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Shift happens. Did you know?

During my short time in Bangalore I have spoken to many speakers and some participants, so unfortunately I do not remember anymore who I am quoting here… Anyway, it was the first time I heard it and I found it really brilliant!

Back at home again (and after some badly needed hours of sleep), I searched for it in google and found the following youtube video:

An official update to the original „Shift Happens“ video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit — Content by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, design and development by XPLANE.

Wrapping it up, it was an awesome experience to be in Bangalore, to see, hear and talk to everyone.

It was nice to be part of the shifting happening.

Youtube to iPod

Or should I call it youtube offline? There is a free tool that downloads a youtube video and converts it to a file suitable for playing in a ipod, psp or mobile phone (those are the profiles provided).

I first had the need for it when I saw that there is a video from the Google Developer Days US about Google Gears and Toolkits published in youtube. Nice video, cool stuff, I am sure offline web applications will soon get ubiquitous.

Now I have it on my ipod. Nice.

Free VMWare Server!

I shortly received this newsletter from VMWare – the VMWare Server is now free.

After the VMWare Player, it is now the Server that has become free. It is available as for Windows and Linux operating systems…

Well, after playing around with Xen in SuSEs distribution I decided to try VMWare’s Server product.

It was easy to install. The webinterface and the remote console are great. And, what I did not know, the running VMs do not occupy the whole memory at once – just as much as they need. In my screenshot below you can see two VMs with 256MB configured each, neither of them are in fact using that much…

VMWare Webconsole
Now I have a SuSE Linux server running the Linux VMWare Server running some VMs. I start and stop the VMs through the web interface, I work on them through the remote console.