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Last month the 3D Printshow: New York 2014 (February 13-15, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC) was in town. Gerhard thought that we should check it out.

From the brochure: "The 3D Printshow in New York is one of the most exciting shows to attend; a combined business,  arts, design, education and consumer event with cutting-edge technology, world exclusive features and some of the sharpest minds in the world of future-tech.  The NYC show will include some of the most incredible new content from around the globe."

One of the interesting concepts flouting around these days is the democratization of everything. Everybody can learn how to program, everybody can program a microcontroller like the Arduino, everybody can turn a single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi into whatever you want it to be, etc. And now everybody can print their own three dimensional objects. Move over Gutenberg!...

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Getting sued for the first time - Having clients in Philadelphia? Be aware – The real winners of lawsuits are lawyers.

Before I get started, I’ve to mention that I don’t have a law degree and that I like all the lawyers that I know.

In 2013 I received two questionnaires from the Revenue Collection Bureau, Inc. in Philadelphia. The letter mentioned something like Ops Divina has “been identified as potentially non-compliant with Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code relating to the acquisition of a business privilege license and/or the filing of requisite tax returns promulgated there under.” Now there are a lot of things that I don’t know, but I’m 100% sure that I don’t owe any taxes to the city of Philadelphia. The letter looked like a scam or fishing expedition. So I ignored it. Right before Christmas 2012 I got a registered letter from Tina Lawson, Esq. suing me in municipal court of Philadelphia for failing to file a tax return or failing or refusing to pay taxes. Amount due was $12,000.00 covering 2008 – 2013 plus $73.00 for court costs. Most likely this whole issue is related to a client that we worked with: a non-profit with offices in Philadelphia and New York. I only dealt with the New York office and they closed their operation mid-2012...

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Ops Divina - Responsive Web Design

Responsive Design is the approach in web development when design of a web site reacts to the size of a user's screen. It's most innovative approach in contemporary web development.

With the Responsive Design you have a lot of advantages, such as:

     - Better search engines optimization (SEO optimization).
     - Increasing your reach to tablet and mobile audiences.
     - Saving time on site maintenance...

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