I work as a management consultant. This also explains why this web site is increasingly outdated. Yet you can find me on various social media sites:
In my previous life, I got a Ph.D. in mathematical logic from the Institute for Logic at the University of Vienna and a Diplom in mathematics from the University of Bonn; inbetween I have spent a research year at MIT. Also I wrote about investor relations and other stuff, see my publication list.
In the world of politics, I am a founder and former executive member of the Virtueller Ortsverein (VOV) (have been an SPD member for a long time). Additionally, I have been a staff assistant for Jörg Tauss, Member of the German Bundestag. Here in Austria, I am a member of VIBE!AT.
My interest in the net lied mostly with usenet, especially de.all, where a friend and I co-authored the book "Newsgroups — Weltweit diskutieren". For some unknown reason — which will likely remain in the dark — I was declared a hacker. And yes, I do have a PGP key. Finally, I also had a blog.
I was also involved in software development: Forté Agent, SeaMonkey, Bogofilter. Sometimes I code some Perl scripts and various CGIs on this server or where I have been webmaster (www.logic.univie.ac.at, www.vov.de and elsewhere).
I am a mensan and priest of the German Internet Oracle. So you may inquire whether I qualify as a geek or nerd: I guess so, since in various nerdity tests I score above 50% and I received the "Geek of the Week" award on April 9, 2000. Decipher my geek code to determine my geekiness:
But wait! I also do quite normal things. I'm not only a diver, but now an apneist. And I even have a real life — with human beings, you know?
A note on my name: It is pi or π, not Pi, PI, or Π — even at the beginning of a sentence. In German, the genitive is spelled "pi's", which is not the frequent mistake, but "amtliche Regelung der deutschen Rechtschreibung" (§ 97).
You might find some useful things in my hotlist. Enjoy!
|© Boris 'pi' Piwinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>, March 5, 2012|