Mixed Content

Some things that got my attention lately:

  • Browser: I’m still using Chrome 🙂 Recently I updated my Firefox installation, but after 2 minutes I returned to Chrome – it just feels better
  • Blog: I set up my own domain and installed WordPress for my blog
    Despite the fact that I sold my soul to Google (I use nearly every Google Product) 😉
  • Software:
    • I installed Skype 4 Beta 3 on my laptop: and I’m quite happy with it – looks good
    • I installed FileZilla – very good app for FTP transfers to my webspace
  • Prince2 – the project management methodology seems to gain some momentum here in Germany
  • Junior staff: read some articles and discussed with colleagues how to deal with the technology background of young people (they are used to work with Web 2.0 tools, …)
  • Business Continuity Management – contemporary issue in my current project

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10 thoughts on “Mixed Content

  1. Axel

    Congrats for this wordpress installation and happy blogging! 😉

    (But pssst – there’s a typo in the href to your own domain –> .coom)

  2. holger

    question: what made you move to your own domain? the reason why i am asking: I just did the exact opposite with my blog because i didn’t want to have to maintain the software anymore.

  3. Alexander Post author

    Axel: thank you 🙂
    but where is the typo – I cannot find it 🙁

    Update: found it – fixed it – thanks again 🙂

  4. Alexander Post author

    I long considered to move to my own domain. Main reasons:
    – play a little bit with popular software
    – establish a “stable address” for me (abenker.com)
    – I can always go back to hosted platforms (Blogger, WordPress…) and use my domain to redirect

  5. holger

    – agree on the playing around. wordpress.com is rather restrictive with plugins etc.
    – disagree on stable adress: you can forward the adress blog.abenker.com to a hosted wp installation.
    – agree on the going back if you make sure you don’t a) have a lot of images within your posts, b) don’t depend on plugins that the standard hosted systems don’t support. Especially the images are a royal pain in the … imagine 200 blog posts with aroudn 500 images uploaded. no way (at least i haven’t found one) to migrate that from a self-run installation to a hosted service.

    if there is one though … let me know! 🙂

  6. Alexander Post author

    with stable address I meant abenker.com -> I don’t have an own address in the net (only twitter.com/benkman, googlemail-address, …) but not my own name
    but I already sold my soul to Google and I hope they will live longer than me, so my Google-Addresses should be stable… 😉

    Blog Import/Export
    Did you try Google Blog Converters – they released version 1.0 last friday

  7. Timur Alhimenkov

    Good work! Thank you!
    I always wanted to write in my blog something like that. Can I take part of your post to my site?
    Of course, I will add backlink?

    Sincerely, Your Reader

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