André Miede & Friederike Chu

André and I met in Calgary where we both did projects for our Masters/Diplom at the Innovations in Visualizaton Laboratory/Interactions Lab. We were working in cubicals opposite to each other. Thus, we were discussing many aspects of our work and helped each other with work problems. We did some great hikes in the Rocky Mountains together.
André created a great LaTeX style which I used for my Diplom thesis.

Fabian Wickborn

Henry Sonnet

My supervisor for the Bachelor thesis during my first stay in Calgary. In 2004, we worked together on the Smart Images Project.

Jana Northe

A great photographer from Magdeburg with whom I explored some industrial ruins and other abdonned places.

Josie Hughes

Josie and I worked together on the LuMPB project. We became good friends and she showed me some very beautiful places on Vancouver Island. In 2006 we met again in Europe for a vacation in Istanbul.

Mario Pukall

Mirko Böttcher

Mirko and I started to study computer science in Magdeburg, 1999. We share a passion for travelling and hiking. In 2000 we did an interrail tour through Spain with Rainer, in 2001 we hiked across Corsica, in 2002 we have been to Norway, and in 2005 we were on Teneriffa.
Mirko's and my pictures when he visited me in Calgary, December 2005.

Nicolai Marquardt & Kristin Beylich

Rainer Habrecht

Another friend from the Y2K-1 students. In 2000 we did an interrail tour through Spain with Mirko. Not to forget our trek trough the Harz in 2004 along the Hexenstieg.

More ILab People

Jim Young, Tobias Isenberg, Torre Zuk, Mike Boyle


Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

I was enrolled at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg from 1999 until 2006 as a student of Computer Science.

University of Calgary

From August 2005 until March 2006 I worked as a research assistant at the Innovations in Visualizaton Laboratory/Interactions Lab under Sheelagh Carpendale's supervision and in collaboration with the Pacific Forestry Centre. Two years earlier - from April until September 2003 - I already did an intership in Calgary.


Here is a list of some tools, APIs, and docs I frequently use for programming.

MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows

A collection of freely available and freely distributable Windows specific header files and import libraries combined with GNU toolsets that allow one to produce native Windows programs that do not rely on any 3rd-party C runtime DLLs.

Dev C++

Can be used with the MinGW tools and Qt. Put this template into your Dev-Cpp/Templates folder to integrate Qt4.1.0 into the IDE.

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

A scriptable open source installer system for Windows.

Doxygen Documentation System

Doxygen is a documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, IDL (Corba and Microsoft flavors) and to some extent PHP, C#, and D.

Dependency Walker

Dependency Walker is a free utility that scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules.

Program Library HOWTO

This HOWTO discusses how to create and use program libraries on Linux using the GNU toolset.

Herb Sutter's Website

This website has a selection of interesting articles on C++, OOP, and more, e.g.:

Web Development

I develop these pages using PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, and Javasript. SELFHTML is a great resource for HTML, CSS, and Javasript.
Further useful links are:



On Windows I use MiKTeX together with TeXnicCenter, a powerful IDE for developing LaTeX-documents.

Daemon Tools

mounting cd-images to virtual CD drives.


a fast and reliable open-source FTP client.

Image Viewing and Editing


Forget about IE, take a real browser:

Windows System Enhancements

Useful Stuff

German-English dictionary, German-French dictionary


I did, for example, this one to Fairview Mountain (see photos).


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