More about Me




Traveling

A big advantage when working in a project with an adequate budget for traveling is the possibility to visit a lot of interesting places in the world.

This possibility also awake my interest in taking photos. You can find some examples here (Flash required):


Sports

Currently, I am learning to play pool billard at the PBC Oberharz, where I am also forced to be the treasurer.

Moreover, I organize the poker tournaments of the PBC. Usually, I like almost all card games like Skat and Doppelkopf, but imho, poker offers the best mix between mathematics, psychology and, of course, a little bit of luck.

Multimedia

From time to time there is also the need to simply relax. In this case I put on my mind machine and listen to some music. Getting bored from Metal, today I prefer experimental electronic sounds like: I also like to go to live concerts, not only because it is almost impossible to reproduce the masivness of sound that you can feel during a Lustmord of Merzbow event. Unfortunatley, there are only very few located in Clausthal-Zellerfeld and around.
I also like to experiment with sound by myself, even if I have unlearned almost everything from my classical education in playing the piano and the trumpet. However, you will find some results of my try in the Protosphere- and the second Haptesha-Video.

I also like reading, especially the bizarre dramas of Chuck Palahniuk, Magnus Mills or Sibylle Berg. But since, I am a computer scientist, I also like to read "good" science fiction books, prefrable from the New Age era, like Philip K. Dick, or Cyberpunk novels.

Interesting Links

GWUP and Esowatch, the fighters against charlatanism and irrationalism.
Nachdenkseiten: A nice german blog against the daily mass media manipulations.
Krachcom: German forum for extreme music.