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Me, my self and I

Okay, what can I say about my self? Let's answer with a list: 100 things about Andi

  1. My name is Andreas1) but I like to be called Andi
  2. I'm 38 years old
  3. I wrote a DokuWiki extension to make sure the previous fact is always correct
  4. I've been born and live in Berlin, Germany
  5. I studied applied computer science
  6. I work as a system administrator/ programmer
  7. I drink a lot of coffee
  8. I don't like sports
  9. I prefer T-Shirts and hate suits
  10. My first computer was my father's ;-) 286 CPU; 40MB HDD; 4 MB
  11. I'm only good at things I enjoy (or maybe the other way round)
  12. I have no drivers license I made my drivers license with 32
  13. I'm not a vegetarian
  14. I get a few hundred emails per month (excluding spam) but only answer a few dozen
  15. I own about 350 books but have read much more
  16. I usually have a few coding project ideas in my mind but can't find the time to start on them
  17. When I finally start, I usually finish the first working prototype after a weekend of mad coding
  18. I'm not a business person
  19. I'm not a public talker
  20. I can't believe how hard it is to make a 100 item list about myself
  21. I love to take photographs but am not keen to be photographed
  22. I like cataloging things, but are a very disorderly person
  23. I'm an information junkie (currently about 100 feeds in my feedreader)
  24. I'm an Atheist (but if I'd need to pick a religion I'd go for Pastafarian)
  25. My eyes went worse in the last years and I need to wear glasses now
  26. Most people don't like most of the music I like
  27. I consider stock trading as gambling but sometimes wonder if I should invest
  28. I'm often impatient with others
  29. I had several pets in my youth: birds, mice, rats, a hamster and a rabbit
  30. Sometimes I think my acrophobia gets worse the older I become, but I usually just ignore it
  31. I didn't went to the army but served in alternative service
  32. My sports teacher once told me that I will not reach the age of 45
  33. I always wanted a robot but still don't have one and now have a Roomba
  34. I'd love to see the earth from space one day, but doubt it will happen
  35. I question things people tell me until I read them somewhere my self
  36. I often wrongly assume people must know of something when I've heard of it at least twice
  37. I prefer Intel CPUs over AMD ones for no apparent reason
  38. When I was young I was very interested in astronomy but have forgotten most of it now
  39. I collected empty beer cans once but stopped at about 250 pieces
  40. 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
  41. I prefer Scotch over Irish Whiskey
  42. I don't care for soccer but enjoy snooker on the TV
  43. My favourite webcomics are Questionable Content, Dilbert and XKCD
  44. A few people think I share some characteristics with Gromit
  45. My favourite colour is black and if you say that's not a color, I compromise on blue
  46. I can't decide between British and American spelling
  47. My name is worth 6583 Ego Points 2)
  48. I'm right handed
  49. My idea of being famous is to be asked for an interview on Slashdot
  50. I love silly personality tests on the net
  51. I often suffer from the Not Invented Here syndrome
  52. Pirates are way cooler than ninjas in my opinion
  53. My favourite desktop environment is XFCE
  54. AFAIR I went online 1996, mailboxes first3), the Internet came 1997
  55. I like silly cartoons like Sponge Bob, the stranger the better
  56. I like traveling
  57. I'm a geocacher
  58. According to the Discordian Calendar I was born on Sweetmorn, the 59th day of the Aftermath in the YOLD 3174
  59. I have a small dent on the back of my head. My Grandma had the same.
  60. 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.
  61. GTD systems don't work for me.
  62. I can never decide between a spicy Curry Chicken and Chicken Saag at the Indian restaurant.
  63. I grew a beard in New Zealand and am keeping it.
  64. I have a scar at my ankle because I couldn't stop scratching the spot for several years during my childhood.
  65. I wear my watch on the right wrist even though I'm not left handed.
  66. I like to eat apples with mustard
  67. to be continued…
1) For the Spanish: its Andreas not Andrea, which is a girl's name in Germany ;-) Or just stay with Andi
2) well, at least last time I checked
3) I loved the StadtNet Berlin chat


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