Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow

I am Registrar and Director of Enrolment Services as well as Professor of Mathematical and Computing Sciences at Concordia University of Edmonton. I have multiple interests outside of my profession:


  • I used to compete with my Pyrenenan Shepherds Tison & Nisa in a variety of dog sports.
  • I am a competitive dancer in International Standard Ballroom and volunteer for Dance Sport Alberta.
  • I am one of the main developers of the Open Source spreadsheet application Gnumeric.
  • I am a long-time active member of the OpenDocument Technical Committee of OASIS.

Random Thoughts

Designed Incompatibility

In certain circles, Microsoft is usually blamed for "extend, embrace, extinguish" where the "embrace" stands for purposefully changing a specification to create incompatibilities. This post is not addressing Microsoft but another group that is usually more standards compliant: the Apache Foundation. In the release notes of the new Apache OpenOffice release, changes to the TIME …