Agile world problems – specification in Jira using epics, stories and sub-tasks

This post describes how we use Jira and Confluence in a agile, distributed team to specify our products. Continue reading “Agile world problems – specification in Jira using epics, stories and sub-tasks”

iPhone als Fahrradcomputer mit Puls + Trittfrequenz

Winterzeit – Fahrradzeit? Naja, auf der Rolle macht es nicht so viel Spaß. Ich habe vor 2 Jahren mein iPhone 6+ (mit großem Bildschirm und stärkerem Akku) als Fahrradcomputer eingesetzt – mit Bluetooth-Verbindung an die passenden Sensoren. Continue reading “iPhone als Fahrradcomputer mit Puls + Trittfrequenz”

Are entrepreneurs and self-employed people really happier than employees?

I recently read an article that says that self-employed and entrepreneurs are happier than people that are employees – because they have more freedom and flexibility. Is this the real reason? For me, thats not the full truth. Can you imagine that an unhappy person will start a company? I think that you need an intrinsic happiness and a positive attitude to become an entrepreneur – otherwise you will only see the problems, risks and failures, but not the possible outcome and positive emotions that might result in becoming an entrepreneur. Of course, having more freedom is great – but you also have to take more risks that might have a negative impact on the feelings. So if you ask entrepreneurs and freelancer about their feelings regarding “work”, you automatically get more positive feedback. Otherwise there might be more people that have a negative intrinsic feeling working as an employee. There you have at least your boss or maybe even your coworkers you can badmouth and get angry about. So for me, the real reason is that unhappy people will not start a company or work as freelancer. What do you think?

Everytrail – metric scale, adapted size for embedded data

Evertrail by default uses the english scale (e.g. miles, ft, miles/hour mph). You can change this in your profile for the maps when browsing through Unfortunatelly, this data is not being used when using embedded maps. But it is possible.

Also, the default dimension is often to small to see the details. It would be nice to adapt the size of the embedded flash element. Continue reading “Everytrail – metric scale, adapted size for embedded data”

iPhone als Fahrradcomputer + Navi

UpdateiPhone 6+ und Bluetooth-Sensoren

Als Besitzer eines Rennrades und eines iPhone 3G möchte ich gern beides kombinieren. Mit der eingebaute GPS-Funktionalität des iPhones eignet es sich für das Tracken von Routen und möglicherweise auch als Navi für Touren mit dem Rennvelo. Da Fahrradcomputer mit eingebauter GPS-Navigation und Tracking recht teuer sind, möchte ich gern das iPhone verwenden. In diesem Artikel berichte ich über meine ersten Erfahrungen. Continue reading “iPhone als Fahrradcomputer + Navi”