May 2004

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quick update of links and similar

Anyway, the last days were a bit unexciting as mostly glued in front of my computer. Trying to work with GIMP instead of Photoshop, but in a way it is quite difficult to untrain habits… With GIMP I really like that it is so easy to do screenshots, and to change the colours into black Read the full article…


Stallman talk and interview

Richard Stallman has been in Edinburgh yesterday, for a talk at the Informatics Colloquium. I had the honour to interview him. Reading the review on Ireland Indymedia about Richard Stallman’s talk in Dublin, I have the impression that it seemed to work out quite well in Edinburgh in general. Pictures are up now on Indymedia Read the full article…


news

It seems more and more likely that the G8 really comes to Scotland in 2005 – up to now it’s all media information, but just yesterday the Edinburgh Evening News on its Saturday frontpage had the article: “Pushed to the limit”- about police holidays being canceled for 1.-14.Juli 2005 next year, when the G8 comes Read the full article…


A visit to the Scottish Parliament

Today I got my brain fried in the Scottish Parliament. Scheduled was a debate on “Major Events in Scotland”. As a critical natured politica I considered of course the possibility and rumours of the G8 coming to Scotland (report in the Scotsman) as a worthy subject for this parliamentary discussion. Unfortunately the reality was disappointing: Read the full article…


Intelligence? New report out!

The German government has published its new intelligence report. The secret service has to publish its activities every year to be accountable to the public. Unfortunately it rarely is; most of the time its exaggerating left wing activities to get more funds and resources and minimalising right wing and neo nazis violence so to not Read the full article…