always difficult to introduce oneself. How can I be objective?
Keep your critical
I was born in 1946
in Paris. I'm about 57.
studies without eccentricity, (except a lack of discipline that exhausted
my teachers), I studied philosophy and theology with the intention of
becoming a priest.
But God works in
mysterious ways, and after a few years as a teacher, I got a job as
a staff manager in a big firm of hypermarkets.
I have many hobbies
since the 80's, from the day when Lord Sinclair, in his garage invented
the ZX80, and thus permitted thousands of enthusiasts in the past 20
years to initiate into a process that has changed the face of the world.
I test new software, write programs in Basic, Visual Basic and C, I
surf the web, etc….
- astronomy, which
I discovered at the same time as computers. Like Penelope, I've built,
un-built and re-built a simulation program of the starry sky (in Visual
Basic in its last version), with the apparent movement ot the stars,
planets, and miscellaneous other simulations, -lines and lines of code-,
with the help of some specialists.
- music : I'm very
keen on baroque music. It speaks to me of sun, fantasy, heat, burlesque
and folly, like this tune of the "Follia" from Corelli which
I like so much. My regret : I dont play any instrument correctly. I
compose a bit of techno music, but I'm not sure it’s worth being
- genealogy and
history : people say these passions come with age... I've been lucky
to find documents that allowed me to go back 18 generations in one branch
of my ancestors and, like a puzzle through ancient times, I piece generations
together. My ancestors, as yours probably, have been farmers and craftsmen.
Thanks to the Internet and the contacts it allows, I've discovered many
cousins. Genealogy made me want to know more about people and events
of the time of my ancestors, especially during the French Revolution
: I've been from discovery to discovery ... to such an extent that I've
built this Internet site, and an imminent book-CD-rom. Keep an eye out
- cycling: it's
necessary to keep those lungs and arteries clear!.