- in 2004 I bought a HAC4 device but was not very happy with the bundled software and saw room for improvements
- in 2005 I had time to learn Java, Eclipse, SQL and EJB3, therefor MyTourbook is my learning project for these skills
On the 25th October 2005 I had a very serious cycling accident, I lay in coma for 3 weeks and then have woken up fortunately again. Afterwards I was 3 months in rehab.
The first 3 months after the accident I was not at all interested in the computer, because I had to deal with other problems. After the daily treatments, sometimes it was boring, so I brought my laptop there and was trying to understand what I had done in this program before my accident. After the severe brain injury I had, this project has helped me to build up my mental abilities again.
I cannot remember the accident but there are two main reasons, why I had survived:
- I had worn a bicycle helmet that has trapped most of the force on the impact, I had almost no other injuries
- I've survived the deep coma in which I lay (according to the testimony of the physicians) because I had a good physical condition
I had a blessing in disguise because at the time when I was in rehabilitation, Swiss television has made a documentary about brain injuries.
Therefore, a short documentary is available about my rehab. In this film, the cases for five different people are described who have had brain injuries.
My Sport Activities
|1971-1973||Rowing (Tübinger Ruderverein)|
|1973-1979||Football (TSV Lustnau)
|1979-1989||Table tennis (EK Lustnau)
|1989-1996||Table tennis (Young Stars Zürich)
|2003||my 1st mountain bike|
|2004||my 1st racing cycle|
|1979-1982||Technisches Gymnasium Tübingen|
|1982-1988||FHTE Esslingen, Techn. Informatik|
Some pictures from my education period: picasaweb.google.com