If there is one thing that defines me then it is the drive to learn new things. As of today I hold 16 or so certifications and studied at Fernuni Hagen, Open University and University of Liverpool. Follow the link below to get to my study resources page.

Das Ferngespräch

Step out of your routine, travel the world, get to know foreign countries, set yourself free! This is what Alexander’s one year world trip is all about. In “Das Ferngespräch” we follow Alexander virtually and participate in his great adventure.


Roughly estimated I’ve given about 1300 technical presentations over the years. With the last mayor website update I killed most of the materials as they were hopelessly outdated. But I will collect new stuff along with other downloads for you on this page.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams

Running a multilingual blog…

… just doesn’t work for me. As much as I hate to admit it: This blog would have seen already twice as many posts if not for the crazy idea to write in English as well as in German. I just don’t. Sometimes I even draft a post in one of the two languages but never find the time to translate it into the other. So I had a long hard ...

Magic and Technology

I’m on my way to the developer week where I’ll have the opportunity to give the closing session. Usually this means quite tired developers who were running from tech session to tech session the entire day. Also it means that I’ll have the job to entertain while hitting a cord. Alright. I’m up to the challenge My topic today: “Magic & Technology” Truth is: When I’ve seen ...


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Dirk on tour
Next stop: Nuremberg
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Magic made from Hard- and Software
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