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Motiva Runs MidCOM

Motiva is using the yamp-based staging/live scripts and the filesystem cache engine from MidCOM 1.2.x. The site is available in three languages: Finnish, English and Swedish.The server signature is also quite interesting:Apache/1.3.29 (Unix) Midgard/1.6.0/Repository/MultiLang PHP/4.2.3 MidCOM provides many nice new features for the site, including: Clean, pronounceable URLs"Edit this page" functionalityRSS news feedsNew site componentsThe site conversion from the old...

Open Source Public Relations

Daniel Carrera from the OOo team has posted a very good summary on the stories.IRC log: How open source projects can improve their PRGetting good PR for your Open Source projectThe Care and Feeding of the PressThis is very topical now that OpenPSA is going public on May 8th.

B2B Advocacy Kit

B2B websites must support a more complex buying process than B2C sites. Three key goals are to make a buyer's shortlist, offer a downloadable advocacy kit, and build a reputation for great service.

JPEG hassles

The solution was to use the convert utility from ImageMagick to automatically force all images to RGB color space. However, even after this the thumbnails I generated were ridiculously big (500KB instead of 4KB). After some investigation I noticed that some color profiles had been included to the image files. Again, convert was able to fix this.The options used here...

Supporting International Characters

While many pieces of web software already support unicode and other character-encoding standards theoretically, their way of interoperating using them might be disfunctional.Freedesktop.org runs the Project UTF-8, a resource for advocating unicode support in Open Source software. Maybe OSCOM should also do something in this space.Joel Spolsky has published a short how-to on what every programmer should know about unicode....

Some OpenPSA TODOs

Here's a quick list:OpenPSA CalendarHide starting and ending hours for multi-day events of the start/end date is not the one being displayedDifferentiate events that allow overlapping from regular events in some way (for example, blue instead of red bar in the week view)OpenPSA SalesCountry and state/region are missing from Campaign CSV exportsAdd option to display persons that have been removed...
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Pictures from Pamplona

We went there in 2001 to attend the bull run festival held there every July. It was odd to see from Rodrigo's photos how empty and sleepy the city looks like outside the San Fermin festival. Our interrail trip through Europe to the festival was one of the really good ones. We slept mostly in parks, and had lots of...

New OSCOM Interview

Here is the interview in English:WebDevMagazine: Can you tell me ore about OSCOM. What is the organization aim?OSCOM has two purposes, marketing and technical. On the marketing side, we aim to raise the public awareness in the availability and feasibility of Open Source Content Management Systems. This is what our first conferences focused on, and the reason why we maintain...

A Real Sunday

The Sailor's pub, situated in the trendy Herttoniemenranta suburb was a very good choice. We were able to sit in sunshine and watch the boats in the harbour, while enjoying our H.Uppmanns. Before going to the pub I also got to see my friend's new Fabarm shotgun.After the pub visit there was time for cruising leisurely in the suburbs. I...

OpenPSA Now in CVS

There were some issues with getting the yamp Perl plugins to work with our UTF-8 encoded development database, but from now commits should work fine.