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Normally you should find some more info about my private life and my private interests on this page.

Beside hanging around in front of computers a lot, I am interested in sports (fitness training, jogging, cycling, swimming) graphics and art, cinema, traveling, literature.

Because I regard all this as pretty normal hobbies, I won't tell you much more about it.


Nerdy stuff ahead: This is of course important enough to be mentioned here ;-)), as I would not be able to write and publish these pages without my machines.

I run way too many computers. Five IBM-compatible PC's and one Android smartphone plus an Intel Celeron with onboard graphics, which serves as a cheap surfing-machine for my parents, running Ubuntu 16.04 Linux and thus preventing a lot of headaches regarding trojans, viruses and other malware.

My current desktop is a Intel Core i5 4440 with 8 GB RAM and a nVidia GeForce GFX 560 Ti also running Ubuntu 14.04. Microsoft Windows Vista no more.

Read my installation-notes regarding Gentoo-Linux, Fedora Core 3, Fedora Core 6, Fedora 8, Fedora 10, Fedora 13 and Fedora 14 as well as my CentOS page.

See also my review on Linux on Laptops which I compiled for the two machines I have used for my work as well as a less outdated page about Linux on Lenovo Thinkpads.

There are three pages related to my Palm, Nokia and Android phones, but they are not too exiting and pretty outdated by now.

For some time I had to cope with a Mac, but you won't find any info about Apple-computers on my site anymore.

I play Unreal Tournament 2004 (no, not really any more), Counter-Strike Source and X-Plane (if I have the time).

If I don't play, I toy around with Linux and bioinformatics-tools, programming stuff and playing (again :-)) with my media center. I used to run a game-server on local LAN-party's with friends (6-15 people at most). In between I became a bit more fundamentalistic regarding operating systems, and had to setup Wine and Cedega to get some of the Windows-stuff to work on my FC3-box, but this changed again.

STOP! That's it! Really! Nothing else to tell!

Pretty boring, eh? You have been warned.