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Making Open Source Content Management Suck Less

His notion might have backgrounds in only looking at the projects listed on OpenSourceCMS.com, which only lists lightweight, mainly PHP-based content management systems, not any of the heavier-duty ones. However, it is true that most Open Source CMSs are not that good. A major cause for that is duplication of effort. Everybody wants to build their own CMS and not...

A Day in IT Sales

I'm now sitting in an old, creaking commuter train, surrounded by beautiful Finnish autumn colors. Today has been a pretty typical day for me in IT sales, starting with back luck with train schedules that forced me to sit most of the day in this old train instead of the fancier InterCity trains that come with power outlets and cafeterias....

Last day of OSCOM 4

Apart from my own session, I went to see Danese Cooper's session on Corporate Blogging, which focused on how Sun uses blogs and other collaborative tools to aid in a cluetrainish transformation to a more customer focused and open organization. The related policies and success stories were a good starting point for convincing other companies to do the same. The...

Second day of OSCOM 4

After bit of thinking I decided that a session on MidCOM - Midgard's Component Framework for PHP would be a good match for the technical crowd here.Because of this most of my has been spent on setting up latest MidCOM on my iBook, tweaking my South AfricanMidgard training slides in SlideML to fit this conference, and marveling how slow the...

First day of OSCOM 4

This conference is smaller than OSCOM 3 held in Harvard university and in about the same range as OSCOM 2 in Berkeley. However, this just means that this time most people attending are developers instead of end-users, and discussion ranges from interoperability topics to cultural issues. I'm chairing the Apache Track of the event. The first day was mostly Jakarta...
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Off to OSCOM4

Today will be filled with arrangement practicalities, and the actual conference starts tomorrow at 9:15 am. All the previous OSCOM events I've attended have been fun, and I'm expecting an interesting three days filled with discussion, new CMS ideas, and quite a few presentations. Despite the early departure the flights went without incident, and I had time to read some...

Urban Combat Basics

Some quick notes: Outside old city centers the buildings made after beginning of 60s have so thin walls that they provide essentially no cover There are aerosol weapons which shoot a gas-filled projectile into a room. The projectile then fills the room with an explosive gas Chechens have learned to combat this by moving their positions inwards in the buildings...

This is now Unicode

This blog has now been successfully converted to the UTF-8 character encoding. This enables using non-western characters in any part of this site. НЕ РЛОХО! This was all made possible using Torben's handy MidCOM UTF-8 HOWTO. Please report if you note any issues. Note: Newsticker's MetaWebLog API support doesn't seem to work 100% reliably on UTF-8. ecto seems to support...

Using Weblog Editors with Midgard CMS

Inspired by the public betas of MarsEdit and NetNewsWire, I looked up an old MetaWebLog API support patch I had made for the blogging and news ticker tool of Midgard CMS, de.linkm.newsticker. I modernized the patch a bit and committed it to MidCOM CVS. This means that all Midgard CMS installations using the new version will provide support for desktop...

Almost too perilous

My friend and colleague Kaukola got hitched last weekend. We had a good time in the bachelor party last August, involving military exercises, zorb balls, sauna and aerobatics. However, the actual wedding celebrations provided me with the scariest experience so far during the year. I've hiked in the arctic, fallen under a train in Russia, faced angry elephants and climbed...