A clever man solves a problem, a wise man avoids it.
—Albert Einstein

Write documents with Docbook

4th of January 2016

As a software engineer I love to work with source code that comes with Unit Tests and a well written documentation. GitHub Flavored Markdown is surely a good way to write your documents. But sometimes it comes in handy to have a shiny PDF document to store offline, send via email or print in high resolution. For those cases Docbook (co-founder O'Reilly Media) is a good solution because it supports different output formats like pdf, epub or html. In my project livingfire-docbook I show a easy way to get started with Docbook and alter this example book for your own needs.

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Skylar - Job Application Feature

30th of April 2015

Probably everyone compares a job offer from FirmA and FirmB by the money. But what if you are really passionate about your job? What if the daily tasks in your new working environment become priority number one? Being a devoted Software Engineer I found myself in a complex decision problem. With the money example the JobA or JobB question is a simple comparison of numbers. But now that your preferences shift to something like technology you end up with hierarchical structures like this.

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Git command line

22nd of April 2015

Colored command line

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Skylar - Build your own intelligent software assistant

1st of July 2014

Skylar "the scholar" is a intelligent software assistant written in Java and customized for home automation. It mainly consist of a service-oriented architecture driven server and a variety of clients that provide the user interface and handle speech synthesis.

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UML Quick Reference

29th of June 2014

Example: UML Project

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Carpe diem

29th of May 2007

Sometimes it needs a little wake up call to live your life to the fullest.

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20th of October 2001

Travel your bike in about 6 weeks from Bayreuth(Germany) to Bantry(Ireland) and back. It's the best holiday you can ever have!

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