Arne Brachhold


Filed under: — arne on June 16, 2012

WordPress Plugins

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content. Learn more

Windows Tools

MultiRobo Robocopy GUI

MultiRobo is a simple robocopy GUI which allows you to copy files and directories from one source to multiple destinations in parallel. This saves a lot of time, especially over slow network connections. Learn more


FileCount Monitor is a simple application which allows you to monitor folders for the number if files in there. You can see the current number of files as well as averages over the last minutes and hours. Learn more

M3UCOPiER (M3U to MP3 Copy Tool)

This tool takes one or more M3U files and copies the contained MP3 files into a directory or MP3 player. Additionally, it can rename the files to keep the correct order. Learn more

Hiding the ad column in Gmail’s new split pane mode (Firefox / Chrome)

Filed under: Other Stuff,Tools — arne on August 8, 2011

I really like the new split pane layout of Gmail. Unfortunately the right most column takes too much space which could be better used for showing the mail content. Luckily this can be easily done in Firefox and Chrome with the AdBlock Plus extension installed.

  • Install AdBlock Plus if you haven’t done so yet.
  • Open the AdBlock Plus options and add the following

🙁 Before the change:
Gmail new split panes with advertising column

🙂 And after:
Gmail new split panes without the advertising column

It works with the current version of Gmail, but might break if they change the CSS classes (which look pretty random)…

Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin Support

Filed under: — arne on January 1, 2009

Support for this plugin is available as professional and free support. Please choose the option which fits you best:

Professional Support

  • Get support directly from the plugin author
  • Get exclusive features
  • Get access to beta versions

Sign up now

Community Support

  • Free support via the WordPress support forums

Visit forums

What’s the right option for me?
Due to the popularity of the plugin, it is impossible to provide quality support for free. If you are a professional user, IT agency or web developer who sells and installs WordPress for third party companies, the professional support will be the right choice for you. It allows you to contact the plugin author directly and receive the best and most professional support for the plugin. Additionally the professional version includes a "White Label" mode which removes all backlinks and donation information, which is especially useful if your clients access the WordPress administration interface too.

Alternatively, you can ask in the free and public WordPress forums for help and visit the FAQ.

Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin Changelog

Filed under: — arne on October 3, 2007

This is the changelog of the Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin for WordPress. Most of the older releases are available at the download archive. The current stable version is always available on the plugin site. If you need the current development release (svn trunk), you can download it here.

New in Version 4.0.9 (2017-07-24):

  • Fixed security issue related to donation functionality. This was a very theoretical issue.

New in Version 4.0.8 (2014-11-15):

  • Fixed bug regarding the exclude categories feature, thanks to Claus Schöffel!

New in Version (2014-09-02):

  • Sorry, no new features this time… This release only updates the Compatibility-Tag to WordPress 4.0. Unfortunately there is no way to do this anymore without a new version.
  • New changes coming soon 🙂

New in Version 4.0.7 (2014-06-23):

  • Better compatibility with GoDaddy managed WP hosting
  • Better compatibility with QuickCache
  • Removed WordPress version from the sitemap
  • Corrected link to WordPress privacy settings (if search engines are blocked)
  • Changed hook which is being used for sitemap pings to avoid pings on draft edit

New in Version 4.0.6 (2014-06-03):

  • Added option to disable automatic gzipping
  • Fixed bug with duplicated external sitemap entries
  • Don’t gzip if behind Varnish since Varnish can do that

New in Version 4.0.5 (2014-05-18):

  • Added function to manually start ping for main-sitemap or all sub-sitemaps
  • Added support for changing the base of the sitemap URL to another URL (for WP installations in sub-folders)
  • Fixed issue with empty post sitemaps (related to GMT/local time offset)
  • Fixed some timing issues in archives
  • Improved check for possible problems before gzipping
  • Fixed empty archives and author sitemaps in case there were no posts
  • Fixed bug which caused the Priority Provider to disappear in recent PHP versions
  • Plugin will also ping with the corresponding sub-sitemap in case a post was modified
  • Better checking for empty external urls
  • Changed text in XSL template to be more clear about sitemap-index and sub-sitemaps
  • Changed content type to text/xml to improve compatibility with caching plugins
  • Changed query parameters to is_feed=true to improve compatibility with caching plugins
  • Switched from using WP_Query to load posts to a custom SQL statement to avoid problems with other plugin filters
  • Added caching of some SQL statements
  • Added support feed for more help topics
  • Added link to new help page
  • Cleaned up code and renamed variables to be more readable
  • Updated Japanese Translation, thanks to Daisuke Takahashi

