Things I am currently working on for fun or profit
- I have a resume
on LinkedIn, which I try to keep in sync with my life.
- You can find my PGP key at
pgpkeys.pca.dfn.de. The fingerprint of this key is 2B40 BF63 7F14 8D03 1508 C11D ABEA 979E D01A
Moving to another continent
There is no website to visit or pictures to
look at, but this was a big time project nevertheless. Over the last
couple of months we moved from Germany to California. We didn't actually
move that long, but shutting down essential processes in one country and
booting them up in another one requires quite some time, coordination, and
help from friends. At the same time, I had to write my master's thesis and find a job, both non
trivial tasks. But anyway, we have made it and it definitely was worth it.
Quite a bit of work was put into my master's
thesis, but it feels unfinished to me. I consider it as a good start, but
many more steps can be taken. But since I will not pursue a PhD for now, I
leave it to somebody else to decide whether one or the aspect of my work
is of some value to future work. The results are placed into the public
domain and can be found at http://robert.schuppenies.de/master-thesis/.
Always finding a reason to try something
new, we built a homemade raft at a stag night (or rather day). Check out
the pictures and videos we made at the project
page. The pages are in german, but the pictures and videos will say
more than words can do.
As a participant in Google's Summer of Code,
I have the time to spend three months with creating a memory usage
profiler for Python. If you are interested, there is a blog, where I try to
document my progress.
Among many applicants (over 6.4 million), I
was lucky enough to win a diversity visa (DV) in the 2008 diversity
immigrant visa program. Because I had so many questions regarding the
program, deadlines, restrictions, ect, I assume others to have similar
questions. To help you finding information faster, I have written down my
experiences. You can find them here.
Blog time! Since there is some spare time I
decided to play around with blogs. I always was curious what it takes to
run a popular blog, have a high number of visitors (from the
administrators perspective), and never really got it how people could make
a living out of blogging.
The blog can be found at http://weliveonline.net. It is a rather technical blog
about problems and their solutions I had to cope with, so it's not likely
to become as popular as these how to I get my work organized soft-skill
blogs. But it might do. And again, I am just curious.
During one of my lecture I implemented the
Open Resuable Object Model , an adaptable
object model in Python. It was introduced by Ian Piumarta and I really
like it because of its simplicity, but it is still so very
powerfull. Really cool. If you are interested you can download the source code , a short presentation about the model or check out the
The sliding gallery was my last mayor
online and started to develop my own. As it is with many such fun
projects, I didn't find the time to continue it, and now it lives on as a
memory on the web .. http://weliveonline.net/SlidingGallery/
Server administration is a hobby but can
also be a full-time job. Together with Lukas we administrate a
Debian-based server and host several websites. It gives us the geek-factor
and tons of fun while hacking. Check it out at http://paloalto.dnsalias.net
A Content Management System (CMS) developed
by Lukas. It is based on the Java servlet technology and allows is a
pretty neat project. I was helping out once in while, but am "only" a user
by now. You can find and download it at http://cacms.sourceforge.net
The SF Peninsula Guide is a Wiki a started
when doing my internship in the Bay Area. I needed some place where I
could store all the great "ToDo's" for California and it developed into
something bigger than expected, being a guide for other people new to the
Bay Area and the U.S. in general.