Thursday, December 25, 2008

Snowboarding Trip

Finally I had time to go snowboarding: It was some time ago, since I made my last attempts to hit the slope. Actually I needed some time to find my snowboard and remove the spiderwebs from it ;).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Is Windows Server 2008 the better Vista?

Disclaimer: All my conclusions in this topic are based on subjective Impressions and may differ from Microsoft's point of view :)

Since a few days, I've started the experiment to run Server08 on my private machine and see, if this would work for me. I'm really surprised to tell you, that it seems, that the ServerOperatingSystem from Microsoft is way more stable than its "Lookalike" for the HomeUsers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

If Architects Worked Like Software Developers

Another funny text comparing the situation most Software Developers are dealing with to another profession (architecture).

Monday, October 6, 2008

New WorkerBee

After struggling several month with a quite old machine, I finally got a fancy new PC on my workplace.
Before
Before
After
After


You can see from this configuration, that it's quite a nice machine to work with and I hope this will last at least for a while (till I shred this one again ;) )

I need to mention here, that the long waiting period for this machine was not intended by my employer, but from HP, which was not able to deliver the ordered machines for month.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Who the f*** is Boris Johnson and why should I look just like him?

Yesterday evening I met some guys, originally from England and Scotland, in a Bar and after a few beers they were completely possessed by the thought, that I am a Boris Johnson lookalike!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Spam Alert

Currently a spammer is using my domain name for sending spam. I apologize for that but unfortunately it's beyond my power to stop this.

I expect, that the he faked the address "iamjustsendingthisleter [at] madmap.at" in the mail header and hopefully this will end soon.

Sorry for (indirect) spamming!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Loveletter to Testteam

Today I had a really nice mail in my Inbox (as CC) which I have to show you.

WebradioPlayer

Hereby I proudly present another solution to a problem, which most probably just I have ;)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Timemanagement made easy

Due to my duty to exactly track every work item I solve (or at least work on ;) ), I've created a tool, which helps me a little bit with this.

The TAMAssistant is in fact a quite complicated Tool to configure, but if this is done, it's really a big (small) helper for writing files (XML or encrypted XML, but extensible with Plugins) which contains your efforts (I leave it to you, what you're going to do with this files ;) )

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Worst usage of virtual Members ever

Disclaimer: This code has nothing to do with my current projects and was refactored immediately!Imagine you find a base-Class somewhere in your code which has about 4000 lines of code: first you'll sit down, drink a coffee and than try to find out what went wrong here ;)

Simple .NET Plugin Architecture

Imagine you have created a tool which writes some stuff into files (no need to know here what it actually does ;) ) and suddenly somebody has the need for another structure in this file.

What do you do?

Using a SingleInstance-Application with C# and ClickOnce

As we all know, since VS2008 SP1 there is a very nice way to register File-Extensions to your ClickOnce-Application. In former Versions you had to change the ApplicationManifest and rebuild the Package: now its just a Entry in the DeploymentProperties of the Application.

Using Drag & Drop with C# and Outlook Attachments

Due to a FeatureRequest I wanted to extend some of my Applications with the Ability to interact with Outlook via Drag & Drop.

Whoever already used Drag & Drop in a .NET Application will think this is way to easy to mention somewhere: but you didn't think about MSOffice yet ;)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Back to XP

Nach ein paar mehr oder minder guten Monaten mit Windows Vista, hab ich mich im Laufe einer anderen Katastrophe wieder dafür entschieden, auf XP zurückzugehen.

Monday, March 10, 2008

NerdStuff

Warning: this comics occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Thanks to http://xkcd.com!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Burgtheater

Die meisten von euch werden es wahrscheinlich nicht glauben, aber gestern war ich doch tatsächlich freiwillig im Theater.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Da Lustige...

Kennt ihr das Programm "Gefühlsecht"? Gestern ist ein langgehegter Wunsch in Erfüllung gegangen: Die Gelegenheit Michael Niavarani am Rochusmarkt (in einem Lokal) ins Gesicht sagen zu können: "Na schauuuuu: da Lustige!". Kommentar von ihm: "Da bin ich wirklich selber schuld, passiert mir nach dem Programm öfter als davor...".

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Es ist da!

'Herta' ist endlich in den besten Händen! 3699 mm lang, 1051 kg schwer, 120 PS und der ganze Stolz der Familie.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Every Build you brake...



Dieser Song (celebriert bei der TechEd07 in Barcelona) braucht keine Beschreibung ;) einfach anhören! Achtung: Kann zu Desinteresse und purem Unverständnis bei "normalen" Menschen führen!