Weblog and personal website by Joachim van de Haterd, geek, runner, motorcyclist, father and professional know-it-all.

Der Joachim

Geek, runner, motorcyclist, father, professional know-it-all.

Starting Nooku programming, some pitfalls

I've recently started developing web applications in Nooku framework. It is an awesome new framework, but daunting for newbees like yours truly. For one, development goes so fast, that the Nooku community can't keep up with documentation. Fortunately, the community is friendly and helpful.

Getting things more complicated

My GTD 'career' has lasted little over a year. Although I am not religiously holding on to it, it helps me to be more organized. One observation of mine is that although I get more stuff done, things have become more complicated. Since the idea of the GTD method is to simplify things, this may seem a paradox.

Dead drug addicts are not cool

This is a rant against stupidity. Recently, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment, apparently of an overdose. Recently, the death of Dutch rock 'n roll legend Herman Brood was commemorated. He commited suicide 10 years ago by jumping from a large hotel in Amsterdam. Both events revulsed me. Not only did two troubled souls die in a horrible way, people were actually romaticising their deaths.

How to ruin a Friday afternoon lunch break

The combination of an old Plesk version with piss-poor support, a non-backwards compatible database daemon and a bad default option coupled with a poorly executed package update ruined my Friday afternoon. Watch out, kids! Here's another horror story from the ugly world of system administration. For a change, I will dive into something from the *nix world that tries to make my life miserable.