Ian Wannabe

My best Ian Anderson impersonation

So you want to learn more about me eh? I pity you


My standard alias/nickname in the Intarwebs is Db0, which stands for Divided by Zer0. I thought of it when I got tired of my old one, Historian, which was related to my surname.
I’ve been using Db0 since around 2002 and there is a high chance that if you’ve seen it in a site, it is indeed me.
The initial idea came from the old programming error, division by zero which resulted in an unrecoverable error when executed in a program whose compiler could not handle it, and usually and crashed it in the process. I later realized that division by zero results in infinite which was kinda neat.

In cases where I cannot use Db0 in a site (usually because it’s less than 4 chars), I use dbzer0 which is as close as I can get. Db0 also has significant google juice and the most results are now about me. Search and see.


Konstantine Thoukydides. I didn’t choose it, so I don’t have much to say about that.


A lot, or so I like to think.

I mainly play with ‘puters but I also do a little of tabletop game design, reading, writing (i.e. blogging) and fire dancing. I used to be a hardcore gamer in my younger days but lately I’ve seem to have lost interest. I’m still on with the right company so if you’re got a roleplaying or LAN group in Frankfurt missing/wanting a player, give me a call. I also do some lightweight programming, specifically around designing game definitions for various engines, such as obscure card games for OCTGN, or campaigns for Wesnoth.

I am also a Geek (UberGeek as my colleagues like to call me…amateurs) and interested in all things Geeky. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Free Software, Gadgets, you name it. Now and then I post something relative in my blog but not too often.

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I tend to hang around Reddit and especially its anarchist section most of the time. When the moods suits me, I tend to get involved in various online projects as I have done with Wesnoth, MAZA, Xenocide, Wikipedia, Lyriki etc.
I tend not to get involved in social sites. I have a Facebook and a Twitter account (among others) but I am not particularly active in either. However you’re likely to reach me through either of these. Lately I’ve also started using github more and more, so you can check out some of my activity there as well 😉