I almost forgot it… The phpMyFAQ projects celebrates its 8th birthday this month. Back in 2001 I started with Bastian Poettner with the first PHP 3 based lines of code. Happy birthday, phpMyFAQ!
Yesterday I received my copy of Apple’s iWork ’09. As you might know I switched from Windows XP to an Apple iMac last June and I’m still happy with this decision. Since the last months I used OpenOffice.org 3.0 on the Mac and it’s a little bit frustrating. The free office application is really feature rich but almost unusable on the Mac because it’s so incredibly slow – even with 4 GB’s of memory. Now I got iWork ’09 and it’s much faster and really nice. It has less features than OOo but what you get is cool and fits for most of my office work. But I will use both in the future.
This ist the 1000th post I did since january 2004.
Today 5 years ago we started our “devblog”. I think we started with a pre-version of WordPress 0.x… Happy Birthday, devblog!
- I learned PHP because I didn’t get on with Perl.
- The highest speed I ever reached with a car was 255 kph.
- I started playing Handball with the age of 10.
- In 1997 I studied Eletronics for one year.
- Last year I started to read the Bible and the Quran: I didn’t finished both because they’re so boring.
- I’m working on phpMyFAQ for almost 8 years now.
- I spent more time in Wellington or Sydney than in Berlin.
And here are the rules Iâ€™m supposed to pass on to the following bloggers:
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know theyâ€™ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.
And as for chaining, in no particularly significant order:
Tomorry I’ll start my trip to New Zealand and Australia like the one two years ago. This time I will travel from Auckland on the northern island to Christchurch. From Christchurch I will fly to Sydney for the New Year celebrations. I’ll be back in six weeks. I will blog about my trip here in this blog in German.
Today I updated my blog software to WordPress 2.6.3. Everything’s looking fine and the update went smooth.
Next week I’ll be 5 days in Mainz, Germany, attending the annual International PHP Conference. This year I’ll give one full day work shop with Lars from Swoodoo and my boss at Mayflower, Johann. Our topic on monday, october 27th, is Theory and practice â€“ migrating your legacy code into our modern test driven development world. I’ll give an own session on thursday, october 30th, about Quality in PHP projects beyond Unittests. On Tuesday and wednesday you’ll find me at the Mayflower booth.
Currently I’m in Riga, Latvia, attending the annual MySQL Developer Conference. About 260 database people from SUN Microsystem are talking about their current and future products. I’m lucky because I can be here for my company. I also found a dumb issue in phpMyFAQ 2.0.8. The cvs2svn tool killed the colors.css file in the templates folder. I re-added it and preparing phpMyFAQ 2.0.9 for a October release.
Today, PHP 4 is now officially dead. So please update now to PHP 5.
And phpMyFAQ is not dead. I’m very busy at work.
Two days ago I bought a new PC… oh, not a PC, I bought an iMac 20″ with 4GB RAM. Currently I’m installing all the software I need and then I’ll move my whole data from my Windows XP box to the new iMac. The iMac is really awesome.
It was fun for all small and all big ones! 😉
Today some of my colleagues and myself starting a trip to Hamburg for attending this year’s PHP Unconference. I guess it will be a funny trip and two nice days in Hamburg meeting good friends from the German PHP community.
… or my 31st birthday today. I’m getting old…
We switched to WordPress 2.5 today.
This week I got the information that a second proposal for the DLW Europe 2008 was accepted and I’ll do a short talk about Stateless SOAP Webservices with Java and PHP.
Like last year, I’ll attend at the PHP Unconference 2008 in Hamburg, Germany on April 26th and 27th. Like last year you have the oppurtunity to meet PHP Core Developers like Johannes SchlÃ¼ter, the Release Master of PHP 5.3, a lot of MySQL empoyees and some PHP developers like Sebastian Bergmann, the developer of PHPUnit or Lars Jankowfsky, one of the guys behind Swoodoo.