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bio website hs-ulm.de/ig
location Ulm, Germany
age 43
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  • Python aficionado (both Monty's and Guido's versions)
  • Regex hobbyist
  • Avid musician (piano, drums and percussion, currently playing with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Applied Sciences in Ulm and the Rock Band of the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm)

My professional life so far:

  • Studied medicine in Freiburg (Germany), Zürich (Switzerland) and Seattle, WA
  • Worked as a doctor in Internal and Intensive Care Medicine, then switched to Microbiology, Virology and Epidemiology
  • Always loved chasing bugs (microbial and logical)
  • Back to school a few years ago for an MBA in Hospital Management
  • Since 2010: Working as a Professor of Medicine and Health Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences in Ulm, teaching in the faculty of Computer Science (yeah, sounds weird, I know)

If you're interested in a (German) BSc program in Health Information Management, where you'll learn about the intricate connections between IT, management, and medicine, check out our homepage!

Funny StackOverflow achievements:

  • Sole owner (as of July 2013) of the regex-negation badge
  • Winner of the gold Java badge despite never having written a single program in this language. (Being a regex one-trick pony pays off in unexpected ways :))

Jul
12
comment How do I rename a file to .htaccess in Windows 7?
FWIW, I didn't downvote this. But in my opinion, you should remove your answer because the other answer is much better: it doesn't just say "It's magic!" but explains why it works. And you were about a year late with yours.
Jul
10
awarded  Caucus
Jun
20
revised Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
Added working code
Jun
20
accepted Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
Jun
20
comment Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
Thanks! With this answer and the help of the link you provided, I was able to make this work. I've edited your answer accordingly (but don't have enough rep to make it stick, please review my changes).
Jun
20
suggested suggested edit on Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
Jun
20
comment Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
@soandos: No, how would that work?
Jun
20
revised Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
Added image for clarification
Jun
20
asked Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
Jun
20
revised Which e-reader for O'Reilly books?
update to 2012
Jun
20
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
answered How could I save on ink when printing this map?
Mar
8
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
7
revised PowerPoint 2007 slides are only partially converted to PDF since SP3
update with info from MS
Mar
7
comment PowerPoint 2007 slides are only partially converted to PDF since SP3
Thanks Neo, I had been expecting this since it's an Office-wide add-in, not just for PowerPoint. See my edit to the question for an update.
Mar
6
accepted How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?
Mar
6
revised How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?
update
Mar
6
comment How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?
The ISO-19005-1 compliant version looks even worse. I had tried that before submitting the bug report. However, semi-good news: MS has acknowledged this as a "limitation" of Office 2007 SP3, so I don't have to pay for the support incident.