Everything you ever wanted to know about me... Or not.

  • My name is Patrick Van Oosterwijck.
  • I grew up and lived most of my life in Belgium.
  • I lived in Minnesota for 13 years, until I got sick of the cold and mosquitos.
  • I now live in beautiful Longmont, Colorado.
  • I have a lovely wife and an adorable son.
  • I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. If you think we are a sect, consider what people thought about early Christians in Acts 28:22. Yes, we really are Christians. We actually do care to apply Jesus Christ's teachings in our lives, something that seems to escape many 'Christians'.
  • I love science.
  • I despise the theory of Evolution, which is nothing more than a religion claiming to be scientific, but failing badly. Belief in Evolution requires a remarkable level of faith, and its adherents cannot stand any questioning of their dogma.
  • I am an Electronics Engineer by training.
  • I design electronics, embedded systems and software/firmware for a living.
  • I provide electronic and software engineering services through my company, Silicognition LLC. If you need to get some engineering work done, let me know!
  • I am a geek at heart.
  • I love Linux and Open Source.
  • I can't stand Windows. The epitome of bad design, it isn't even worthy of being called an "operating system".
  • I like playing with electronics and microcontrollers.
  • I do most of my programming in C/C++, but I love programming in scripting languages like Python and JavaScript just for fun.
  • I like to play around with Web development, mostly using Django, CouchDB, MongoDB and node.js.
  • I hate Internet Explorer. Web design would actually be fun if it wasn't for that abomination. If you're using it right now, please do everyone a favour and use it just one last time to get some other decent browser.
  • I play the guitar. No, let me rephrase that: I attempt to play the guitar.
  • I love to travel, see new places and admire nature. I love mountains and rivers.
  • I love photography.
  • I have a telescope and like to look into the past.
  • I... ran out of things to say. Read my blog and you'll find out more about me.

© 2010 Patrick Van Oosterwijck.

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