On the occasion of my 100th post I dare to introduce myself briefly.
Born 1954 in Praha (former Czechoslovakia), graduated at the Czech Technical University, later working in a research institute on one of the first musical analog synthesizer in this region, later switched to computers. Started with CP/M with 56 kB of RAM (does anybody remember?), but ceased all coding efforts when Windows came. Now I consider myself an “advanced” user, working mostly in typography and typesetting rank, often helping friends with optimizing and fixing their systems and beta-testing. Occasionally I’m designing some simple web pages.
Also a musician (keyboards), played jazz for some years, spent 12 years in a prominent musical theater in Praha.
Married for the second time, expecting my first son birth probably tomorrow
--keep fingers crossed, please! (I already have two daughters, but as the saying goes--I was so generous that I provided each of my children with theirs own mother.)
My principal job has nothing in common with computers; I’m a CEO of one world-wide traditional esoteric (but non-religious) fraternity. In no way I’m going to advertise it here; those really inquiring can click below. Anyway, I’m sitting at my PC with two large old CRT monitors all day long... There are four computers running in the house all the time (Windows 2000 and XP).
Living in suburb of Praha, Czech Republic, with my wife, two dogs and one tomcat. But in a few days we'll be one more here! For those interested in my silly nick, here’s an explanation.
boring short story
When I subscribed to Skype for the first time some years ago, I made up a “witty” nick of “yks”. If you read it backwards and translate to Czech, you’ll get the word “nebe”. If you read it backward again, you’ll get my real name. Alas, this nick was already taken, so I changed it to the current one, and it’s still here. My first name is Michal, and now you can see what my avatar logo means.
I’m really happy to have come across this forum—so far the only one, where people don’t argue and attack each other, but help each other and share brilliant ideas. Thanks a lot to you all for being here, and the coders first and foremost! Let me take a deep bow.
Thank you for reading and please forgive my English peccadilloes. (Moderators, feel free to correct as many as you wish, but let me know just to avoid them next time. Maybe shortening this post would be a good idea, too.)