I recently evaluated bunch of Ruby libraries for consuming webservices. One I liked most is is HTTParty. Love the syntax and elegance. Here is how you would shorten an URL with my favourite URL shortener shrt.st:
require 'rubygems' require 'httparty...
All photos by Annika Haas, Fotobrigaad.
Altex together with Pärnu Turunduskonverets organized a small bloggers meeting. Aim was to discuss same subjects which will be present in the real conference.
DISCLOSURE: People who attended the bloggers were kindly asked (but not required) to mention and link to the conference page in a blog entry. Least we can do as a thanks to nice food and beverages.
Last weekend Kuldmuna awards were given out. Someone is going to be offended by saying this. Level of most of entries shortlisted in Internet design and Digital advertising categories were shamefully low. I know there have been better projects in Estonia during last year. How did this happen?
DISCLAIMER: I work in advertising agency myself. I have been working in advertising agency or online department of advertising agency for last 11 years. Good to remember when you work in advertising and feel offended by reading this.
Last week Estonian business paper Äripäev made a small research. Their journalist made an online registration to test drive a car. Only three car dealers out of seven replied.
Response from those who failed to answer? “We had some technical problems.”
Out of seven dealers contacted following replied.
What Äripäev fails to mention the concept is not new at all. Instead it is a copy of Finnish real estate portal Igglo.
Igglo was first launched in February 2006. Company and the concept it has been successfull. It currently operates also in Norway. One of the key features of Igglo has been the silent buying and selling. Portal has information and photos of every single building in Helsinki and other big cities in Finland. If you are interested in buying a flat from a specific house you can ear mark your interest anonymously. Also if you are interested in selling yours you can mark that there is a flat possibly available in this house.
Ajujaht is competition where you...
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Shocking news! Expired residence permit can cause problems. Even inside European Union.
In previous part I had problems with Tallinn city officials. I tried to register my living address. Landlords signature was not valid because he had taken a home loan from bank. City database says apartment owner was bank.
Bank sent letter of attorney to landlord. This letter gave him permission to sign a paper. This paper gave me permission to fill a form. With this form I was able to register my address in Estonia. After registering living address I could renew my residence permit.
Problem was all this took three weeks. During this time my residence permit ended. Not a biggie.
There are some small but crucial differences in driving culture between our two small countries. These facts are observed while living most of my life in Finland and 1.5 years in Estonia. My aim is to help Estonians understand Finnish better (and vice versa).
Take your own music with you. Finnish radio absolutely sucks. Programs contain mostly semifunny radiohosts with semifunny jokes. Bad, I mean really bad music. Every single station plays the same Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears songs. Not even any fancy remixes. Just the plain radio versions. Sometimes DJ’s go wild and play some Lordi.
Helsinki – Tallinn line gets new ship. No more looking at weather forecasts. This ship can go out with bad...
HEADS UP! This article was written in 2007. Information provided might not be valid anymore and should be taken with a grain of salt.