About Sophie

I'm a 20 year old female and I'm studying International Business Management at the HWR Berlin. It is sufficient to say that I'm a fervid movie and book lover with occasional geeky behaviour.

Professor X and the Sheer Awesomeness that is Firebug

Welcome to the second part of the quest for beautiful add-ons for the Mozilla Firefox browser!

Before you read this post, please be so kind to read the post I wrote on Sunday, about Professor X and the Pleasure of Firefox Add-ons and about the basics of Mozilla Firefox and my discovery of add-ons.

You might remember that I found this beautiful list of the ‘25 Time Saving Mozilla Firefox Addons for Web Designers and Developers’ from the CrazyLeaf web design blog.

I already presented Professor X to you, a lovely tool to have a glance behind the source code of a website without confusing you with too much details and too foreign HTML commands.

Now, I want to show you other gorgeous add-ons which will help you to understand webdesign and even enable you to change the settings.

And here comes the infamous ‘Firebug’ into existence.

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Professor X and the Pleasure of Firefox Add-Ons

Last week on Tuesday, 21st June 2011, Mozilla Firefox 5 was released and I was curious about the differences between the older version Firefox 4.0.1 and the new one.

However, before I am going to tell you what I found out and where my research was leading me, we all need to be on the same page. If you don’t know what makes Firefox so special, watch this lovely video, but don’t forget that it features Firefox 3.6 and was created by Mozilla itself, therefore, it might be focusing solely on the good stuff.

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How To Buy Knowledge

Yesterday, I went to the Karneval der Kulturen with my best friend. She is studying BioChemistry and I am always wondering how smart she can be to study something which is that complex. (Ö_Ö)

Naturally, we always talk about interesting topics which would be of interest for A Girl’s Business and we stumbled over ‘Wolfram׀Alpha’, which is described by founder Dr. Stephen Wolfram  as a “knowledge engine that computes answers to questions”.

For example, typing in “GDP of France versus Britain” the result will be a comparison with charts and other figures of the two countries’ GDP . You can write down huge mathematical formulas and in the end get not only the solution but also a graph which is showing the root. However, when you ask about the best sci-fi movie in history it will give you a table with the percentage of people having the surname ‘Best’ in America.

Now in spite of that, it is safe to say, that Wolfram׀Alpha is awesome, especially since it was voted the greatest computer innovation of 2009 by Popular Science.

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Cloudy with chance of success

Last week I was trying to download the newest system software for my iPod, when I saw the advertisements about Apple’s so-called iCloud and I remembered that I had actually read an article about it in The Economist.

Now I was wondering, what is iCloud?

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The Future Of Reality

As you might know, I wrote my last blog post about augmented reality and the new options it may hold for customers to enjoy and experience new technical discoveries, but then I noticed that I had written a lot about the way augmented reality works, but nothing about possible business ideas.

That I presented to you Layar and Total Immersion was only the beginning in a broad field of new companies and new ways of making money with techniques of augmented reality, so I decided to write an entry to give people a first idea of what to do when wanting to make money with augmented reality.

 So how can one’s company use this hot new technology to make money? Is augmented reality really the future of advertisement? And will augmented reality really be implemented in our daily life?

Let’s find out, shall we?

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Reality Check Ahead!

I think we can all agree that reality is pretty nice and I think we can more than agree that computers and the internet where one of the most important inventions in the last years. Not only have we access to huge amounts of data, but we are also able to communicate with people all over the world and very important as well, make money and set up one’s own business.

But can we make reality and the internet work together? Can we use the latest technology to broaden our senses and find new exciting ways to establish new companies and new ways to make money?

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Meet My Movie Mastermind

How IMDb makes money out of movie databases.

I love movies.

Going to cinema and talking about actors, characters, subplots and meta moments in films gives me a fuzzy feeling, because isn’t it nice to sometimes escape real life? 😀

To get all the geeky knowledge with which one is able to point out what the most interesting part of a movie will be (without ever having seen it) it is nearly compulsory to read a movie magazine.

My favourite magazine is EMPIRE,  which is based in the United Kingdom and is coincidentally the biggest selling movie magazine there. I buy it faithfully every month and it costs me the horrendous sum of Continue reading