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Topics: Handedness, Curry, Left-handedness Pages: 5 (751 words) Published: December 28, 2012
My name is Andreas1) but I like to be called Andi

I'm 34 years old

I wrote a DokuWiki extension to make sure the previous fact is always correct

I've been born and live in Berlin, Germany

I studied applied computer science

I work as a system administrator/ programmer

I drink a lot of coffee

I don't like sports

I prefer T-Shirts and hate suits

My first computer was my father's 286 CPU; 40MB HDD; 4 MB

I'm only good at things I enjoy (or maybe the other way round)

I have no drivers license I made my drivers license with 32

I'm not a vegetarian

I get a few hundred emails per month (excluding spam) but only answer a few dozen

I own about 350 books but have read much more

I usually have a few coding project ideas in my mind but can't find the time to start on them

When I finally start, I usually finish the first working prototype after a weekend of mad coding

I'm not a business person

I'm not a public talker

I can't believe how hard it is to make a 100 item list about myself

I love to take photographs but am not keen to be photographed

I like cataloging things, but are a very disorderly person

I'm an information junkie (currently about 100 feeds in my feedreader)

I'm an Atheist (but if I'd need to pick a religion I'd go for Pastafarian)

My eyes went worse in the last years and I need to wear glasses now

Most people don't like most of the music I like

I consider stock trading as gambling but sometimes wonder if I should invest

I'm often impatient with others

I had several pets in my youth: birds, mice, rats, a hamster and a rabbit

Sometimes I think my acrophobia gets worse the older I become, but I usually just ignore it

I didn't went to the army but served in alternative service

My sports teacher once told me that I will not reach the age of 45

I always wanted a robot but still don't have one and now have a Roomba

I'd love to see the earth from space one day, but doubt it will happen

I question things people tell me until I read them somewhere my self

I often wrongly assume people must know of something when I've heard of it at least twice

I prefer Intel CPUs over AMD ones for no apparent reason

When I was young I was very interested in astronomy but have forgotten most of it now

I collected empty beer cans once but stopped at about 250 pieces

I coded in Basic, Turbo Pascal, Bash, Java, C, C++, C#, Delphi, Perl, PHP, Python and JavaScript so far, but I'd like to add Ruby one day

I prefer Scotch over Irish Whiskey

I don't care for soccer but enjoy snooker on the TV

My favourite webcomics are Questionable Content, Dilbert and XKCD

A few people think I share some characteristics with Gromit

My favourite colour is black and if you say that's not a color, I compromise on blue

I can't decide between British and American spelling

My name is worth 6583 Ego Points 2)

I'm right handed

My idea of being famous is to be asked for an interview on Slashdot

I love silly personality tests on the net

I often suffer from the Not Invented Here syndrome

Pirates are way cooler than ninjas in my opinion

My favourite desktop environment is XFCE

AFAIR I went online 1996, mailboxes first3), the Internet came 1997

I like silly cartoons like Sponge Bob, the stranger the better

I like traveling

I'm a geocacher

According to the Discordian Calendar I was born on Sweetmorn, the 59th day of the Aftermath in the YOLD 3174

I have a small dent on the back of my head. My Grandma had the same.

I woke up one night in Tokyo because the toilet was making funny noises – turned out to be an earthquake. My first and only one so far.

GTD systems don't work for me.

I can never decide between a spicy Curry Chicken and Chicken Saag at the Indian restaurant.

I grew a beard in New Zealand and am keeping it.

I have a scar at my ankle...
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