Category Archives: General

iWork ’09

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 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.

Seven Things

As David and Lars tagged me, here are my 7 things:

  1. I learned PHP because I didn’t get on with Perl.
  2. The highest speed I ever reached with a car was 255 kph.
  3. I started playing Handball with the age of 10.
  4. In 1997 I studied Eletronics for one year.
  5. Last year I started to read the Bible and the Quran: I didn’t finished both because they’re so boring.
  6. I’m working on phpMyFAQ for almost 8 years now.
  7. I spent more time in Wellington or Sydney than in Berlin.

And here are the rules I’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 they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

And as for chaining, in no particularly significant order:

One day before …

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.

International PHP Conference 2008

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 – 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.

MySQL Developer Conference

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.


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.