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About me: I am a Germany-based Austrian / American freelance developer with 15 years of experience. I am 41 years old, married to a lovely German wife and father of three kids. I hold a 5h degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon) and currently practice Shaolin Kungfu.

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Topics: Java, Spring, Wicket, Maven, Groovy, Guava, AspectJ

Humor: Programming Language Matrix (hilarious)


Aug
9
comment How to translate Fernweh to English?
@Lumi obviously you can translate the symptoms, but not the implied cultural background that causes them
May
25
awarded  Yearling
May
25
awarded  Yearling
Sep
25
comment Gibt es Rotwelsch mittlerweile auch in der gehobenen Sprache?
Ich nicht, denn das Wort Geseire ist für mich nur Geseire und macht die (richtige) Botschaft zunichte.
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
@hippietrail OK, if you did mean the old language, then I guess the answer is "no", for the reasons I mentioned. The Kingdom of Prussia spoke High German (and French), baltic languages were not integrated into it (apart from regional dialects)
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
@hippietrail no, what I meant is: the link points to the baltic language, but now you say you are not talking about the baltic language. Which one is it?
Aug
26
answered Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
@Hippietrail but you added the link to the baltic language yourself, didn't you?
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
Ich würd's auch gern wissen, aber nach dieser Tabelle sieht's nicht wirklich so aus, da kommt mir gar nichts bekannt vor.
Jun
3
comment Welche Bedeutungen kann das Adjektiv “günstig” haben?
@user_unknown über Betonung kann man alles abwertend machen ...
May
31
awarded  Beta
May
30
comment Was ist das Gegenteil von “hervorheben”?
+1 for the first, the second sux
May
30
comment “Wie lange” und “Wie lang”
Reminds me of this: youtube.com/watch?v=rFDgSKbapzY (0:11)
May
30
comment Dasselbe vs. das Gleiche, what's the difference?
@Tim would that be natural or programming languages? Could you provide examples?
May
30
answered Dasselbe vs. das Gleiche, what's the difference?
May
30
comment Welche Bedeutungen kann das Adjektiv “günstig” haben?
@fzwo ich weiß, danke, aber ich habe mich auf die Verwandtschaft mit günstig beschränkt so weit ich es konnte
May
27
answered What is the German equivalent of foo, bar, baz?
May
27
answered Welche Bedeutungen kann das Adjektiv “günstig” haben?
May
27
comment “Toi, toi, toi” – was genau bedeutet dieser Ausdruck?
Man könnte es mit knock on wood übersetzen Ja und viele klopfen dabei auch tatsächlich auf Holz. (schauder)
May
26
answered What is the correct salutation for people with an academic grade or title