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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.
||Get your brain juices flowing with this fun pattern-juggling puzzle game.
Or, humiliate your friends in a two-player hot seat match!
|| 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.
|| 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.
||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.
||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
||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!
||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.
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!
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.
||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.
||Started studying media informatics at the LMU in Munich.
||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.
||Started developing PoRoBa
||Completed my project thesis (the first part of "AudioPhield"). Grade: 1.0
||Started developing and filling this site.
||Handed in my diploma thesis.
||Started working at the Aloqa GmbH.
||Aloqa bought by Motorola Mobility Inc.
||Lead designer and lead engineer at Motorola Mobility Inc, Sunnyvale
||Co-Founder and CXO at Pockets United GmbH, Munich
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
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.
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 ;)