While working concentrated for a last release (no, not just another 1.0.x update for DEVONthink To Go) before Christmas, we here in Europe also take some time off to enjoy the great advent weeks where the streets are beautifully illuminated and most towns and cities open their Christmas markets. Like ours here in Ludwigsburg, Germany: … (more)
Last Friday, Mar 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a catastrophic earthquake followed by a tsunami and the melt-down of at least two nuclear power cores with yet-unknown effects on life in the region. Official sources report more than 10,000 people dead and more than 500,000 homeless, but as of today the concrete number of victims is still unknown. (more)
In January DEVONtechnologies has joined the efforts of many independent software companies to help the victims of the earthquake that destroyed most of Haiti’s infrastructure on January 12, 2010, and made tens of thousands of people homeless. This week we have received a letter from Doctors Without Frontiers that I would like to share with you as it were the software licenses you purchased in January that enabled us to help. Thank you!
As you may know our support hero Bill DeVille lives in Brown County, Indiana, USA. On his numerous tours he likes to takes photographs. And this one I just had to post. Seems no matter how good our AI core will become, we have lost the game before it started 😉 … (more)
This Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010, Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, was struck by a catastrophic-scale earthquake. The International Red Cross reports that as many as 3 million people are affected by the quake; tens of thousands of people have been killed, likely up to 100,000 or more. (more)
Global warming might not be easy to stop but if you want to send a personal signal that you care, consider joining Earth Hour and switch off your lights for one hour this Saturday to cast your vote. This project is supported by the United Nations, the European Union, the UEFA, the Olympic Commitee, and many more.
This morning a 17 year old boy killed ten pupils, three teachers, and three other people in his former school in Winnenden, less than 25 kilometers from where I live and work, north of Stuttgart, Germany. Me, my wife, and our children are spending this evening disturbed, watching the news and talking about the unbelievable.
It’s time to get ready for Santa Claus and there is so many “stuff” out there that people think we should buy. Personally I have no affection to consumption binge, but Christmas time is also a season where we have some more time to devote to the things we wanted to do all the rest of the year — including, maybe, updating our software library, organizing our workspace, and reading books. Here are five suggestions what you could put onto your wish list: … (more)
Another article this week that caught my attention: The New York Times writes about the “Too much news” phenomenon, which hits many people hard especially in these troubled times.
This explosion of information technology, when combined with an unusual confluence of dramatic — and ongoing — news events, has led many people to conclude that they have given their lives over to a news obsession. They find themselves taking breaks at work every 15 minutes to check the latest updates, and at the end of the day, taking laptops to bed. Then they pad through darkened homes in the predawn to check on the Asian markets. (more)