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Funny things

Just One Copy

I found the following in my inbox today.

A young executive was leaving the office at 6pm when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand. “Listen,” said the CEO, “this is important, and my secretary has left. Can you make this thing work?” “Certainly,” said the young executive. She turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button. “Excellent, excellent!” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the shredder. “I just need one copy.”

I can’t help but I do have a strong picture in my head. ­čśë

It’s time for a Stammtisch!

Yay! Ralph Mueller is in town so it’s time for a Stammtisch! Some weeks ago, I invited Ralph to Jena – the eCommerce captial of Germany.

Monday, July 14th @ 7pm

Cafe Stilbruch, Wagnergasse
(Google Maps)

Ralph will have a talk about the Eclipse Foundation and Open Source in general. I also invited him to get to know the TowerByte e.G. TowerByte is a consortium of 22 companies here at Jena all working together in the Jena Tower doing some crazy cool stuff with programming.

The talk will be in the 29th floor of the Jena Tower at 4pm. After that there will be time for a nice Q&A session. The Stammstisch is scheduled for 7pm at the Cafe Stilbruch.

Celebrating Miss Baba

This weekend we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Miss Baba in Niederro├čla. Niederro├čla is a small village near the town where I live and I’m half-rooted in Niederro├čla too. Miss Baba is an Indian elephant that died in 1857 right behind the borders of Niederro├čla in a tragedy which became part of the history of Niederro├čla (since then also known as “Tickle-Village” where the “Tickling-People” live).

The event is celebrated only every 25 years. I had an awesome and unforgettable weekend. The attraction this time clearly were two living elephants. Continue reading Celebrating Miss Baba

A Fantastic Year

Folks, this has been a fantastic year for me. I’m sure everybody has had some things on his personal roadmap. Mine started with quite a big challenge. I decided to leave the company I’ve been with for the last 6 years for some time abroad with a new company.

Was it worth it? Absolutely! Today, I have much more liberties when developing software. Actually, I can base the new architecture of our next generation software platform on Eclipse technology and that’s so awesome. Continue reading A Fantastic Year