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Pesches Schlauch

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Visual Voicemail

Final step in my carrier migration: the visual voicemail (VVM). I was quite surprised that it didn’t work out of the box. The hotline confirmed that VVM was activated on the carrier’s side and that I should try to synchronise … Continue reading

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Unlock Complete

Ihr iPhone wurde erfolgreich entsperrt. After a phone call to my former carrier, where I had to tell my IMEI number, and some days of waiting, I finally received the official Apple unlock for my iPhone: Some remarks: I had … Continue reading

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Ich war alle Orange-Kunden, die gerne ihre Rechnungen bezahlt hätten.

Orange Switzerland was my carrier, but isn’t anymore because it wasn’t able to send me any bills in the last year; I received only reminders. Leidensbericht zu einem Jahr als Orange-Kunde (und warum ich es nicht mehr bin). Das schlimmste … Continue reading

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Datentarife und die Kosten eines iPhone

The best option for an iPhone and my usage pattern is with Orange: 927 Swiss Francs for one year. Was kostet ein iPhone in der Schweiz? Verschiedene Faktoren spielen eine Rolle: Nutzungsprofil Wahl des Operators und Preisplanes. Durch Vertrag subventioniertes … Continue reading

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Pathé Westside – Pathetic

Das neue Multiplex-Kino im Westside zeigt vor allem synchronisierte Filme. Wer möchte da schon hingehen? The programme of the new multiplex theatre in the Westside shopping centre in Bern (Pathé Westside) is disappointing. For two movies you have the choice … Continue reading

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Geotagging

Meine bevorzugte Software, um Photos mit GPS-Koordinaten zu versehen, ist GPSPhotoLinker. Until recently, it was not easy to find an affordable and easy-to-use software for the Mac to match photos with GPX track logs (see also the review on trick77). … Continue reading

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Fáilte

   Fáilte is gaelic and means welcome. We stayed in Ireland this summer and enjoyed it very much. The Irish people are very friendly, and these places were outstandingly so: Bridgecourt House B&B in Kilkenny Maire Rua self-catering apartment in … Continue reading

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Got rid of WordPress spam

I have finally updated to the latest version of WordPress and detected several different spam attempts in my blog. The index.php and wp-content/index.php files contained a couple of unwanted links (their size should be less than 100 bytes). One of … Continue reading

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Datenflatrate für Mobilgeräte doch nicht so schlau?

Lieblings-Klagethema: die MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) in der Schweiz (und nicht nur hier) schaffen es immer noch nicht, attraktive Datenangebote zu schnüren; seit März hat sich nicht viel getan. Tim Bray bringt eine neue Idee aufs Tapet: keine Flatrate anbieten, … Continue reading

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