(this page will be updated soon, copy/paste from my 10 year old blog for now)
I am a 38y old web generalist. However some people might consider me an expert in some areas (makes me think they should actually pay me accordingly), I see myself more as a power user with above average expertise in web developing processes & techniques, system administration, web platforms and community building.
Some personal trivia:
Working with computers since 1984 (my first computer was a Mac Plus).
Online since late 1992.
Linux user since 1995. As far as I can remember I’ve always used SuSE/openSUSE.
Avid foosball player on a competitive level (also known as table soccer).
Known for my sarcastic sense of humor.
Huge sports fan, mainly soccer, cycling and snooker (more and more passive the older I get).
Running and maintaining my own openSUSE based server (squid, lamp and imap).
Working as an internet consultant since 1996, for different kind of companies, mostly abroad.
Born and raised in Belgium, lived abroad for a couple of years, traveled around the globe both for fun and work.
Although I love music, I’m probably the worst singer and dancer in the world.
My political and social views can be summarized as: ‘take care of the weaker but do not block the stronger‘; while my religious quote would sound something like: ‘do or think whatever you like, as long as you respect others. But please don’t tell me what I have to believe/think‘.
My personal quote is very simple: ‘have fun’.
Able to communicate in Dutch, French, English and German.
I am huge supporter of open source technology and web standards. However, I do see and value the benefits of commercial software projects for business and mankind.