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More like a blog this section is and as chaotic like the software section and the rest of my professional life :)

October 2, 2013
Windows 8 license allows surveillance

An important but yet often unnoticed paragraph in the Microsoft license of Windows 8: It is necessary to grant Microsoft access to personal data in order to install it. Some of these ‘features’ can be deactivated later on, but that does not make it any better for me.


November 16, 2010
prototype: alarm clock

This is my first working prototype. It: plays mp3 music from sd memory card, shows status messages on an spi interfaced display, communicates via rs-232, receives and decodes the dcf-77 signal to drive a precise clock


April 26, 2010
uC programming

Worth an entry: The first day I have ever programmed a µ-controller myself. My aim was to build a digital alarm clock and this led me directly into the world of digital electronics.


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