Archive for March, 2012

March 9th

The .AppleDouble folders

The creates .AppleDouble folders on network shares which is pretty annoying. To disabled this behavior execute the following on the terminal. defaults write...

Archive for February, 2012

February 28th

AppleTV 2

Apple is said to release a new AppleTV 3 very soon. This reminded me to update my existing AppleTVs to the latest iOS version. After jailbreaking with Seas0nPass (when prompted, hold both...

Archive for November, 2009

November 30th

Setting up SSH for Bazaar

Summarizing the steps required to get SSH authentication going. 1) Generate your SSH keypair. If you specify a passphrase you will have to enter that again for each connection (in case you are...

Archive for October, 2009

October 21st

Installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu 9.04 the Easy Way

Here is a simple way to install VMware Tools on a Ubuntu 9.04 image. Execute this in a shell and always hit enter when asked questions to accept the default values. wget...
October 20th

Disabling Google Software Update

After installing Google Chrome I noticed a new Update Agent, trying to fetch update information from some Google server. The fabulous LittleSnitch firewall allowed me to block those requests but it...
October 7th

Disable Spotlight

Since the OS X Spotlight process was freezing my machine constantly after installing the new VMware Fusion 3.0 I finally googled how to turn Spotlight off, totally. During the last two years I used...

Archive for March, 2008

March 27th

MySQL Users Conference Coming Up

On April 14-17 the MySQL Users Conference will be held in Santa Clara, CA again. Vlad and I will represent the MySQL Developer Tools Team. Vlad is going to host a tutorial session about...

Archive for February, 2008

February 25th

Under the Blue Sky

Ronald, a MySQL buddy, took a three day break from his vacation in Germany and joined me on do some skiing/snowboarding action at the infamous Hochkar last week. The weather was beautiful and we...
February 9th

Red One Unboxing Pics

The cam arrived yesterday morning at Vienna airport. FedEx called me at 7:30 because they needed some documents signed for customs. Luckily they were able to accept them via email which meant I...
February 1st

Red One Camera Ready To Ship

Finally! After waiting for about two years my Red One Digital Film camera is finally ready to ship. It was very interesting to follow the complete development cycle of this product - from the very...

Archive for November, 2007

November 22nd

The Perfect Snowboard Day

After finally releasing the Workbench Beta on Monday it was time for some snowboard action yesterday. And what a perfect day it was! We arrived at the skiing region at 9am and the sun started to...

Archive for October, 2007

October 15th

MySQL Workbench on Road to Beta

I have not made a blog entry about MySQL Workbench in a while. We have been extremely busy on getting the tool towards the beta state and last Friday we made the last internal release before the...
October 2nd

Coolest Team-Play Ever!

My bro just pointed me to this little PS3 game, Little Big Planet. The video starts a bit boring when they show how to design the levels but really becomes fun when the four guys start playing a...

Archive for September, 2007

September 26th

Back From Heidelberg

Yesterday evening I returned from the MySQL Developer Meeting in Heidelberg. It was a very productive meeting and also a good time to brief the other teams on the progress we make with the MySQL...
September 10th


Ok, now that they have lowered the price to $399 and it can be unlocked to work with e.g. T-Mobile SIM cards there is no reason for me not to get one. I wanted a Smartphone for years now but...

Archive for August, 2007

August 17th

More OSX Stuff

Got my new Apple Keyboard and AirPort Extreme today. The Apple Online Store listed a delivery time of 1-2 weeks but they actually sent it out on the very next day. The keyboard is extremely...
August 6th

Back from Kiel

Yesterday I returned from the MySQL Summer Camp in Kiel, organized by MySQL GmbH and our local guys there. It was quite nice to see all our German colleagues and we did have lots of fun. After...

Archive for July, 2007

July 25th

MikeZ, Powered By Mac Only (soon)

Today I have ordered my new MacBook Pro, one of the new 15" with the LED-backlit displays. Together with the MacPro I will get by the end of the year (when Apple hopefully releases new ones with...
July 10th

Vienna Teng

A new colleague listed Vienna Teng among his favorite musicians. That raised my attention since it is not very common to use my home town's name as a first name. So I checked out her site and...

Archive for June, 2007

June 15th

Kiev Meeting

Today was the last day of my team's meeting here in Kiev, a very interesting city. The center is really beautiful with magnificent building, parks and churches. The streets are crowded by luxury...