Welcome to my homepage.

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..., and for those who are not faint of heart, click HERE FOR A PICTURE OF THE FRIGHTENING FUSSHUHN!

A few words about myself:

I was born in Austria in the beautiful city of Graz, but live in München since 1980. I have many hobbies, such as ballroom dancing - I'm member of the Metropol dance club -, admiring historic trains and watching independent (some people say: obscure) movies, but my biggest is having good food together with delicious wines. For an evening in an outstanding restaurant, I am even willing to sacrifice other favorite activities for this.

I also enjoy ballet (watching, not performing) and British theater plays, and I'm pretty addicted to music (Goth Metal, Progressive Rock, Baroque Style, Portuguese Fado, and the like). Finally, I have a strong inclination to everything Japanese (first of all, of course, the food) and manage a Google Group for discussing issues and raising friendship between Japan and Germany (and Austria, of course).

Links to my other pages

Link to my business page (Page in German)

  Overview of my interests and experience as a software developer and consultant.

Splitting Up The Bill - My party calculation page

  Available in several languages, including Japanese and Austrian.

Shell Scripting

  Of interest to users of bash and zsh.

JRuby Red Bridge

  Tutorial for using JRuby from a Java application.


  My tool for learning Japanese, written in Python.


使えるドイツ語 - my second face as a language teacher (Page in German and Japanese)

No, I'm not talking programming languages this time: Aside from doing software projects, I'm also teaching the German language to foreigners, with a focus on Japanese customers. Have a look at that website to find out, why you should hire me.

Finally, something about my wife's profession. Miyo is not only assisting me when it comes to web page design (HTML, CSS), but, in accordance to the Japanese spirit of balance and harmony, complements this by offering a combination of Spiritual Healing, Reiki and Kinesiology, which is called Yurusara Reiki, and which targets people who fell out of balance, are unhappy with their life, want to relax, or simply are curious what is there outside of the realm of pure science. Find out by yourself by visiting

YURUSARA REIKI - IBUKI (Page in German, English and Japanese)