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Interessanter Kommentar bei Heise: Durch ändern des User Agents kann man wohl viele Anti-Adblocker austricksen:

> Fun fact.

Spocki schrieb am 15.01.2016 14:19:

Wenn Dein Browser sich als GoogleBot ausweist liefern viele Anbieter erst gar keine Werbung aus...und, oh Wunder, die Seiten sind spürbar schneller :-D

Witzig. Habe das gerade mit dem FF Add-On User Agent Switcher und der Müllhalde ausprobiert, und siehe da, man bekommt das Springer'sche Verblödungsgift danntrotz aktiviertem uBlock Origin, RequestPolicy Continued und Ghostery angezeigt.

Scheint, die wollen dann doch irgendwie 'gespidert' werden -- verlogenes, hinterfotziges Schmierenpack.

Fraglos wahr für Anforderungen: "Word considered harmful"


Netter Eintrag im HOOD Blog, Word considered harmful, Dem stimme ich zu. Allerdings:

"In einem der nächsten Blogs beschäftige ich mich daher eingehender mit Word Importen und der strukturierten Ablage von Anforderungen"

Damit ist es leider nicht getan, da dann mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit das neue Werkzeug "wie Word" genutzt werden wird. Wenn das neue Werkzeug methodisch nicht korrekt eingesetzt wird, hätte man auch bei Word bleiben können. Solange der Werkzeugwechsel nur der erste Schritt zu besserem RE ist und von weiteren Schritten gefolgt wird, stimmte ich zu.

Meine Rückblick auf 2015 bei Jaxenter


Meine Beiträge zu "Entwickler blicken zurück auf 2015", Teile 1 – 5:

Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) on Linux 64 bit

Eclipse RCPJava

This question has been discussed over and over again: How to run the Eclipse Process Framework on Linux 64 bit? The good news: I found a solution. The bad news: It's not free, it involves CrossOver Linux for €48, which I am more than happy to pay. You can download the 2-week-trial to see whether it works for you.

Here are the step-by-step instructions:

  • Download and install CrossOver
  • Add a new Bottle of Type Windows XP (others may work, too).
  • Right-click and select "Install Software into Bottle"
  • Find and select"Java7" (it works for me, even though it states that it does not)
  • Important: Also install Internet Explorer 8. Without this, it will crash as soon as you try to use Rich Text
  • Download EPF for Windows (I tried, which works)
  • Open C: (right-click "Open C: Drive") and extract EPF to a location of your choice (I leave it in C:).
  • Test the installation from the Linux File Browser. Important: Don't double-click, instead right-click and select "Open With... | CrossOver (Run)". Make sure that you load/create and open an element with rich text, e.g. a Role. If the browser is not correctly installed, then EPF will crash.
  • Create a Linux launcher, now that everything works. I usually create a .desktop file in .local/share/applications. The launcher command line is:
  • /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine --bottle #BOTTLE_NAME# --cx-app "C:\epf-composer\epf.exe" -data "Y:\epf-workspace"
  • The -data argument is optional, I use it to set the workspace to the location of my liking. Y: is mapped to the Linux user home, so adjust the path as you see fit.

I hope you find these instructions useful. Please let me know if things can be improved!

The 18 books I read in 2015


This year I read 18 books, more than last year. Here they are:

5 Stars

  • A Deepness in the Sky (Hard SciFi) - Absolutely amazing story where a planet is invaded by aliens – but the invading aliens are humans.
  • The 48 Laws of Power (Politics, Leadership) - Great book to understand power people, and how to deal with them. Chock-full of fun anecdotes and historical facts.

4 Stars

3 Stars

  •  Encounter with Tiber (Hard SciFi) - Decent SciFi of aliens unsuccessfully trying to invade earth.
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Novel) - This was a strange book, about monsters and children with special powers living in a time bubble.
  • Think like a freak (Business) - This "Sequel" to Freakonomics was a little disappointing, as it was essentially just a collection of anecdotes, with little analysis.
  • Incose Systems Engineering Handbook 4.0 - Finally a professionally edited version of this standard book. While a must-read for systems engineers, it's not the greatest technical book I ever encountered.

2 Stars

  • Santiago (SciFi, Western) - Essentially a Western set in space about a bounty hunter's chase. Full of plot holes, and, well, just stupid. I almost abandoned it.
  • And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead (Cyberpunk, Short Story) - Quick read of a synthetic girl saving her partner, who was stuck in a computer. Not memorable.
  • Bright Messengers (SciFi) - This book is set in the Rama Universe, and as I enjoyed the Rama books, I picked this up. The story starts promising, but becomes stranger, and at the same time feels like a rehash of the Rama story. The book ended halfway through, so I picked up the sequel, which I abandoned (see below).
  • Organisation für Komplexität (Business) - I got this book at a conference where the author held a keynote. The book is little more than a collection of platitudes, sorry.

1 Star

  • F (Novel) - A book full of miserable, two-dimensional characters. Really not worth it.


  • Double Full Moon Night (SciFi) - This is the sequel to Bright Messengers, which I abandoned halfway through. It just got too stupid. When I read the synopsis online, I got confirmed in my assessment that this is an utterly unoriginal story that just recycles bits and pieces from the Rama series.