Old projects and still going

I was reading at Swedish website that one of my old projects has again won 1# price on “Best Business Solution”. Site is StoraEnso corporate site.
I was working on it in 99-00 in Finland by developing administration for their corporate site.
It was very nice project; we were super cool core team including Jode, Jere, me and Rasse who still works on same project at WM-Data.
Our work was to make backend and website administration (Which is now days called more fancy word CMS ;)) from scratch. We build it on the top of the MS SQL7 and MS Site Server 3. We also implement WYSIWYG-editor there which was a cool thing on that time. Just think about writing something like that when there was IE4 and NS4 on clients. Thought, we didn’t support Netscape 4 on admin anyone who remembers that browser understands very well why. :)

StoraEnso website has still same look as I see it from browser but lot of has happen since we develop first phase of the project. Including everything has been migrated from Microsoft SiteServer to Vignette and Java, (pretty big change) but looks like concept it’s still same as we conceptualized in Icon Medialab Finland which definitely make StoraEnso website best in a world. Good job from WM-Data.

E-mail problems

E-Mail is such an important thing, especially when it’s not working. Damn damn damn… My POP3 is down, can’t figured out what is wrong there. I have been booting server remotely few times and now… It’s down totally. I can see that some DNS settings have changed but now I am totally out of my mail server… I can’t really go and see it because server is about 975km North-East where I am sitting. :(
Luckily there is hotmail and yahoo mail. :) I have forward my mails now to yahoo mail so at least I am getting my mails now.

Supercomputer from Apple

In the United States staff and students at Virginia Tech have built one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers for just $5m by plugging together hundreds of the latest computers from Apple.
The project involved placing 1,100 brand new Apple G5 towers side by side, making it the world’s most powerful “homebuilt” system.
It is capable of 17.6 trillion floating point operations per second, with a combined storage capacity of 176 terabytes.
“Each individual G5 is a dual processor, 2GHZ machine with 4GB of memory. So it’s extremely fast,” said Pat Arvin, Project Coordinator at Virginia Tech.
The network is linked using 2,900 cables and runs at about 100 times faster than an average corporate network.

Source bbcnews.com

Rewriting blog

I have decided to rewrite my homepages. I will make some code section in it for my dhtml and xslt stuff and I will put my portofolio here as well.
These pages now are written in module based xhtml1.1 and clearly that’s not ready yet for modern day’s browsers.
IE can handle xhtml 1.1 quite well but Mozilla gives me strange results when using height: properties in CSS. Therefore I think I will go back xhtml1.0 strict.
So, now I need to find nice cms for my site or maybe I just continue on MovableType it has been very good…