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we need your help: be a video angel for the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress

This year more than any year before the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress needs your help!

Since FeM e.V. plans to help the team of the 22c3 with equipment and manpower there never can be enough hands to help at such a big event.

If you want to assist and help us recording and streaming the whole congress than surf to the official 22c3 wiki and state your intention to help by contacting the orga-team telling them that you want to be a videoangel.

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an introduction into .NET 2.0 (german)

Here are the slides for my talk at the “.NET Chaostage” at the FH-Deggendorf. They are in german so be warned.

Slides Download: Einführung in .NET 2.0.ppt (2,74 MB)
Demos Download: Einführung in .NET (45,13 KB)

Oh…and Torsten Weber took some nice pictures of the FH Deggendorf campus:

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ready to rock: it was launch day!

As you may have noticed I was in Munich on monday. Taking part at the community event and the ready-to-rock launch party at the offices in Unterschlei

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What The Hack wrap-up day 1

The first day of lectures is over and it was quite a success because more people than expected wanted to hear our talks…

next time we probably have to double the space…

sickboy talking.

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22C3: 3G Investigations – scanning your 2.5G/3G ip network for fun and profit

Ahzf and myself are going to present a lecture at the upcoming 22th Chaos Communication Congress (22C3) in Berlin at the end of this year (27.-30. December). Today the Final notification of acceptance of our proposal arrived…

At the moment I am in the Implementation phase of the project…:

IPv6 on Windows Mobile 5…cool eh?

The final papers need to be ready due to december the 1st…


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.NET Chaostage an der FH Deggendorf

.Net Chaostage

Das Angebot an technischen Fortbildungen und Informationsveranstaltungen, gerade zu neuen Technologien wie auch der Bereich .NET, gestaltet sich im Großraum Deggendorf sehr übersichtlich. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem von Prof. Dr. Michael Ponader geleiteten „WI-Forum“ der Fachhochschule Deggendorf, veranstalten wir in unserer Funktion als Microsoft Student Partner im Rahmen der neugegründeten .Net-Usergroup ein Fortbildungsevent.
Die Vortragsreihe findet am 4.-5.11.05 (Freitag/Samstag) statt und beschäftigt sich mit zahlreichen Themen, darunter mit dem .NET Framework 2.0, Programmierung, Business Intelligence, WebServices und vielen mehr. Das Angebot umfasst Vorträge zur Schaffung einer Gesamtübersicht und Workshops, in denen die Teilnehmer das Wissen selbständig aber mit Unterstützung kompetenter Referenten erarbeiten können.

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich dabei jedoch nicht nur an Studenten der Informatik!
Zahlreiche Themen beschäftigen sich mit Inhalten, welche durchaus auch Betriebswirte – Vortrag zu Business Inteligence, Medientechniker – Vorträge zur Webanwendungen, aber auch für die Mitarbeiter der FH-Deggendorf – zum Beispiel Vortrag zu Security, ansprechen.
Eine Übersicht über die gesamte Agenda können Sie unter folgenden Link einsehen:
Die Speaker wurden sorgfältig ausgesucht. Sie verfügen sowohl über umfangreiches Wissen und fundierte Kenntnisse auf ihren Gebieten, als auch über Erfahrung im Bereich der Präsentation. Näheres zu den einzelnen Referenten können Sie auf der oben angegebenen Seite erfahren.
Gerne würden wir dieses Angebot an Sie herantragen und Sie herzlich zur Teilnahme einladen.
Diese Veranstaltung ist kostenlos und dient ausschließlich der Fortbildung. Falls Sie an dem Event teilnehmen möchten, würden wir Sie bitten sich unter der angegebenen Url anzumelden.
Sollten Sie Fragen haben oder weitere Information wünschen, können Sie uns gerne kontaktieren.

Microsoft Student Partner
Microsoft Academic Program (MAP)
Microsoft Community Leader and Influencer Program (CLIP)
.Net – Usergroup Deggendorf (INETA)
Fachhochschule Deggendorf

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hadn’t the time (and money) to go to PDC05?…listen to (nearly) all tracks for free…

If you didn’t attend this this years PDC05 you can watch and listen to nearly all tracks from this professional developer conference for free:

Anybody want to make some comments about the myth that Microsoft does not talk about it’s technologies in-depth?

