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Michael Burgstahler @twotribes Stuttgart, Germany

Theoretical physicist gone designer since 1992. Founding member of @thevirtualbrain project, lover of everything @rikiki_bonjour does.

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Volkswagen extension to PHPUnit detects when your tests are being run in a CI server, and makes them pass.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerCan't wait for the Internet of Things to spread all over our homes. /via @thomasfuchs
"What's the most American book?" "Moby Dick: Violent man has a confusing revenge fantasy against a cheap source of oil."@joshuatopolsky …lost in time like tears in rain.
Billion dollar business idea for @HP: Offer pro graphic design software for free, let users buy digital ink cartridges for coloring pixels.But of course: "New Google Parent Company Drops ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto" Ghostery has its own share of hypocritical controversy. are not enough "like" buttons, "thumbs up" emojis, or "fav stars" in all the internet for how good this is.
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2015“Why doesn’t the iPhone use a standard USB cable instead of the proprietary Lightning?”
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German asshole developer.
The @StarTribune is using a script titled “FuckAdBlock” to prevent users with ad blockers from seeing content.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerNihilistic Password Security Questions. "On what street did you lose your childlike sense of wonder?"If you want to know if a company truly cares about design and the sanity of their clients, look at the layout and wording of their invoices.
@jandawson Apparently Amazon never submitted an app for the new Apple TV.'ve seen kids in sandpits behave more civilized.
Alphabet/Google files patent on system to let businesses pay for virtual billboards inside of Street View.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerA modern Ad Network is indistinguishable from Exploits Kits: ✅ Obfuscated js ✅ Hidden iframe ✅ Many forked redirects ✅ Invasive tracking
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerA modern Ad Network is indistinguishable from Botnet C&C: ✅ A large fluxing CDN ✅ Suspicious TLDs ✅ Control data in the URL ✅ Referral gate
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Google innovates on creepy trolling, letting advertisers find you anywhere on the net by your email address. AWESOME. This is usually an issue with iCloud library not being enabled on all devices. It's fucking insane.Can you hear me now?
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Timelapse of water flowing on Mars in 2011 #MarsAnnouncement #animatedgif via @HiRISE
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Creativity means pulling back, not reaching out. Creative talent lies in the recognition of essential nodes. It's about reducing dimensions.In the end, a designer is a reductionist.@glennf iPhone ever released, unlocked one after the other
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerBless our mobile devices, your holiness!
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerJust used "billion Euro" as a unit to describe the performance of a software my buddies developed. #firstworldachievements@grumpusnation Family account my ass?@grumpusnation Apple has all of us by the balls if they release fav data.Apple Music is a grand ploy to make me listen to really embarrassing tracks I would never shell out actual money for.@grumpusnation How did you know?I just read a thing written by the "Chief Epiphany Officer" of a company. God help us all.
@GrumpusNation Holy Shit. Apple Music execs, for fuck's sake accept the fact that your devices are not fucking always online!!With the 1st iPod, Apple showed excellence in syncing. Now with Apple Music, they reached their nadir. Syncing is a fucking disaster 💩😡💣@grumpusnation I heard they stink too.@rdeecke Our company, i.e. my colleague who is negotiating for our new company car.Guy from @VW tried denial, arrogance, carelessness + accused us of being prejudiced and not informed. Still claims it's only a U.S. problem.I have to say that @VW sales people are reacting VERY unprofessionally when you express concern about a pending purchase of a Diesel. Crazy.1/3 of marriages are now from online dating and that number is growing. That means, computers (algorithms) are starting to breed humans.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAccidentally got my new iPhone 6S delivered on launch day. do you know that an interface was "designed" by a developer? When you can change the size of the icons. #jenkins
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@alvar_f Schade. Ich dachte, das BSI könnte dem BND jetzt den Stecker ziehen :-P@alvar_f Ernsthaft??? :-O@alvar_f Und welche Strafen gibt es bei Verstößen? Muss man die BSI Cert-Urkunde von der Wand abhängen?PSA: You can use Emoji in Adobe crash reports.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerLQT: If you don't have traceroute or don't know how to use it, see screenshot. $ traceroute
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerIf your eCommerce website fails so hard when used with an ad blocker, blame your programmers, not the visitors. es Minions eigentlich auch schon als Tampons?
