Autor(en): Daniel


Sita Sings The Blues


Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by e-mail. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."

The delivery is very unconventional and might seem weird at first, but it comes together in the end. I think the music was very well done, and the blues all by the same artist really emphasizes how this is a story that we're all familiar with, whether or not we're aware of it. The art was fantastic and all of the different styles were mesmerizing.

(Descriptions from Reddit)


By Daniel in enjoy Video2009-03-20 English (EU) Email



Registered my first .net domain today:

This will host information about the b2evolution branch I'm maintaining.

Update: I've scheduled the domain for deletion now. The site's hosting has moved to

See also whissip's ohloh entry with information about code history etc.

By Daniel in b2evolution2009-03-11 English (EU) Email


Fastenzeit als Beginn einer vegetarischen/veganen Ernährung


Ich habe schon seit einiger Zeit den Newsletter von Dr. Schnitzer abonniert.

Meist überfliege ich ihn nur flüchtig, aber die aktuelle Ausgabe mit dem Titel "Carne vale - Fleisch, lebe wohl!" habe ich mir mal wieder komplett zu Gemüte geführt.
Leider scheint der originale Newsletter noch nicht im Archiv zu sein, aber im Grunde gibt er die folgende Seite wieder: "Vegetarisch essen - aber wie?"

Die aktuell beginnende Fastenzeit ist doch ein guter Anlass, einmal über seine Ernährung nachzudenken.

Bitte lasst euch nicht von dem etwas eigenwilligen Design/Aufbau der Seite verwirren - die Inhalte sind dafür umso interessanter.. ^^

Von Daniel in Weltrettung, Klima, Gesundheit25.02.09 German (DE) E-Mail



Vim settings per directory

When hacking on b2evolution using vim, I often forget to ":set noet" (to not expand tabs) and it's really annoying to change this global setting everytime I open a b2evo related file.

According to the mantra, to search for a shortcut when a task becomes repetitive, I've finally searched for it and found a plugin, which looks for _vimrc_local.vim files (in the parent directories (and $HOME)).

Now, I can have a single _vimrc_local.vim file in the directory where all my b2evo related directories/branches reside - and override my global settings therein; It gets sourced/executed whenever I'm opening a file "below".

For more information see the Question on Stack Overflow and the actual plugin by Luc Hermitte. Thanks! :)

Update: as noted on Reddit, you could also use the following code in a vimrc file (e.g. ~/.vimrc):

:au! BufRead,BufNewFile /path/to/project/* setlocal noet

I still like the approach of having local override files in the directory structure though, which might come in handy for projects: if somebody has installed the plugin already there's no need to edit any .vimrc file (if the project ships the _vimrc_local.vim file in the project's root directory).


Unix-Timestamp 1234567890

Der Unix-Timestamp (Sekunden seit 1970, ohne Schaltsekunden; oft für technische Zeitangaben genutzt) ist gerade auf 1234567890 umgesprungen.

So wie man von einem Tacho bei so einem Stand ein Foto machen würde, möchte ich dies nun für ein wichtiges Zeitmessinstrument hier festhalten.. ^^

$ date -d @1234567890
Sa 14. Feb 00:31:30 CET 2009

Von Daniel in so called impressions14.02.09 German (DE) E-Mail
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