Every 6 months since 2012, the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, publishes a report about social networks and their relevance and distribution in Germany. While these kind of studies are rather common, the methodology used by the German researches is quite interesting. To see what relevance any given social network has, and how significant the … [Read more…]
“If the update frequency on LinkedIn increases drastically in a comparatively short time for any given person, a job change for that person is imminent.” I have witnessed that numerous times lately. It is easier to spot with people who do infrequent updates, but stands true for frequent updaters as well. If a job change … [Read more…]
Some months ago I moved my mail-domain to Google Apps Standard Edition, which provided a neat way to manage my email boxes “in the cloud”. Soon it showed that while Google Apps indeed provided some great service, the integration into the regular Google account system was not really there. I still needed a “normal” Google … [Read more…]
I’m sorry for the ones that dropped out (except for those whose last update was in January or even December), congratulations for those who stayed in. Soem of the dropouts I deleted, a few were sent to purgatory (invisibility) with the chance of resurrection. The otherrs: keep up the good work!
Business trip to Paris. Ethernet-bound internet access in the hotel came at a “bargain” price of 23€/day (alternatively 5€/hour). Since I was in a highrise I hoped to connect to a FON hotspot 2 blocks away, but I didn’t even get its signal. However I got 34 other signals. Unfortunately, none offered open access.
What a hype! Congratulations to my marketing colleagues at Apple Computer Inc.
Version 1.0.12 of the Joomla content management system eliminates about 140 errors and various security holes in the basic system. (heise.de) The Joomla! core is safe (anonymous Wikipedia editor) See also: Sick of crusading Joomla! advocates and New Joomla! version – and a fresh security start
Well, that was quite difficult. Timeline of events: June 2006: In an article on heise.de I heard about FON for the first time. The concept was interesting, but since I didn’t plan to use WLAN at home I dismissed it. July 2006: A co-worker started to use FON and made me reconsider the idea. As … [Read more…]
I had a lengthy email conversation with Brian Layman a few months ago about security issues in WordPress, and the need to motivate WordPress users (who more often than not are laymen [no pun intended] themselves) to upgrade. Brian is a bit desillusioned how security issues are handled by the WordPress core team. He compiled … [Read more…]
The most recent issue of the Google Friends newsletter contained an explosive piece of information: Finally, orkut no longer requires an invite — anyone can sign up for an account. Sorry, Google, but nobody cares anymore. Orkut was in elitist beta for too long. Now social networks like MySpace have taken the lead. Better luck … [Read more…]