Archive for the Thoughts Category

Stop spying on us!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Permalink

How about UNSUBSCRIBE-June?

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 | Permalink

How about cleaning up your inbox by unsubscribing to useless newsletters you are getting every day?
I am actually doing this once a year and this year I am calling it UNSUBSCRIBE-June.

It is really interesting how many companies put you on their mailing list and spam you weekly, daily or even more.
I am even getting newsletters in languages I don’t even speak, just because I once used the free wi-fi at an airport or anything like that.

Join me – unsubscribe!

5 years spamcollect – Happy Birthday

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 | Permalink

Actually I was quite surprised when I realized that I am maintaining this blog now since 5 years.

Initial idea was just to store things I had trouble with and found a solution. So I don’t have to use Google or any other search engine.

I have to say I am also quite surprised that the PHPList Hack is since years the most popular one I have wrote. Seems like the system is used widely but not as open as expected.

Also one of my favorite posts is the one about SLES 10 sucks. Especially the comments section is fun.

Lets see what the next years will bring.

Secret messages in an image

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 | Permalink

Something that is not a real brain dump, it is more a fun thing.

See the secret message behind this link.

Tilt the screen back!

New year, new Spamcollect

Monday, January 14th, 2008 | Permalink

As the new year begins, I decided not only to report little helpers for problems and starting blogging about software, development and hardware I use everyday.
I wish you all a happy new year 2008.

What is user-generated content worth?

Sunday, September 16th, 2007 | Permalink

Right now, the whole it business is talking about user-generated content, but what is user generated content worth?
If i look in the web and see websites like youtube, myspace or facebook, I see a lot of videos and profiles. Fact is that these company where sold in the last months for billions of Dollars. Fact is, that these communities have millions of users. My question is, how can you make money out of that!? Direct marketing would be one idea. Murdoch paid 580 Million Dollar for MySpace. MySpace has approx. 180 million users. That means, every user has to bring 3$ revenue! That does not mean buying stuff for 3 $, that means every user has to bring a win of 3$. Sounds little, but in fact, how many users are really active on myspace?
Another way to earn money is banner advertising, but how many users are really clicking on banners. Did you click?

Britain drops nuclear bomb. Fortunately it doesn’t go off!!!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007 | Permalink

In the mid of the 80’s the british nearly dropped a nuclear bomb in the middle of Europe in Germany.
Not just a regulare bomb that kills maybe the ten people in a close area. NO, a nuclear BOMB!

BOOOOOOOMM! And that’s it. Europe just blown away. WHAT THE F*CK!

And here ist the hole article on times online, otherwise you think i tell crap.

Is web 2.0 similar to beta? Does that mean web 1.0 is alpha?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 | Permalink

On all these web 2.0 sites like,,, writely, you name it there is always this little beta beside the logo.
I’m kind of confused. Does that mean web 2.0 is similar to beta? Is web 1.0 or www similiar to alpha?
What’s the next step? Gamma?

For me beta was always something… I don’t like to say bad, but in fact that means the software isn’t ready, save or whatever.

Or is it more like this in these web 2.0 applications:

Alpha = I have an idea and nothing done yet
Beta = I have an application and I have someone who gives me money
Gamma = I’m one year old now and hey the dotcom bubble didn’t kick me out of business.

I’m confused!
I think I’m DELTA