New in Version 4.0.4 (2014-04-19):

  • Removed deprecated get_page call
  • Changed last modification time of sub-sitemaps to the last modification date of the posts instead of the publish date
  • Removed information window if the statistic option has not been activated
  • Added link regarding new sitemap format
  • Updated Portuguese translation, thanks to Pedro Martinho
  • Updated German translation

New in Version 4.0.3 (2014-04-13):

  • Fixed compression if an gzlib handler was already active
  • Help regarding permalinks for Nginx users
  • Fix with gzip compression in case there was other output before already
  • Return 404 for HTML sitemaps if the option has been disabled
  • Updated translations

New in Version 4.0.2 (2014-04-01):

  • Fixed warning if an gzip handler is already active

New in Version 4.0.1 (2014-03-31):

  • Fixed bug with custom post types including a "-"
  • Fixed some 404 Not Found Errors

New in Version 4.0 (2014-03-30):

  • No static files anymore, sitemap is created on the fly!
  • Sitemap is split-up into sub-sitemaps by month, allowing up to 50.000 posts per month! More information
  • Support for custom post types and custom taxonomis!
  • 100% Multisite compatible, including by-blog and network activation.
  • Reduced server resource usage due to less content per request.
  • New API allows other plugins to add their own, separate sitemaps.
  • Note: PHP 5.1 and WordPress 3.3 is required! The plugin will not work with lower versions!
  • Note: This version will try to rename your old sitemap files to *-old.xml. If that doesn’t work, please delete them manually since no static files are needed anymore!

New in Version 3.4.1 (2014-04-10):

  • Compatibility with mysqli

New in Version 3.4 (2013-11-24):

  • Fixed deprecation warnings in PHP 5.4, thanks to Dion Hulse!

New in Version 3.3 (2013-09-28):

  • Fixed problem with file permission checking
  • Filter out hashs (#) in URLs

New in Version 3.2.9 (2013-01-11):

  • Fixed security issue with change frequencies and filename of sitemap file. Exploit was only possible with admin account.

New in Version 3.2.8 (2012-08-08):

  • Fixed wrong custom taxonomy URLs, thanks to ramon fincken of the forum!
  • Removed ASK ping since they shut down their service.
  • Exclude post_format taxonomy from custom taxonomy list

New in Version 3.2.7 (2012-04-24):

  • Fixed custom post types, thanks to clearsite of the forum!
  • Fixed broken admin layout on WP 3.4

New in Version 3.2.6 (2011-09-19):

  • Removed YAHOO ping since YAHOO uses bing now
  • Removed deprecated function call

New in Version 3.2.5 (2011-07-11):

  • Backported Bing ping success fix from beta
  • Added friendly hint to try out the new beta

New in Version 3.2.4 (2010-05-29):

  • Added (GMT) to date column in sitemap xslt template to avoid confusion with different time zones
  • Fixed wrong SQL statement for author pages, thanks to twoenoug
  • Fixed several deprecated function calls
  • Note: This release does not support the new multisite feature of WordPress yet and will not be active when multisite is enabled.

New in Version 3.2.3 (2010-04-02):

  • Fixed that all pages were missing in the sitemap if the “Uncategorized” category was excluded

New in Version 3.2.2 (2009-12-19):

  • Updated compatibility tag to WordPress 2.9
  • Fixed PHP4 problems

New in Version 3.2.1 (2009-12-16):

  • Notes and update messages at the top of the admin page could interfere with the manual build function
  • Help links in the WP contextual help were not shown anymore since the last update
  • IE 7 sometimes displayed a cached admin page
  • Removed invalid link to config page from the plugin description (The link lead to a "Not enough permission error")
  • Improved performance of getting the current plugin version by caching
  • Updated Spanish language files

New in Version 3.2 (2009-11-23):

  • Added function to show the actual results of a ping instead of only linking to the url
  • Added new hook (sm_rebuild) for third party plugins to start building the sitemap
  • Fixed bug which showed the wrong URL for the latest Google ping result
  • Added some missing documentation
  • Removed hardcoded php name for sitemap file in admin urls
  • Uses KSES for showing ping test results
  • Ping test fixed for WP < 2.3

New in Version 3.1.9 (2009-11-13):

  • Fixed MySQL Error if author pages were included

New in Version 3.1.8 (2009-11-07):

  • Improved custom taxonomy handling and fixed wrong last modification date
  • Fixed fatal error in WordPress versions lower than 2.3
  • Fixed Update Notice for WordPress 2.8 and higher
  • Added warning if blog privacy is activated
  • Fixed priorities of additional pages were shown as 0 instead of 1

New in Version 3.1.7 (2009-10-21):

  • Added support for custom taxonomies. Thanks to Lee!

