How to draft a speaker information email

September 9th, 2014

I just had a real happy moment when I got an email from a conference organiser telling me all they need from me and all I need to know in a simple email: Hi Christian. I hope you are doing fine. Your talk “$title” is scheduled for $date at 9:45am (it’s a 40 min talk, […]

Coldfrontconf is one to watch

September 5th, 2014

I’ve said it before and I stick by it: conferences stand and fall with the enthusiasm of the organisers. And it is a joy for someone like me who does spend a lot of time at conferences to see a new one be a massive success from the get-go. Yesterday was the Coldfront conference in […]

Firefox OS auf der MobileTechCon Berlin 2014

September 5th, 2014

Vor zwei Tagen war ich in Berlin auf der MobileTechCon und hielt neben der Eröffnungskeynote am zweiten Tag auch einen Vortrag über den aktuellen Stand von Firefox OS. Da das Publikum den Vortrag gerne auf Deutsch haben wollte, hatte ich kurzfristig umgeschwenkt und ihn dann auf sowas wie Deutsch gehalten. Hier sind die Slides und […]

No more excuses – subtitle your YouTube videos

August 20th, 2014

I was just very pleasantly surprised that the subtitling interface in YouTube has gone leaps and bounds since I last looked at it. One of the French contributors to Mozilla asked me to get subtitles for the video of the Flame introduction videos and I felt the sense of dread you get when requests like […]

Makethumbnails.com – drop images into the browser, get a zip of thumbnails

August 18th, 2014

About 2½ years ago I wrote a demo for Mozilla Hacks how to use Canvas to create thumbnails. Now I felt the itch to update this a bit and add more useful functionality. The result is: http://makethumbnails.com It is very easy to use: Drop images onto the square and the browser creates thumbnails for them […]