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Resolutions for 2011

Jan 1, 2011

Here's a list of personal goals for 2011 in no particular order. I decided to list only objective goals, so for each point I can check it off the list once it's reached.

  • I am going to take a minimum of four full weeks of vacation, meaning at least 28 days in which my e-mail will be set to auto-reply. [1/4]
  • I am going to run a triathlon. I'm currently considering the Stadt-Triathlon München[signed up] or the Triathlon International Vallée de Joux
  • I failed my 2010 resolution to donate blood 5 times, so I'm going to do it this year. The blood donation center is on my way to our new office, so I have no excuse for failing this one. [2/5 done]
  • Read 5 books in 5 different languages. I managed to do this one in 2010, but all the books I read in English were non-fiction. For 2011 I add the restriction that only fiction books count. [3/5]
  • Make a concert or release a song. The main point here is to finally finish a composition.
  • Get married.
  • Finish the Toastmaster Competent Communicator manual (I still have 8 prepared speeches to go). [3/8]
  • Upgrade this website to Drupal 7 and release my custom theme on
  • Write a minimum of five blog posts (not including this one).
  • Rent a ConferenceBike. This is just for fun.
  • Run the Bavarian Run with Katha again, but with some more preparation this time so we don't end up with a limp for a week. [signed up]

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My 2010 review

Dec 27, 2010

I have been inspired by various bloggers to spend some time thinking about the past year and review all the things that happened, what went well, what could be improved, and what I want to change in the future. I've already jotted down my goals for 2011, but this is for another post.

2010 was my...

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Happy Pixels gets revamped

Apr 11, 2010

It's been about two years since I registered What started as a simple blog has now become the web presence for my business as an independent Drupal consultant, and the website needed to be updated to reflect that change. Besides registering, I have also been reworking...

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Drupal Dev Days & Ticket Giveaway

Mar 19, 2010

As a member of the organizing team, I am happy to invite you to the Drupal Dev Days (aka DrupalCamp Germany 2010), which will take place on May 8th and 9th in Munich. We already announced the event on many German-speaking channels, but I would like to invite those of you who might be coming from further...

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Upgrading large & complex sites

Feb 25, 2010

Upgrading Drupal websites from one major version to the next is painful. Most people solve the problem by sticking with the old version, and I've seen a lot of people give up after trying for many days. I've myself done a good amount of (successful) upgrades from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 in the past year...

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Just hang your coat on the tree

Jan 28, 2010

No, I'm not talking about trees as a data structure, I'm talking about branches where you can actually hang stuff. Apparently people liked the coat-hanger tree in the hallway of our apartment, and those who couldn't see it in person asked for pictures. It took more time to decide how to make it than to actually do it, but we had a lot of fun doing both.

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DrupalCamp Vienna

Nov 30, 2009

I'm back in the office after a wonderful week-end in Vienna. DrupalCamp Vienna and the surrounding activities were great to meet new faces, catch up with friends and build new relationships.

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