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Monday, May 9th, 2016


22 April 2001
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22 April 2001
26 September 2015

C# Extension for In-operator substitute

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
public static class Extensions
  public static bool In(this T actualvalue, params T[] possiblevalues)
    return (new List(possiblevalues)).Contains(actualvalue);

  public static bool In(this T actualvalue, IEnumerable possiblevalues)
    return (new List(possiblevalues)).Contains(actualvalue);

  public static bool In(this string actualvalue, StringComparison comparison,
    params string[] possiblevalues)
    return possiblevalues.Any(s => string.Equals(s, actualvalue, comparison));

  public static bool In(this string actualvalue, StringComparison comparison,
    IEnumerable possiblevalues)
    return possiblevalues.Any(s => string.Equals(s, actualvalue, comparison));

Thank you, Whitney

Sunday, February 12th, 2012


Thank you, Christopher

Friday, December 16th, 2011

I have dreaded this day… :-(

1996: 5 days of no sleep

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Scotti Deep
Brooklyn Beats (Deep Version)

house music + sex + smarties - if you weren’t there, you don’t know shit

Thank you, Amy.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011


I still like Kyiv

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Last week I went to Kiev with my colleagues of customizing development to meet the guys of product development and have an exchange of experiences and visions. This time it was a lot more relaxed for me than it was last time when everything was in a hurry. I was really excited to see the Kiew folks again I was not disappointed. On the other hand I was somewhat disappointed by the folks of my own department who seem to have a problem with my eating habits (I am a vegetarian) and with my weight and with my overall appearance (the way I dress or wear rings, very ). As a result I didn’t integrate as much as I would have liked, but given the high spirits of all the people in my department I guess that will go to a positive outcome.
The purpose of the trip was to have an exchange about the changes of our software from the 5.1 to the 5.2 version and to give feedback. We covered quite a range of issues and I was impressed by the vision of planned development in the future with the inclusion of the Entity Framework and Silverlight.
On the second day we went to the city center to take a peek of the Ukrainian capital. Because I have been there already I was somewhat bored and normally I have a higher pace than others anyways. We ended up in a street cafe and I got a little more loaded than I should have. And fellas, the abundance of nice girls in Kiev is really something. On the fourth day we went to a restaurant, a bar, and finally to a strip club. Quite entertaining that was. ;)

I like Kyiv

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Ok, last week I went on a business trip to the capital of Ukraine. The notice was somewhat short (circa 29 hours), but hey, sometimes you gotta do what you’re supposed to.
I must say that I haven’t got the chance to see as much of the city as I would have liked, but from what I saw I got a rather mixed impression. Most of the housing and the streets are in pretty bad shape, and there are obviously aborted building projects that are now falling into decay. On the other hand the average people are more handsome than in Germany, especially the girls would make a longer stay very pleasant indeed. Taxi drivers in Kyiv seem to be a whole other species though and on my first ride I wasn’t sure I’d come to the hotel alive ;) The hotel was nice but tap water in Kyiv is to be avoided if possible. I still fight pimples from the rusty water and the overall dust that is in the air and that covers practically everything (although the latter may have been caused by a big construction site right next to the hotel).
I had a few hours on the day I arrived (Sunday, May 31) and a few on my last full day in Kyiv (the following Thursday) to get a glimpse of the town. Other than that I am well aquainted with the hotel and the office and the road between. Overtime is not any different from home…
The people I worked with are nice and the Sushi place and one pub I’ve been to are quite alright. So I would in fact love to come back, but with a notice less short.

Flying Discs in Color

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I just realized that I have not yet posted what motives I have created for freestyle discs to aid a former colleague’s frisbee hype.

Here’s the disc for the DFV (Deutscher Frisbee Verband) 2009:

fuchsia on white

dark green on yellow

blue on orange

Mr Hess
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There is also a competition going on for 2010.

And here’s for last year’s Butch Cassidy Cup in Karlsruhe:

BCC 2008

BCC 2008

The main objective was to have a fixed circle in the middle and a symmetric overall layout.
The above discs are/were actually printed. The DFV disc will be available at Thom’s shop very soon.