Friday, July 22, 2005

Two days in Nürnberg

The last two days I have been in Nürnberg, doing JBoss consulting for my employer, syngenio.

I have (besides changeing tracks at the main station) never been in Nürnberg before and I am really impressed by their old city centre. Most of it has been rebuilt after WWII, as 90% of it was destroyed in the last months before the end of the war. At the northern end of the city center sits the old emperor castle on the top of a hill. Parts of it are always opened and from up there one has a splendid view on the city centre.
When rebuilding the city, they luckily did not commit too much sins by deconstructing good substance and replacing it by faceless 70th buildings. This propbably is also the reason that you can see many tourists from all over the world.

On the Hauptmarkt there currently is the big football by André Heller. This ball is a marketing instrument for the upcoming soccer world championchips next year in Germany.
The ball is supposed to be shown in twelve German cities until then.
Unfortunately, I can't tell what is in there, as it is only open from 10am to 6pm - business hours :-/

Saturday, July 16, 2005

[svg] Inkscape

Inkscape is another svg drawing program. First impressions are quite good. Actually it is a spin-off from Sodipodi, which tries to be more SVG-centric.
Unfortunately it seems to have the same text placement code as Sodipodi, which results in the same svg as described in an earlier blog entry.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Press release about myself

This press release is probably the first one about myself :-) It has been issued by my new employer, syngenio AG, where I am working on JBoss related things like trainings and consulting. The press release can also be found on the press releases page on the syngenio website.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

syngenio summer event

As some already know, I recently joined syngenio AG in Stuttgart after having left Cellent. At syngenio I will work in areas like JBoss training, consulting and support.

This weekend we had a summer event in Imst, Austria, where all syngenio workers came together. Besides eating, drinking, some workshops and talks by members of the board, the main attraction was rafting of the Inn river, which was organized by Lemming Tours.
This raftig tour took about one and a half hours and took us around 14 km by water. This was great fun. On one side the group feeling and on the other side that one safely made it to the finishing point (there was no danger, but I guess everyone was a little bit afraid, as rafting on wild water isn't really a consultants daily job).
So as summary of the summary: great! :-)