First published at Friday, 2 January 2009

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Seven things - Tagged by Derick

I normally don't follow those chain letters - but I guess I have no choice here, since Derick "tagged" me :) - whatever this exactly means. Not knowing the term in this context seems common though.

So now it is time to tell seven things about me:

  • I love playing and training Badminton in / for a local sports league.

  • I still get mails from people who want to use Image_3D for serious. Either in web shops for "live" rendering of shop items in different colors, or other variants.

  • Implementing parsers for markup like ReStructured texts - which is not possible to describe by either a regular or context sensitive grammar - for the eZ Conponents document components was great fun and pain at the same time. :)

  • In my free time I currently mainly develop arbit - a future replacement for trac and similar tools.

  • I am especially looking forward to the PHP Unconference this year, which hopefully will take place again in Hamburg.

  • I love cooking, eating and drinking - gladly I do sports two to three times a week to compensate that.

  • I am a (sadly currently inactive) member of the german pirate party.

So, let me split the baton I got from Derick in seven pieces and pass it on:

  • Toby, who convinced me years ago to speak at conferences and try to contribute Image_3D to PEAR - which surprisingly worked.

  • Mapi, who joined our the PHP user group Dortmund about two years ago and was a perfect match.

  • Tobi, who sadly had to left our user group, because he moved to Hamburg, has been a bit quite in his open source activity recently, but hopefully gets a bit more active.

  • Arne, my brother - a constant source of inspiration, when it comes to topics only slightly related to computer science, like philosophy or electrical engineering, or especially robotics.

  • Dominik, a new face in the PHP open source scene, mostly doing model driven development at SAP.

  • Johannes, I always have a really nice chat with, when we meet at conferences, or when he guides me through Munich. Again - thanks for those two days. :)

  • Jakob, who also tends to have weired ideas, like developing a LUA environment to be PHP for really small embedded systems, like DBoxes.

So let "tagging" continue - even though tagging is broken. :)

Quoting the rules:

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.

  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some wierd.

  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.

  • Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.


Sebastian Bergmann at Saturday, 3.1. 2009

I think in this context "tagging" is meant as tapping someone on the shoulder and saying "You're next!".