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Russia

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

In the meantime my Russia trip has taken place. Now looking back it was a good time, as also a great experience and an adventure.

Heading there you need a special Visa and for getting it quickly you need some business invitiation first. You can get some easily even by the booked hotel if you want, but even them processing will need up to 10 days though.

Now flying there is not really different than to any other place in the world though. Even air traffic controller there made us wait up in the air for nearly 45 minutes. 

Now Russia for me so far was only Moscow and one day driving out of town to see one single remote location only. But Moscow for sure is worth some trip and I even made it up to see the Kremlin and the Red Square right on the first evening being there. 

Traffic there is killing and as a pedestrian you better always look carefully twice. Driving a car is not at least a bit better and so I was rather happy getting droven around.

Being there with a few others guys  (one Danish, one British and finally another German) we quickly hooked up to a team and especially the evenings after work, we’ve used to stroll the town on our own were rather enjoyable. Yes! Boys we had heaps of fun during this trip.

Now for work it seems different. Even being called for turning up, it looks like not everywhere and with everyone we were welcome first. The answers we got were often contradictive and at first they never ever give you a clue really. But even that did improve over the days….. as always it needs to get familiar with each other first!

Not sure I should mention that on the way back to the airport we’ve passed a car hijacking and a few guys fireing after a car which tried to escape with spinning wheels????   Yeah, thats Russia as well! And I guess you have to be aware about!

But anyway! Being back now I personally see it as an "Adventure"! And giving the fact I was told to fly to Kiew, Ukraine in about two weeks, it looks like it will remain interesting for a while. 

Quality?!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

I guess it is no big secret that I like to work with CMS systems? Originating out of the world of databases, it is my world and I more than once ended up in tweaking data directly within the database,

Working since years with Mambo and Joomla now, I was more or less happy with it all the time. The core system and updates always worked painless and the only hassle you had were coming along with third party software you had decided to add in yourself.

Now this has changed! Since the new version 1.5 for my feeling the overall quality has gone worse. I had a short glance looking into the Release Candidates and felt from the beginning just less impressed about them not offering much new.

The first Final Release 1.5 I also did put away very soon, to later on coming back to it with version 1.5.3 again.

At that time world seemed to be fine agan and I created an own site using it without having big trouble. I felt more and more happy about it again, as for I was able to fix all issues, you for sure have with any new version ending up with a result I was happy about.

Now recently the Joomla team proudly announce a new update version 1.5.4, which I directly installed on a test site a few days ago (happily just there!).

And I directly found issues by only opening the frontpage directly after the upgrade was finished.

Ok I thought! You better go and check that first … But I ended up in recognising that some global setting which had already worked fine in 1.5.3 now just plainly get ignored in 1.5.4! Boys (and girls for sure) that sucks…..

Guess it’s finally time to look for something new now!!