Wow! That was fast! New Planet PHP logo arrived!
Colin Viebrock, the designer of php.net made an amazing new logo for Planet PHP. His first draft corresponded nearly exactly to my own idea of a new, cool logo. 2 drafts later the new logo was finished. Extremely cool and extremely fast. Like the whole design, it's plain and really nice looking.
As every good geek I know, that backups are pretty necessary, but never made them. ;) True. The last backup of my local data (mails,...) is about 10 month old and my productive server configuration has even never been updated.
PEAR starts rethinking itself
Today Alexey Borzov started a huge fire on the internal PEAR mailinglist, where he so kind of merged all basic problems PEAR has together into 1 email and through it out into the community. PEAR currently starts to think over it's whole concept and I hope it will not break during this. If it doesn't, it will be a very much better PEAR afterwards.
Amsterdam... here we go...
The weeked has come and the International PHP Conference in Amsterdam get's nearer and nearer. Everyone who has not booked, yet, should take to ones heels and run for a card. :) Otherwise you might miss one of the cool and interessting talks and sessions there.
PEAR QA Core
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the QA Core election and congrats to the other members. It seems to be a very good team, I guess.
Welcome back, GIF!
Only a couple of days are left until the patent on the, mostly used in GIF and TIF images, LZW compression algorithm runs out. The patent, hold by Unisys has already expired in the USA last year. Today it expires in Europe, too, and Canada (as the last state worldwide) will follow on July the 7th.
Be there: Against software patents!
Thursday (24th of June 2004), at Linuxtag in Karlsruhe, will be a demonstration against the European software patents, which passed the European parlament a short while ago. Everybody: Stand up and join as in Karlsruhe!
I get a Digisette!
I finally bought a Digisette through eBay. That's a very cool MP3 player in format of a simple audio cassette. You can use it as a normal, standalone MP3 player (4 buttons but no display) and you can even just push it into a usual tape deck and it's played over the cassette device. The handling then works as usual through the buttons of your tape deck. :) I love it!
Spiegel-Online: 1000 people demonstrating against software patents
As promised, Spiegel-Online published an article about our demonstration on thursday.
"protected $var", has won by far.
The PEAR community has decided on how to deal with protected attributes and methodes regarding the PEAR coding standards for PHP5. In the past private members of a class were prefixed by an underscore (_), the question now was, how to deal with protected members, since they're not private nor public.
Karlsruhe demo in Ct
Today I received my copy of the german Ct magazine (magazine for computer technic), which has a 1 page article on the Linuxtag (see page 48, issue 15/2004). The article is focused half onto Linuxtag itself and the other half is focused on our demonstration. Best thing: In the middle of the page there's a photo of the 10 jailed programmers, where I'm in the very middle! ;)