This is the page 101 of 113 of the blog archive. On this page you have articles from 21 May 2004 to 11 May 2004.

Some OSCOM Site Updates

MidCOM has been upgraded to the latest 1.3.0 releaseAegir has been upgraded to latest 1.0.3 nightlyRemoved unnecessary buttons from the "Edit this page" editor and added button for inserting imagesHTML <title />s on both OSCOM and Kupu front pages are now more descriptive, as supported by midcom-templateCSS has been fixed to show correct font size for tables also on IEPlanet...

Economist on Homebrew Coders

Before Henry Ford unleashed the practice of mass production on the world, every little town had a few dozen artisans who made the lives of citizens easier. A cobbler made the shoes, a tailor sewed suits and a carpenter built furniture. Mass production sounded the death knell for many specialist craft jobs, and the rise of computerised supply chains finished...

Explaining RSS/Atom Syndication

As an analogy, the news reader acts like a customizable newspaper. You can pull a variety of content from a growing number of sources into one place, to be read however you choose. Sources like major news media outlets (BBC, Reuters, Washington Post) to non-news content providers (Apple’s iTunes Music Store, the Government of Canada, USGS’ World Earthquake updates) to...

Cell Phone Down

Before everyone had cell phones we would always schedule meetings to some easy-to-access place, like the railway station. But now it is so easy to arrange meetings on the fly, and so nobody plans them ahead. However, without mobile phone this is impossible.What makes the situation increasingly funny is that the customer service lines of this telco are blocked in...

New Blogs and Employees

I almost got my hands on something I'm familiar with, PHP-code. Bergie had a meeting and I was doing some debugging and fixing with Kaukola though I learned that it's not something to tell to a customer. The correct word was deploying or something...

Over 200 OpenPSA Downloads

In addition there were 40 downloads of the beta package.All in all, not too bad for a first public release of specialized server-side business software.Most referrals came from Freshmeat, Midgard Updates and Newsforge.

Strategies for Open Source Adoption

For instance, OSS offers enterprises the opportunity to be more self-reliant through source code modification. It allows incremental project and upgrade schedules, free rein in integration decisions, and direct interaction with the OSS community. It creates the opportunity to implement projects in a way that is consistently mindful of enterprise goals, rather than the goals of a proprietary software vendor....

Persistence of Free Software

WordPress is Free Software. Its rules will never change. In the event that the WordPress community disbands and development stops, a new community can form around the orphaned code. It’s happened once already. In the extremely unlikely event that every single contributor (including every contributor to the original b2) agrees to relicense the code under a more restrictive license, I...

Back from Poland

We drove to Poland following E67, the Via Baltica. I've now driven the road in three summers, and the improvements are quite visible. Roads are getting better all the time, and now that the Baltic countries are in EU border checks were a breeze. Another big improvement is in credit card acceptance. Visa was accepted everywhere in Baltic countries so...

Open Source Success Factors

rapid release scheduleregression testsdo one thing wellavoid over-designa central visiondocumentationavoid standardsismup and running in ten minutes or less!developer responsivenesseasily update-able wiki pages