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Hello,

long time no see? Many things have changed here, so my time for blogging was limited.

  • Together with Benedikt Nahlovsky, I founded “Performing Databases“, a company to offer top-class database know-how combined with flexibility and agility. Doing all the formal requirements, and pushing business into life absorbed much of my free brain space.
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  • In June, my daughter and second child, Rebecca, was born. Private life will never be the same again, but she’s a new bright star in my favorite constellation. Like it!
  • My latest employer, Klug GmbH integrierte Systeme became bankrupt and was purchased by TGW Logistics Group. That made lots of uncertainty and I had to change many of my priorities. Now a new era has begun, and we all are busy integrating a mid-size family shop into a big family shop (1700+300=2000 employees). In the end, we hope to become “TGW Software Services GmbH
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But now I’m mounted again, and hope to fulfill my old promise of one blog per month again (if quality assurance allows it).

Wow, just out of curiosity I checked my webstat’s output: 2500 “visits” per day on average, that’s overwhelming! A good reason to say “Thanks for reading here!” today.

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CU soon
Martin Klier



The usual end-of-the-year stuff, but honestly!

Before everyone diappears from The Net(tm) for Christmas:
Have a nice yule-tide, don’t eat too much of the feast, don’t drink and drive, and talk the RDBMS of your choice into operating itself for at least two or three days: You won’t miss the usual 6-in-the-morning phone calls on Christmas!

If you are lucky enough to have real holidays over the next days: A happy new year and let’s work on big red letters in January again! ;)

Yours
Martin Klier

PS: I hope you recognized: The usual omnipresent word starting with an X – it’s missing here. And, it hasn’t been too difficult. :)



Internationalization fever

“Because God got angry at some point in time, computer programmers are forced to deal with localisation and internationalisation.” (From a typo3 tutorial.)

That’s a cool sentence, and the point I laughed about it is gone long time ago. The last days I spent with i18n for my “Usn’s web site (http://www.usn-online.de)“. (I don’t consider this IT blog being a homepage, it’s more or less a public note pad.)

Let me tell you, typo3 is ugly, i18n is ugly, and my unnamed (non-Oracle) web database backend is ugly as well. Without the help-to-help-myself from Maxi (typo3) and TheBonsai (general coding), it would have been a complete mess and waste of time. But sometimes, a quick, customized explanation (aka personal tutorial) immensely speeds up the process. Poor olde brain. :)

Thanks a lot, guys!
Usn



Counterize II does not count any more

Hi,

Counterize II is a beautiful tool for gathering WordPress statistics. But after updating to WP 2.5 it did simply not count any more. No action taken – including an upgrade to the most recent counterizeii version – did help, and after upgrading WP to 2.5.1 today the situation did not change.

Now I asked Steffen what’s to do.

Usn



New theme

Hi,

decided to look for a new theme. After testing GenkiTheme, Mimetastic and Munch, I ended up with TechnoPlain 1.1

Hope it looks okay for you.

Regards
Usn



Blog moved and updated

Hi,

this blog has been moved to our new Debian root server – much more of my own taste than olde funpic has been. And, at least, free of advertising cheap flights or packet shipping companies by popup and/or floating-in banners.

Touching the blog software anyway, the update being due since two weeks was done: WordPress 2.3.3 serves this page now.

Regards
Martin



Just another blog?

Hi folx,

you may think: “Just another blog?” – and you may be right. But I had the intention to make notes about my IT work – why not publishing them? So this blog will provide hints and config snippets out of my daily life.

I hope, here you can find what you are looking for. If not, just come back later – stay tuned!

Regards,
Usn




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