ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yesterday Ruediger “Quisel” Klos challenged me via Facebook in the ALS Ice Bucket Challege… some viral campaign which is meanwhile very popular in the US and now spreading more and more into Europe. The goal of the campaign is to spotlight the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. A description about the disease you can find on Wikipedia or at

A lot of prominent and well-known people have taken already part in the challenge (e.g. Marc Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, …) and get a ice bucket with cold icy water over their head. So I’m not prominent or well-known, but I think its a funny way to do something good and spread the word…

Ruediger… challenge accepted ! I nominate Volker BreuerJason Leaand Marvin Clifford for the challenge. So guys… you’ve 24h to accept the challenge and put your Video on FB/Youtube or donate 100 USD to the ALS Association. Have fun!


Hiking in the Pongau region, Austria, Summer 2014

Hochkönig, Austria, Summer 2014This year my family and I went to the austrian alps to do several hikes in the Pongau region within our summer holidays.We were a kind of lucky because the weather was mostly ok in the first week of August. A bit rainy and cloudy but overall we had a great time.

I have uploaded some photos with some impressions. You will find the files in the new section “Hiking” – above in the menu. I might be able to post a bit more information about the area within the next days. If not – sorry in advance – got a couple of other urgent things to do.


Mobile Will Grow Faster Than Any Other Ad Medium

Numbers & figures

Business Insider predicts that the mobile ads will be the fastest-growing U.S. advertising medium in revenue terms, according to a new BI intelligence forecast.

Overall, digital ad revenue will grow by a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9%(!).

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Mobile will grow over 2X faster than any other ad medium in the next five years. Mobile ad revenue will reach $42 billion in the U.S. at the end of 2018, and see a five-year CAGR of 42.6%.

In the article the show also a infographic about the annual forecast for the U.S. advertising revenue by format (including display ads, video, search, radio, newspaper, tv, etc.).

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Cisco predicts annual internet traffic to Grow More Than 20 Percent by 2018

Numbers & figuresIn a actual press release “Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Annual Internet Traffic to Grow More Than 20 Percent (reaching 1.6 Zettabytes) by 2018” CISCO predict a couple of awesome numbers, like IP video will be 79 percent of all IP traffic by 2018, up from 66 percent in 2013.

Also the traffic of mobile-connected devices will dramatically increase. This prediction came as no surprise if you look around and recognize that nearly everyone is starring in a tiny display…

Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices will generate 76 percent of Internet traffic by 2018 Wi-Fi will be 61 percent and cellular will be 15 percent. Fixed traffic will be only 24 percent of total Internet traffic by 2018. In comparison, Wi-Fi was 55 percent; cellular was 4 percent; and fixed was 41 percent in 2013.

There are a couple of other interesting numbers. It’s worth a read…


Tool : Mobiltelefon Simulatoren – mobile debugging auf dem Desktop und im Web

Teaser Mobile SimulatorSo hier und da kommt für jeden Webentwickler die Zeit, in der er das selbst entwickelte Responsive Design oder einfach nur seine Website auf verschiedenen, gängigen Mobiltelefonen testen möchte. Ein Ad Operator möchte zum Beispiel die Auslieferung einer mobilen Webkampagne oder eines Werbemittels überprüfen. Es gibt viele Szenarien die den Einsatz eines “Mobile” Simulators notwendig machen. Eine Reihe von web-basierten und Desktop Tools kann Euch genau dabei unterstützen, ohne das Ihr gleich eine Phalanx von mobilen Endgeräten anschaffen müsst.

Einige dieser Tools für das Debugging von mobilen Webseiten möchte ich Euch heute hier kurz vorstellen. Es gibt sicherlich noch andere Simulatoren, aber ich gehe nur kurz auf die Helferlein ein, mit denen ich das ein oder andere teste. Über Hinweise und Tipps betreffend anderer Programme würde ich mich in den Kommentaren freuen. Danke im Vorraus!


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