Update: Be aware of the fact that if you want to download ALL of the material(like I am doing at the moment) it’s about 24 gigabytes…


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.NET Chaostage at FH Deggendorf

What are your plans for 4./5. November? Nothing? Perfect. You gotta listen to some talks at the FH Deggendorf.


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Microsoft Student Program Workshop: “get productive in one day”

Since yesterday the Studentpartner team is meeting in Aachen. The agenda is quite huge so they gave a short progress report this night:

Start of the build-up: 10:00

CISCO Switch CAT 3750, CISCO PIX Firewall 525, HP Integrity 2600, HP Pro Liant 360 Server up and running.

The helpdesk was available based on a Sharepoint Portal Server. The login screen is working:

around 23:00

the cabling works, V LANs configured, the IP Network runs.

The team installs the server software:

– Exchange
– ISA 2004
– Windows Server 2003 EA

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Microsoft regional Student Partner Meeting (25.09.2005)

My colleague Tomek and his team (+guests) held a regional team meeting on 25.09.05 with the main focus on the technical news especially from the PDC´05.

If you want to be part of the Microsoft Student Program you can get more information here.


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some panoramic views of the Microsoft Company Meeting 2005…

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some panoramic views of the Duesseldorf harbour…

well…that’s not the harbour, that’s the meeting room…

that’s one part of it… watching straight out of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel…

that’s the view out of my room here…nice, isn’t it?

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off to Microsoft Company Meeting 2005…

For the next 3 days I will be at the Microsoft Company Meeting – a great opportunity to meet some people I normally wouldn’t have the time to…oh and to visit “Starlight Express” in Bochum 🙂

Source: Microsoft Company Meeting 2005

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What The Hack revisited: the teardown

there is the final movie of the last minutes at the What The Hack 2005:


collaboration with a whiteboard

It seems that there’s a great and multi-platform whiteboard application which is definitly worth a try:

“Share a common window on your computer with two or more other Coccinella users. Some of its features:

  • Write text with any font, size, normal, bold, etc.
  • Toolbar with basic drawing capabilities Flexible editing of each item in the canvas window
  • Support for foreign language character sets, from swedish å, ä, and ö, to Chinese (Unicode)
  • Extended functionality via plugins, see Extensions. This includes mp3’s on all platforms, video, synthetic speech of written text etc.
  • Full QuickTime support on Macs and Windows
  • Open source with the Gnu public license.

It runs in two different network topologies, each with its specific feature. The peer-to-peer mode allows client to connect directly to each other, without an intermediate server. The Jabber server system of instant messaging (IM) contains central management of user resources, such as buddy lists, gateways to other IM systems (ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, …), and much more.”

As soon as I have some experiences to share I will write an article… so far: try for yourself…looks promising.


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it’s meeting time…again

To celebrate the lately started new fiscal year we are meeting today and tomorrow in Munich…so it’s time for some “show your gadget”-action… 😉

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What The Swamp!

Hmm…nobody would have thought that there would be so much rain…but there is….

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heavy load on our servers…

Today nierenschaden finally got the tent’s FTP Server up and running so we can mirror and host the talk recordings that are available about an hour after the talk ended….

After we announced our server (which has about 750 GB of storage) many people dropped in to leech from our mirror…

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call me! call us! if you like…

Like on other hacker conferences there’s a DECT network available all across the area so that you can call your friends for coordination or chitchat…To get access to the DECT network you just go to the POC (Phone Operations Center) and bring your home-DECT-handset with you

And this time the numbers assigned to the participants are also available from the “normal” telephone network.

So if you want to call me, just dial the following number: 0031-411629-704 It’s a normal telephone number in the netherlands so you wouldn’t be charged more than your normal fee.

