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IronHack - Bootcamp for Fullstack JS

A few weeks ago I moved to Amsterdam and started a full-time bootcamp in Javascript with IronHack. I am learning a lot! The course runs for nine weeks and is divided into three sections. Each section has two weeks of lectures and exercises and ends with a one week project....

New website + Hygames project

The website went through a complete rewrite. It is now written with Jekyll and (in my opinion) looks much better. The content is still the same though ;) After handing in my master thesis I started the Hygames project to create plugins for the upcoming game

Master thesis and DPG

Three weeks ago I handed in my master thesis. The following week I attended the DPG spring conference in Regensburg and gave a presentation on the topic of my thesis. Back in Aachen I had a few days to prepare for my masters talk. Now I am done and slowly...

Wrapping up my physics studies

Quick info: Found a new room in a nice flat with two other guys Master thesis is about s-SNOM (see old blog entry) Got a programming job with a company that does campus management for universities (Java with a lot of Database stuff) Released version 2 of...

Erasmus in Poland - The end

My time in Poland is almost over and I just finished my last exam. It was a great time with lots of good memories and new friends. University was harder then I expected, but very interesting. Having lectures about theoretical physics almost three years after my last one in my...

My new repository manager - Artifactory OSS

The last week I’ve been studying for Field Theory I, my last exam this semester. It’s tomorrow… But this evening I had enough of it and decided to do something else. For a long time I wanted to have a remote place for my maven repositories. I knew that there...

Weekend trip to Zakopane - Mountains and a lot of snow

Together with two friends I made a trip to Zakopane, south of Krakow over the long weekend. It was my first time in the mountains with that much snow. On the first day we...

Big Family meeting in Harz

My grandmother had birthday a few days ago and my whole family from my mothers side met in the Harz (east germany) for a week. We were almost 30 at the beginning and had a...

First two weeks in Krakow

Two weeks ago I arrived in Krakow for my Erasmus semester at the Jagiellonian University. The orientation week planed by ESN Krakow was a great start for the semester. Events like “speed friending” helped with getting to know many of the other Erasmus students. There (of course) where also a...

Cycling in south Germany - more fun in summer ^^

A week ago I bought a new tent and thought it would be a great idea to test it. I still had two weeks left until heading to Poland, so I went on a cycling trip. After taking the train to Stuttgart, I made my way down the Neckar and...

Nanooptics - optical microscopy below the diffraction limit

I had the lecture ‘Nanooptics II’ this semester and just finished it with an oral exam. The lecture was interesting and the professor was good at explaining and presenting the topic. My interest in the matter even grew during the last two weeks while studying for the exam. Repeating the...

Semester Halftime

Recently I started a 16h per week HiWi (Hilfswissenschaftler -> Research Assistant) job at the Institute for Automatic Control. My work is concentrating on c++ software that localizes a moving object using gps signals, a map of the surroundings and signals from a laser scanner mounted on the object. This...

Back at uni

I’ve been back in germany for a few weeks now and I already had itchy feet a few days in. Thinking about the last years I would like to go to a different continent then Asia for a change. Middle America or South America sound pretty good. I’ve also always...

Changed my host - auto redirect to https

Today I changed from GitLab pages to Netlify. In the last months I have been trying to find an easy way to auto redirect any non-https request to https. GitLab pages seems to only support META tags at the moment and I didn’t want to use those. Neither...

Myanmar part 3 - Mindat and Nagapali

It was a long ride from Bagan to Mt. Victoria (Mindat). The road is only frequented by minivans and it takes 12h or more to arrive in Mindat. When we arrived there we had to acceppt that a trip to the top of Mt. Victoria would cost us at least...

Myanmar part 2 - Mandaley and Bagan

On our last evening at Inle Lake we went to a winery for the sunset and met an english speaking couple from Yangon. We had a very nice and interesting conversation with them until far after the sunset. They ended up telling the waitress in Burmese to put all our...

Myanmar part 1 - Yangon to Inle Lake

My trip to Myanmar started approximately one and a half weeks ago and a lot has already happened. Myanmar is a beautiful country and Burmese people are very friendly. They will always smile back at you. I arrived in Yangon together with a friend and we were joined by...

I saw Bruges (and did not die ^^)

There is a british movie called “In Bruges” that plays in the old city center of (take a guess…) Bruges. Every time I heard the name of that city during the last years I had to think of that movie. In german it is called “Brügge...

Goodbye Oman

I left Oman today, heading back to Germany. The 7h flight was over quite quick. I didn’t even finish my third movie because they shut down the screens literally 8 minutes before it was over. The movie (Hell Or High Water) was pretty good though. My time in Oman...

Long time no see

After almost four months of staying in Oman I am going back to Germany for three days. My time in Oman is almost over. I am so going to miss Oman and the people from GUTech…