presenting the author
pragmatic and determined… ‑ extended
That headline might do as a compact description, but is probably too
short to make sense to most visitors. Have to come up with something slightly
OK, here we go…
Analog electronics since 1963, higher voltages (~40KV) since 1973, mechatronic automation/IT since 1979, on the web since 1996, active in web design/development at least since 2002.
Now semi-retired technocrat, acting as farm-assistant and whatever else he finds it somewhat useful to spend time on. The problem is to find time to spend.
Can't really remember when it all started, but problem-solving has been an important ingredient in all positions held throughout his career. Solving existing problems and finding working solutions to get around new problems, can be quite satisfying and rewarding.
He doesn't seek problems in need of solutions as eagerly as he once did. May have grown a wee bit tired of the process involved over the years, mostly the part involving humans and their many bugs and peculiarities. Easier to focus entirely on technology.
The web still from time to time produces a few problems worth solving, even if these also almost always involve those troublesome human beings. Thus, he is looking forward to a few more years with interesting challenges in the fields of web design and web development.
so far so good.
Pragmatism, determination, and a solid dose of good luck, has
helped him overcome many problems and reached many goals over the years. He
hasn't made up his mind if it makes sense to reach all that many more goals in
the years remaining.
He doesn't have high thoughts of “free fare through life“ though, so he is likely to come up with a few more goals worth aiming for – just for the fun of it if nothing else.
In later years he has taken up an old hobby: making music. In particular
playing the pedal steel guitar.
The goal is realistic, in that he wants to get back into his comfort-zone which is to play at about the level he did a decade or so ago.
Will take time, as there are no substitutes for practicing, practicing and more practicing to master this peculiar instrument. But, the journey to get there is of course half the fun, and it is an excellent excuse for traveling the world to look and listen for inspiration, and to play.
It is to his advantage that he isn't afraid of failing. Failures serve their purpose as corrections on route to improved solutions, and it is part of his philosophy that one can, and indeed must, continue to learn from both successes and failures if one wants to reach goals worth reaching and live a life worth living.
A success/failure rate of 1/100 would be ideal, so it may be seen as a complete failure that his rate seems to be closer to 1/20. He definitely got to do something about that … must find time to make more mistakes.
I was born in 1953 – a very good year they say. Thus, I am
slightly past my first youth, and have a way to go to reach my second.
Unless I choke on a pizza, or something of that nature in the not too distant future, I may at least be around long enough to
mess up this site to a reasonable level with stuff of my own making. As
usual in these days and age: no guarantees.
No matter what; I like it here, and given time I will make something out of this site. I don't pay attention to trends, so I will populate this site with stuff I am genuinely interested in. Others may find some of it interesting too – or so I hope.
Weeki Wachee 05.feb.2011
last rev: 21.nov.2021