New in Version 3.1.6 (2009-08-31):

  • Fixed PHP error “Only variables can be passed by reference”
  • Fixed wrong URLS of multi-page posts (Thanks artstorm!)
  • Updated many language files

New in Version 3.1.5 (2009-08-24):

  • Added option to completely disable the last modification time
  • Fixed problem with HTTPS url for the XSL stylesheet if the sitemap was build via the admin panel
  • Improved handling of homepage entry if a single page was set for it
  • Fixed mktime warning which appeared sometimes
  • Fixed bug which caused inf. reloads after rebuilding the sitemap via the admin panel
  • Improved handling of missing sitemaps files if WP was moved to another location

New in Version 3.1.4 (2009-06-22):

  • Fixed bug which broke all pings in WP older than 2.7
  • Added more output in debug mode if pings fail
  • Moved global post variable so other plugins can use it in get_permalink()
  • Added small icon for ozh admin menu
  • Added more help links in UI

New in Version 3.1.3 (2009-06-07):

  • Changed MSN Live Search to Bing
  • Exclude categories also now exludes the category itself and not only the posts
  • Pings now use the new WordPress HTTP API instead of Snoopy
  • Fixed bug that in localized WP installations priorities could not be saved
  • The sitemap cron job is now cleared after a manual rebuild or after changing the config
  • Adjusted style of admin area for WP 2.8 and refreshed icons
  • Disabled the “Exclude categories” feature for WP 2.5.1, since it doesn’t have the required functions yet

New in Version 3.1.2 (2008-12-26):

  • Changed the way the stylesheet is saved (default / custom stylesheet)
  • Sitemap is now rebuild when a page is published
  • Removed support for static robots.txt files, this is now handled via WordPress functions
  • Added compat. exceptions for WP 2.0 and WP 2.1

New in Version 3.1.1 (2008-12-21):

  • Fixed redirect issue if wp-admin is rewritten via mod_rewrite, thanks to macjoost
  • Fixed wrong path to assets, thanks PozHonks
  • Fixed wrong plugin URL if wp-content was renamed / redirected, thanks to wnorris
  • Updated WP User Interface for 2.7
  • Various other small things

New in Version (2008-05-27):

  • Extracted UI JS to external file
  • Enabled the option to include following pages of multi-page posts
  • Script tries to raise memory and time limit if active

New in Version 3.1 (2008-05-22):

  • Marked as stable

New in Version 3.1b3 (2008-05-19):

  • Cleaned up plugin directory and moved img files to subfolders
  • Fixed background building bug in WP 2.1
  • Removed auto-update plugin link for WP < 2.5

New in Version 3.1b2 (2008-05-18):

  • Fixed critical bug with the build in background option
  • Added notification if a build is scheduled

New in Version 3.1b1 (2008-05-08):

  • Splitted plugin in loader, generator and user interface to save memory
  • Generator and UI will only be loaded when needed
  • Secured all admin actions with nonces
  • Improved WP 2.5 handling
  • New "Suggest a Feature" link

New in Version (2008-04-29):

  • Fixed author pages
  • Enhanced background building and increased delay to 15 seconds
  • Enabled background building by default

New in Version (2008-04-28):

  • Improved WP 2.5 handling (fixes blank screens and timeouts)

New in Version (2008-03-30):

  • Added compatibility CSS for WP 2.5

New in Version 3.0.3 (2007-12-30):

  • Added option to ping MSN Live Search
  • Removed some WordPress hooks (the sitemap isn’t updates with every comment anymore)

New in Version (2007-11-28):

  • Fixed wrong XML Schema Location (Thanks to Emanuele Tessore)
  • Added Russian Language files by Sergey

New in Version 3.0.2 (2007-11-25):

  • Fixed bug which caused that some settings were not saved correctly
  • Added option to exclude pages or post by ID
  • Restored YAHOO ping service with API key since the other one is to unreliable

