Recent blog entries for rednix

wow, this system really works... somebody I don't know gave me the status of an apprentice... well, I guess I shouldn't complain, but I just find it weird that people just randomly certify people they don't know...

anyways, life is busy as usual and I am still fighting with that freaking doubleclick server... I wish I had a real ad server and not this piece of crap... other than that, I have a ton of php/mysql coding to do, which is a lot of fun, but gets boring after a while...

wow, what a week... I mostly spent my time dealing with this %/&$% doubleclick server and people who run porno sites but don't know how to place a stupid html snippet so that the banner get displayed okay... as soon as I start "regular" work for the company, I have to hire somebody who takes care of this doubeclick crap or else I go insane... I wish there'd be some sort of open software banner server solution with all the bells and whistles you need to keep those marketing guys happy... :) maybe I can spend this day working on my script that automagically creates a series of php/html forms, kinda like phpgen, but different...

I now know the dark side of the power... yesterday I got an introduction into doubleclick's dart system. I always thought that this is some really spiffy thing with a great admin backend, etc., but the admin pages sucked in terms of usability and we couldn't do anything because the server seemed to be malfunctioning. oh well, I just went to hamburg for that little intro and nothing worked, what a waste of time... I also looked at an apartment in hamburg, which was really nice, but a little too expensive for what it had to offer... I still have a month before I move to hamburg, so that's plenty of time...

damn, I am addicted to railroad tycoon 2... we played for 4 hours again last nite, me and my friend dirk and my roomie sibylle, who also happens to be my latest ex-girlfriend... every nite when I think to myself "hey, I better spent the night coding..." we start playing with those trains instead... I wish somebody would create a real dedicated server for rt2, or else I need more ram for my little bp6 box... so, today is sunday, I just got up and spent the usual hour or two sitting on my bed surfing the web, reading mails and newsgroups... I really have to get going on my projects, but the weather seems to be good today, so I have to go running, also we have a LUG meeting today... our LUG is called GULAG which leads to lots of discussion every once in a while when some politically correct person discovers our website gulag.de, oh well, I don't mind...

today was apache day. I needed a webserver for a new project, but all my servers had weird installations to begin with... and I didn't want to mess with those... so after compiling a few apaches on a few servers without actually using them, I finally found a server on our network that was "clean" and that I could use for my project... I a member of a team that is supposed to develop the GCMS (Goettinger Content Management System), which will of course be LAMP based... well, and today was the day to set the groundwork, i.e. apache, php, mysql, cvs, etc... I am almost done, I wish I could be less distracted by other projects, clients, email, etc...

summer in goettingen. wow. I vaguly remember what the sun looks like. I basically spent all day on my bed with my vaio and my cat on my lap... I should be coding some tools for a php-project, but somehow I get distracted all the time, surfing the web, IRCing or writing emails...

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