Blog

Blog is here

Yes, so now I’m officially blogging. Figured it was time for some changes around here.





Besides, what else was I gonna do with all those small scraps of information and ideas that didn’t fit anywhere else?

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OpenACS people in Denmark

I’ve been trying to gather who’s doing OpenACS stuff in Denmark. The list so far includes:



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What's a butt-licker?

Someone recently named someone else a butt-licker in my presence.





Somehow, the term stuck. A butt-licker? Doesn’t sound like the person I want to be.





During the days that followed, I’d time and again watch myself, watch my words, and wonder whether what I was saying could be interpreted as butt-licking? Maybe it was butt-licking?





What is butt-licking, anyway? I’m guessing that throwing insincere compliments at someone to try to please would characterize as licking butt....

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Goodbye ArsDigita

ArsDigita is gone. The rumors say that RedHat bought all their assets, and the company was shut down. It makes me sad.



I was excited about this company when I first heard about it. It was so unlike anything else I knew. The company had a voice, a vision, and a mission. A place in the world. A reason for being.



The voice was Philip's, and he would tell you things as they are. Or at least as he thinks they are. Or, as I found out later, as he wants you to believe that he thinks they are. But...

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A Virtual Development Server

Ahh, the Joy of Installing a New OS



If you’ve ever messed around with installing a new operating system on the computer that you need for your work, you know how scary that is. You never know if the box is going to boot at all, whether the data you had on your hard drive are going to still be there when you’re done. And what if the backup won’t read?





Trying to get Windows and Linux to dual-boot is even worse. Nobody enjoys messing with the boot sector. And besides, if you...

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What Can I Do For You?

Crass sales pitch:





My specialty is software applications that help you run your business:



  • Knowledge Management:

    I was part of a team of 2 implementing one of the world’s most successful knowledge management projects at one of the world’s largest companies, Siemens.
  • Collaboration:

    I was a lead architect on the team developing ACS, probably the most powerful web community and application toolkit out there.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):

    I built a production planning...

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Recommendations

Here’s what my clients and employers have said about me. I’ll be happy to provide you with contact information for these people.



Herbert Huber, Siemens ICN, Feb 12th, 2002:

Lars Pind helped implement our ShareNet knowledge management system at Siemens ICN. He impressed me with his ability to quickly understan the problems we were trying to solve, his flexibility in coming up with solutions to those problems. In general, he worked on or ahead of schedule, being quick to...

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Lars Pind's Resume

 ___PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE______________________________________________

FOUNDER AND CEO 2002 Collaboraid ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark - Founded Collaboraid (http://www.collaboraid.biz), a software consulting company specialized in collaboration and learning software, based on the OpenACS platform. - Clients include MIT Sloan, Greenpeace International, and Heidelberg University. - Currently 3 people and profitable

CHIEF UI ARCHITECT 2001 ArsDigita Corp., New York City/San Francisco, USA - Designed...

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Shortcuts

When you simply want to find something very specific on the web, loading up a web site, clicking a few times to find the right form, then filling it out, and clicking the button, can be a little cumbersome.





To relieve the burden a bit, I’ve created a handful of useful shortcuts that you can type directly into your browser’s address bar —or if you have the address bar placed on your Windows task bar, you can just enter them there, at any time.





They all work like this: You...

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My Personal Crusade

Yes, I’m on a crusade: I want more people like me to get involved with software. And I’m not going to give in.



It all started with…



Royal Library, Copenhagen



When I was younger, I wanted to become a jazz pianist. I was the centre of a hefty discussions between various members of my family. My dad was very worried, saw that I had talents for software development, and kept reminding me that “he who has the gift also has the duty”. It didn’t really click with me. Others, on the other...

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