I was born 1970 in Oberhausen, Germany, grew up the Wiesbaden. I
finished school in 1989, studied Physics in Frankfurt and Stuttgart. I
made my Dipl. Phys. in 1995 working with crystals at very low
temperatures. Which is fun. I started with my PhD in 1996, and since
then I'm working in Kiel in the field of Scientific Computing on thin
structures (shells, imagine beverage can).
My first computer was a Sinclair something, followed by a Schneider CPC
and several PCs. My current platforms are SUN Sparc workstations and
I started hacking in my early days, and never really stopped. During my
studies I didn't do that much coding, but now I'm basically doing
nothing else. I use Matlab for my daywork, with some additions of C, and
I try to get around without Fortran.
I'm contributing to Mozilla, mostly build stuff and work on the XSLT
tranformation module transformiix.