Source: DECT

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providing network connections…

We have 8 machines in our village connected to our HP2524 network switch… – but after two days there are 14 cables plugged into the switch…these cables go to some other tents around us.

we proudly present: Food and a HP2524

It turned out that there where not enough uplink ports for everyone at the next so called “Datenklo”…

…everyone just puts it’s network cable into it…and once the hour a member of the technical staff connects the new cable to one of the switches inside the “Datenklo”…

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the last phrack magazine issue…I got one

w00t! 😉 Okay okay… So finally there’s something to put into a picture frame and on the wall….

For those who don’t know what the phrack magazine is…just visit their website and start reading with the 1st Edition from November 17, 1985… You see: It’s a quite old magazine… – and this number 63 will be the last issue. Sad but true.


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first article from the What The Hack

It took two days to get some time to post the first article… so take it as a statement directly from the Netherlands:

Since I just installed Windows Vista Beta 1 on my notebook I am not able to create some panoramic views (I shot severals so far…) so you probably will have to wait till I get my favourite panoramic-view-creation-app running…

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my pre-final What The Hack schedule

Here we go:

28. July

  • 1100-1200 Openeing and Keynote adress (Tent 2)
    • Emmanuel Goldstein, Rop Gongrijp
  • 1400-1500 Reverse Engineering Microsoft .NET (Tent 1)
    • Hannes Pavelka
  • 1500-1600 Using linux for embedded devices: Introduction to uCLinux (Tent 1)
    • Jean-Michel Friedt
  • 1600-1700 Symbian Security (Tent 2)
    • Job de Haas
  • 2000-2100 Cross Site Scripting Scanning (Tent 1)
    • Sven Neuhaus
  • 2200-2300 dyne ~ freaknet software foundry software for the freedom of speech (Tent 3)
    • xant, Antonino Radici, Alpt, Silvano Galliani, godog, Bobby Newmark

29. July

  • 1000-1100 Search engine internal processes (Tent 2)
    • Greg Newby
  • 1000-1100 What the hacker community? (Tent 4)
    • Yuwei Lin
  • 1300-1400 Having Fun With Honeyd (Tent 2)
    • Niels Provos
  • 1500-1600 Monitoring Internet Background Radiation (Tent 1)
    • Hendrik Scholz
  • 1600-1700 The Pentabarf conference planning software (Tent 3)
    • Tim Pritlove, Sven Klemm
  • 1700-1800 Bluetooth Security – News From The Front (Tent 2)
    • Martin Herfurt

30. July

  • 1100-1200 Reverse engineering and unlocking an XDA (Tent 1)
    • Job de Haas
  • 1200-1300 Exploiting PocketPC (Tent 1)
    • Collin Mulliner
  • Spoofing fingerprints in 10 minutes (Tent 2)
    • Ton van der Putte
  • Hashing the Longhorn (Tent 2)
    • Rüdiger Weis

31. July

  • 1100-1200 Jabber (Tent 1)
    • Florian Holzhauer
  • 1200-1300 SchilliX – The first OpenSolaris distribution (Tent 1)
    • Tobias Kirschstein
  • 1400-1500 Database Compression Between RAM and CPU Cache: Hacking the Memory Hierarchy (Tent 1)
    • Sandor Heman
  • 1700-1800 Closing Session (Tent 2)

And there are some scheduled or semi-scheduled meetings. If you would like to contact me you’ll probably find me at the FeM Village between the talks and of course by eMail.

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want to meet at the What The Hack?

After some internal discussions a small delegation of VJs, some DJs, some computer hardcore nerds, some wireless experts, some Microsoft fanatics and some UNIX geeks will be sent to this years What The Hack conference/event…but what’s it anyway?

What The Hack is an outdoor hacker conference/event taking place on a large event-campground in the south of The Netherlands from 28 until 31 July 2005.”

I just organized a Mercedes Sprinter transporter and VW Passat to get all our stuff to the Netherlands and back. It’s planned to start early on the 28th of July.

We won’t come empty-handed! This is what we’ll probably bring:

  • Tables, banks, chairs
  • video projector and screen
  • probably lots of computers
  • networking equipment
    • probably one Cisco Catalyst 3500 (no, not for any Cisco-throwing contest!)
    • a Linksys WRT54G OpenWRT-enabled
  • some Sony DV-cameras
  • some microphones
  • a 12V-powered cooling box
  • a Cafetiere (to make espresso)
  • hopefully enough DECT-phones
  • at least a small PA (home hifi?)
  • a good attitude, (german) humor etc. 😉

Of course you can expect a number of articles on this website straight from the conference.

