Creating your own Git repository server with OVH Debian VPS

Using your own Debian server to host a Git revision control repository can be fairly easy. Instead of relying on services like Github you simply log on to your command shell and install the git package which should be waiting for you there already. sudo apt-get install git After the package has been installed successfully you … More Creating your own Git repository server with OVH Debian VPS

Deploying SWT applications for different platforms

It’s been a while since my last blog post but here’s a quick ‘lessons learned’. Maybe I am the only one being not smart enough to know the solution to the following issue instantly but if you’re currently developing a SWT based Java application on one platform and struggling to get it going on another … More Deploying SWT applications for different platforms

Google+ adds innovative feature by allowing circles for GTalk chats

If you’re on Google+ you may have noticed a little box at the lower left of your screen which offered you to connect your G+ circles with your list of chat contacts. The idea behind this is that people who are mutually connected (circled one another) can now see the other ones online status and … More Google+ adds innovative feature by allowing circles for GTalk chats

Play Games on Google+ or get rid of them or don’t notice them at all

As Google announced earlier this month they were (of course) planning on integrating games on Google+. Now obviously there is no chance for a social networking site if people can’t do some farming during office hours so games had to appear inevitably. If you happen to recognize the new button on top of your streams, … More Play Games on Google+ or get rid of them or don’t notice them at all

Looks like Google+ won’t give up on face recognition either

Maybe I am the last to discover but as I just skipped through some pictures on G+ I recognized some existing boxes that would appear on a photo when you hover your mouse cursor over someones face. Now tagging photos isn’t new and we all know that you are able to do so on almost … More Looks like Google+ won’t give up on face recognition either

OK Go showing off how cool HTML5 can be

This one is quite cool and although the headline says HTML5 it doesn’t mean any of that fancy moving coloured canvas around the screen thing. OK Go are already known for making ridiculously cool music videos like their treadmill routine (“Here it goes again”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA) or a brilliant Rube Goldberg machine (“This too shall pass”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w). Now … More OK Go showing off how cool HTML5 can be