50 states in 17 minutes

May 24th, 2012

INTERDUBS support call: A client needs a folder for each US state and in there a specific set of sub folders. We don’t have that button!

What is awesome is that our clients just call before they start making something like this manually. There must be a better way. And of course there is.

17 minutes after the call the client had the desired list of folders. APIs are a nice thing to have. But even better are clients who call when things could
be improved.

carbon footprint already a criteria for the afterlife? Hope not

May 11th, 2012

I am not quiet current on what qualifies these days to obtain eternal life after death.

If you carbon footprint is part of the equation then my outlooks are pretty grim as I am about to schlep 14,44 KG of books half around the globe. A ridiculous ratio of them makes the trip not for the first time. The future self always has so much time. So much more than the version that actual lands with the plane and suitcases (full of books).

eBooks do not work. Hard to annotate. And -final reason- you can not read them like Napoleon:

He read books while ridding in front of his troops. When he was done with a page he ripped it out and handed it down to the next officer following him. Who then handed the page down to the next one when he was done reading it.

I have no idea where I picked this image up. The Internet and its search engines felt they should not help me with finding a source.

twexus back online

May 8th, 2012

Wouldn’t even know exactly why, but I brought twexus back online.

Funny how one can replace weeks of perl coding with an hour of php a decade later.