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Locating Houses

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:12:30 +0200Posted by André Landwehr

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We decided to stay in the area of Minden and thus we're looking for a house to buy. It's great that the real estate brokers show their stuff on the web nowadays, but unfortunately they don't add the address. Doh. Thanks to several free maps available on the net, this fortunately is only a minor inconvenience and not a showstopper anymore though.
When trying to locate a house, start with a map showing the area covered by the postcode (the brokers offer that information at least). Now look at the pictures showing the outside of the house. When you're lucky, there is a bus stop or some other...

Magento (2)

Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:31:42 +0100Posted by Andre Landwehr

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Finally, the Cardlove Shop is up and running!
Magento is really HUGE and it can do next to everything, if not by itself then by extending it with free or non-free plugins. The drawback of course is that all this has to be configured, and by configured I do not only mean clicking checkboxes but also writing some PHP code, modifying huge amounts of CSS and some JavaScript. But still, once you understand how all this is supposed to work it turns out to be quite maintainable, albeit slow.

Minden, here we come!

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:00:16 +0200Posted by Andre Landwehr

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Now it's official: September 30th will be my last day at Loewe.
The development of CE markets in general and especially of Loewe of course had a some direct and even more indirect influence on my decision to move on, although I made the decision long before Loewe filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Anyway, in October a new chapter of my career begins when I start working for adp Gauselmann, a German manufacturer of gaming machines. My responsibilities will include leading a team of construction, software and test engineers developing a cash recycler module and doing project management...

First post!

Mon, 13 May 2013 09:28:00 +0200Posted by Andre Landwehr

[Software] [News]

Ok, here it is: The first "real" message in my blog!
It took me ages to finally reach this point (ok, half a year), because evaluation of existing blog systems led me to the conclusion that they are all shit (read: they do not fulfill my requirements). Today, I have enough confidence to go live with my very own blog system, called ImapBlogger, which I started writing during X-mas holidays 2012.
And now: have fun with my brand new blog and the rest of the homepage!