Month: October 2005

evaluating eZ publish

I tried out eZ publish yesterday… i’m still looking for a CMS for end-users that don’t know any html. It’s pretty impressive! Offers a lot of stuff out-of-the-box. Easy step-by-step install. Next step is to try and find out how to customize and adapt the included templates. I also tried out phpwcms as somebody recommended …

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Basler Zeitung on Malawi Hunger Crisis

Due to poor rains Malawi is experiencing food shortages: Hungerregion in Malawi zum Katastrophengebiet erklärt Blantyre. AP/baz. Angesichts der bedrohlichen Hungersnot in Malawi hat die Regierung alle 28 Provinzen des ostafrikanischen Landes zum Katastrophengebiet erklärt und die internationale Gemeinschaft um Hilfe gebeten. Die Krise bedrohe fünf der elf Millionen Einwohner, sagte Präsident Bingu wa Mutharika …

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Personal Outsourcing

I enjoyed reading A.J. Jacobs’ article on outsourcing his life to India. I particularly liked the emails his personal assistant wrote on his behalf to stop receiving press releases: Dear All, Jacobs often receives mails from Colorado news, too often. They are definitely interesting topics. However, these topics are not suitable for “Esquire.” Further, we …

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Fire at Ciba in Grenzach near Basel

Bei der Ciba Spezialitätenchemie im deutschen Grenzach ist am Dienstagmittag ein Grossbrand ausgebrochen. Die Bevölkerung in der umliegenden Region und auch in der Stadt Basel wurde aufgefordert, Türen und Fenster zu schliessen, da zunächst nicht feststand, ob giftiger Rauch entwich. source: Basler Zeitung Online

Web 2.0 again

Rick Segal’s advice: Avoid Web 2.0 categorization. And it’s not just an easy way to find funding. You still need the business to go with it. if you are working on solving a problem and looking to make money from the solution, focus on the customer and take advantage of what your ancestors, those Web …

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