Now usually spam is evil, annoying and a bloody pain. It does however have rare moments of actual usefulness. On an average day my mailbox seems to be stormed by more than two hundred spam mails from just about every where on the planet. Thanks to server-side filters combined with mozillas learning filters, they all seem to disappear into a consolidated spambox. I can check the box (too look for any false positives), and if the box hasn’t gotten any new mail for more than an hour, something is most likely wrong in my mail setup.
In Denmark most of the major websites are members of the FDIM – the Association of Danish Internet Media – and thanks to this association there’s a weekly hit list which provides a comparable overview of the traffic and users on Danish websites. An article (in Danish) at Vertical made an interesting observation – on the Internet function, not content, is king.
It’s an interesting time for the mobile market in Denmark. After wild and impressive expansion for years, almost everyone owns a mobile phone and the market don’t support the mad expansion rates any more. Currently we seem to be in consolidation mode, where first TDC bought (first Telefona and later the much more famous) Telmore. Today Sonofon then bought the biggest budget company using their network CBB.
With prices at rock bottom, it’ll be interesting to see how mobile companies will try to steal customers from each other and if small companies like M1 will survive.
Microsoft Office has gotten a lot of nice and helpful features in the latest version. One of the nice features is virtually unlimited undo capabilities. Unfortunately this feature can also leave some tracks for recipients of your documents – a new tool from Microsoft lets you clean your office documents before further distribution.
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On this day – some twenty years ago – November 10th, 1983, Microsoft Windows was announced – it should be on the shelves April 1984. It didn’t make it there until November 20, 1985, that first Windows 1.0 was on the street.
While project management often focuses on management of the processes,
information management and other work issues, one of the most important
areas often overlooked IMHO is the physical environment and how it may
improve efficiency of the project workers.
It seems it’s going surprisingly well for java after a rough birth and slow adoption. This year on the JavaOne conference they celebrated the success by changing their logo and launching a new end-user oriented portal at java.com. If you’re developer, your source for information is still at java.sun.com.
I don’t know how many (Internet development) projects I’ve been on, but it’s quite a lot through the years. One thing happening over and over again is that all the ambitious goals of the project isn’t quite reached before the launch – and something is either cut short or not quite as polished as it should have been. Lately I’ve been wondering weather this is the right approach.
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To write efficient Mysql-powered applications a little insight in how Mysql works is needed. One often overlooked example of this is Mysqls silent column changes features, which may cause your tables to look different than you specified.
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I’m sure the concept of pointless meetings is familiar – too many people gathered to discuss some issue but after spending hours together no decision has been reached – only the next meeting with a few more people. Here’s one tool which might help a little.
I should begin by noticing that the idea is not my own – it has been as far as I know been used before. I came across it at the Copenhagen Business School where one of the teachers in Organization told about it (and credited it to Søren T. Lyngsøe A/S).
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