Personal

Here you can find some personal information about me and my hobby's. If you want to get in touch, use the link to the contact form at the bottom.





 

Age: 40
Hair-color: Dark blond
Eye-color: Grey-Blue
Height: 176cm
Hobby's: Everything which is not a [Project] is listed below.
 
3D Printing

Currently i tinker with 3D Printing having recently bought a [Zortrax M200].  

Aquaristic

I run a 64.8l sweet-water aquarium and an additional 25l cube for shrimp, both equipped with self-build LED Lamps and CO2.
I can recommend [Flowgrow], if you are interested in sweet water aquariums and can speak German.

Cycling

I don't know if that really qualifies as a hobby. It's more a way of transport and i also didn't spend a lot of money on my bicycles. Yes bicycles: One at home for the weekend exercise and one at my companies premises for making a fast escape to the local restaurant during lunch hours.
My dream bike would be a 26" bicycle with classic steel-frame, maybe a travel frame like the [Patria Terra], or maybe something with suspension like the Steppenwolf Tao FS (discontinued) and powered by the [NuVinci] continuously variable planetary transmission hub or the Alfine 11 Speed Internal Hub.
On the other hand, the benefit of a rusty old dodgy bicycle is that nobody steals it and you can leave it locked up almost anywhere you want. Mind you i went through three saddle rain-covers which apparently grew legs and ran away last year until falling back to reused plastic bags, so that somehow proves the point that a really nice bicycle is a dumb idea.

Inline Skating

I have some [K2-Skates] and enjoy getting a bit of exercize in summer. I am just missing the sexy female sports-partner for that little bit of extra motivation cool.

MMPORG

For relaxing and switching off after work i play the [EVE Online] massive multiplayer online role-playing space game. It a wonderful waste of time, though the initial learning curve is quite high. See [this] nice graphic how some people feel about the complexity of the game, but things are not really as bad as that.

Reading

I spend quite some time commuting, so reading a nice book is always a good option of passing the time. I highly recommend all [Jasper Fforde] books. If you like Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, then Jasper Fforde is also for you. The [Thursday Next] series is really very funny and it even pushed me to dig through "Jane Eyre" in the end.

RC-Helicopter

I haven't had much time to get a lot of flying done recently. Especially when you do this infrequently, the risk of crashing your model and spending another 100 bucks on replacement parts is pretty high. Flying a RC-Helicopter is pretty tricky, as it is an unstable system that requires constant user input to keep things in balance. I therefore bought the [Reflex XTR Simulator] first and only afterwards an Align T-Rex 450 SE. Hovering and slow flight works fine for me so far, but i need definetly more practise. My Plan B is to finish the [MultiWii Project] to get something up in the air, that is a bit more easier to control.

Other Stuff

I am also interested in electronics ([Elektor] magazine), [Geocaching], Homecinema & HiFi (You should test some [DynAudio] speakers at your local HiFi store!), listening to Music ([Pink], [KT Tunstall], [Nelly Furtado], [Anastacia], [Moorcheba], [Red Hot Chili Peppers]), enjoying Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Comedies at the Cinema, Digital Fotography and [Amateur Radio] (My callsign is DL3MHT, but i am not active at the moment.)