Sleepless in L.A.

It’s 4:00 in the morning, and I’m sitting in my hotel room in Downtown L.A. – the jet lag has got me. Fortunately, they have free wireless internet access here, so I can do some work. Arrived yesterday after a 12-hour non-stop flight from Munich, for the biggest and most important developer event of the…


A Day @ Systems 2003

Was on duty at the second largest German trade fair for IT & computers – the Systems 2003 in Munich. Guarded one of the VS.NET demo machines, nothing unusual, as working at the CeBIT for 8 days in a row is much harder. What surprised me, however, was that about half of all the questions…



Burn your own DVD, that is… Bought a DVD writer (Teac DV-W50D-PUK) on Saturday. External one, connects through USB 2.0 to my various notebooks 🙂 At EUR 229,- they become affordable now. These days, with HDs in the 60GB+ range, you cannot create sensible backups on CDs – they now suffer the same fate that…


Smartphone hits Germany (finally)

debitel offers a preview of the Motorola MPx200 which will be available very soon in Germany. I’d say, it’s about time… (After T-Mobile dropped earlier plans to bring the SPV E100 – aka Tanager – to the German market.)


Gadgets are coming

A new Smartphone made by Sierra Wireless will hit the market in 2004. It’s got a flip-open QWERTY keyboard and will probably run Smartphone 2003. Very cool stuff, check it out at