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13. Dezember 2010

Advent Times in Germany, Europe

While working concentrated for a last release (no, not just another 1.0.x update for DEVONthink To Go)  before Christmas, we here in Europe also take some time off to enjoy the great advent weeks where the streets are beautifully illuminated and most towns and cities open their Christmas markets. Like ours here in Ludwigsburg, Germany: … (mehr)

12. August 2010

Thank You for Helping Us Help

In January DEVONtechnologies has joined the efforts of many independent software companies to help the victims of the earthquake that destroyed most of Haiti's infrastructure on January 12, 2010, and made tens of thousands of people homeless. This week we have received a letter from Doctors Without Frontiers that I would like to share with you as it were the software licenses you purchased in January that enabled us to help. Thank you!

8. April 2010

Our AI is Good, But …

As you may know our support hero Bill DeVille lives in Brown County, Indiana, USA. On his numerous tours he likes to takes photographs. And this one I just had to post. Seems no matter how good our AI core will become, we have lost the game before it started 😉 … (mehr)

21. Januar 2010

Please Support the Indie+Relief

If you are looking for great Mac software and want to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake please visit the Indie+Relief initiative on January 20, 2010. All revenues made on that day of all participating companies is donated to Haiti relief funds. (mehr)

26. März 2009

One Hour for Earth

Global warming might not be easy to stop but if you want to send a personal signal that you care, consider joining Earth Hour and switch off your lights for one hour this Saturday to cast your vote. This project is supported by the United Nations, the European Union, the UEFA, the Olympic Commitee, and many more.

11. März 2009

Most Disturbing

This morning a 17 year old boy killed ten pupils, three teachers, and three other people in his former school in Winnenden, less than 25 kilometers from where I live and work, north of Stuttgart, Germany. Me, my wife, and our children are spending this evening disturbed, watching the news and talking about the unbelievable.

5. Dezember 2008

Five Things You Could Want for Christmas

It's time to get ready for Santa Claus and there is so many "stuff" out there that people think we should buy. Personally I have no affection to consumption binge, but Christmas time is also a season where we have some more time to devote to the things we wanted to do all the rest of the year — including, maybe, updating our software library, organizing our workspace, and reading books. Here are five suggestions what you could put onto your wish list: … (mehr)

16. Oktober 2008

Too Much News?

Another article this week that caught my attention: The New York Times writes about the "Too much news" phenomenon, which hits many people hard especially in these troubled times.

This explosion of information technology, when combined with an unusual confluence of dramatic — and ongoing — news events, has led many people to conclude that they have given their lives over to a news obsession. They find themselves taking breaks at work every 15 minutes to check the latest updates, and at the end of the day, taking laptops to bed. Then they pad through darkened homes in the predawn to check on the Asian markets. (mehr)

26. Juni 2008

Why Didn't They Tell Us Earlier?

When Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' came out, it broke our scanner support based on the system's Image Capture framework. We had been in exchanges with the Developer Technical Support and their Image Capture team at that time to find out why our capture function worked on Mac OS X 10.4.x but not on 10.5. To no avail. After a frustrating six months we moved on and licensed ExactScan Capture which is now embedded into every copy of DEVONthink Pro Office. This works with all TWAIN scanners but breaks with some scanners that are only compatible to Image Capture, not TWAIN. (mehr)