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Insane: mother jailed for letting 9-year old play alone

The Economist has a special on helicopter parents. Unbelievable: “In South Carolina this month Debra Harrell was jailed for letting

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#Chumby is back!

My Chumby was running on life support, ever since the company went bankrupt.  It’s now up and running again, thanks

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Chris Rupp resigns as chairperson from #IREB – and with her the complete board

Here an interview with Chris Rupp in German.  It’ll be interesting to see what this will do to IREB.

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If you had the chance to delight a customer a zero cost, would you? Not if you’re #AirFrance

For a long time, Air France in general and the Airport Paris (CDG) in particular have been on my avoid-at-all-cost

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“Honest” open standards should come with an open source reference implementation, like #RMF for #ReqIF

In IT Standards and Open Source (Repeat), Dirk Riehle argues that there are two types of standards, "honest" and "dishonest". 

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Support the #TrueCrypt fork (and download the uncrippled 7.1a)

TrueCrypt is shutting down. I strongly doubt that the official reason (loss of interest) is the true one.  Why release

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Writing Eclipse Wizards

I’ve been creating a lot of Eclipse Wizards lately, and it’s quite a challenge to keep the code clean, understandable

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Programming for Kids – is Devoxx4Kids any good?

For a long time, we’ve been trying to recruit a talk about programming for kids for rheinjug – which has

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formalmind Studio released, a free #requirements tool based on Eclipse #ProR

ProR is an Open Source requirements tool that has been co-developed by my company, Formal Mind. We just published our

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When to use WizardPageSupport: probably never (#Eclipse #JFace)

Admitted, what Lars Vogel shows in his tutorial looks tempting: Provide neat error messages in Eclipse Wizards using data binding. 

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