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|Interview by Tom Vasel April 2005|
|An Interview (german)|
In 1996 I decided that pure research in mathematics is a lonesome business and I started working at a tiny software company. For them I've been working on the design of medium scale databases, tuning of ORACLE, communication programs and mainly the problem of doubled entries in large databases. The latter problem gets interesting when you introduce a fuzzy notion of a doubled entry.
I switched jobs in 1998, to a daughter of INA , one of the world leading producers of roller bearing and engineering stuff (If you have a german car it will most likely contain quite a few parts done by INA , even if your car is not from Germany.) Late in 2001 I finally switched to the main concern itself.
My major concern then was the creation of browser based applications largely based on Java , XML and XSL all of which is integrated quite nicely in our self developed object framework. My major interest is software engineering of larger systems (though I haven't got hands one the huge ones yet), software design and coordination of the design process. My currently favourite project, is the medias® electronic version of a part of the INA product catalogue.
Here are more pages by Frank
else where on the WWW.
on his part of Spieleck.de.
I am really fond of programming and competing strategy games (like Numfield ), numerical methods or complicated algorithms. I've spent some time with programming for chess and go. But I'm not yet satisfied with the result of these efforts. I also liked participating in programming contests . But time is getting rare since I left university.
Beside computers I'm very interested in board and card games. Hmm, thats what these pages are mainly about. I like to play them and I also published a few board games: Look at the Pages about our company , our games and about my Gamelinks ).
I only like a few computer games, especially puzzles or strategic games, eg. I liked Sim City when it was new, Railroad Tycoon or Civilisation. Sim City 2000 looks good again to me. I don't like shooting and solving strange puzzles, that is computer adventures.
Music: I'm not very specialized to a particular music style.
I just decide what I like from case to case. Though my music taste is largely inspired by music from the early eighties and by Reggae and Bob Marley .
When I watch TV I prefer Icehockey, Judo and Sumo.
Another hobby of mine are essential plant oils and healing herbs. The whole family has to test out my self brewed remedies, though in the last years i feel that Tee-Trea Oil seems to help against anything that matters ;-) If you are fluent in German you can find a lot's of stuff about that on the WDR site .