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02.2019

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Benjamin Ullrich
Deutschland / Germany
Mail: urich098 (at) gmail.com

 

thats me

Some informations

Life career:

1998 - 2004: Middle school
2004 - 2008: Trainee as an electrician
2008 - 2008: Electrician
2008 - 2009: Higher education school
2009 - 2013: Successfully completed studies as process engineer (main focused in dynamic processes)
2013 - 2015: Technical supporter
2016 - 2016: Leader of a garage
2017 - 2018: Traveling in Australia
2018 - 2018: Traveling in New Zealand
2019 - now: Traveling in Asia

Spare time:

Mental activities: Math, computer and general science
Hobbys: Jogging, skating und biking if my knee doesn't hurt...
Last book: Of mice and men
Last movie: Edward Snowden

My history with computers:

I made many stuff on my computer since I had one. I started with playing computer games and surfing on the World Wide Web. My first own creation was a little webpage about cheating in Pokemon... At middle school I hosted a discussion board for my classmate and wrote some really simple stuff in PHP. While I visited the higher education school I started to use mathematical programs to create plots of three dimensional functions. In this time I began with C programming and tried some other languages too. I solved all problems during my studies with combination of C, Octave, Maxima and GNUPlot. The general working on a *NIX operating system made me lucky, there are always thinks to explore.

I'm interested in low level programming. I like to know how things are working on the bare ground. The way the web and all the desktop programs are going makes me sad. Things could be so much easier but we do it complicated. It's incredible how many scripts are running in the background of today common websites. Such a waste of bits and bytes.

If I could choose a time, I would like to live around the year 1980, when all the computer stuff were better understandable. I read many books around this area, it's just fantastic! I think we could be better programmers if we would know more about the history of computers. Fortunately, there are many sources outside now which I can dig in from time to time. A nice project would be to write a big integer math library for the 6502 in Assembler...

But my current project is to create a small but useful program for handling member data, especially for gym clubs. I don't know where this software will lead to but it makes fun to bring it forward from time to time. It keeps my brain entertained and probably opening up better options in job markets.

I finished the software project now and made it public on GitHub. I don't know what I'm doing next, but web programming is not the thing I want to focus in the future. Writing software which is working on the server side doesn't make so much fun. It's like riding a bike with flat tires.

I like simple designs and useful information.

Programs I use: Chromebook with chroot, Geany, Caret, Ding translator, Octave, Maxima, Freemat, Pdftk, Libre/Open Office, Gimp, DosBox, FileZilla, Notepad++, IrfanView, GraphicsMagick, LingoPad, Python3 and many many *NIX tools.