I am an electrical engineer born in Hamburg and educated in Bargteheide and Hanover who has left ten years ago to work in Tübingen in the wilds of South Germany. Occasionally (not as often as I should) I leave my spot before the PC to hike, work in a local party organization or sail. As a hobby I also experiment with some Perl-script generated sites on ISBN of books in English and books and media in German as well on Unicode and homoglyph issues. I am also an avid fan of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin books.
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