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About this site

If you are puzzling about the meaning of tty1, then you can find a explanation in the Jargon File.

These pages are written in XML using Vim, validated with xmllint, translated to HTML using xsltproc, checked with the W3C Link Checker for dead links and uploaded to the server using rsync. The layout of this site was shamelessly cloned from an example on Selfhtml.

I try to keep the HTML and CSS standards compliant (and the site rendered fine in text mode browsers, last time I checked). Nevertheless, they may be not be displayed correctly with some older browsers. Sorry for that.

The material featured on this site is, unless otherwise stated, copyright © by Thomas Pircher and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Pictures from this web site can be used only with an explicit permission from the author.

About me

I went to the primary school in Dorf Tirol, my hometown. After high school (Gewerbeoberschule Max Valier in Bozen), I enrolled at the Università degli Studi di Bologna, where I finished in 2003 my studies in Engineering (computer science). It was there where I learnt to cook gastronomical gems such as pasta with tuna fish and scrambled eggs with onion and olives. From January 2004 to February 2006, I worked as an Embedded Software Engineer at Sadel S.p.A. in Bologna. Between March 2006 and March 2008 I worked for NemeriX Ltd. on their sites in Manno, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. During that period I was developing firmware for the NX3 GPS chip. From April 2008 until March 2010 I was working for Cambridge Mechatronics on the firmware for miniature auto-focus actuators. From April 2010 I was employed by CSR to work on the firmware for Wi-Fi chips. In October 2012 my team was bought by Samsung LSI where I have been working until July 2014. Since July 2014 I'm working for Cambridge Consultants.

I'm particularly interested in the fields of Embedded Software, Automation and Control, UNIX, Networking and occasionally I try to make digital photos.

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You can send me a mail at <>; (spam is merrily accepted to train SpamAssassin). If you want to send encrypted Mails, then download my gpg public key here. (Fingerprint CF3B 8AFC 84D9 573B A97B 5E91 400C 2181 1FF4 78C2).