New in Version 3.0.1 (2007-11-03):

  • Changed HTTP client for ping requests to Snoopy
  • Added "safemode" for SQL which doesn’t use unbuffered results
  • Added option to run the building process in background using wp-cron
  • Added links to test the ping if it failed

New in Version 3.0 (final) (2007-09-24):

  • Marked as stable
  • Removed useless functions

New in Version 3.0b11 (2007-09-23):

  • Changed mysql queries to unbuffered queries
  • Uses MUCH less memory
  • Option to limit the number of posts

New in Version 3.0b10 (2007-09-04):

  • Added category support for WordPress 2.3
  • Fixed bug with empty URLs in sitemap
  • Repaired GET building

New in Version 3.0b9 (2007-09-02):

  • Added tag support for WordPress 2.3
  • Fixed archive bug with static pages (Thanks to Peter Claus Lamprecht)
  • Fixed some missing translation strings, thanks to Kirin Lin

New in Version 3.0b8 (2007-07-22):

  • Fixed bug with empty categories
  • Fixed bug with translation plugins
  • Added support for robots.txt
  • Switched YAHOO ping API from YAHOO Web Services to the “normal” ping service
  • Search engines will only be pinged if the sitemap file has changed

New in Version 3.0b7 (2007-05-17):

  • Added notification
  • Added option to include the author pages like /author/john
  • Fixed WP 2.1 / Pre 2.1 post / pages database changes
  • Added check to not build the sitemap if importing posts
  • Fixed wrong XSLT location (Thanks froosh)
  • Small enhancements and bug fixes

New in Version 3.0b6 (2007-01-23):

  • sitemap.xml.gz was not compressed
  • YAHOO update-notification was PHP5 only (Thanks to Joseph Abboud!)
  • More WP 2.1 optimizations
  • Reduced memory usage with PHP5

New in Version 3.0b5 (2007-01-19):

  • WordPress 2 Design
  • YAHOO update notification
  • New status report, removed ugly logfiles
  • Added option to define a XSLT stylesheet and added a default one
  • Fixed bug with sub-pages, thanks to Mike, Peter and Glenn
  • Improved file handling, thanks to VJTD3
  • WP 2.1 improvements

New in Version 3.0b4 (2006-11-16):

  • Fixed some smaller bugs
  • Decreased memory usage which should solve timeout and memory problems
  • Updated namespace to support YAHOO and MSN

New in Version 3.0b2 (2006-01-14):

  • Fixed several bugs reported by users

New in Version 3.0b (2005-11-25):

  • WordPress 2.0 (Beta, RC1) compatible
  • Added different priority calculation modes and introduced an API to create custom ones
    Some people didn’t like the way to calculate the post priority based on the count of user comments. This will give you the possibility to develop custom priority providers which fit your needs.
  • Added support to use the Popularity Contest plugin by Alex King to calculate post priority
    If you are already using the Popularity Contest plugin, this will be the best way to determine the priority of the posts. Uses to new priority API noted above.
  • Added option to exclude password protected posts
    This was one of the most requested features.
  • Posts and pages marked for publish with a date in the future won’t be included
  • Added function to start sitemap creation via GET and a secret key
    If you are using external software which directly writes into the database without using the WordPress API, you can rebuild the sitemap with a simple HTTP Request. This can be made with a cron job for example.
  • Improved compatibility with other plugins
    There should no longer be problems with other plugins now which checked for existence of a specified function to determine if you are in the control panel or not.
  • Recoded plugin architecture which is now fully OOP
    The code is now cleaner and better to understand which makes it easier to modify. This should also avoid namespace problems.
  • Improved speed and optimized settings handling
    Settings and pages are only loaded if the siemap generation process starts and not every time a page loads. This saves one MySQL Query on every request.
  • Added Button to restore default configuration
    Messed up the config? You’ll need just one click to restore all settings.
  • Added log file to check everything is running
    In the new log window you can see when your sitemap was rebuilt or if there was any error.
  • Improved user-interface
  • Added several links to homepage and support
    This includes the Notify List about new releases and the WordPress support forum.

