Hello there!

My name is Alex. I am posting from the sweet city of Darmstadt in the Rhein-Main-Area. As co-founder and CTO of othermo GmbH, operator of a small ActivityPub-Community on darmstadt.social and maintainer of this and that in the FOSS ecosystem, on these pages I mostly write about technical stuff, experiences and my professional journey.

For discussions I invite you to contact me publicly on Mastodon via @w4tsn@darmstadt.social.

If you want to drop me a PGP encrypted message use my public key.

I’m also available on matrix as @w4tsn:darmstadt.social. If you don’t have a matrix account yet, feel free to join matrix.darmstadt.social via talk.darmstadt.social

If you just want to chill out on a cup of coffee drop me a Jitsi link from meet.darmstadt.social with whatever channel you like.

500 Chars About Me

I’m an intuitive and turbulent type. Also an architect, being it social behaviour - personal or structural - morals or software systems. My humor is quite broken. I like logic, riddles and to play with words. A world without music or art would be devastating. I love board games, writing and movies. A shared flat is where I live, love and linger. I like niche topics like degrowth, minimalism and anime. I tend to get really passionate and opinionated about topics of moral and social justice.

“Open Alchemist”

The name is a tribute to the mystical, fantasy idea of an alchemist. OK, you got me. It’s a reference to the Alchemists from the Anime “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”. A base principal of my work is decomposition, understanding and reconstruction. ‘Open’ because I love the FOSS ideology and opposed to traditional alchemists I like to lay my work out openly before me.

Support

If you find what I’m doing valuable, don’t hesitate to tell me via any known channel. Your feedback is much appreciated.