Anyway. If you want to contact or meet me at the What The Hack just write a comment or an eMail or use one of the DECT phone numbers at the conference:

“You can reach some of the FeM-team by calling our toll-free service number: FEM1 (3361) through FEM5 (3365). A DECT-phone is required (on your side), though.”

Or you just come to the FeM Village where I can be found when I am not in any talk.

Source: our wiki

Source: FeM Village

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TechEd Europe 2005: The Party – Studio 7

That was the coolest Microsoft presented party I’ve taken part in. The live band was great: Scissor Sisters. Man that was an awesome show. So I took some pictures of the location which was calles “Studio 7” – Actually it was Hall 7 of the RAI Conference Center…but see for yourself how it looked:

that’s what I saw when I came into the hall

Well sine there were no refreshments we relied on the fact that there would be proper food at the party. And there was. At about 7 locations inside the hall you could grab Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fishburgers and Stuff.

So. I don’t want to bore you with food pictures and blahblah about the organisation… here are the Scissor Sisters!

a short video…it’s shaky but it gives a feeling.

sorry for the bad quality…it’s just my little cam.

that’s a guy up there…controlling the spotlight.

that’s no genetically modified vaccine or something…it’s just alkohol B-). Hmm.. I don’t drink it actually…it’s just for educational purposes.

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TechEd Europe 2005: 2nd Keynote “The Future of Software”

So there was the second Keynote “The Future of Software” held by the Senior Vice President, Chief Technical Officer for Business Platform of Microsoft David Vaskevitch.

As it was a great keynote it was also a inspiring keynote. I mean: the bottom line of the keynote was: It’ll all be automated. It’ll all be connected and wired together.

Well that’s a great vision. In the first place. Until there came the example: A big company has about 17.000 Employees working in support. And when the vision becomes reality those 17.000 employees won’t be have a job anymore. Anyway: From the shareholders standpoint this is great. But what about the social duties a big company that employs 17.000 people has? Okay, I really missed that point in the keynote. But nevertheless the future will be bright and shiny…

Oh and there was news on WinFS. Well actually it wasn’t news as David Vaskevitch stated it’ll be not shipped within Longhorn. Although there’s a release and shipping plan.

The graphic you can see in the picture above shows the vision the keynote wanted to transport. Try to read it several times… as I did B-)

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TechEd Europe 2005: being a fan of Rafal Lukawiecki

Finally there was some time for a Q&A with Rafal Lukawiecki. And not only that I could talk to one of the best speakers at TechEd by far, I also got his business card + handwritten note.


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TechEd Europe 2005: Holistic Security

As I am a true fan of the sessions of Rafal Lukawiecki. And the fact that he is talking about really interesting subjects leads me directly to his todays session “Holistic Security”.

“You know all the security technologies, but are you secure? How much should security cost? The tough realities of today make security of enterprise systems one of the highest priorities on most IT Professionals’ agenda. This conceptual, rather than technical, session will overview security from a holistic, process-oriented perspective. While still uncommon, this approach seems to best model the threats that affect our installations. This way of looking at security is based on risk assessment and worries about all aspects of the system equally: we do not want to be building bullet-proof steel doors in a house made of paper walls. After discussing the main challenges that make achieving optimal security difficult, we will concentrate on three process-based holistic approaches: OCTAVE, Simplified Security Risk Analysis, and Threat Modelling.”

This panoramic view is in my opinion by far the best I’ve made this week. Enjoy.

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TechEd Europe 2005: Refreshments & magic fridges

There’s (almost) no Microsoft event without Refreshments and magic fridges. So there’s almost no conference blogging without blogging about those life-improving features.

(this picture has nothing to do with this article ™)

refilling the refreshment


So this year there’s almost the same service as it was last year. Great and tasty! Always refreshing. But where’s Pepsi? 😉

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TechEd Europe 2005: Billboard panoramic view

This is a quite good panoramic view of the RAI Conference Center entry…and the Microsoft Billboards …

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TechEd Europe 2005: forgot to blog the meal!

