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Who Am I?
I support the Free Software Foundation
I support the Electronic Freedom Foundation
I support the Debian-Project
I am still not a member of the German Unix User Group
I am still not a member of the German Linux User Group neither *
First Computers: Apple II, Amiga 500, Commodore64, x86 since 286 and Dr-Dos, Linux since Kernel 0.99
Origins: born 1967 in Munich, Germany - my Mother migrated after World War 2 from Yugoslavia to West-Germany.
I graduated successfully with something called ("Mittlere Reife") at an absolutely insignificant german school before actually starting 20 years of studies on my own, outside the institutions. I was regularly visiting the libraries of the LMU and TUM (mentioned in Thomas Pynchon's" Gravity's Rainbow"), secretly attending some lectures at these two main universities, without being a student.
I also spent around 15 years regularly visiting the Technical Library of the Deutsche Museum (where Einstein was a fellow before the Nazis kicked him out) and the BSB (amongst the world largest libraries, with a huge collection of academic magazines).
At the same time, I earned my living with low-income jobs, mostly in retail, while studying and socializing with my student-friends at night.Later on, I quit my job and lived unemployed for several years - even being homeless and having no legal papers.
I have 25 years of computer experience in my blood. I worked the last ten years in it-consulting, telling small businesses what hardware to buy, what software to use, setting things up and running, aquiring people to work as admins or to write apps for the clients.
Before that, I worked ten years in book-retail. The last employee-gig was 7 years for a book-chain (think of Barnes-n-Nobles of Germany). As an assistent-manager I was responsible for sales of computer-books and software. I made a revenue of US-$ 2 Mio for the company per year.
I started reading philosophy - besides science-fiction books - at the age of maybe 11 or 12. I use the word 'philosophy' in the broadest sense - I was reading everything, I could get my hands on: from the history of philosophy, the philosophical models, to mathematics, scientific models, methodology, biology, logic, political theories, sociology, neuroscience, physics.
interested in: scientific research: from genomics to quantum physics,
(computer) architecture/languages, parallel computing, functional programming, grid,clusters,cloud-computing,
global economy, international politics, media business, social issues, internet politics, and also organic food, 17/18th century literature, american football...
not interested in: ego/page-ranking, celebrity-gossip, iPhone/Apple-fans, google-ads/-bots, WoW, marketing-speech/pr-lingo, digg.com, newsgroup-trolling, racists, homophobes, misogynists, child-molesters, religious fanatics, political hacks...
favorite editor: emacs-nox
favorite shell: bash 4.0
favorite language: Haskell/Latin
favorite linux-distro: Debian
favorite tv-show: Star Trek (orig. Series)/ The Colbert-Report
favorite podcast: www.npr.org/its-all-politics
favorite website: www.aldaily.com (books/reviews/article-metasite)
Although I'm primarily a Unix and Linux guy (Networks, Security, Virtualization), I have also spent time on many other platforms..
people I follow on the web (which I never met in real life):
recently addicted to some web-tv-soap insanity,
presented by Vinnie and Jeff Persona4 Endurance Run.
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*) I am not a member of the above organisations. I support them by donation and public awareness.