April 2004 Archives

flashconference 2004, germany

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I will be giving 2 presentations in the upcoming flashconference in Stuttgart, Germany (May 6th - 7th). First session will be on "Expression through information visualization", where I'll talk about metabolic applications that harvest, visualize and communicate hidden patterns within large ammounts of information. The second one I will try to introduce the audience to works in the japanese web scene that may have been unaccessible to the german audience because of the language barrier.

Unluckilly I don't speak german, so my workshops will be in english.
Still, I should probably get some of that in practice...

ahem, ich habe durst. Wo kann ich ein gutes Bier erhalten?

aha! jaaaah.

uh, also it's my first time ever in germany, so if you have any suggestions on where I should go; you know, those hidden gems that only locals ever know, drop me a line!

Sehe dich dort !

server melt down

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looks like for the past 48 hours the whole internet has been pointing to newsmap

server went down a couple of times, first it was k10k'd later mefied. some time after that boing-boinged and finally slashdoted.
my bandwidth usage is up in the stratoshpere over my allowed quota - I'm not really sure how I'm going to pay for all that - and my log files are reaching 60MB (to give you an idea, that's just a textfile that usually was around 400k)

the newsmap database just crashed a couple of hours ago, and I've uploaded a backup which is of course, incomplete, so it will take some days until the whole thing recovers and starts displaying everything accuratelly.

movable type completely died too, I'm actually updating this by hand now (sorry, no RSS, or archives updates)
Also my mail server went completely offline since yesterday, so if you sent me an email during that time, I'd greatelly appreciate you resend it later.

oh, my email address: mail[att]marcosweskamp{dott} com

weee. better go get a drink now.