Space Photography

Maybe i’m late with that, but New Scientist has published a gallery of mesmerizing deep space photographs in commemoration of the 100 Hours of Astronomy-event, which took place from April 02 til 05. I only wish these pictures had a higher resolution, they would look great on my desktop. Right now, thinking about it, they would look even better rasterbated and put up on my living room wall.

Easter Monday Links

Links for Easter Monday:

  • Henry Jenkins on Critical Information Studies for a participatory culture [Link]
  • Awesome video that combines stop motion and tilt shift techniques [Link]

Sunday Reading Links

Sunday reading links:

  • When attention becomes an economic asset: Death and the Media [Link]
  • True or not true, this is an entertaining yarn: The Dyatlov Pass Incident [Link]

Prezi goes public

Word just got out that Prezi, a really great online tool that allows you to create stunning flash presentations, went public. I tried it some time ago and it is just wonderful. If you want people to be blown away by your presentation, you absolutely have to give it a try.

SharePoint – Modify & Create Survey Views

I toyed around with surveys in SharePoint today and while googling found these useful knacks:

  • How to modify the list view of survey results [Link]
  • Even better: How to create a completely new view for survey results [Link]
  • Quick Survey Web Parts [Link]

Calculated Columns, Formulas & Functions in Sharepoint

There is no defending myself against the accusation that this blog is getting too much SharePoint-centric. My only excuse is that calculated columns are way, way underused in SharePoint and are a mighty tool for various purposes. These sites compile almost all (i am joking, of course, i can only scratch the surface in this regard) there is to know about calculated columns:

  • SharePoint Formulas and Functions at MS [Link]
  • Examples of Common Formulas at MS [Link]
  • Also make sure to take a look at the ‚Taming the Elusive Calculated Column‘-series at EndUserSharePoint, great stuff [Link]


Links for today:

  • How to quickly build a knowledge base in SharePoint, i especially like the neat idea of an automated e-mail routing via SharePoint and Outlook  [Link]
  • Science does not equal Scientism [Link]


Two small things: First some examples of really smart uses of the Content Editor Web Part available to end users in SharePoint. You can freely add JavaScript (or even CSS-overrides) to the CEWP, so this web part can be a mighty tool for end users and administrators alike. Check out the examples here.

And this April Fools Joke can clearly be filed under ‚How to not use your Intranet‘. Although i could raise some valid questions about authenticity and transparency and how these concepts relate to digital communication, the reality leaves me baffled.


Links for today:

  • The Lean Intranet: from Intranet Zero to Intranet 2.0 [Link]
  • Information Architecture: Why SharePoint 2007 Needs It [Link]

Especially interesting:


Sharepoint links for today:

  • A neat little trick for the top link bar on Sharepoint TeamSites [Link]
  • Sometimes things are just too easy, like this custom sort order for SharePoint lists [Link]
  • Examples of public websites built on SharePoint [Link]
  • Pros and Cons of using Sharepoint Designer [Link]