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 will start streaming 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. I also accept donations in the form of any crypto-currency, PM me on twitter.

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)

Desktop (Custom built, 2015):

CPU: AMD FX 8350, GPU: GTX 960 4GB, MOBO: Asus M5A97 Evo r2., Storage: 250 GB SSD (main) + 500 GB SSD(external). (Old desktop, not in use anymore.)

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, procedural 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, how did you get so much experience?

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; doing a CS bachelor, about 50% of my time each day is spent on software engineering.