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Thoughts from my daily life

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I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.

Trying out ORBA by Artiphon

When Artiphon announced ORBA on kickstarter in 2019, I was intrigued. I liked their approach towards creating a musical instruments for the hands. It integrates a loop station with drum machine and synth sequencer. It felt like an innovative tangible interface with motion (accelerometer and gyroscope) and touch sensors and haptic feedback as main input mechanisms. So now, almost one year later, I have the ORBA instrument in hand. I have to admit though, my initial excitement wore off throughout […]

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ECIE20 conference proceedings

Case Study on Entrepreneurship Policy in Hamburg Published

In September 2020, I attended the 15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ECIE 2020 hosted by Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT) in Rome, Italy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format and presented my case study called “Policy Making Versus Policy Research: The Case of Entrepreneurship Policy in Hamburg” via ZOOM. Abstract: Public Policy agendas can be aimed at shifting the economic composition of a region. It is common among policy […]

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Leica M10-R Demo Model

Trying the just released Leica M10-R

As it happens, I was invited by Leica to attend the Leica M10-R release event July 16, 2020. With current COVID-19 restrictions also applying to this event, I joined a small group of people at the official Leica flagship store in Düsseldorf for the release event, that was streamed live on YouTube from Wetzlar. Different from previous releases of new camera models, most of the relevant information was already spread on the internet weeks and days before through numerous leaks. […]

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Leica M10P White with Summilux 1.4/50 White

The Leica M10-P White Edition

So here it comes. After months of consideration and deep soul searching, the day has finally arrived. Ever since my last endeavour with rangefinder photography, I knew I would return to the Leica M System at some point. Little did I know that it would happen in white. And yet, here I am sharing my first in depth encounter with a marvellous piece of German engineering and product design, the Leica M10-P White Edition. Even though I unpacked various Leica […]

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Leica SL (Typ 601) with Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8-4/24-90 ASPH.

Talking about my Leica SL experience on Leica Rumors

I recently reported on my experience with the Leica SL Typ 601 and its relevance in 2020 after the release of the SL2 in late 2019. A revised version of the article is now also now available on the Leica Rumors website and was features on Instagram, Facebook etc. In recent days I thought a lot about the Leica SL and my perception of the system. Even though the weight of the system was a considerable burden to me, I […]

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ECRM20 Conference Proceedings

Paper on Research Methodology Published

In June 2020 I attended the 19th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2020 hosted by the University of Aveiro in Portugal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format and presented my paper called “An Observational Analysis of the Entrepreneurship Policy Discourse in Hamburg, Germany” via ZOOM and was awarded a Certificate of Merit for this work. Abstract: Entrepreneurship, specifically startups and their alleged innovative high-growth potential, is commonly […]

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Using the Leica SL (Typ 601)

The Leica SL (Typ 601) is a 24 megapixel full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera introduced by Leica in October 2015. It is a L-mount camera that natively supports both SL and TL lenses from Leica as well as any L-mount lenses from other vendors of the L-Mount Alliance (Leica, Sigma, Panasonic). Also, it supports literally all Leica lenses ever made through use of adapters for M-Mount, R-Mount, S-Mount and even Leica CINE lenses. More importantly, it is Leica’s first full-frame mirrorless […]

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Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People Podcast

Remarkable People Podcast by Guy Kawasaki

Over the years, I have shared various talks and reviewed 2 books by Guy Kawasaki. I really like his view on the technology world and consider him to be one of the most inspiring sources around differentiation, evangelism and marketing in general. Also, I honestly believe he is a great Mensch and follow him with anticipation for his next move. Now, in December 2019, Guy Kawasaki started a podcast. It’s the first time for him and although podcasts are the […]

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App Spotlight Interview for NoiseGate

After winning the gold award for the best mobile app design during this summer, NoiseGate has now been featured for a spotlight interview. In addition to sharing the backstory of the app, how it was created with many surprises and rewards during the journey, the interview covers topics such as the technologies that were used, how NoiseGate was rebuilt from scratch over the last few months, how it is positioned in the market and what future features and implementations for […]

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