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Interests

  • Self made music:
    • mathematical music theory
    • recorder
    • trumpet
    • little piano, learnt by myself
      • at this time try of an own composition
    • little guitar
    • singing
  • Programming:
    • since 1990 HC Basic at KC 87
    • since 1991 Turbo Pascal, with the help of Turbo Vision first steps towards object oriented programming
    • 1991 first 386SX of my parents
    • 1994 first own computer: KC 85/3, got by an aunt
    • 1997 HTML (no programming, but also a computer language), first homepage
    • 1997 C
    • 1998 first own PC,
      • first steps in Linux (SuSE 5.2)
      • soon later only working with Linux, or IRIX (at university)
    • 1998 LaTeX
    • 1998 C++
    • later different languages (as needed):
      • Matlab
      • Perl
      • PHP (3, later 4)
      • bash
      • SQL, especially MySQL
      • Prolog
      • MetaPost
      • Python
      • Java
  • Typesetting: “LaTeX makes you hard to please”
  • Philosophy/Theology (if I had enough time)
  • Languages (but only in praxis; courses are nothing for me):
    • Saxon, I should speak it very well ;-). Abr ärschnwo habsch mirs gude Drähsdner Säggsch in Grimme versaud. ;-))
    • Russian – Русский язык
    • English
    • Latin – lingua latina (Latinum)
    • Slovak – Slovenčina, some words, but Russian helps. Initiated through the friendship to FONS, Klub katolikov prí SPU, Nitra
    • Esperanto, but I had no time to finish the course :-(
  • Dancing