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  • Blog Post: Organization vs. movement vs. philosophy

    Hi… <Kaffeetassen-Philosoph – über einer Tasse Kaffee ein wenig philosophieren> Gerade einen sehr netten Artikel bei Seth Godin gelesen: Permalink Der Vergleich von Organisation, Bewegung und Philosophie ist sehr knapp aber darin liegt seine Stärke. Als ich es gelesen habe, stellte ich mir die...
  • Blog Post: Put new Live in your old PC

    Hi… mostly all of us have the one or the other old PC, sometimes assembled, mostly disassembled. Why not putting new live in the old machine?? Well, I would suggest a nice weekend project called “Install Home Server”. Step 1: Get the software - http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Server-URP1...
  • Blog Post: Jet Blue is still alive or in the need of DBS

    Hi… most US citizens see in the term Jet Blue the airline. Some others (like me) remember there was something called Jet Blue and Jet Red…remember?? Jet – A database engine So JET – once for Joint Engine Technology – was a database engine used within a lot of MS products. Access is certainly the most...
  • Blog Post: When Microsoft started…

    Hi…   this is a cool video series about the history of Microsoft… http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/History/The-History-of-Microsoft-1975/ Now I learned why BASIC starts to print out OK instead of READY when it actually is Ready. Because it saves 3 bytes ;-) Respect, Tina Wood, you are doing a great...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic… how cool is this…

    Hi… I observed this tool quite some time now and it convinces me more every day. First download it and try it yourself: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/cc950524.aspx What you will find is an easy to use development environment with some very compelling features. Here is my favourite: Intellisense...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 – Loved Features #1: Mathematics

    Hi… ok, I studied Physics and as you can imagine all of my homeworks were full of formulas and stuff. I did it with LaTeX… Now here is Windows 7 and it comes with a killer feature: Math Entry Pad By using my TabletPC I have written this formula above. Then pressed Enter and voila… …it came to live in...
  • Blog Post: XTOPIA Sign On Tour

    Press Play to start ;-) Music by Roberto Winckler / Video by Oliver Scheer CU @ XTOPIA / TechSummit 0xff
  • Blog Post: Come and work for us!!!

    Hi… you might have seen what my team does and you might have asked yourself – while reading our Tweets and blog entries – How on earth would it feel to work in that team?? Well, come and try it yourself ;-) We have an open position to fill and maybe you are just the right one to step in… you will never...
  • Blog Post: DirectX or the never ending story…

    Hi… I did a directx webcast series long, long time ago ;-) That time there was no XNA and we did some managed directx (we mean Dirk Primbs at my side). Since then I get a question once a week: Where are the demos?? For me this means there are still people out there watching the webcast series!! Thank...
  • Blog Post: Make your own help videos…

    Hi… since I was asked at a barcamp some time ago I kept an eye on a project called Community Clip within Microsoft. Now you can find the tool and the clips here http://communityclips.officelabs.com/default.aspx With the tool it is easy to record from within office your favourite best practice and share...
  • Blog Post: Numbers can tell you anything - You just have to look the right way ;-)

    Hi... in the IEEE Spectrum 1/08 you can find an article on Greenhouse gas emissions. (see http://spectrum.ieee.org/jan08/5826 ) First I saw this bar chart telling the story that the US lies in the middle between European countries. Then I realized that the chart relates the growth of the emissions. So...
  • Blog Post: XBox Gaming night...DPE Germany

    Hi... working in a company like this is great fun... especially with those kinds of products and this kind of people around you. OK, they have beaten me up in Halo 3 ... but it was fun. Here a picture of our stadium in our office: Two XBox 360, two cool screens and lots of equipment ;-) CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: BarCamp Rhein Neckar

    Hi... I was in Mannheim this weekend for the local bar camp. It was very interesting for me (it was my first to be honest). I have to think about lots of things I heard, I was asked etc. But... I'll be back ;-) Since Lori ( www.on10.net/blogs/lorigros ) was responsible for bringing me to the event I...
  • Blog Post: Forget all your MP3 Players...

    Hi... last weekend I was with my parents and as usual my mother wanted to get rid of old things of mine. She showed what she called "an old music player of mine but since I certainly have a new one..." Well, this is an original Sony Walkman WM-31 . It has a connector for an external power supply, a switch...
  • Blog Post: Nice Clipping

    Hi... have you ever "surfed away the afternoon"?? I mean sitting in front of your computer, reading blogs and clicking through the web (not to mention looking at senseless video clips...) ?? Now there is a formula behind this: nataliedee.com CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Got a Nice Present

    Hi... my colleague Lars Lippert gave me his beloved shirt, Steffen Weh added the nice face to it and we pinned it in the corner of my space. It is some kind of Independant Software Vendor ghost... thank you two so much!!! This present reminds me of the power of good gifts (and the power of bad ones,...
  • Blog Post: The other way of promoting IPv6

    Hi... at least there are still creative guys in our industry...
  • Blog Post: Advertising with Games

    Hi... to make a long story short: Get the BMW M3 Challenge Game and have fun ;-) http://www.m3-challenge.com/ By the way: The Ads are not merged in the background... well, at least no here ;-) CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Pass a Turing Test and Find a Friend for Live

    Hi... we all know services (like Hotmail for example) which require to identify the person behind the client to be a human being. I would call it a Turing test, others call it a CAPTCHA (Complete Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). We all know those quirky collections of...
  • Blog Post: 1+1=WOW!!

    Hi... Let's play a little game: Think about a PowerShell console written in WPF ?? Strange but cool ?? OK, look at this http://www.codeplex.com/PoshConsole/ (I like the idea of a quake mode ;-) Now, let's assume we would bind in a dynamic language like Ruby or Python (you know I think towards DLR).....
  • Blog Post: Scott Hanselman's Choice

    Hi... this is a pretty cool and pretty complete collections of the "must-haves" and "might-must-haves" of tools: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2007UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx Check them out... CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Why is the Online Reading Experience of the Makezine so lousy?

    Hi... I have read the Makezine since the past year now. As an inhabitant of the cyberspace and as a guy living outside the US I have chosen to read it online. I thought that O'Reilley (the guy who defined the word "Web 2.0") would have a rocking reading experience. My first impression was... say ......
  • Blog Post: Social Scripting

    Hi... I just felt over an article in the IEEE Computer magazine about a project called KOALA . It is a social scripting application which... relies on users to contribute scripts that benefit other members of their community. (see IEEE Computer June 2007, page 96+) Huh,, I like this "Web 2.0 vocabulary...
  • Blog Post: FolderShare... an unknown pearl...

    Hi... have you ever heard of FolderShare? Don't be shy I had a conversation with a MVP these days and he was asking how to snchronize files between his two machines. Hmm...FolderShare can help here... FolderShare is a Windows Live Service and you can try it free... www.foldershare.com ... It is a cool...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth in Action

    Hi... they recently posted a cool collections of photos done in cooperation with the BBC and other partners. This gives you a real impression what can be done with Photosynth. http://labs.live.com/photosynth/bbc/ CU 0xff
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