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Chris (2010-07-26):
Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag!!

Michael (2010-06-21):
*ping* What's going? Long time no see!

epreueue (2010-01-29):
Very nice site!

KoMaXX (2009-10-22):
ahhh, damn, stop spamming! I really do not want to build any captchas in here!

your mum und dad (2009-02-28):
We've tried to stop the prime numbers shitting bear. Not possible!

Your mum (2008-11-25):
Gratulation for Dream-Diplom! 1,0 is very acceptable. I'm proud of you!

KoMaXX (2008-11-25):
Thnx! Indeed, the "look" was with me ;)

Michael (2008-11-21):
Good look with your exam on Monday!

Serena (2008-08-24):
You're welcome

KoMaXX (2008-08-21):
I just feel like shouting.

AAAAAAAAAHHAAAAHAAHAHAHAHA.

That's it. Thanks for listening.

Serena (2008-04-24):
Haha, yeah, was a fun game while it lasted

No 10 was a bitch though

your mum (2008-04-07):
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen letzen Tag in USA und einen angenehmen Heimflug! Ich warte dann auf deine sms vom Münchner airport.Vielleicht gibts ja auch vorher noch einen neuen Bericht. kisses

KoMaXX (2008-04-02):
@mum
... versucht hab' ichs ;)
@flo
Which misunderstanding? Just really large trees :D

your mum (2008-04-02):
Hallo, ich warte schon auf deine nächsten Ergüsse auf englisch! Bist Du eigentlich auch schon mal zu deiner Diplomarbeit gekommen? Du hast ja schließlich von einem Arbeitsurlaub gesprochen. Bussi

Flo (2008-04-02):
trees having 3000 meters in height ... and bigger ... awesome ;)
sorry for misunderstanding you ...

KoMaXX (2008-03-27):
Sorry, too lazy for translations ;)

No, not first class, just first row in economy!

Petra (your mum) (2008-03-27):
I've read your news about San Francisco. Aber es wäre nett, wenns gleich immer eine translation gäbe!Du bist also tatsächlich in die first class geswitched?!What a "dusselbauer"!

KoMaXX (2008-03-17):
thnx :)

Serena Fate (2008-03-16):
Oi, figured out the car in CeBit Pictures ... it's an Artega (http://www.artega.de/) ... apparently has some "innovative" electronic gadgets or whatever ...

taromda (2008-02-15):
Dude, I'm playing Basketball for years now and never got injured. You're doing it wrong :-D

Phil (2007-12-12):
haha, that puctuation guide is great - and I knwo exactly what you mean ;)

KoMaXX (2007-08-30):
;) Yes, English is obligatory. It makes the whole world understand (hopfeully ;)) and keeps my skills in shape.

Anni (2007-08-14):
Ist toll Deine Homepage, aber musst Du denn alles auf Englisch schreiben??? :))

Flo (2007-07-18):
Matz schnallts net 5 > 3 --> :(

Flo (2007-07-18):
not even top three ... damn YOU sir!

KoMaXX (2007-07-18):
Hey andi, thanks for the feedback. The safari-incompatibility should be fixed (I hope)!

andi (2007-07-14):
SHOUT! Love your layout and the hair-flic, but my safari messes up the footer?

marc (2007-07-02):
Ja, gar net verkehrt, dein Layout! Aber füll mal die blinden links auf!

KoMaXX (2007-07-01):
First post ;) In your faces *loser*!

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2007-09-05

The link to this web-comic site, xkcd, is already in my links section, but I have to mention it again, cause this strip will crack you up. "I laughed so hard I peed a little" (for all you Scrubs-fanboys). Actually, I snorted when I started laughing ... on my keyboard. D'oh!