Today we had the best meal at TechEd by far!

hungry, eh?

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TechEd Europe 2005: Hands-on-Lab “Enhancing ASP.NET Applications for Multi-core platforms with Intel Technologies”

This day truely is an Intel day. So there’s another Instructor-led Hands-on-Lab today. With vTune we profiled and optimized a Sample Application that displays a Web Album. The techniques that are used are commonly known like Thread Pooling. But how you use them properly is another story. And that’s simply what this session is about: How to use the Intel tools for profiling and optimization of ASP.NET Web Applications.

(this was one goodie we got whilst the session)

“Ever thought that developing a dynamic web application with ASP.NET precludes any possibility to use hardware performance features? This session will demonstrate how the developer of ASP.NET web applications can easily take advantage of the latest hardware technologies: multi-processing, Hyper-Threading, powerful instructions sets (SSE2, SSE3), 64-bit instructions, etc. We will demonstrate how to use the powerful Intel® VTune™ Performance Analyzer to pinpoint the performance bottlenecks in an ASP.NET web application. This will allow us to focus on the optimizations that offer the greatest return. We will apply powerful multi-threading techniques to take full advantage of multi-processing, multi-core and Hyper-Threading. We will explore lesser known mechanisms of .NET framework which greatly simplify incorporating threads into ASP.NET web applications. We will illustrate all of these points with a practical ASP.NET application. It is recommend (but not required) to attend “Enhancing Managed .NET Applications with Intel Tools and Technologies” session before this lab.”

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TechEd Europe 2005: Understanding and Fighting Malware: Spyware, Viruses and Rootkits

The second session with Mark Russinovich that I attended this TechEd was the “Understanding and Fighting Malware”-Session. Actually it was an overviewing Session and nothing too deep into it. But interesting enough there were some technologies demonstrated that I personally have never seen live. I knew that they are there and what they are supposed to do but I never used them actively as a developer. One of this technologies is NX or DEP.

“Today’s internet is fraught with peril in the form of undesirable and malicious software. These types of software continue to evolve new ways of propogating and ways of embedding themselves more deeply into the systems they infect. In this session you’ll gain an understanding of their propagation methods, including buffer overflow exploits, how to detect them and how to prevent them. You’ll also get a first-hand look at rootkits, which are the sophisticated tools and techniques by which malware attempts to avoid and prevent detection. “

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TechEd Europe 2005: Microsoft and Opensource Chalk and Talk

We attended the Chalk and Talk Session “Microsoft and Opensource” today… Actually a very interesting session, but I spare any comment on it here, just not to annoy anyone (which would otherwise be possible).

Many customers have questions about Microsoft’s view of Open Source and its ability to coexist and interoperate in a Microsoft environment. The session aims to answer your questions about Open Source and provide information and guidance on Microsoft’s position on open Source. “


TechEd Europe 2005: the TechEd for Students

There is a huge number of side-events at TechEd Europe 2005 – like every year. But this year there’s something special: The TechEd for Students. A one-day event especially for students. It’s just a 10 minute walk away from the RAI Conference Center – so nothing to complain about. Directly after the TechEd Europe 2005 Keynote we went to the “Hotel Okura Amsterdam”.

when you look closely you can see Mathias Raacke who is
blogging here about TechEd Europe 2005 here

And after a quite good brunch there were some quite good sessions, for example Rafal Lukawiecki talked about the Future of IT.


the session room

Rafal Lukawiecki

So there will be a fun-event this evening – a tour to the Heineken Brewery here in Amsterdam. As you may know I do not drink beer – so it’s not really interesting for me to see how something is made that I don’t use. So we’ll see what to do this evening 😉

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How Microsoft is oversleeping TechEd Europe 2005

I was at TechEd Europe 2004 – and there was a site called ““. My colleague and friend Andreas Heil and myself blogged the whole event. And we even had some of the top-positions in the TechEdBloggers Ranking.

So I thought: Hey, this years is going to be great: Back in the Ranking: Schrankmonster!

