Blogging get’s more important again

Im blogging since 2003 and seem to have my seasons.

In total I wrote 478 blogposts and it looks, as if the summer is not the best blogging season for me.

What I’ve noticed is that I had a very bad 2006 – 67 compared to 226 back in 2004 😉 But in times of twitter and a possible „overkill“ of information and communication channels I now find blogging „interesting“ again. It’s because it’s not too fast – one can think of the articles one wants to write an since some weeks it’s getting real fun again. Let’s see how it develops in 2008 😉


  1. P.s.: If you want to have the same „fancy“ stats like above, here’s how to (this is for you, Oli 😉
  2. Typepad allows an export of all your posts, you can save it as post.htm
  3. Made this small PHP script to parse all the INFO after the word „DATE:“


    $filename = „post.htm“;

    $fp = fopen ($filename, „r“);

    $inhalt = fread ($fp, filesize ($filename));

    fclose ($fp);

    $array = explode(„DATE: „,$inhalt);

    for ($i=0; $i< count($array); $i++)


    echo substr($array[$i], 0, 11).“,“;



    This gives you all the dates of your posts, separated by comma

  4. Import it into Excel, sort it accordingly and voila, your done 😉

Ideas for seesmic

Loic wanted feedback, so here’s mine ;): Loic has just startet his fifth company, seesmic, and it’s going t be something like twitter for video. What I like is the idea of quickly recording yourself in a video message in order to express some quick thoughts, like Oli did today. We’ve done something similar in a kind of karaoke system: on, which is the football fan community of the 1.FC Köln, you can record yourself, while watching the official club hymn: you can win a prize when the jury has voted you as best singer – see my bad trials here – I definitely won’t win ;). But back to seesmic: what I see as kind of problematic is that in video the publisher defines the speed of the reception of the viewer: I can only get the information from the video-message, when the person has "spoken" it, "acted" or whatever. When I read my RSS Feeds, or my twitter feed, I can quickly jump to the next paragraph, kind of "scan" an article for keywords and just read that particular part. So it would be great for seesmic to have a system for comments or viewpoints you can jump to, which have clear tags. They should be able to be set by the publisher in an easy way and extended by the community. When I slide over them with my mouse, I could "scan" the whole movie in advance – maybe a kind of preview picture could be implemented, too. Got some ideas in that direction…

T-Community – thanks for your support

A year ago I wrote about the then just launched T-Community, which was a first step of the Deutsche Telekom in the world of user generated content. Now I got an email telling me „Thanks a lot for all your feedback – but we’ll close the community by the end of the year – you may export your data, but you can’t use it any longer.“ (not that I have EVER used it, but anyway…) But it’s quite funny, that they offer me to change my account to – in case I want to use all of my community features in the future… is a t-com driven special interest community in football – quite interesting strategy of them – seems as if they see no future in „global“ communities but in special interests…

Used Vista now the whole day – and am still alive…

Well, first of all I have to say, I’m really thankful, that our cat is still alive: over the weekend he must have bitten into the battery charger of my macbook – thankfully into the thinner side of the cable with 12V , not 230 V 😉 But I was not able to buy a new one today, so I had to rely on my Vista driven ThinkPad T61. Mh: it’s really ugly compared to the black macbook – but: it’s fast (basically since I put those 3GB in – Vista DOES NOT WORK with 2 GB or less) and for today I set up some neat features, which makes it really „usable“ (I know, these are luxury problems 😉 ):

  • Thunderbird as my IMAP client works like a breeze: it’s really fast and setting it up even with my secondary gmail IMAP account was no problem.
  • Of course, Firefox for everything internet.
  • Tortoise svn client
  • MS Project (basically the reason I own a thinkpad)
  • The Last.FM client
  • Skylight for the „workflow“
  • Skype – of course
  • Pandion for AIM and our internal jabber server
  • Visio for the drawing
  • iTunes
  • Command and Conquer 3 (tssssss….)
  • And finally WORD as blogging tool (First entry, so let’s see if it works 😉

What I really like with the TP is the fingerprint – scanner at the login (and wow, Vista really works with „sleep mode“)