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|1957||Born in Hamburg, Germany|
|1963-1976||Attending several schools|
|1976-1986||Attending Technical University Berlin: M.Sc. in Computer Science (Diplom-Informatiker)|
|1986-today||Working as Software Engineer and Programmer in Berlin|
My first contact with computers happened in 1972, when I learned Fortran II on an IBM-1130 machine. I became addicted immediately. I'm still a passionate programmer, and like to solve e.g. non-trivial puzzles with computer programs.
My first not so small program around 1973 did solve chess problems (mate in 2 moves). Together with two co-workers I am still developing a program which solves orthodox chess problems, named "Chest".
In 1985 I started to study the ``Busy Beaver'' problem. A friend of mine, Jürgen Buntrock, also had started to tackle this with a computer program. We exchanged ideas, and in 1989, much to our own surprise, we found new record machines with 5 states.
In 1997 I started to surf on the web, and created my own home page.
As a hobby which is (mostly) not related to computers I like to read Science Fiction and Fantasy.
In April 2013 the faked facebook account with my name has been terminated. I added an account for myself in a minimalist manner.