But when I look at the site there’s just nothing but the TechEd 2005 Orlando. It’s just impossible to register my blog to tell the world that I am blogging about TechEd Europe 2005. What’s going on there? I’ve even wrote them an eMail to fix that, but nothing happened so far. Damn!


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TechEd Europe 2005: a RAI panoramic view

This is where the TechEd Europe 2005 takes place…well actually the TechEd Europe 2005 takes place BEHIND me when I took that picture…but 😉 possibly nobody will post THIS perspective

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TechEd Europe 2005: The Announcements – when will Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, Biztalk Server 2006 be available

so the Keynote was not what I expected but infact there were some good news. For example the Launch-Dates for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and Biztalk Server 2006:

It’ll be in the week of November 7th !!

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TechEd Europe 2005: Keynote still running ;)

Well. The Keynote. It’s less than I expected -actually it’s a nearly 100 percent copy of the Orlando TechEd Keynote… damn! – I knew everything they would say… well said.

So here are some panoramic views for your pleasure:

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TechEd Europe 2005: the last Sessions for today…we’re on the ground!

so we’re nearly at the end of this day’s sessions and we’re already at the end of our powers…so we found a great place just in the corner of the hall to sit and relax a little bit…

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TechEd Europe 2005: the RFID conspiracy

there’s a little sticker on the every TechEd 205 badge and they say it’s an experiment/demonstration for the keynote which is going to take place tomorrow. Infact the paper I’ve got with the badge said that there is indeed an RFID device embedded into the sticker. That device holds a random number (approx. the one printed on the sticker). The deal is that there seems to be a demonstration how the people are coming into the keynote hall…some kind of monitoring – probably a demonstration that modern RFID technology doesn’t surrender when 6000+ RFIDs are going to enter the same room.

of course I’ve taken a closer look:

Nothing really new or interesting. Anyone that knows something about those tags?


TechEd Europe 2005: Windows Internals & Advanced Troubleshooting 1st Break

the break-of-the-session panoramic view

In the first Session of todays series of “Windows Internal & Advanced Troubleshooting” Preconf Sessions Mark Russinovich and David Solomon talked about some tools and how to use them. Especially the Sysinternals Process Explorer was part of some very interesting demos.


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TechEd Europe 2005: Windows Internals & Advanced Troubleshooting Pre-Conf

The PreConf Session “Windows Internals & Advanced Troubleshooting” is about to start in a few minutes. The Session will take 8 hours with some breaks – so we’re really going to get into it. Actually I figured out that I only have the outdated Book from the Speakers Mark Russinovich and David Solomon. So I ordered the updated issue of “Windows Internals

Source: “Windows Internals” Book

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TechEd Europe 2005: I am just one of those “white-shirts”

Arrived! So we got here really early. And this year, after the really really ugly bag of the last years TechEd there is finally a great TechEd bag!!!

I told you it’s empty:

So. I think It’ll get crowded in a hour or something.

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off to TechEd Europe 2005@Amsterdam

I am on my way to Amsterdam. It’ll probably take one day for me to get apropriate Internet Access – so don’t cry when there’s no update until tomorrow.

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TechEd Europe 2005: What about a blogger meeting/dinner?

I thought about the possibility to have a blogger dinner/meeting at TechEd Europe this year. Since there were only a few bloggers on last years european TechEd we had no meeting – but this year I expect a lot more bloggers to be on TechEd. So if you’re at TechEd Europe 2005 and want to meet with other bloggers, just comment here. We’ll find a place and time.

Source 1: TechEd Europe 2005
Source 2: TechEd Bloggers


XBox3000 is going to have a party…

and you all can be there ;). Just apply here.

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FIWAK 2005: feeding time

Food is one of the cornerstones of the FIWAK. And because this is an all-inclusive trip food is provided for the crowd.

After a very very disturbing night the chef was brought into the nearest hospital…so they needed a new one… and there he was: Maedness and his crew made a delicious potato soup. Great!

cuting and pasting


engelchen + q

It was her wish to get linked on schrankmonster… so 😉 Well why not. This is Conny and her boyfriend Daniel…at the FeM FIWAK 2005:



FIWAK 2005: Night Impressions

a night in a tent with nerds… what could be better? lol…

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