New in Version 2.7 (2005-11-25):

  • Added Polish Translation by kuba

New in Version 2.7 (2005-11-01):

New in Version 2.7 (2005-07-21):

  • Fixed bug with incorrect date in additional pages (wrong format)
  • Added Swedish Translation by Tobias Bergius

Update for Version 2.6 (2005-07-16):

  • Included Chinese (Simplified) language files by june6

New in Version 2.6 (2005-07-04):

  • Added support to store the files at a custom location
  • Changed the home URL to have a slash at the end
  • Fixed errors with wp-mail
  • Added support for other plugins to add content to the sitemap

New in Version 2.5 (2005-06-15):

  • You can include now external pages which aren’t generated by WordPress or are not recognized by this plugin
  • You can define a minimum post priority, which will overrride the calculated value if it’s too low
  • The plugin will automatically ping Google whenever the sitemap gets regenerated
  • Update 1: Included Spanish translations by César Gómez Martín
  • Update 2: Included Italian translations by Stefano Aglietti
  • Update 3: Included Traditional Chinese translations by Kirin Lin

New in Version 2.2 (2005-06-08):

  • Language file support:
    Hiromasa from sent me a japanese version of the user interface and modified the script to support it! Thanks for this! Check the WordPress Codex how to set the language in WordPress.
  • Added Japanese user interface by Hiromasa
  • Added German user interface by me

New in Version 2.12 (2005-06-07):

  • Changed SQL Statement for categories that it also works on MySQL 3

New in Version 2.11 (2005-06-07):

  • Fixed a hardcoded tablename which made a SQL error

New in version 2.1 (2005-06-07):

  • Can also generate a gzipped version of the xml file (sitemap.xml.gz)
  • Uses correct last modification dates for categories and archives. (Thanks to thx Rodney Shupe for the SQL)
  • Supports now different WordPress / Blog directories
  • Fixed bug which ignored different post/page priorities (Reported by Brad)

New in Version 2.01 (2005-06-07):

  • Fixed compatibility for PHP installations which are not configured to use short open tags
  • Changed Line 147 from _e($i); to _e(strval($i));
  • Thanks to Christian Aust for reporting this!

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress

Filed under: — arne on September 24, 2007
WordPress 3.3+:
WordPress < 3.3:

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

More information about what XML-Sitemaps are and how they can help you to get indexed by the major search engines can be found at and the searchenginewatch blog.

If you have questions about XML-Sitemaps or run into problems, have a look at my Sitemaps FAQ.

Note: The XML-Sitemap format was introduced in 2005 by Google and adopted in 2006 by YAHOO, Live and so that’s why it’s often called "Google Sitemaps".

Download | Installation | Help & FAQ | Changelog | Donate

Problems with your sitemap? Read my Sitemaps FAQ.


  • Support for all WordPress content, including custom post types, taxonomies, archives, authors, …
  • No PHP skills or file changes needed
  • User interface to customize all parameters like priorities etc.
  • Available in many languages
  • Calculates a priority for each post, based on the number of comments
  • Notifies Google, Bing and YAHOO about changes via ping
  • Includes a WordPress filter for other plugins which can add their pages to the sitemap
  • 100% Multisite compatible, including by-blog and network activation.
  • …and many more!

Download (includes all languages):

Download Icon Download new version with dynamic sub-sitemaps

Download Icon Download older version with single static sitemap

See here for an explanation about single and sub-sitemaps.

Thanks for the translations: Arabian, Belorussian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Simplified, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Pricing and Licensing:

Good news, this plugin is free for everyone! Since it’s released under GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog. But if you enjoy this plugin, you can thank me and leave a small donation for the time I’ve spent writing and supporting this plugin. And I really don’t want to know how many hours of my life this plugin has already eaten 😉

$250.00 $150.00 $75.00
$50.00 $30.00 $20.00
$10.00 $5.00 $2.00

If you don’t like PayPal, you can also send me an gift certificate.
Thanks for your support! 🙂


Simply download the Zip-Archive and extract all files into your wp-content/plugins/ directory. Then go into your WordPress administration page, click on Plugins and activate it. After that you will have a new menu point called "Sitemap" under the "Options" menu. You can alter the default change frequencies and other options there.

Suggest a feature:

Submit your own ideas and browse existing suggestions on the UserVoice Forum.

Example of a generated sitemap:

/sitemap.xml or /sitemap.xml.gz


Cutout of the administration UI, click for full image:
Cutout of the Administration Interface
Yes, that screen is still from WordPress 2.0 😉

ImageShack Uploader for WordPress

Filed under: — arne on March 5, 2007
Latest release:

I’m happy to present you another Plugin for your WordPress Blog: The ImageShack Uploader.

