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    German Channel 9, maybe?

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    We ( German community evangelists ) are discussing whether we should create a German section of the recently launched and already popular Channel 9 on MSDN . Stay tuned for more.
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    Longhorn 4074 fries my CPU :-(

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    Well, I got that fantastic Dell Inspiron 8600c (Pentium M 2GHz, 2 GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo w/ 128MB video memory) which runs XP in Virtual PC faster than most of my other machines do on hardware , so I thought this would be the perfect...
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    Personal blog created

    Decided to move my personal opinions on science, philosophy, etc. to a separate blog which I created at blogger.com. (OK, who cares? Anyway... ;-) This blog will henceforth be reserved for MS/.NET/programming/computer related stuff.
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    Think in Ink

    Wrote an article on the Tablet PC Platform SDK (in German) which made it into the June edition of German developer journal dotnetpro . This is introductory stuff; I'm trying to raise the awareness that you can do cool stuff in your apps with digital ink...
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    Thinktecture

    Congrats to Ingo, Christian, Christian, & Ralf - and good luck with your new consulting company !
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    German DevDays 2004 done!

    We did it! 6 days @ 6 locations, and we had fun. I did the mobility part in the application track + 2 keynotes. Slides (German) & the demo app (DDMall - not IssueVision, we created our own app for the German DevDays) can be found here . Thanks...
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    Busy

    Finished the INETA User Group Tour on "Writing Secure Code" on Monday in Berlin. I'll cover the same topic in a live webcast on MSDN Germany today . (Btw, I found this book , written by security guru Keith Brown . Great stuff!) Beyond that, I am preparing...
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    INETA User Group Tour "Writing Secure Code"

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    Zusammen mit der deutschen Software-Legende Michael Willers (sorry, Michael ;-), Gründer des legendären TechTalk und Ex-Kollege, bin ich z.Zt. in verschiedenen deutschen Städten unterwegs zum Thema "sicheren Code schreiben". Das macht viel...
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    "Freeze head, save ass"

    Yesterday I gave a phone interview on cryonics for a local radio station (Munich 94,5). Pretty general questions on technological foundations, ethical implications, etc. Hope that this will be turned into some halfway serious report. Don't have an...
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    Microsoft and Sun Microsystems Enter Broad Cooperation Agreement

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    Read this . Wow - the world can change really fast these days!
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    CeBIT madness again

    Arrived in Hannover today to do 7 days (in a row) of talking & demoing at the hands-on machines in the developer (MSDN) section of the Microsoft area. Come and see me! More later ...
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    Whidbey slips - so what?

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    Good comment by Scott Hanselman on why Whidbey & Yukon RTM slipping to 2005 is not the end of the world ... I like the quote: "Good, Fast, Cheap. You may choose two."
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    KurzweilAI RSS feed

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    Just learned (thanks to Amara D. Angelica) that Ray Kurzweil's fascinating KurzweilAI site has a news feed . Will subscribe to stay up-to-date with the exponentially accelerating technological progress ... :-)
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    Eine Woche nach Kassel

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    Habe mich inzwischen wieder vom Technical Summit 2004 in Kassel erholt :-) Die Veranstaltung hat allen Beteiligten großen Spaß gemacht, und das Feedback der Teilnehmer gibt uns Recht (97% waren mit der Qualität der Vorträge zufrieden...
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    Sales vs Evangelism

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    For all those who think/believe that evangelism just another way of doing sales, here is a cool quote from Guy Kawasaki, the "father of evangelism marketing" and former chief evangelist of Apple Computer, that I picked up from a " Creating Customer Evangelists...
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    Redmond again

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    Arrived on Friday in Seattle, for a MS-internal event. Staying at the Doubletree Hotel in Bellevue, quite acceptable. The jet lag finally got me on Sunday afternoon; since then I'm in (kind of a) zombie mode ... :-) Anyway, there's quite some interesting...
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    Paul Allen's Mobile Computing Fantasy

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    Have a look at FlipStart - a full-blown WinXP machine that weights less than a pound.
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    Slammer not responsible for U.S. blackout

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    Looks like they found the cause for the Aug 14, 2003, blackout in parts of the U.S., and it's got nothing to do with the Blaster worm (and thus, Windows), as lots of people claimed (or wished?) right after the event.
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    Win a Smartphone!

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    Want to win a Qtek 8080 Windows-powered Smartphone 2003? Write a cool Compact Framework app for Smartphone or Pocket PC and submit to the YouCanWin.NET programming contest! Prizes include MSDN subscriptions and a brand-new Smartphone .
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    How secure is your app server? Ask @stake.

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    While browsing Scott's blog , I found this reference to a security study by @stake , comparing .NET 1.1 and IBM WebSphere , which I wasn't aware of previously. Quote: " Based on the results of our analysis, @stake scored the .NET Framework higher then...
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    First human embryos cloned

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    German news magazine Der Spiegel reports here that scientists from South Korea and the U.S. have successfully cloned 30 human embryos, and obtained stem cells from the clones. What a big step forward - this might introduce a new era in medicine. (If...
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    How do you pronounce "XAML"?

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    I discussed this recently with a colleague. I can proudly state that I was right :-) Authoritative answer by Rob Relyea : " zammel ". Very cool, esp. since there is also BAML and CAML ...
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    Technical Summit 2004 - be prepared!

    Die PDC 2003 verpaßt? Trotzdem interessiert an der Zukunft von .NET? Neugierig auf Whidbey , Yukon , Longhorn , Avalon , Indigo , WinFS , WinFX , ObjectSpaces, Burton ... Dann anmelden für den Microsoft Technical Summit 2004 am 2. und 3....
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    Longhorn Developer FAQ

    ... is available here .
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    Wiki inventor joined Microsoft

    Just learned that Ward Cunningham , the inventor of the Wiki , has joined Microsoft a couple of weeks ago. Interesting people we are attracting ...
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