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CrossOver Mac Danske Netbank – It actually works

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Originally uploaded by K.Job.

Danske Netbank running on a Mac under CrossOver Mac…It’s a small step for man but a quantum leap for Mac.

This alone justifies the purchase of CrossOver Mac

Blogs Bookmarks Kim Blog (English) Blogforum2 at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge (Sunday, October 8, 2006) Blogforum2 at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge (Sunday, October 8, 2006)

The Blogforum2 is now at Upcoming…

And you’re warned…I’m attending ­čśë

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AFP548 – Changing the world one server at a time. logo
AFP548 – Changing the world one server at a time.

I’m seriously considering experimenting with Mac OS X Server, and I was just pointed in the direction of this resource (I knew it already, wasn’t it run by Michael Bartosh (RIP) who tragically passed away earlier this year.

The guy who threw me the link, asked me if I could guess what AFP548 is hinting. Well the AFP is simple, Apple Filetransfer Protocol, but 548…The portnumber of the service maybe?

Unfortunately Mac OS X Server is rather pricey, and the upgrade price is too high. I might hold my horses and wait for Leopard Server, that will introduce many new technologies, including an open sourced Calendar Server and a Wiki Server.

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CrossOver Mac – WiKim

Kim Bach . Org IconCrossOver Mac – WiKim

I’m maintaining a wiki page for CrossOver Mac, feel free to join in.

One of the hyped virtualisation technologies of Leopard, has quietly been delivered by CodeWeavers.

You can now run Windows applications without having to pay “Redmond tax”.

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:: macnyt :: danmark :: OpenSource er en religion logo
:: macnyt :: danmark :: OpenSource er en religion

Godt Carsten Levin! Et debatopl├Žg! Skal blive sp├Žndende at f├Şlge det, forventer nogle “rygmarvs reaktioner” fra “visse” (ikke mindst undertegnede ;-)).

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Janteloven – You shall not believe that you can teach us anything!

Yesterday was one of the most rewarding days in Lektiehj├Žlpen i Mj├Şlnerparken, and that is saying a lot, since it’s the highlight of the week when I’m tutoring children in Mj├Şlnerparken 36.

One of the children had to do an assignment on “Janteloven” (the “10 Commandments of Jante”), she’s attending a private school, and I’m not sure they’re using the same materials in public school.

She was asked to put the “Commandments” into a personal context, and also to formulate a list that is the opposite of the “Commandments”.

Like I wrote in a previous post (Missed the Alicia Keys concert), the “Commandments” are deeply rooted in Danish culture, and they’ve had a tremendous impact on my life. Basically “Jante” is stating that you’re “worthless” as an individual. It’s an extremely negative way of thinking.

The most impressive was that the child answered that she’d never personally experienced the Commandment #9: “You shall not believe that anyone cares about you!”. I told her, that if that’s true, please, please teach us! We can learn so much from You then. On the other hand: it was a bit “scary” that she actually had personal experiences with most of the commandments.

We also agreed that we could teach each other a lot. She taught me some Arabic, and told me that my Arabic sounded Egyptian, true true, I’m using “Dr. Pimsleurs: Egyptian Arabic” language lessons to learn Arabic. Shokoron anise.

BTW she started out by asking “do you know who formulated the “commandments” of Jante”. My comment was that everybody knows that, it’s common knowledge…Well obviously not, my co-tutor, she’s in her late 30ies, didn’t!

But I’m impressed by the quality of the teaching this child is receiving, makes my heart jump with joy. I’m, however, once again not impressed by the quality of some of the educational materials used in the lower grades in public school, some of the children had to do “iconic” cross-words, and some of the pictures were of such a low quality that even I couldn’t make out what it was. And some of the pictures are of things no one hardly uses anymore, like suspenders!

But what a rewarding day!

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The Joy of Tech comic… laughter is the best tech support.

The Joy of Tech comic… laughter is the best tech support.

That's me...Or is it?

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Jeg rebooter baby?

Bloggers Unite – or first planning meeting for Blogforum2

So just because you’re a blogger do you have anything in common with “these” people? Probably a lot and probably not a lot, but likely something, and maybe a lot…And who cares anyway, let’s just have some fun. And Kulturhus Islands Brygge sounds A-OK with me…

So I guess I should attend, since I’m slowly, but securely, becoming a full-fledged blogger, you can say that I’m out of the closet (hey shut up over there, I’m not going back!)

Hey I might even make a living from it, not blogging, but networking, the social media revolution might actually happen, if we shed the shackles of old media, and just start creating.

It’s 1976 again and “WE’REYOU’RE PIGGY IN THE MIDDLE”.

Viva la revolution!

Hmm…Huskede jeg at gemme?

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I hate it when it does that…

Charlie: So lieutenant, where exactly were you?
Maverick: Well, we…
Goose: Thank you.
Maverick: Started up on a 6, when he pulled from the clouds, and then I moved in above him.
Charlie: Well, if you were directly above him, how could you see him?
Maverick: Because I was inverted.
Iceman: [coughs whilst saying] Bullshit.
Goose: No he was man, it was a really great move. He was inverted.
Charlie: You were in a 4g inverted dive with a MiG28?
Maverick: Yes ma’am.
Charlie: At what range?
Maverick: Um, about 2 meters.
Goose: It was actually about 1 and a half I think. It was 1 and a half, I’ve got a great Polaroid of it, and he’s right there, must be 1 and a half.
Maverick: Was a nice picture.
Goose: Thanks.
Charlie: Eh lieutenant, what were you doing there?
Goose: Communicating.
Maverick: Communicating. Keeping up foriegn relations. You know, giving him the bird!
Goose: [Charlie looks puzzled, so Goose clarifies] You know, the finger
[gestures apprpriately]
Charlie: Yes, I know the finger, Goose.
Goose: I-I’m sorry, I hate it when it does that, I’m sorry. Excuse me.

F.AY!!! Big up to Masta Ace, Alan Kay, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Stallman, Ben Hammersley, R.V.B, H.H.B, E.T, D.M, M.E, G.L, M.J, O.H N.O, J.T.R, P.P, N.T.F, P.L.R.T, K.H.A.Y, N.B, J.H, T.C.N and all the revolutionaries I haven’t meet yet (well I haven’t actually met P.P., Alan Kay, Tim Berners-Lee and Richard Stallman…).

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CodeWeavers – CrossOver Mac

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CodeWeavers has released CrossOver, the Windows compatibility layer based on the WINE Project for the Mac, and I finally got to test it today.

My expectations were low, since I struggled with the pure open source DARWINE Mac OS X port of WINE.

But…So far I’m impressed!

The first application I tried to install, Vig Foreningsprogram, installed without a hitch – I jumped a little in my seat when I saw the Windows Installer pop up, and that I could use Windows style directories.

So far it runs like a charm. This is exactly the class of applications, business apps, that should run without problems under CrossOver, and so far it looks very promising.

I know it’s a bad choice for first application to test, since I don’t really know it, but I have a motive.

Vig Foreningsprogram is a free, Danish developed software solution for administration of associations (foreninger) an important part of the Danish culture and democracy.

Vig Foreningsprogram has been developed for Windows only, but now it runs on Mac as well, and since it’s now “available” on other platforms, associations could have a choice besides Windows for their IT needs.

Here’s a list of applications I’d like see working.

  • Internet Explorer 6 or 7 with Danske Bank
  • Visual Studio .NET

If I could get these two applications running under Mac OS X, I could loose the Windows box entirely.

I’m putting in a pre-order for CrossOver Mac, forget about Parallels and Boot Camp, “it’s the end of the Redmond Tax as we know it” (humming a REM song).