Well, since you asked... :-)
First of all things, I'm a software architect. I'm programming computers since I was 7 – and still not tired of it! :)
I'm an amateur GO player. I like that in this sport you sketch out strategies with a rough framework first, and then fill it out in small steps. Kinda like software architecture...
I'm an aspiring haiku poet. I like things that are simple, small and effective. Interestingly, it often takes a surprising amount of effort to make something simpler – but it's usually worth it.
I got interested in financial markets and options trading when working on trading systems in Vienna, and learned more when I started ventures together with an economist friend.
Soon enough, trading got me into economics. I learned to analyse companies and projects, read the financial statements, and became used to doing cash flow calculations.
I try to find time to meditate every day. I believe that it's hard to grow if you don't have enough time to reflect on what you know and what you need to learn. Also, a little training in concentration is a big help in one's professional life.
With my brother we used to compete in off-road navigation races. From that I learned that an oblique approach works better against problems with too many unknowns, and that even the most elaborate plans often change.
And some more irrelevant things...
|Birth year:||the year Charlie Chaplin died|
|Birthplace:||Europe (Budapest, Hungary)|
|AD&D alignment:||Chaotic Good|
|Smoke:||The occasional waterpipe or cigar with friends|
|Sports:||Go, Yoga, Squash|
|Printed magazines:||Economist, Intelligent Life, Harvard Business Review|
|Drink:||Socially, with friends. A lover of fine wines, especially pinot noir.|
|Favourite cities:||Barcelona, Stockholm, Budapest, London|
|To do before I die:||See my list|
|Spiritual practice:||Theravada Buddhism|
|Favorite book ever:||Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson)|
|Favorite music:||Thievery Corporation; Leonard Cohen, US3, New Model Army|
|Favorite movies:||Ronin; Hero; K-Pax|
|Favorite TV series:||Stargate; House, M.D.; Battlestar Galactica|
|Vehicle:||Saab 9.5 Aero 2.3t|
|Watch:||Hanowa Swiss Military Navigator Pro|
|Occupation:||Freelance Software Architect (resume) whom you can ask for lots of things|