Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pictures Jungfraujoch

unfortunately there are very few outside pix due to the snow-storm ;)


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

We had a very nice trip to the "Top of Europe" (Jungfraujoch, 3454m) on Friday. Although we found ourselves in the middle of a snow-storm with zero visibility, it was an experience!

Pictures will follow soon...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Back from a good Sales Kick-Off in Miami

It was an enjoyable and informative week at the Doral Golf Resort in Miami. There is a lot of movement in the company and many changes happening, but I believe most of them going into the right direction.

Focus will be on the customer and their business needs in 2009. In times of economical downturn, there is no demand for long term strategical SOA projects. It's about the current issues and how to solve them quickly and most efficient.

I think Progress Software is very well equipped with its current set of products and solutions to help getting SOA up and running and deliver on its promises quickly.

DSC03352 Coming back to Switzerland is a (temperature) shock. This morning we are completely snowed in. I decided to work from home as it took me 25 mins to get to the next small town (about 3km)...

Took a day off for my birthday next Friday. Planning to go to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe :)

Let's hope the weather get's a little better until then...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Digsby Logo added a Disby chat widget - the web 2.0 at its best...

Check out the Multi-Protocol IM and SN-Client at !

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday walk

We had a nice long walk down the Reuss today. Really nice area we moved to...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Getting the message across...

The Power-Messaging course last week really helped me to better prepare and focus my presentations to the customer needs!

The workshop showed all the different techniques that are available and gives some insights into the listeners mind (e.g. they will only remember 20% of the main/middle part of the presentation).

Combined with Toastmasters I think this could be a perfect preparation to become a good speaker. I will definitely try to use this in my future presentations...

Friday, October 03, 2008

Power Messaging

preparing the Power Messaging course next week in London...  really good stuff in there!

It's all about the psychology of selling and the techniques to leverage it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Can you believe that?

Price development for petrol and beer on the Oktoberfest...


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Back to Munich for a week

will stay in Munich next week and organize the move - lots of contracts to quit and letters to send :)

The hotel in Zufikon I stayed in was not the very best (pretty loud and old) but the food was extremely good.


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Picasa 3 beta

Some new and enhanced features in Picasa 3... Red Eye correction seems to have improved - that's good :)
Possible to blog pictures now as well and geotag in Google Earth. Nice!
Also the webalbums were updated and seem to load much faster now...
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

First week in Switzerland

had a busy but successful week and a great start into the new job.

Driving back to Munich later today - need to return all my stuff from the old company tomorrow.
We settled the new apartment and made progress with the moving planning. So if everything goes right, we will be leaving Germany earlier than expected - which is good :)


Thursday, July 31, 2008

work-life balance?

I am trying to find the right work-work balance at the moment... trying to balance between my job and my Masters' Thesis.

Although this sounds as if I would work all day, which is not true. I'm still enjoying life! Looking forward to see my MBA fellow students for a BBQ on Saturday... cross fingers that the weather will be ok!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

that's how far I got....

iFlickr, originally uploaded by odiugdlawso.

if the resolution would be higher, you could see the Alps in the background...

had a good bike tour...

iFlickr, originally uploaded by odiugdlawso.

...36km through the local forests. Unfortunately my bottom bracket is gone, so I need to replace that asap!

The iPhone is a good tool to keep track on where you're going when there are no signs around :)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Email post

Posting via Email...

Sent from my iPhone


iFlickr, originally uploaded by odiugdlawso.

can blog from Flickr as well... Web 2.0 gets connected :)


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Charlotte 2007 Revival

Peggy, Andi and I had the feeling that we need to organize a come together of the Charlotte 2007 Summer School folks.

First Idea is Amsterdam... created a Google Group to act as a mailing list to discuss this.
Unfortunately I am still waiting for the invitations to be reviewed by the Google staff and finally sent out :-s Hope that happens today...

Google Groups

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Two month to go...

Today is July 1st - means I must not forget my mothers B-Day and that I have two month left before I start my new job in Zurich.

According to my project plan I am still doing ok with my thesis. I plan to bring it to a stage where I could hand it in until end of August. As I will anyway extend one semester (looks like everybody from my class will do that...) I have the chance to give it to some native English speaking ppl for proof reading and fine tune the layout until the handing in.

I am getting pretty excited about my new job in Zurich. SOA is a really interesting topic and the feedback from people I talk about the company I will join is really positive (which underlines my impression). Currently my wife applies for a pretty good job in Zurich which would be an excellent fit for her skillset. Let's hope she gets some positive feedback from them soon...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Back to work...

Holidays r over - working life got me back...
Reading a lot for my thesis at the moment. Need to rethink the structure, I think the current one is not intuitive.
Mother in law will visit us next week. But I will probably need to show up in the office next week as we prepare a customer demo with colleagues.

Ripping my old VHS videos from all the parties while I am working on the thesis - funny to see us celebrating back in the 90s...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Back home

we spend some days in Mainz, Trechtingshausen and Bingen. See Pictures here...

Had a good time, but need to get back to my thesis now!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Starting Masters Blog

I decided to start documenting the creation of my Master's Thesis in an own blog.
This will be a dairy containing all my experience and learnings and a reference for future MBA students to get a rough feeling what needs to be done and how.

You can find the new blog here...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Bachelor Party

I just came back from a Bachelors Party in Riga last weekend. We had a lot of fun :)

My master's thesis is suffering from this and some other activities. But I still hope to finish it this summer. My two week holiday in April is fully allocated to the thesis so hopefully this will give me a head start into this...

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Master Thesis

Its time to start my Master Thesis now, so that I can finish my MBA this summer as planned.
Topic for the Master Thesis will be something like "CRM 2.0 - How social networking can help managing customer relations" or something similar.

I need to figure out the scope now and try getting commitment from my company and the university.
..stay tuned

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Google Group for the MBA class

I created a new Google Group to share infos and knowledge amongst the MBA students at FOM:
Google Groups
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Funny how social networks helps finding old friends :)
Found my buddy from junior high and a very good friend I didn't see for 20 (10) years!

I created a group for the class of 1989 at secondary school in Bingen (Realschule) and the "Kerbejahrgang" of 1971/72...