The cause Yesterday, I published a new post announcing my immediate availability. After tweeting that, I got a couple of very flattering retweets (thanks guys! Really!), which lead to the first couple of visitors to my blogpost. All fine and dandy so far, but then something completely unexpected happened. My awesome friend & mentor Cal [...]
Last friday, a complex multi-stage contract I’ve been working on for the past 6 months unexpectedly fell through. While I was starting to wonder if I was being stringed along at a short-term stage of the contract, having all stages fall through together was quite a shock. Not only because this pretty much relocates my [...]
As most of you probably know, I’ve been working for Zend Technologies since medio 2007 (first DevZone, then eBiz team). But to all things comes an end, and I have signed the “Termination agreement” that Zend handed me, which means I will no longer be working for Zend as of May 2nd, 2011. This also means I’m open for new opportunities. Let the funemployment begin.
I don’t like pyramid schemes, but if both Matthew Weier O’Phinney and Ivo Jansch are participating, who am I to stop the trail? So here’s my list of seven(ish!) things you may or may not know about me (likely the latter), after receiving a tag from Ivo Jansch.
People have tried for almost a year to get me on twitter. Until now, I have always declined the invitations, and ignored the pleads. But now, things have changed. For a side project, I need to be very up to date with what goes on in the PHP world, and not be the last to know. So I finally caved in: I signed up for a Twitter account.
Only a mere 24h, and the world will know where the Americans want to go next. Like to know where the world wants the America to go? Cast your vote on iftheworldcouldvote.com and find out how the world, and your country, thinks about the future.
A couple of weeks ago, the PHP Enterprise Management Magazine Newsletter approached me with a request to do an interview with me for their section ‘Developers World’. My first PHP related interview, and I’m actually quite fond of how it turned out. If you want to know a bit more about me, read on for the link.
A search engine excels or fails with the results it returns. It’s not the number of results that count, but the result the user was looking for. Google became famous with this. It found what you were looking for. You didn’t need a degree in computer science, it just found what you were looking for.
Today the PHP site announced the results of the QA TestFest in a wrap up article on the php.net site. First of all, I must admit that I was extremely disapointed with the amount of people that participated. Only 30?!? Of the huge world-wide community?!? That can’t be justified… Either way, it appears that the dutch PHP usergroup team has done their job quite well.