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2007-09-04

Guess, where I am! ... back online :D
I know, most of you guys have now the WTF-twinkle in their eyes, so let me explain: Since I'm currently moving from one place to another in Munich (by the way: damn, I still have to update the "impressum" - memo to me!) I had the chance to switch to another ISP as well. I'm happy to get rid of my old provider, because they were really dickheads to veteran-customers while sucking off new ones! They get triple the speed for half of what I was paying lately >_<
... anyway, because of this switch I was off for four and a half day. Sounds like not much? It was for me! Pure AGONY! It was like missing half of your brain (the half that can remember stuff, that is). I really hadn't thought before, that I was that hooked on online-nonsense. But now I'm back! Surprisingly, me hands were not shaking for lack of fresh bytes - but if they were, they would slowely stop now ;)

This whole moving-business makes me feel funny. Well yeah, it may be missing the net, but I think this is something else. Feels like, the guy I was for the last five or six years is about to fade and be replaced be a new me. Old, lengthy thought chains suddenly stop, because the right tracks are suddenly missing (to stay in the metaphor). New thoughts pop up - thoughts that alienate me a little. I'm not sure, if I'm headed to one of the deepest emotional abysses ever or something completely different. We'll see.
So, what's the cause? There shouldn't be much disturbing: Well, yeah, my private time may shrink in the new apartment - but the together-private-time will be increased ;) Perhaps, it's realizing, that now I'm not one of the young ones any more. Living together, the close closure of my study, being more thirty than twenty, school-friends who sport grey hair, ... Where did the time go.

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2007-08-21

Just got back from the "SummerBreeze"-Festival yesterday. Ahhhh, and I am relaxed right now ... yeah, yeah, I have lots and lots to do - but somehow, I don't do all that and I am still relaxed :) I just need that once a year: Camping with several good friends in the summer, drinking way to much ethanol, listening to and chanting songs - and completely neglecting your manners. Oh wait, bands were there, too, and they did a good job justifying the festivals admission charge and completing this unique festival feeling. See you next year, guys, und lasst Wundwasser fließen!

By the way, the site I build for my mother is now online in its own domain www.petra-schicker.de. It's still not finished, but I'm rather proud of it - mainly, because I used some new stuff and learned a lot ;)
And to brag a little: The page is now a simple, but nearly complete, content-management-system. You don't have to know html or anything but still can add and change any content ... now, I'm considering doing the same with this site, that is, making it interactively changable (at least for me) ... Oh, I know me: Don't expect any new content before this update is done >_<

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2007-08-09

me as simpson I'm sure all of you guys have already seen the The Simpsons-Movie - and probably loved it as I did. And, as common with nowadays films, there is a sophisticated website dedicated to the movie, too - and you just have to see it. Among other wicked-cool stuff, there's a "make yourself a simpson"-prog similar to the famous Mii-constructor from Nintendo that transformed (without the "help" of Michael Bay) virtually anyone I know to a chubby cone-person. Well, that's me in the Simpsons-verse ^^ ==>

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2007-08-09

Little time for updates at the moment.
I'm currently working on a page for my mother for her birthday - which was already a week ago ... actually, I'm just fulfilling a coupon she got from my sister and me years ago. My mother is an artist, so this site is supposed to be somewhat colorful and stuff, but to me it just looks dull like randomly chosen colors - I just don't seem to get the stylesheet right :( Also, my mother is not supposed to learn html to maintain her page, of course, so there is a lot of php still to be written. Check out the current state of the page at it's temorary place.

And now something, all you guys already knew: Moving to a new place is expensive! Especially in my case, since my current flat was stuffed with furniture when I moved in; the new flat is absolutely empty. Turns out, one relly needs kitchens, bedrooms, tables, and stuff! Honestly, I'm shocked!

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2007-07-27

Whooot, after lots and lots of hustle we have our new flat. And with the experiences I made the last few days - I could fill books: Real estate agents not calling although we would get the visited apartment, real estate agents not calling although promised to call, unsuspensible decisions rescheduled, reapparing ads for flats promised to us, misunderstandings, balaahbalub. Well, it was worth it! My new home is huge and right in the city :) I can't wait to move there.