ImageShack is a free easy-to-use hosting service which allows you to upload your images and share them with others. You can embed these images directly into your website and use the auto generated thumbnails.
(Read on …)

WordPress Plugins

Filed under: — arne on March 5, 2007

I’ve created some WordPress plugins which are freely available:

Google (XML) Sitemap Generator

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

ImageShack Uploader

ImageShack is a free easy-to-use hosting service which allows you to upload your images and share them with others. This plugin allows you to embed these images directly into your website and use the auto generated thumbnails.

A9 SiteInfo Generator

SiteInfo is an open standard which allows you to specify information that will be displayed in a toolbar menu. This allows the A9 toolbar (or other toolbars that want to use SiteInfo) to display a menu about your site, when a user is on your site. – Bookmark this!

With this plugin you can add a “Bookmark this page on” link to your posts or sidebar. This will allow your visitors to add your page directly into their profile and makes your blog more popular!

Privacy Policy

Filed under: — arne on July 30, 2006

I promise not to disclose your private information to any third party except if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the users of this website or the public. I take all reasonable care in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

Types of Information I Collect

You are free to browse this website without submitting any personal information at all. Your IP address (your current Internet address) is stored in the server logs at the time of your visit, as it is on all web sites. I do not collect any personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit the site unless you register to the site or provied the information when leaving a comment.

Postings Comments on Articles

It is important remember that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a online posting that that information is visible to anyone, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, I discourage you from posting any personal information on this or any website in comments or otherwise.


The WordPress Blog Software use browser cookies to keep track of which messages you have read, and other information about your session. Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored on your hard drive between visits. For example, I use a cookie to store your name and URL when you post comments so you don’t have to re-enter them each time you visit. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain any private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the site (although turning cookies off will impair the site’s functionality), and you can choose to refuse the cookies, delete the cookies from your hard drive or turn off cookies at any time by updating your user profile preferences.

Germany is out of the WorldCup

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on July 4, 2006


I hope for France that they will win the WorldCup, because Zidane (DE) played a really good tournament and is generally one of the coolest players. New target for Germany: Third place. Third place is even better than losing the final, because you are the last one who parties 😉
(Read on …)

Netvibes feature day

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on May 31, 2006

Netvibes, the AJAX desktop of my choice has been improved! The new "Netvibes ecosystem" gives you a tool to browser through all available modules, feeds, events and predefined tabs which contain specific feeds and modules of an special event or theme like the FIFA World Cup for example.

Two new modules for eBay and were also introduced, now you can keep track of the items you’re watching or bidding directly from your Netvibes frontpage.

And finally they added an developer page with easy examples how to build your own modules. Netvibes rocks!
(Read on …)

Recent Downtimes

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on May 31, 2006

I’m sorry if you couldn’t reach this site in the last weeks, but my hosting provider experienced several down times. I’m currently hosted at Alturo, which is member of United Internet (1and1, Schlund + Partner). A half year ago, all was fine but in the last months the service became very unreliable. Downtimes are frequent and they block search engine crawlers because these bots would “endanger the normal operations”, as an Alturo technician told me.

(Read on …)

Best Beatbox I’ve Ever Seen

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on May 9, 2006

I can’t stop watching it 😉

(Read on …)

How much do you Google?

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on April 28, 2006

Google Statistics

– On Monday I’m finished with school already around 2 pm.
– Wednesday is a long school day so I’m tired and don’t have time to Google
– Friday is my free day, much time for Googling!
– On the weekend, I do something else

found on Scobleizer

New Google Earth data for Germany

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on March 24, 2006

Yeah, Google updated their data of Google Earth, Google Maps will follow soon. Now i can finally see my house and explore my neighborhood 😀

Sure, it still hasn’t the same quality like NYC, but you can identify the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart and the beautiful Gottlieb Daimler Stadion (FIFA WORLD CUP™ information, Wikipedia) much better than before. Nice!

Currently Listening To

Filed under: Other Stuff — arne on May 22, 2005

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. | Listen @

Windmill, Windmill for the land
Learn forever hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is sticking, falling down
Love forever love is free
Let’s turn forever you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?

Die Firma – Spiel des Lebens | Listen @

Lieber Draufgänger sein oder ein Draufhänger sein
Du kannst Schweigen oder Schreien, andere Meinungen teilen
Du kannst Schatten spenden oder Strahlen wie das Licht
ganz gleich was Du machst, bleib wer Du bist!