Switching to Ubuntu Part IV: Bringing Skype to Work in VirtualBox

like described in https://marco-steinhaeuser.de/switching-to-ubuntu-part-iii-working-with-virtualbox.html, I couldn’t get USB devices mounted. for permanent mounting do the following: $ /proc/… installed and connected the VPN checkpoint client without problems installed M$ outlook without problems installed iTunes without problems install guest additions after starting your guest system to get full screen support, mouse support, shared folders support. if you need special features like screen sharing, skype on linux 2.1 beta isn’t a good choice. installed Skype w/o problems. after running a while it crashed. googled and finally found a bug in virtual box: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1710 Workaround functions perfectly: Go to the Skype folder in the guest XP machine and right click on the skype.exe Choose Compatibility Tab in options and Set it to Win2000. can ditch the second instance of my dual boot installation now 🙂

The Hubris of Classic Media

Yet another annoying _incident_ next to my place a couple of minutes before at RTL (kinda German TV station): “Win 5K EURs by answering the following question: For which desease a mosquito can be a vector a) Malaria b) the swells” … Dear RTL guys, who do you think I am? Do you really think I am stupid enough to call your bl**dy expensive extra number and answer your &%/(§ stupid question? What else would you dish me up? Not to speak of the incredible brainless ads spread between your pure consumers. Be happy that TV isn’t an interactive media (yet). I would verbally kill you for that hubris. Also, If I knew you could feel it, I would punch my TV station.

Streamlining OXID’s Facebook Properties

Whenever you can reach your community over a social networking service, you should consider doing so. However, to achieve a successful result, you have to do your research in advance. In this blog post, I would like to share my experiences (and the bumps I faced) when using Facebook to connect with the OXID community.

My Impressions of Chemnitz Linux-Tage 2010

Spontaneously, I visited Chemnitzer Linux-Tage yesterday for the very first time and was really surprised. I talked to several very interesting project leaders such as Ubuntu Deutschland e.V., Communtu, YaCy, tine CRM and OTRS.

Visiting CeBIT 2010 on March 4th

I will personally visit this year’s CeBIT in Hannover on March 04th and hope to can make some interesting contacts for the OXID Community. Drop me a line if you want to see me there.