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Overview

  • 69 references 59 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Developing and Marketing Free Software
  • University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Puzzled about life while enjoying puzzling mine together.

I like this cartoon (http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2722) and am still in my seven years as free software developer, gradually getting more interested in citizen politics. Before I was running a swimwear company and created a little startup, which still grows like a Bonsai. I read over regrets one day (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying) and am trying hard not to have any. My one and only partner-in-crime Jera (https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/jerica-puterle) is living with me so you'll be staying with us and not only me.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Puzzle pieces of course.

Interests

On occasion I blieve I can make decent photos and can spend hours looking through the lense. I wonder if writing will ever get me another seven years of something, but to find out I would have to write more. I run the German and expat meetups in Lille (https://www.meetup.com/members/69821352/),used to tango, swim during lunch, spend way too much time on politics (also running the local group of https://www.voltfrance.org) and will have a good time dragging you through the sights, sounds and tastes of Lille if you dare.

  • culture
  • literature
  • architecture
  • photography
  • cooking
  • politics
  • electronic music
  • visual arts
  • life
  • surrealism
  • perspectives
  • details
  • oh and i do sports too

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a member of the "Retired German teachers reading circle" (neither retired nor teacher...), and am usually struggling to find time to finish books. Just finished:
* Auprès de moi toujours - Kazuo Ishiguro
* Ein ganzes Leben - Robert Seethaler

Last and upcoming concerts:
* Tindersticks
* Michael Kiwanuka

No TV, no Netflix, I'd like to eat popcorn when dreaming though... next thing I'll try to watch will be Tenet

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Found my pace.

Teach, Learn, Share

What not to?

What I Can Share with Hosts

Time.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Réunion, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, France, Germany, United States

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