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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

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.


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! ;)

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 (“. (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!

Counterize II does not count any more


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.


New theme


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.


Blog moved and updated


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.


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!


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