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I'm a hacker-cum-multi-discipline-software-engineer who has been self-teaching coding, computers and electronics for about 23 years and have been pursuing a BSc in ComSci for the past 2 years with the intention to graduate Hons so that I have the opportunity to do my MSc (and have lofty dreams of acquiring a PhD before I croak). I have been a "professional" software developer for going on 12 years now.

I am a voracious and eternal learner and will shrivel up and die if I had nothing to learn or explore. I love creating things in code and RL and watching it work - at the core I love, nay, NEED to understand how everything works. In the near future, I would like to explore cellular automata, operating system design and development, programming language theory and development, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cryptography and would like to get back to some video game development. I am currently learning Scala, Apache Kafka, and Apache Spark for a massive project. I am an advocate of free learning, open source, and privacy.

I am a life/brain/sleep/bio-hacker stuck in the 90s-2000s, enjoy learning natural languages too (German atm), am a challenging husband, and the father of a 6-year-old infinitely creative Lego-transformer-building-tank-fanatic.

I was led here by a funny string of comments and have decided to stick around and see what can be seen as DEV seems like a great "dev" focused platform.

Hack the planet!