Back in Edinburgh for Scotch On The Rocks 2014

by kai 31/12/2013

There are those moments when everything just falls into place. Before Xmas and before I got the notification from the CAB at cf.Objective(), one of my submitted sessions was accepted for Scotch On The Rocks 2014. I’m still extremely happy about that as the amount of submissions they got was massive (around ~160, iirc) and given that […]

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I’ll be speaking at cf.Objective() 2014

by kai 30/12/2013

It already happened an few days ago, but I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be at cf.Objective() 2014 in Minneapolis in May 2014 and that two of my three session proposals got chosen for the conference’s agenda. I’ve been to cf.Objective() 2013 as an attendee (Kudos to Gert @ Railo for throwing me a […]

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When and why you should run when someone (including myself) recommends a certain set of JVM settings

by kai 30/12/2013

This is part two of a loosely connected series of blog posts dealing with JVM settings. Make sure you check out the first post titled “JVM memory settings for Railo (and Adobe ColdFusion) on Tomcat” before continuing to get an idea of the overall context of this series. Today’s post is about why generic recommendations […]

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jQuery Mobile workshops in Germany in October 2013

by kai 15/04/2013

While I’m going to be in Germany for CFCamp in October, I’ll be running three instances of my “Developing mobile web applications with jQuery Mobile” workshop in each Frankfurt (October 8, 2013), Cologne (October 10, 2013) and Hamburg (October 17, 2013). The three trainings are being held in cooperation with Heise Events, the event and […]

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CFCamp 2013 – Back in Germering

by kai 14/04/2013

The last two CFCamp events in Munich have been such a success so that the team around Michi Hnat is putting it on again. CFCamp 2013 will happen on October 14 and 15 (Monday and Tuesday) in Germering (right next to Munich). I’m blogging about it now, because I want to make people aware of […]

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Time travel

by kai 13/01/2013

About 10 years ago, Diane and I went to Australia for the first time ever. There will probably be a special blog post to celebrate the occasion at some stage in February. Today I just got reminded of the trip because an “anonymous friend” of mine sent me this: Now go back in time to […]

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Seat etiquette?

by kai 28/10/2012

As some of you might know, I travel quite a bit and I could tell you lots of aviation-related stories covering the whole range from bizarre to awesome and funny. Currently I’m about 2/3 through a NZ-Singapore-Germany-Singapore-Australia-NZ trip and on yesterays’s flight from Brisbane (where I was working with a client during the last week) […]

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CFCamp 2012 post-mortem

by kai 21/10/2012

Ok, it’s over. I’m back at Frankfurt international, Terminal 2 – just one level above where I arrived last Sunday morning coming from Sydney and Singapore for CFCamp 2012 in Munich. To start with the essentials: It was great. Michi Hnat and his organising helpers have done a really, really good job. The conference venue […]

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Why I might not come to CFCamp :-(

by kai 10/09/2012

About 1 month ago, I posted about CFCamp in Germany. Along with praising the efforts of Michi Hnat, the main organiser of CFCamp, I also said that I was going to attend, present at CFCamp and run workshops during the event’s CFAcademy. One might wonder why I’m now considering not going. Basically it comes down […]

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2DDU (2 developers down under) podcast episode 23 is live

by kai 16/08/2012

Mark Mandel and I have recorded episode 23 of the 2DDU (2 developers down under) podcast this morning. It’s now live on our podcast website for listening or download. Topics we covered this time: (J)Ruby, NodeJS, Sean Corfield’s upcoming visit to Australia, my first experiences trying to compile Railo 4 and our upcoming trips to […]

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