Because of that, I'm really swarmed right now, so don't expect big updates soon!

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2007-07-26

Weird stuff is happening: I thought, finding an apartment would be a problem - and suddenly all the estate agents are calling, telling me I would get the flat. WTF? During the inspections of the flats they are all like ".. dozens of candidates ... very popular building ... " and so on. And now, they are telling me, I would have given them the best application. hmmm. In short: I'm suspicious. They are just creating virtual competition to bill us more money than the apartments are actually worth - and the good part: They make us grateful for it!

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2007-07-25

Still looking for a new flat for my girlfriend and me. Doesn't look too good at the moment: There are always lots of candidates for the good apartments... But on the other side: We have just been looking for two days now; the first time I was looking for a home in Munich, I was there three times for several days and would have been happy with anything!

However, I realized one thing by now: I'm living crappy at the moment ;)

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2007-07-18

The lnx page is done! That is to say, the php scripts are running and most of my most valuable links are stored there. However, this site is intended to change heavily, when I find new valuable sites. But well, unless you habe exactly the same interests as me, Google will most likely work better for you!

I went to visit a flat in Munich today for the first time for years. And it sucked. Not the flat as such, although it wasn't that nice, but all the stumbling through streets, not finding the right building, and hesitating to build up the courage to walk into foreign realms. Nah, will be more fun when my girlfriend and I do it together next week.

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2013-12-14

projects

Below, you'll find a list of projects I did - or am still at. Of course, no project is ever finished, but some are, well, sleeping peacefully.
Not all of this stuff was done on my own, people who helped are honored on the respective subpages.

Flipz

Flipz screenshot Get your brain juices flowing with this fun pattern-juggling puzzle game.

Or, humiliate your friends in a two-player hot seat match!

hAiR

hAiR screenshot This project was created in an Augmented Reality course at my university. You put a kind of helmet on your head and the computer tracks your head and blends hairstyles on your head. If the result is not exactly what you wanted, you can use different "brushes" to modify, how extrem the style looks, change the color or even add new new strands.

photopolis

photopolis screenshot Another university project. The program takes your complete photo library and builds houses according to the date when the picture was taken and assembles them to create a city. Then, you can explore this city with typical fps-controls. So, if you have enough pictures, you can stroll through your memories: Take the christmas road and turn right to the 2004-avenue.

FourWins3D

FourWins3D screenshot This program started as a hhh (half-hour hack) during a short trip in the holidays: I love playing a game of four in a row once in a while and forgot to take my set. Well, I never forget my loyal notebook, so I hacked something at least playable together. Then hacking was fun again - so, the current version is fully 3D and playable over the web.

AudioPhield

FourWins3D screenshot My major university project. Goal of this program is to make your computer listen to music similar to the way humans do to automatically estimate musical attributes like speed, used instruments, rhythmic components, and so on. Then, AudioPhield depicts a new kind of interface for new ways to interact with your music.collection

VsGolf

VsGolf screenshot One of the most interesting projects I was involved in. You play a kind of virtual team-golf-game: Virtual balls lie around anywhere in the city and especially in home-areas. Balls in your home-area are bad, they cause your time to lose points - so kick them out of your area, when you find them. The real kicker about this game is that it is played via your cellphone! You find a ball by (perhaps randomly) walking over its position and kick it by stepping back and running over the place, where the ball lies. Real fun, if you have a mobile phone with GPS!

PoRoBa

PoRoBa screenshot This project is the main cause for the existance of this site - and also names the domain. A huge part of this site is dedicated to that game.
2013-10-29

lnx

Ok, I know what you think: "WTF?? A 'links'-section? This is sooo nineties and embarassing private homepage" ... Well - it is ;) But this links section is there for ME mostly. I just want to have my links handy wherever I am. Yesyes, I know, there's del.icio.us and stuff like that, but I like this style better ;)

Legal note: I do not check all sites below frequently! At the time, I placed the link, these sites did not offend against any German or international law I'm aware of. However, sites change - if one of the sites offends now, I'm sorry and take my recommendation back. Please let me know, so I can delete the link!

