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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 :))

Sep
9
comment Stop all “under-the-hood” Windows network activity
@Karan: Windows wouldn't know it's on a metered connection, though. To Windows, it's a normal WiFi connection.
Feb
19
comment Correcting paper size in Microsoft Word without losing the existing page formatting
How do you expect getting rid of the margins without changing the flow of the paragraphs? Either the margins remain, or there will be more text per page, and that will affect the layout.
Feb
18
comment Correcting paper size in Microsoft Word without losing the existing page formatting
What is the problem when printing it on A4 paper?
Nov
27
comment Is it possible to do any programming on the Microsoft Surface RT?
Thanks, I haven't bought the Surface yet, and I know about the Pro, but I really want to try the Surface RT (lighter, cheaper, longer battery life, Jeff likes it...)
Nov
27
comment Is it possible to do any programming on the Microsoft Surface RT?
I do have Python 2.7.3 installed on my iPhone, too. Something like that would be great for Surface...
Oct
28
comment Why are some (all?) files bigger on Mac OS X?
...and I guess they did it so people would finally stop complaining "My new 3 TB drive only has 2.7 TB! I'm being robbed!"
Oct
12
comment Python auto indents when I copy/paste
This will mess up indentation everywhere else in the file...
Oct
12
comment Python auto indents when I copy/paste
This is not a programming question according to the FAQ. You should ask this on SuperUser (or read the manual of your editor), because it's not Python, it's your editor that does the indenting.
Sep
24
comment Long boot time if the computer is not connected to the domain
Do they happen to have network printers/folder shares/network drives configured? Looking for those takes a while.
Sep
20
comment Change default code page of Windows console to UTF-8
Then you or Ole should edit the answer to correct it. If someone doesn't read the fine print, he will get burned badly by this answer.
Sep
19
comment Change default code page of Windows console to UTF-8
@Regent: If this solution makes your system unbootable, why did you mark it as accepted, then?
Aug
30
comment Exceeding a TrueCrypt volume size
Yes, exactly. Why not just try it?
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.
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
comment Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form
@soandos: No, how would that work?
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
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.
Mar
6
comment How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?
Well, my university only provides Office 2007 for now; I guess they're going to skip 2010...
Mar
6
comment How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?
Thanks! As for the €360, it's too late now - you can't even start a bug report without up-front payment (but my university will pick up the bill if MS refuse to acknowledge this as a bug, so I won't be hurt personally by this). After your previous analysis, I was certain it's a bug, but MS have managed to instill some fear, uncertainty and doubt into me.
Mar
6
comment How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?
@Nifle: As it does in Foxit or Chrome's internal PDF viewer. My guess is they just ignore the errors. At least that's my hope, otherwise goodbye €360...:)