Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Please refer to the about page for general information, and refer to the resume page for my education, projects and experiences. This is a list of mostly silly questions, just for fun. Let me know if I can some new Q/As.

Q: What is your favorite IDE/editor?

A: Jetbrains IDE (IntelliJ IDEA/WebStorm), and sometimes vim (using an IDE is overkill for a lot of tasks, and vim does text-editing the best).

Q: “Tabs vs Spaces” /jk

Every project should just set some general contributing guidelines and use tools such as linters and formatters to enforce them, although I do prefer spaces.

Q: Do you stream on Twitch?

I have some experience with streaming, as I once built a “Twitch Plays Hearthstone” channel, with a fully automated votes->play loop. I stopped after a few days because the viewers had to play with a 8-12 second delay (old twitch days…), which proved to be too much to play competitively, even for a card-game. Back to the question: I currently don’t have the time to keep up a consistent stream schedule, but I would like to stream programming when I can allocate the time for it.

Q: Do you have a Patreon/Kickstarter/whatever?

Donations are most welcome in the form of FOSS contributions to my projects.

Q: What are your PC specs?

Laptop (For everyday work, 2017):

HP Zbook Studio G3 (CPU: Intel i7 6700HQ, GPU: Quadro M1000M 4GB, Storage: 250 GB SSD)

Q: What does “Protolambda” mean?

Naming things is difficult, but generating names isn’t. So I went with a mash-up of “Prototype” and “Lambda”; two words with substantial individual meaning make great names! Besides that, I do like prototyping projects and functional programming!

Q: What is your favorite game?

Chess… …a computer game? Hmm… …computer chess, Hearthstone, rogue-likes, click-adventures, procedurally-generated and incremental games.

Q: Can you help me with this — open source — project?

Sure, I guess I can take a look; tweet me a link?

Q: Your GitHub account was created in 2016, what did you do before then?

You can’t easily distribute software and pay for servers etc. if you are “not old enough”, so I used different anonymous aliases before 2016.

Q: When and how did you start programming?

I was around 11 years old or so (late 2009) when I started programming. First PHP, then Java, then Dart, javascript, Android, little bit of C++, Python, Go, …., and here we are; about 50% of my time each day is spent on software engineering.