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Welcome to FrankFi's view. I am somewhat over thirty years old and the Manager for Technical Evangelism at Microsoft Germany. I admit to be a technical guy who has slipped into management and yes, I have Visual Studio on my machine (as well as some other stuff like Ruby ;-)

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FrankFi

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    Forget all your MP3 Players...

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    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...
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    Taking the Desktop Metaphor to the Web…???

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    Hi… I just saw an article on WebOSes. To give a short definition: Browser based “OS” which provides basic OS functionality as reading/writing data to a simulated file system, allows multiple windows on the screen and such alike. First I was really impressed...
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    Interesting Clipping: The Box of Freedom

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    HI... as usual I am listening audio books when jogging through the woods. One model really struck me (I nearly bumped into a tree while thinking about it): Think about most animals or robots: There is a direct reaction to a stimulus. Think about humans...
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    Article on Web 3.0

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    Hi... on my way back from the states I read a magazine article on Web 3.0 (I think the magazine was called Business 2.0 - I am not sure and left it on the plane). According to them adding semantic is the next big thing. So far all experts agree...
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    Nice Clipping regarding Web 2.0...

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    Hi... "...Web 2.0 looks like: user focused, collaborative, decentralized." From Fitzgerald: Learning Ruby, O'Reilly, p.181 CU 0xff
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    Me and T

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    Hi... Nach 3.405 Tagen werde ich am 30.4. Microsoft verlassen. Alleine diese beeindruckende Zahl (ich selbst erschrocken wie groß sie ist) zeigt, wie prägend diese Zeit war. Ich habe angefangen als Developer Evangelist; durfte das Team der Evangelisten...
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    Ruby.NET and IronRuby

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    Hi... Saw this article? http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Head-of-Ruby-Project-to-Support-Microsoft/ Or maybe this blogpost? http://www.iunknown.com/2008/02/welcome-wayne-k.html Come on, but you saw this?? http://groups.google.com/group...
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    Why “<!--[if gt IE 6]>” is so bad…

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    Hi… if you are doing HTML you are certainly aware of what the line in the subject means. Where it comes from: Well, the internet (and if you want a part of it called “the web”) is a strange place. We all talk about standards but it took some reasonably...
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    New Role of Marketing and Operation Research

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    Hi… this time I’d like to combine several thoughts and observations I made recently. It is all about the new marketing and operation research. In a way, it leads to two ways of innovation necessary to escape the Innovator’s Dilemma. Keep in mind that...
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    Popfly...

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    Hi... to be honest: The name is somehow strange, the product is killer...and I like the rubber ducks... I just started to play around with popfly and it can really change the world. It is so easy and cool... you got to like it... As usual I just started...
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    DirectX Demos...Oldies but goldies ;-)

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    Hi... since I've been asked lately I re-re-published the DirectX Demos on http://www.cu-0xff.de/downloads/DXAllDemos.zip Those are all the demos used in the Managed DirectX Webcast Series. BUT!!!! There is a successor technology called XNA!! Be sure to...
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    Changing the display resolution in a multi-monitor environment…

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    Hi… I use to work with my laptop in a docking station and an external monitor connected. Twice a day (at least) I have to undock and dock the machine on a projector. While plug-n-play is a nice feature, it does not always work with every projector. Well...
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    Nice article on Robotics

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    Hi... ever wondered what Microsoft is doing about Robotics or better why and how?? Have a look here http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/aug07/5391 CU 0xff
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    Mobile Security ist kein Späßle…

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    Hi… mal wieder ein kleiner Trojaner aufgetaucht: http://www.gfm-nachrichten.de/news/archives/Spionage-App-getarnt-als-Android-Spiel.html#extended Am PC würde man müde lächeln und alles Weitere Security Essentials überlassen, oder?? Am Phone ist das weniger...
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    Windows 7 – Loved Features #1: Mathematics

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    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...
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    Definition for Business Model

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    Hi... I found a nice definition for business model which I just have to mention here: A business model performs two important functions: it creates value, and it captures a portion of that value. It creates value by defining a series of activities from...
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    Configuring Firefox for Fiddler2 on Vista

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    Hi… if you use Fiddler2 (see http://www.fiddler2.com/Fiddler2/ ) which is a very cool web debugging tool you will find that Firefox might not work well with it. Then do the following: 1. Locate the following directory c:\users\[Your Name]\Documents\Fiddler2...
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    The two kinds of Developers

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    Hi… have you ever thought about the two fundamental types of developers?? OK, let me introduce my model to you: Product Group versus Laboratory Let us start with Lab guys first: The laboratory developer: * Short winded, things need to show quick results...
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    A proposed solution of the different planets problem

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    Hi… First we should think about the problems that arise from the dilemma stated in my last blog entry (by the way read that one first to get the train of thought). When the end user is owner of the data this comes with the freedom to twist, change...
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    3D in Silverlight

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    Hi... since there is no "build-in" 3D engine in Silverlight it makes sense to build some kind of engine. The project Balder ( http://www.codeplex.com/Balder ) addresses this. And having a look on the first demos gave me a good feeling on performance ;...
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    The Monad...

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    Hi.. I am now two and a half years working for Microsoft and still the company is able to astonish me once a day. Today I learned – ok, this is not really new I know but I just recently fell over it – that Monad is base for Exchange 12. Say, how cool...
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    Cloud Computing-Der Spiegel, FTD und why IT doesn’t matter

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    Hi… (this time in German) In der FTD von Freitag konnte man unter „Heiter bis wolkig“ (S.30) ein Zitat von Richard Stallmann lesen „Cloud Computing ist Dummheit. Es ist eine Marketing-Hype-Kampagne“. Ich verkneife mir hier mal zu wiederholen was die Mehrheit...
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    Quoting Jack Ganssle

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    Hi... Some quotes I found in Jack Ganssle's Embedded Muse Newsletter... Quotes: The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offence. (Edsger Dijkstra) Consistently separating words by spaces...
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    Hello World

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    Hi... I just started this BLOG (changing from a different location)... So it is time to introduce myself: I am Frank Fischer and I am working for Microsoft Deutschland as the manager for the developer evangelism team. We are the guys to spread the...
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    Finally … I am made my Master ;-)

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    Hi… Sorry, this time something more private ;-) Yes,yes… I received the notice that I received my Master of Science for Information Technology ;-) I did the http://www.uol.ohecampus.com/home/index.phtml programme at the University of Liverpool...
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