Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So, whats there to say? For my living I work as a tech journalist
at the online desk of a well-known newspaper.
I'm a calm person and way better in listening than smalltalk.
Besides that, I like to know how stuff works, at least so far that
I can get it to work the way that I want. I love playing around
with new consumer electronics to see what they are capable
I tend to have a good sense of humour, too, and sarcasm is my
second mother tongue.
I am, by the way, REALLY bad in reading subtexts in verbal
communication. Id rather hear things less polite but straight
forward than in some unnecessarily encrypted way. If you need to
tell me something, just do it. In fact, I find it very annoying
when people are unable to communicate clearly.
In return, I rarely hide my opinion behind flowery words, but
rather say honestly what I think. I am absolutely able to come to
terms with compromises unless they completely contradict what I
stand for. In the latter case, I can be rebellious and stubborn too
(and I have a little history in fighting authorities for acting in
an unacceptable way).
I do like (almost) all animals, I especially adore cats for their
ability to be part of a family and still stay independent. Also, I
am a helpful guy who always offers assistance to friends when
needed and who won't abandon you when times get rough.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work: tech journalist. Mostly okay, sometimes boring and
Else: Thinking about life, exploring the vast world of video games
and consumer electronics, engaging in political discussions. Or
roaming about with some friends, but Im not much of a party tiger.
I do like to explore new places, especially if theres a chance to
gamify that experience (with the augmented reality mobile game
"Ingress", for example).
I do have my lazy times, but I generally like doing sports
(football, squash etc).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, because this is one thing that I learnt very early, before
most other children did. Also, I was a real bookworm when I was
little, while I sadly dont take enough time to read nowadays (that
has gotten better thanks to my ereader).
Singing. Ive come quite far by practising for myself for about
three years now. Before that I thought I had no mentionable talent
for this at all. I still wonder how I was able to overcome this and
actually get started. Makes me kinda proud ;)
Fun Fact: I also own a Ukulele but theres not much progress to
report after 10 years of occassional playing.
Painting. Cant judge whether Im any good at this, but sometimes,
when I feel like it and an idea spontaneously occupies my mind, I
take the paintbrush, water colors and just get going.
Cooking. I always loved experimenting with food, especially one I
don't know. While I am not so much of a baker, I am quite
successful in creating nice and creative lunch meals, dinners and
Playing (some) computer games. Well. I began my geek career when I
was 4 or 5 on some old Sinclair PC with a datasette drive. I do
love well executed, immersive role playing games but also casual
fun stuff such as Mario Kart (everyone knows Mario Kart, right?)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am unique in my own ways. Different people may notice different
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: V for Vendetta, Children of Men, Melancholia, Der Gott des
Gemetzels (Carnage) + more
Shows: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Community, The
Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Supernatural.
Books: Kishon, Pratchett, Orwell, Watzlawick, The Road (Cormac
McCarthy), A Song of Ice and Fire and others, cant remember them
Food: Foreign specialities of different sorts, can live without
meat (and I do, most of the time, meaning Im
Music: tends to vary, Im not tied to any genre (Im not a really a
huge fan of hip hop and rnb, tho). I like (symphonic) metal, rock
music, also Indie pop & rock at times, but also some mainstream
stuff as well as classical music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Why the hell six things?
Okay then, let's imagine those six things are meant to take on some
distant, uninhabited island...
A book, for I am a reader.
A pen, for I am a writer.
A ball, for I am a playful creature.
Some seeds, so I can create life on barren land.
No socks, so I can leave footprints.
A friend, so there is someone to trust.
And in less philosphical and more practical terms: My smartphone,
internet, my fitness tracker, my glasses, food, oxygen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to save the world, or parts of it from the common insanity of
mankind. Havent found a solution yet. Maybe I should think quicker
before we all go down in some sort of very unhealthy nuclear world
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no typical friday night. (Yeah, I guess mine is about the
698th profile you've read containing that very obvious line).
So here are some possibilities:
I might be playing video games or watching movies (or wasting time
on failblogs or similar websites).
I might be out with some friends.
I might be having a loooong conversation with a friend.
I might be walking/driving around different parts of Vienna,
wreaking havoc on enemy portals in Ingress.
And on rare ocassions I might be even out partying.
Or just recovering from a weeks work in front of the tv or with a
book/e-reader in my hands.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a nerd at times and I own a Ken vs. Ryu t-shirt as a
remembrance to those good old days where my cousin and I spent
hours playing Street Fighter II on his SNES.
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