DA78
38 Darmstadt, Germany
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My self-summary
So you want to know who I am? I might be a bit biased but I'll try to give it a shot.

- I tend to be an information sponge although some more valuable drops always seem to vaporize without me noticing.
- I like to create things and do so with highly varying degrees of skill and completion
- My friends say I'm smart but I am aware of so many things I don't know
- I don't believe in god but I do believe in humanity being able to do well without this entity
- There's hardly any limit to things I can joke or laugh about
- I generally have a very positive outlook on life and a can-do attitude
- Though I like to have a few regular patterns in my life I value a little chaos and a few surprises to spice things up
- I'm quite open and direct and value honesty very much
What I’m doing with my life
Currently doing some web development for a small tech company in Frankfurt which is a welcome change from the ivory tower of academia. Might decide to go for more sciency pursuits in the future depending on what life has in store...
I’m really good at
Remembering random trivia about something hardly anyone finds to be of importance. Humor that ranges anywhere from whitty to sarcastic. Digging until I find an answer to a question that is bugging me. Teaching myself new skills. Procrastination. Solving other people's problems. I also seem to be quite decent at steering a kite (which sounds far more impressive in German since the words for kite and dragon are the same).
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I talk a lot and fast if I'm in interesting company.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Walter Moers, Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams. Currently working my way through the Song of Ice & Fire and The Walking Dead

Movies: About any intelligent or funny movie from Chaplin to Nolan. Not that much into horror

Shows: Game of Thrones, Dexter, Mythbusters, Firefly, IT Crowd, Big Bang Theory, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, QI, ...

Music: A bit of about everything. A lot into instrumental pieces like movie scores, classical ... depending on the mood

Food: Italian, Asian, German, Indian, ... also like to cook and experiment with new things.
The six things I could never do without
My friends
Computer/Tablet/Electronic gizmos
Interesting stories
Optimism
Humor
The thing I always forget
I spend a lot of time thinking about
At the time of writing this entry I was finishing up my thesis. Taking inspiration from Up Goer Five, I fired up the Up Goer Five text editor and summed up my thoughts like this:

I've studied the eye and the way it uses cells to make us see the world. The eye is doing much more with the light coming into it than most people think. It makes edges stronger, finds moving things and where they go, and it also finds when something pops up. I made a computer do what the eye does, but a lot more simple. This way one can try to understand easier how the eye works and what it tells the brain.
You should message me if
You'd like to get in touch to chat and see where things go from that point.
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