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How to get those foreign use charges (into your accounting)

August 12th, 2014 by ‐ No Comments

Miles and More Credit CardThis post is a bout a specific problem you might have when importing transactions from your Miles & More credit card. When you import the transactions from their Website (e.g. as a CSV file) – which is utterly convenient – there is one, small drawback however. The surcharges for foreign use do not show up as transactions of their own. If you don’t do anything else, your bank account will never match up with your accounting. Here is a simple solution how to fix this. (more…)

I Share, Therefore I Am.

January 15th, 2013 by ‐ No Comments

We all had a good laugh seeing the promotional video of  the “Gotta Share!” musical. It’s very well done, and what the lyrics say is just so true. But what is it that keeps us hooked to all those social sharing things? And what are the bushiness models behind them? If it’s free, you’re not the customer, you’re part of the product. We’ve all heard that many times. But we seem to prefer forget it as fast as possible.  (more…)

Opera and Java on OS X

November 23rd, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

opera_javaMany say it doesn’t work. But it does. All you need is a 64-bit version of Opera, because Java comes as 64-bit only on the Mac. The 64-bit Java plug-in will just silently fail in a 32-bit version of Opera. But Opera does offer a 64-bit version for Mac. Why Opera don’t distribute the 64-bit version by default, or query the client platform to find out which version to offer? I guess, we just don’t know. Here’s how to install the 64-bit version. (more…)

Reminiscent of Cookies

June 7th, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

Yesterday, @nevali posted an excellent management summary on Web browser cookies. This reminded me of ye olde days of my Atari ST hacking. In my quick research, I couldn’t find a hint on the Interwebs as to how the term “cookie” was coined. So I thought I’d put out my own hypothesis.


Second FOKUS Media Web Symposium

February 15th, 2011 by ‐ No Comments


Second W3C Web+TV Workshop

February 8th, 2011 by ‐ No Comments

We were invited to present at the Second W3C Web and TV Workshop hosted by Fraunhofer-FOKUS in Berlin, Germany on 8-9 February 2011. (more…)