it was „not programming related“ (!!!) is was moved over to superuser.com, where I got a nice answer and an even nicer comment to the answer. Now I know that „apt-file“ can figure out which library to install, and 90% of my usual lib-install-sorrow is cured by this nice tool. Anyway, some cases remain where I just have to give up. You can read more about it here. I feel…

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The while-else-loop

The while-else-loop

Sometimes, „while“ and „if“ are interchangeable, for example while if you are „iterating“ over a collection that will only contain one or zero elements. In Java, both constructs have the same syntax, so I often find myself switching from one to the other. Yesterday, I didn’t notice that my „if“ construct already had an „else“ branch, and so I created a while-else-loop. It took Eclipse like 10 seconds to realize that there’s something wrong, so when I saw my error…

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Me, my websites and blogging

Me, my websites and blogging

This is not my first blog, but it’s my first blog since I know about the word „blog“. If you want to know how I „invented“ blogging around 2000, why I stopped doing it, but continue now, read on…