Contacting Google

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Technology | 0 comments

I noticed that it is impossible to contact Google. Occasionally something goes wrong with the many services we use and there is no phone number or email address from which you can expect a response. The best help are other users. This is pretty sad.

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Human Robot Business Model

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Culture, Technology | 0 comments

How will the business model of humans change once robots do their job? The Technium proposes proposes  The 7 Stages of Robot Replacement

Human-Robot Business Model

Changing business model


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How to create multiple folders with AppleScript

Posted by on Oct 13, 2010 in Documentation, Technology | 0 comments

For a project I needed create 5000 folders. Needless to say that I certainly did not want to do this manually. After searching on Google I combined two AppleScripts. This new script creates multiple folders in the front window.

tell application “Finder” to set the this_folder ¬
to (folder of the front window) as alias
on error — no open folder windows
set the this_folder to path to desktop folder as alias
end try
repeat with i from 1 to 100
tell application “Finder”
make new folder at this_folder with properties {name:”xyz” & i}
end tell
end repeat

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The Importance of Open Access Publishing

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Documentation, Technology | 0 comments

I was interviewed about Open Access Publishing for the Open Access week. Here is the video:

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LEGO Augmented Reality

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Design, Technology | 0 comments

An extremely convincing example of augmented reality. You can put any LEGO box in front of the screen and it will project (and animate) the model onto the box.

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Comment Spam

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in Technology | 0 comments

Allowing visitors to your website to post comments is a great way to allow interaction between visitors. However, it is also used by spammers. The most recent strategy for comment spam is to make a generic positive comment and hope that this form of flattery will go by undetected. Here is an example:

“This is a good post, which features worthwhile information. If you invest your time in reading this, article it really worth it. This article starts in a perfect way. The author has full grip on the topic through out the article. I like the way in which writer has ended his article. It is not a regular useless post in which even writer is not sure that what exactly he wants to say.”

This text was an actual comment to one of my posts. It is difficult for spam filters to flag this kind of comments and I am getting a bit annoyed. Please spammers, stop posting! We all like flattery, but we are not stupid!

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