Get this... and that... and probably that as well

RecommendationsI spiced up the Recommendations section with more content, simply because I realized that I have tons of useful software installed which I cannot live without which was still not listed here. I'm still not done adding all the tools which I think are worth mentioning there, so feel free to come back later if you are interested.

While we are talking about it, I'm also adding new recommendation categories such as events so I can finally recommend conventions like Eurofurence which every furry should have attended at least once, even though it's only to find out that it's not for you. You don't want to miss out on something awesome just because you are too shy to try it, do you?

Finally, I got a question for you guys and girls:

Would you like to see computer games in the Recommendations section or would that be too much?

Leave a comment.

Blog update

Drupal and PHP 5.4This blog is now proudly running on Drupal 7. I was afraid of this upgrade all the time but it turned out to be a lot less problematic than I expected. Actually, I had to take this step as Drupal 6 - or rather some very common contributed modules - kinda refused to work properly with PHP 5.4. Since I was sick at home anyway, I finally decided to use that time to take care of this rather exciting task on my to-do list.

Now that I got it out of the way, I might feel a little more motivated to add new content to this site. I started off with a new gadget on the right side of all pages labeled "Random Likes". It shows a random entry from the Recommendations section which will change (almost) every time you view a page. I'll try to add some new recommended apps and programs once I'm through with those furry events like fur dances and fur meets.

Oh, and by the way: the eurofurence countdown got it's own domain now.

Smart Blog Post

It's been a while since my last post, so I'll just write a quick update what's been going on and announce what might appear on here in the near future.

I finished my move to Cologne, got a new job, an affordable place to live and therefore more money to spend. This means I now finally have one of these smartphones everyone seems to be running around with today.

And this means that I have plenty of Android apps to share with my fellow readers (if any) and this is what I'll do once I got a new credit card.

Update: I got my credit card and started feeding the recommendations section.

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Got rid of G Data Antivirus, system is fast again

G Data AntivirusI got rid of G Data Antivirus for several reasons, one being that it was consuming system ressources like people consume air. When an update is running, which happens about every 10 minutes, you can go and prepare dinner, take the dog for a walk or visit another country. Take your time, your system will be unusable as long as that "program" is "protecting" your system.

Another fascinating fact about G Data Antivirus is, that it lacks some rather important configuration options. It seems to be impossible to disable the annoying tooltip which clogs up the lower right corner of your screen every time G Data Antivirus analyses something that is bigger than 100 KB. Don't you love little boxes popping up on your screen every time you open a video in your webbrowser? Well, I don't.

G Data Antivirus was apparently also the reason why games like Mass Effect 2 kept freezing up every 10 seconds and the main reason for permanent harddisk activity. Not even O&O Defrag caused that much load on the harddisk and that thing is supposed to cause some load as it is designed to physically reorganize the files on the harddisk in the background.

Since G Data Antivirus uses two scanning engines, avast! and BitDefender, I switched to avast! Free Antivirus and my problems are basically gone.

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