Monday, February 28, 2005

andPOP | Halle Berry, George Bush Win Razzie Awards

andPOP | Halle Berry, George Bush Win Razzie Awards
Worst Actor went to George Bush (who sadly wasn’t acting) for his appearances in Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

The Seattle Times: Security and soured image take toll on travel to U.S.

The Seattle Times: Security and soured image take toll on travel to U.S.: "'We have developed an image in many countries as fortress America,' said Betsy O'Rourke, senior vice president for marketing at the Travel Industry Association of America, a Washington-based trade group. O'Rourke said tourists should be greeted as 'customers,' not potential 'invaders.'"

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Could somebody please explain Curious George how Europe works?

At least make sure to take of your gloves when greeting someone:

Das kalte Europa: Behandschuhte Bushs versto�en gegen Etikette - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "Unmittelbar nach seiner Landung in Bratislava unterlief dem US-Pr�sidenten ein Fauxpas: Anstatt sich protokollgem�� seiner Handschuhe zu entledigen, begr��te George W. Bush in voller Montur seine slowakischen Gastgeber. Offenbar seien die Bushs nicht �ber europ�ische Sitten aufgekl�rt, vermuten Benimmexperten."

The New York Times > International > Europe > Empty Town: The Germans Bush Wasn't Able to See

The New York Times > International > Europe > Empty Town: The Germans Bush Wasn't Able to See: "Still, Mr. Bush's seven-hour stopover was very successful, according to German and American officials focused on repairing German-American relations damaged by disagreements over the war in Iraq. But the isolation of Mr. Bush from everyday Germans seemed a metaphor for how far apart Germans and Americans have drifted."

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Bush in Deutschland: D�j�-vu in Mainz - Politik - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Bush in Deutschland: D�j�-vu in Mainz - Politik - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "Schon einmal besuchte ein weithin unbeliebter US-Pr�sident die Bundesrepublik unter noch nie da gewesenen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen. Sein Name war Ronald Reagan, und als er im Sommer 1987 den Abriss der Mauer forderte, erkl�rten ihn die Deutschlandexperten f�r verr�ckt. K�nnte es sein, dass sich Geschichte gerade wiederholt? "

Da bin ich mal gespannt, ob er recht behaelt!

Bush in Germany: With a Hush and a Whisper, Bush Drops Town Hall Meeting with Germans - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Bush in Germany: With a Hush and a Whisper, Bush Drops Town Hall Meeting with Germans - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "During his trip to Germany on Wednesday, the main highlight of George W. Bush's trip was meant to be a 'town hall'-style meeting with average Germans. But with the German government unwilling to permit a scripted event with questions approved in advance, the White House has quietly put the event on ice. Was Bush afraid the event might focus on prickly questions about Iraq and Iran rather than the rosy future he's been touting in Europe this week?"

Thursday, February 10, 2005

The New York Times > Washington > 9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings

The New York Times > Washington > 9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings: "The Bush administration has blocked the public release of the full, classified version of the report for more than five months, officials said, much to the frustration of former commission members who say it provides a critical understanding of the failures of the civil aviation system. The administration provided both the classified report and a declassified, 120-page version to the National Archives two weeks ago and, even with heavy redactions in some areas, the declassified version provides the firmest evidence to date about the warnings that aviation officials received concerning the threat of an attack on airliners and the failure to take steps to deter it."

I wonder whether not having hidden this from the public before the election would have had an impact on its outcome?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Only in America: CNN.com - Bill sets�fine for low-riding pants - Feb 9, 2005

CNN.com - Bill sets�fine for low-riding pants - Feb 9, 2005: "Virginians who wear their pants so low their underwear shows may want to think about investing in a stronger belt.
The state's House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a 'lewd or indecent manner.'"

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Borland Software Delivery Platform Boosts Collaboration

Borland Software Delivery Platform Boosts Collaboration: "Last month Borland acquired TeraQuest Metrics Inc., an Austin, Texas, process optimization consulting firm, and made its co-founder, Bill Curtis, co-author of the software Capability Maturity Model, Borland's first chief process officer.
Chris Barbin, Borland's senior vice president of worldwide services, said the process component TeraQuest brought to Borland's SDO focus will help customers better align teams, processes and technology in the software lifecycle.
Barbin said the acquisition 'rounds out the capabilities of our SDO vision and evolves the ALM story to drive the software delivery process. To achieve that we had to have process capability.'
Barbin said Curtis' role within the company is 'to work directly with our product groups and continue to drive our product strategy with process-centric thinking.' "
For us business process nerds that sounds like good progress.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Studie: Eltern sind im Web fitter als Teenager - Netzwelt - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Studie: Eltern sind im Web fitter als Teenager - Netzwelt - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "Man kennt das g�ngige Vorurteil: Mama und Papa qu�len sich mit aus unerfindlichen Gr�nden dauernd abst�rzenden Rechnern stochernd im Zeitlupentempo durchs Web. Der hackende, 14-j�hrige Nachwuchs lacht sich derweil eins und vergn�gt sich abends heimlich damit, die Webseiten von Onlinebanken umzugestalten, einen Viren-Fight mit den Pickeligen aus dem Nachbarort auszutragen oder sich mal beim Pentagon umzusehen.

Das aber, behauptet eine aktuelle Studie aus den USA, ist ganz, ganz falsch.

Denn auch wenn es unter �lteren Digital-Analphabeten und unter den J�ngeren so einige Cybercracks gibt - unter dem Strich sieht die Sache anders aus. Demnach sind �ltere Jahrg�nge den Teenagern in Sachen Internet sogar �berlegen."


Na, dann haben wir ja doch noch eine Chance ... - Gestern habe ich die erste email von meiner Tochter erhalten. Mal sehen wie gut diese Studie in einem, zwei, drei ... Jahren unsere Realitaet wiedergibt!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

CNN.com - Blair and Gates in doodle mix-up - Jan 31, 2005

CNN.com - Blair and Gates in doodle mix-up - Jan 31, 2005: "Experts who examined the tangle of boxes, circles, loops and notes on debt and trade variously described Blair as 'struggling to concentrate' or 'not a natural leader' and 'stressed and tense.'
But there was a problem."