Jay goes Bio

Wednesday, April 30. 2008

... as in biometric. In order to get a new passport I had to get new pictures. According to biometric standards - you are no longar allowed to smile... it's a sad sad world.

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The rain goes on?

Thursday, April 24. 2008

It's just one more day
No one said
There would be rain again
Won't blame it on myself
I'll blame it on the weatherman
Get away for a while
Here I am out on my own again
Won't blame it on myself
I'll blame it on the weatherman

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Wednesday, April 23. 2008

Chrisi told me to blog something - good idea. I really wanted to do something for videoblogging week - but video still isn't my preferred media :-(. I'm also working an a text to present at some poetry slam - but I tend to overthrow the whole concept each time I restart working on it. I still have tons of things to post about my US holiday (well pictures are finally online). I could also write about my experience helping out with vocational training at a school nearby.. but well somehow I'm not in a took communicative mood at the moment. But I'll do my best to make this pass by.

Gaps in your song database?

Sunday, April 13. 2008

Guess you know that problem, you are searching for a certain song, but it just won't show up in your song database. You are too lazy to fire up Napster, or Napster doesn't lost the song at all. Or you are on the road, and you don't have access to your library at all. Under those circumstances Seeqpod might be of use for you. It is a slim music crawler, which searches all kind of different ressources of the Web for songs. It even works with the Iphone or the Ipod-Touch.

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Blog performance issues

Sunday, April 13. 2008

Currently I'm desperately seeking for the reason of the pretty slow page reproduction of my weblog. It takes about 7 seconds before the page finally begins to load. I moved to a faster server, but almost no improvement. It seems to be a database issue. But somehow I can't get the s9y debugging tool to work properly..

Update: I discovered a problem with a wrong set file path in my css and therefore could optimized the page a little, since loading the style sheet took quite long. But the DB problem persists :-(

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O2 "forces" customers into online billing

Saturday, April 12. 2008

This morning I got a letter from O2 telling me, thay would change my bill to an online bill, unless I would object using an online form. O2 has been advertising its online billing services for month now, offering like 1EUR in bonus credits for a change to this more environment friendly option. Obviously this insignificant incentive didn't work, and so they are doing it by force now. But in my opinion they use unfair methods! The form to opt-out of the online billing option is not hosted on the main o2-server but on some extern ressource and is far from responsive. If you are trying to opt-out at the moment you won't be too succesful since it is overloaded.

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Back home - new media online

Tuesday, April 8. 2008

I didn't have much time to blog here after my holidays in the US, since I went skiing in Switzerland a few days later. Now, I finally managed to get some short vlogs online onto my blip.tv channel (http://maljaysia.blip.tv). Also have a look at the skiing pictures from Laax!

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