Torkil Johnsen

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Issues after upgrading to OS X Lion

Posted in mac,mamp,osx,Software on Jul 21st, 2011

I ran into a few issues after upgrading to OS X Lion that I thought might be useful to share with others.

Using Gmail? Tried “dynamic” aliases?

Posted in Software on Dec 13th, 2010

While GMail does not offer traditional aliases to be set up for, but you can get dynamic aliases that you can add on the fly when providing your e-mail address to someone. This comes in handy when registering on websites or subscribing to newsletters.

Using MySQL Workbench to manage your Joomla component’s db schema

Posted in Databases,Software on Jul 23rd, 2010

MySQL Workbench is a great tool for developers to map out and visualise databases. What many people know is that it’s also a great way to make upgrading and writing upgrade scripts for your components really painless too.

What is MVC, and why should I care?

Posted in joomla,Software,Standards on Jul 17th, 2010

Those of you following blogs and tweets in the Joomlasphere and reading about Nooku, might have read and learned about MVC and HMVC already. If not, here is a short explanation on MVC, and why you should care about design patterns and MVC in particular, especially if you’re a Joomla user. (more…)

Transferring Panic’s Coda to a new computer

Posted in Software on Jan 22nd, 2009

I am a huge fan of the lightweight code editor Coda, made by Panic. It is a combined code editor and FTP client that I frequently use during work hours. Probably the application I use the most, if you disregard Firefox. Today, Murphy’s law kicked in though; Just as we are approaching the deadline on a large project, my laptop screen dies. For no good reason.

(more…) lauches

Posted in Content management,Marketing,Software,Standards on Nov 28th, 2007

“The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.”

I recommend that anyone currently involved in setting up or sending e-mail newsletters stop by this site to check out what you can do to contribute. This should be highly relevant for anyone with a CMS out there…

Email Standards


Back with PubMatic after receiving outstanding service

Posted in Advertising,Marketing,Software,Web apps on Oct 11th, 2007

This week a really strange and really nice thing happened to Torkil the disgruntled PubMatic user. I now feel convinced that I have to try PubMatic for real for at least another month, and do it a bit more wholeheartedly this time. (more…)

Want to boost your ad revenue automatically?

Posted in Marketing,Software on Sep 21st, 2007

I came across a blog post on by Matt Mickiewicz commenting on a new ad program called PubMatic that supposedly will maximize your profits by optimizing your ads for you. I’ve taken it upon myself to test and review this ad program and post my findings here on my blog.

Google spreadsheets now with charts!

Posted in Software,Web apps on Apr 18th, 2007

Google just released chart support for Spreadsheets. A long-awaited and almost inevitable enhancement to the already excellent features of this online Excel competitor. The interface has been adjusted and a new chart button has been added on the Edit menu.

Firefox 2 beta is out

Posted in Software,Webdesign on Sep 5th, 2006

New browser versions are always interesting for us web developers. Mozilla says they now have refreshed the visual appearance of the browser, added built-in phishing protection, enhanced the search capabilities, improvement in the tabbed browsing features, better RSS features, spell checking, and more. (more…)

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