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerNew studies show guns are hardly used in self defense, and when they are, are less effective than just running away:
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It's shocking to see the even Microsoft's Edge browser is STILL not on par with Chrome, Safari, Firefox regarding CSS filters. Laggards.@anildash Thanks for finally fulfilling Godwin's Law@benthompson Westinghouse acquiring Nikola Tesla's patents in 1888, for $75k + a meager royalty.VW's Winterkorn just resigned as CEO.I didn't realize that Volkswagen got in trouble for doing this back in 1973, too.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe Selfie Spoon. #innovation
@glennf If they only had their historic facts straight about the fallacy and discrepancy of Natural Law. Berlin natürlich. Ohne weitere Hinweise einfach "Swiss Life Berlin" googeln ;)@sk_txet Markgrafenstraße 22The San Francisco typeface and what makes it tick:
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerHow @VW decided to cheat with their engine software."The tech media loves nothing more than writing about the tech media." tip @TechmemeAnimals drawn with curved moiré patterns. Awesome! How big (and bad) adblocking could get – and why news sites should sell adblockers
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerReminder: "Native Advertising" is illegal in Germany if the publisher doesn't _clearly_ flag it as advertising.Official: The advertising guys have gone insane. "There are obvious risks in doing so." Oh, REALLY??@must21 The Leaf is a) too small for us and b) we're lacking the necessary electricity outlets.@must21 That's what my Dad says too. But actually we wanted a "green" car, not a cheaper, fake-green one.The funny/scary thing is that we are just deciding between a new Prius and a VW TDI/BlueMotion as the new company car.@thijs Punk 👍Developer to designer: "If we misuse the HTML and CSS structure, only you can notice. You are like Neo, you can _see_ in the Matrix."
@twotribes @asymco a pal of mine works in car dev., and has told me of cars switching engine map if the hood is open during govt. evaluation
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@asymco The Apple Car will be the first Apple product that "ships" itself.@jandawson When ordering through Germany's biggest carrier T-Mobile, shipping time is 2-3 weeks.“What My Uterus Can Teach You About Being a Tech Leader” by @mags
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Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAutomakers are cheating on emission tests for decades. This scandal looks to become huge, ugly and viral /via @asymcoSkype is up again. Stop procrastinating and get back to work, kids.@thijs Still@thijs Bored because Skype is down?A fantastic visual cheatsheet for Flexbox. /via @smashingmag
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"The online ad industry wanted interactivity? They got it."
@thijs @twotribes Lovejoy’s Law:
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@grumpusnation unfortunately, yes.Is there an equivalent to Godwin's law where a discussion is basically over once someone invokes the "Think about the children!" strawman?Actual quote from a scared publisher: "Every time you block an ad, what you're really blocking is food from entering a child's mouth."
Excellent identity+interior design by agency Depero Quadrigea for Restaurant Magnus & Magnus (end): Businesses survived w/o annoying ads. As today's primary medium makes it hard to be gentle, businesses will have to find new.6: As people completely shift from print+TV to personal screens where ads can only be annoying, maybe the age of advertising is simply over.5: …and this is the fallacy of the entire ad industry (which I'm a part of). That they NEED to advertise where people are. B.c. Capitalism!!4: The advertisers now are whining: "But when all people migrate to mobile, we HAVE to be there to reach them with our ads!"3: The web brought the ad medium, the screens, much closer to our faces. Ads became annoying again. The mobile web is as close as it gets.2: When loud pitchmen were largely outlawed and mass media proliferated (print, radio, TV), ads became more distant and thus ignorable.1: The 1st annoying ads where the market criers in the middle ages. But you had to buy your stuff in the streets. The ads were IN YOUR FACE.…by not loading the ads into the webpage when in most cases I won’t even look at them let alone “engage” with them in any meaningful way?
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerI really don’t see why it is all of a sudden an “ethical” issue when I want to save me and the publisher time, bandwidth, and money…
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerI’ve *never* clicked an ad on the web, I have *never* seen one that even remotely interested me, but mostly I just ignore them completely.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@marcoarment Did you just throw all your readers into an infinite contradictory loop?
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