2013-07-17

studies

Below, you'll find a list of courses I did during my studies at the LMU in munich. This is as much for me to remember what I actually did as for anyone, who is interested in what I should know and what the LMU offers.
On the bottom of the page, there is a table of stuff I'm experienced in, technical stuff that is.
2012-12-12

vita

1982-07-26 Born in Tirschenreuth. Slippery, I guess.
1988 - 1992 Elementary school "Marienschule" in Tirschenreuth
1992 - 2001 High school "Stiftland Gymnasium Tirschenreuth". Got the diploma with an average of 1.3. Graduated in Latin, Maths, Physics and Religion.
1997 - 2000 Part of the "Mystique Factory", a group of six students who intended to write a new kind of computer game named "northern blades" (something like a "battlezone" - though battlezone wasn't out yet - in a fantasy-setting). We got pretty far, but too much ambition paired with no time left, because of the final exams, ended it.
2001 - 2002 Military service as a medic.
2002 Started studying media informatics at the LMU in Munich.
2004 Intermediate diploma. Average exam-score: 1.2. Overall diploma-grade: 1.4
2005 - 2006 Worked as assistant scientist at the chair of media-informatics at the LMU.
2006 Started developing PoRoBa
2007 Completed my project thesis (the first part of "AudioPhield"). Grade: 1.0
2007-06-15 Started developing and filling this site.
2008-09-16 Handed in my diploma thesis.
2008-12-01 Started working at the Aloqa GmbH.
2010-09-01 Aloqa bought by Motorola Mobility Inc.
2011-08-15 Lead designer and lead engineer at Motorola Mobility Inc, Sunnyvale
2012-10-06 Co-Founder and CXO at Pockets United GmbH, Munich
2010-08-23

creations

This page contains all kind of stuff I did. Computer stuff. No big projects, nothing fancy, nothing I'm particularily proud of. But, well, I put it here anyway. You can't stop me. Take anything you like below and use it for whatever you like, but please refer to me or this site, when you do so!

Well, soon ... ish

2009-10-22

uhm ... what? where am I?

So, you stumbled on this page and have no idea, what you're doing here. I, the almighty king of this realm, have no idea, either.

But here's what this page is all about: This is the private homepage of a single person, KoMaXX, and what you will find here may be typical for private homepages. So, there is a blog (stupid ranting about ... uhm ... we'll see), self-glorification, some projects, finished or for ever under development, and stuff like that. Most of this half of the site, the komaxx-part, is effectively my playground and virtual business card.


Feel free to roam around and look smug. And if you own a PocketPC, take a look at PoRoBa, perhaps you'll like it.

2009-10-02

faq

Frequently asked questions. Mail me what's missing!
What does "PoRoBa" mean?
"Pocket Round Based". You are allowed to snicker. When I started the project, I didn't realize that German "rundenbasierte" games are called "turn based" in English. And now I stick to it. After all, "poroba" does also mean "slavery" in Czech. That's appropriate, I sometime feel like a slave to this project.
Does PoRoBa work on VGA-PDAs?
My guess is: "no". I don't have VGA-gear, so I can't test it. If I'll finally have one, it will work.
Is there a version for my PalmOS/MacOS/Android/Symbian?
Sorry, Windows Mobile only. PoRoBy is written in C# footing on the .net compact framework. As long as this framework and something similar to the gapi.dll are not available for other platforms, there will be no support. I don't want to rewrite everything.
Can I offer PoRoBa on my CD/homepage/...?
You are welcome to do so - but please inform me about this distribution.
I don't hear anything?
That's all right, PoRoBa doesn't play any sounds. Most people don't even seem to miss them. If I have no more ideas of what to include, sounds might be a possibility ;)