Note: This page is not written in my native language. I translated into English with my limited command of English and with the help of Google Translate. So it’s quite possible that not every content was translated correctly.
- Age: a few more years on the clock …
- Children: one son
- Occupation: scientific assistant in the technical field
- Hobbies: 8Bit computer of the 80s (by the way, I’m still looking for a Sinclair ZX 80, ZX81 and a SX64 and MOS8501 CPUs), repairing old mechanical clocks, create technical videos, electronic projects of all kinds, solve PC problems of others :), build model machines, play drums (at least try it) :), DSLR photography, riding a motorcycle and screwing, and and and … But: I’m NOT a networker and party freak …
- Resources: Anything that is not meat and fish – not because I’m so fond of animals – no, because I do not get the stuff down (that’s the long-term consequences if you have to eat as a child, what comes on the table …)
As a son of a civil servant in the controlling and economic sector and a secretary / housewife, I saw the light of day in the seventies. The technology fascinated me very early on. Everything that moved or shone in any form immediately awoke my attention and exploration. Unfortunately not always to the delight of my parents, because I ALWAYS had to know what’s inside. And unfortunately, many devices or toys have prematurely ended their existence. Fortunately, my parents also supported me as much as they could. That’s how I was confronted with the first electronics experiment boxes at an early age and spent a lot of time studying them.
But everything mechanical was not spared before me. For example, elementary school children were able to pick up an old car engine from a nearby „scrap depository“ with friends from the neighborhood. This we dragged laboriously into the garage of the parents‘ house and began to disassemble everything. Remove pistons and valves to disassemble the gearbox. We collected a lot of experience (especially that you should drain the oil beforehand – would have saved me some trouble with the parents). Also, any garbage disposal filled my nursery with parts of old tv receivers and radios.
So it was almost logical that I would do my training in the technical field and graduated after completing compulsory education in high school, the HTL. During this time, an interest in television technology and production also developed and began working for public radio before and after my military service. The activities there did not demand me as expected and an ascent without „vitamin B“ was out of the question. So I switched my field of activity and went into the private sector and worked there with industrial electronics and in the service technology industry. The video and TV technology from the productive side, I could continue with a very good friend † but continue to produce a few documentary films, image films and some live events as an EB cameraman, etc.
In and after the economic crisis of 2000, my professional career changed, and by chance I switched to the „Research Assistant“ department at the University of Applied Sciences in 2005, working on research projects in the field of electronics.
Since I’m still in the private sector with the technical things involved (recently mechanical watches and heat engines – at least small models) and again and again on the many things from my youth stumbling (especially when browsing in the basement rooms of the parents), have I decided to create this blog here and now try to describe things here a little bit and to archive. Unfortunately, many things are forgotten and so I would like to use this platform to store the activities and memories of recent years.
Maybe there is one or the other like-minded guy, who is reminded by the information here again to his youth …