Stefan's Book Pages

Books that Stefan authored, co-authored, or translated

≡ Geschichten aus der Realitt (1989-1990)

Science Fiction

ISBN: N/A, publisher: N/A (never published)

An tale I wrote back in the days when the Berlin Wall fell. The tale has nothing to do with the fall of the Berlin Wall, though (unless you choose to look at it the Freudian way).

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≡ Gedichte (2001 ff.)

Poems in German

ISBN: N/A, publisher: N/A (never published)

Poetry.

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≡ MySQL - das offizielle Handbuch (April 2002)

Translation into German of the MySQL Reference Manual

ISBN: [FILL IN], publisher: mitp (Germany)

This is now a rather outdated German version of the MySQL Reference Manual, but back then in early 2002 I was pretty proud of it. I gave a little presentation at Lehmanns bookstore in Berlin Charlottenburg in April 2002, right after the first copies of the book had arrived at the bookstore, and someone in the audience asked when the English manual would be available in print. Then I realised that in fact the German version had made it into the bookstores earlier than the English original one! :-)

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≡ PHP & MySQL: Schritt für Schritt zur datenbankgestützen Website (October 2002)

ISBN: [FILL IN], publisher: dpunkt (Germany)

Translation into German of the "Build your own database driven website using PHP & MySQL" Sitepoint book

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≡ Das qmail-Handbuch (November 2002)

ISBN: [FILL IN], publisher: mitp (Germany)

Translation into German of the qmail manual

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≡ MySQL Ge-packt (January 2003)

Short reference to MySQL 4

ISBN: 3-8266-0984-0, publisher: mitp (Germany)

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≡ MySQL Certification Study Guide (1st edition, [FILL IN] 2003)

≡ MySQL Certification Study Guide (2nd edition, [FILL IN] 2005)

Why?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries 
are getting weak?
 
Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there's 
not enough in there?
 
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, 
but check when you say the paint is wet?
 
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
 
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw 
a revolver at him?
 
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
 
Who's idea was it to put an "s" in the word "lisp"?
 
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
 
Why is it that no matter what colour bubble bath you use the bubbles are 
always white?
 
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
 
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that 
something new to eat will have materialised?
 
Why do people keep running over a piece of string a dozen times with the 
vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it 
down to give the vacuum one more chance?
 
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end that you first try?
 
How do those dead bugs get into enclosed light fittings?
 
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling 
off a table you always manage to knock something else over?
 
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?