Archive for March, 2005

UML in dia deprecated

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Today it took me several hours to get started with sketching UML diagrams in dia – only to find out that the UML module in dia totally sucks. The position of relation labels depend on the alignment of the two classes the relation connects, the state of the program (as in “diagram has been loaded […]

tram sign

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Since the new trams went into service in Essen I’ve wanted to correct this strange sign on the door that obviously lacks punctuation. This is my try. The original is on the left, the correction on the right. The joke is based on the meaning of “Notlösung” which can mean “emergency unlocking” (it probably does […]

6 degrees of CocoRosie

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Vor einer Weile habe ich auf arte mal wieder Tracks gesehen. Es ging um zwei Amerikanerinnen, die in Paris leben und ziemlich seltsame Musik mit Spielsachen und nem Beatboxer machen: CocoRosie. Das Seltsamste an der Musik war, daß sie echt gut klang. Plus die beiden Frauen waren “easy on the eyes” (um JD aus Scrubs […]

Usamajility? That sounds too hard.

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Gerade beim Wild-Rumklicken – ähm – bei einer Web-Recherche bin ich auf eine lustige Seite gestoßen, die ein wenig aussieht wie PhD für Usability-Geeks: OK/Cancel. “Usamajility? That sounds too hard. I thought we were trying to make voting easy.” :-)

First post!

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Well … you guessed it.